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Daniel Jentzen

Theatre Faculty

Daniel H. Jentzen is a lighting designer, neuroscientist, and teacher. He has created lighting for over 600 plays, musicals, concerts, and special events including Oprah, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Hawking, LL Cool J, The Roots, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Aziz Ansari, Conan O’Brien, Vice Media, WGBH, Google, General Electric, the Walt Disney Corporation, and the Romance Writers of America.

Daniel also conducts research in multisensory perception, exploring the unique power of the arts in the human mind.

He teaches lighting design at Boston Arts Academy and creates interdisciplinary lessons on neuroscience and art for students across Massachusetts. He is also the founder of Brighter Boston, a nonprofit internship program that gives high school students jobs backstage on professional shows. He serves as Director of Education at High Output, Inc. Daniel holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon and an Ed.M in Educational Neuroscience from Harvard University.

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