Tom Ontiveros has been designing with light for the Cabrillo Festival since 2003. His design for Anna Clyne’s Rift, with choreography by Kitty McNamee, which premiered in 2016 at Cabrillo Festival, was recently remounted by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Symphony Hall and The Kennedy Center. Ontiveros designed the inaugural Tune In Festival at the Park Avenue Armory curated by the Eighth Blackbird Ensemble and featuring Bora Yoon, Paul Haas, Paul Fowler, Newspeak, Red Fish Blue Fish, John Luther Adams, the Argento Chamber Ensemble and others. He designed lighting for the Mark Grey composition of Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio at the Phoenix Symphony and for Kronos Quartet at Cabrillo and at LACMA. He has a long history of collaboration with the Paul Dresher Ensemble including design for Schick Machine and The Tyrant. Projection design for music includes the MC50th world tour and benefit concert for the Jail Guitar Doors USA at the John Anson Ford. Theater credits include pe-LO-tah by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Off the Rails, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet at OSF, and William Inc. at Perseverance Theatre. His work has been presented at Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hungarian National Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Kennedy Center, Ojai Music Festival, Intersection for the Arts, and the L.A. Opera. Upcoming productions include The Constant Wife at the Denver Center, Vietgone at East West Players, and Native Gardens, directed by Jason Alexander at the Pasadena Playhouse. Awards include The Exonerated (Lucille Lortel & Drama Desk Awards), My Barking Dog (L.A. Drama Critics Choice Award) The House in Scarsdale (L.A. Drama Critics Choice Award nomination), Shiv (Best Projection, StageRaw Awards nomination), Completeness (Ovation! nomination). Ontiveros is an Assistant Professor of Lighting Design at the University of LaVerne in Southern California.