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The creative force behind Little One Productions, Carrie Cavins, has been a resident of Houston, TX for over a decade and a half where she has been deeply involved in the theatrical and commercial lighting design scenes. Having produced theatrical lighting designs for companies such as Main Street Theatre, Classical Theatre Co., Prague Shakespeare Co., and Opera Vista, she has garnered glowing reviews for productions of Powder Her Face, Richard III, and Henry V.

Carrie started out acting in high school and community theater, which influenced her college career and exposed her to theater design. Carrie holds a B.A. in Theater Design from the University of Tulsa and an M.F.A. in Theater Lighting Design from California State University, Long Beach. During her time in California, she designed many of the shows presented by the university as well as for the university repertory theatre, California Repertory Company. Her design career has taken her across the United States for opera work with the Skylight Theatre in Milwaukee, WI and even overseas for several Shakespearean productions.

Her lighting design experience extends to commercial and residential design, which utilizes her love of theatre lighting to create unique architectural lighting designs in commercial and residential applications. As a result of this exposure, she has extensive experience using various software programs to aid in design applications. Several of Carrie's commercial and residential designs can be found across the Houston region.

Biography: About


Carrie Cavins, Lighting Designer


  • Shakespeare in the Shade - Tomball, TX

    • 2019: Macbeth - Jonathan Gonzales, director

  • Main Street Theatre - Houston, TX

    • 2018: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - Claire Hart-Palumbo, director​

    • 2017: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - Claire Hart-Palumbo, director​

    • 2014: Heartbreak House - Rebecca Green Udden, director

    • 2012: Life is a Dream - Pablo Bracho, director

    • 2011: Cakewalk (World Premiere) - Steve Garfinkel, director

    • 2011: I AM Barbie (World Premiere) - Cheryl L. Kaplan, director

    • 2010: The Heidi Chronicles - Rebecca Green Udden, director

  • Classical Theatre Company - Houston, TX

    • 2017: Barber of Seville - John Johnson, director​

  • College of the Mainland - Texas City, TX

    • 2014: Lombardi - Robert de los Reyes, Esp., director​

  • Prague Shakespeare Company - Prague, CZ

    • 2013: Henry V - ​Guy Roberts, director

    • 2012: Richard III - Guy Roberts, director

  • Prague Shakespeare Company (w/ Main Street Theatre) - Houston, TX

    • 2013: Henry V - Guy Roberts, director​

    • 2012: Richard III - Guy Roberts, director

    • 2011: King Lear - Guy Roberts, director

    • 2011: As You Like It - Guy Roberts, director

  • Christian High School - Houston, TX

    • 2009: Merchant of Venice - Matt Logan, director​

  • Cal Rep - Long Beach, CA

    • 2005: Doctor Harlequin - ​Marco Luly, director

    • 2003: An O'Henry Christmas - Patric Taylor, director


  • Main Street Theatre - Houston, TX

    • 2011: Bunnicula - Mark Adam, director​

  • Christian High School - Houston, TX

    • 2010: Thoroughly Modern Millie - Matt Logan, director​


  • Skylight Theatre - Milwaukee, WI

    • 2015: Powder Her Face - Robin Guarino, director

    • 2014: Hydrogen Jukebox - Theodore Huffaman, director

  • Opera Vista - Houston, TX

    • 2011: Powder Her Face - Sandra Barnard, director​


  • Cal Rep - Long Beach, CA

    • 2005: Migration - Lee Eisler, director​

  • Cavins Dancing - Chicago, IL

    • 2001: Without Description - Sabrina Cavins, director


  • Developing initial lighting designs for theater productions

  • Researching and designing all elements of stage productions

  • Incorporating a cohesive design concept/vision through collaboration with the director and design team.

  • Applying design concepts into various theatre venues and applications.


  • Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • AutoCAD

  • Vectorworks

  • AIG32

  • Visual Lighting Design


California State University, Long Beach

  • Master of Fine Arts - Lighting Design

University of Tulsa

  • Bachelor of Arts - Theatre

  • Minor: Media Communications

Biography: CV
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