David Bengali

Video Projection & content design (Usa)

David Bengali is a Projections and Lighting designer based in New York. Recent projects include: Jules Verne: from the Earth to the Moon(BAM), Ring Of Fire (Endstation Theatre), The Golden Drum Year (Radical Evolution), Kill Me Like You Mean It (Stolen Chair), Square Peg Round Hole (Tectonic Theater Project), Two Point Oh (59E59), The Tempest (CSC/Young Company), Marie Christine (3LD), I Forgive You Ronald Reagan (Theatre Row), The Orion Experience (XL), Look Upon Our Lowliness (The Movement Theatre Co.), Cav/Pag (Tri Cities Opera), Little Nemo in Slumberland (Sarasota Opera), The Sensational Josephine Baker (Emerging Artists Theatre – Theatre Row), Ephrat Asherie Dance, Jamal Jackson Dance, The New Victory. He holds an MFA from the Department of Design for Stage and Film at NYU Tisch.


Stephen Petrilli

Lightning design (Usa)

Stephen Petrilli is a New York and Boston based lighting designer with over 40 years of experience in theatre, dance, opera, music and touring.

He has designed shows for Anikaya Dance Theater, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Nathan Trice/Rituals, Prometheus Dance, Doppelganger Dance Collective, Noche Flamenca, Zoe Dance, Shapiro & Smith Dance, Ailey II and The Kevin Wynn Collection.  He also spent five years touring as the Lighting/Sound Supervisor for Pilobolus and has stage managed six seasons of Dance Africa at BAM.

Theatre credits include work for Bridge Rep of Boston, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Arlekin Players' Theatre, Provincetown Theater, Gloucester Stage, The Pearl Theatre Company, NAATCo, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and The Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

In the world of music, Stephen has designed for Mos Def at BAM/Brooklyn Next, Bang on a Can, The New York Guitar Festival and the Salt Marsh Opera.


Pouya Jahanshahi

Graphic art content consultant (Usa - Iran)

Pouya Jahanshahi is an Iranian-American Graphic Designer, and Educator, currently Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Oklahoma State University. Mr. Jahanshahi received his MFA in Graphic Design and Integrated Media, from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). 

Previously his MA studies were completed at California State University of Fullerton (CSUF) in Graphic Design, with emphasis on Semiotics and Motion Graphics. His research and projects focus on the development of what he terms Hybrid Visual Cultures and the unique behavior of semiotics in such environments. This perspective pertaining to Visual Hybridity is what guides his vision, visible in his works across mediums being exhibited internationally. 

While presenting on such related issues internationally, his current projects include the upcoming independent documentary film: “Pasaj: The Visual Language of Iranian Graphic Design”. Furthermore he is co-founder of the Art and Design collectives “Pasaj Collaborative” and “Local / Not Local”, producing and exhibiting curatorial collections pertaining the rise of Perso-Arabic Graphic Design in national and international venues