About Merle DeWitt III
Phone: (706) 604 - 0243
Merle DeWitt III is a theatrical projection designer, lighting designer and media artist currently based out of Long Beach, CA, USA. Merle has designed and assisted both nationally and internationally with some of his recent credits including Assistant Projections Designer for David Murikami on Flaming Arrow, (Saudi Arabia, December 2022) & Projections Designer on Curie, Curie (Amsterdam, January 2022). Merle has also been the projection designer & technical director for various Transversal Theatre Company productions both locally in California and abroad in Europe and North Africa.
Alongside his theatrical designs, Merle is also a digital media creator focusing on Collage Art and Video Editing. He has produced media for and edited feature films, independent shorts, and music videos, including the award-winning Docu-Narrative Thee Who Hesitates written and directed by Kelly Perine. Merle has his M.F.A. in Drama for Lighting Design from the University of California, Irvine, and his B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Separate from his freelance creative endeavors, Merle is a lead producer and founding member of MOON Collective, an art collective focused on bringing a platform to younger members of the arts community to experiment across their various disciplines.
When not working Merle is relaxing at home with his partner Jesus Lopez Vargas and their many cats. Merle will also be found playing Dungeons & Dragons with his friends and occasionally at his local card shop playing a round of Magic the Gathering.