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W. Alejandro Melendez (Lighting Designer) is a lighting designer based in LA. Originally a technical director in Denver, Alejandro is now an MFA1 in Lighting Design, making When Five Years Pass his first production at CalArts and in California at large. Many thanks to Evan Brownell, Kate DeWall, Stephanie Atwood, Cad Apostol, and Kalean Ung for their support, insight, and collaboration throughout this project. To connect with Alejandro and see more of his work, find him on Instagram @wamelendez.