Dietrich Poppen spends his days as a sculptor and painter for the Guthrie, his evenings as lighting director for the Fitzgerald Theater, his late evenings freelancing as a scenic, sound, and lighting designer, and his late late evenings as a musician and recording engineer. In addition to CAE, he has designed for Commonweal (Arcadia), Torch (Prints), Girl Friday Productions (Idiot’s Delight, The Matchmaker), Theatre in the Round (Rhinoceros, Fahrenheit 451) among many others. He is a frequent lead scenic artist for Theater Latté Da (most recently Five Points, Six Degrees of Separation, and Ragtime), and often takes to the stage himself as an actor (TRP’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead).

CAE credits(as scenic and lighting designer) Arden of Faversham, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (2019 tour), Women Beware Women, Measure For Measure, As You Like It, Volpone, The Merchant of Venice; (as lighting designer) Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Doctor Faustus, The Tempest, The Duchess of Malfi, Twelfe Night; (as actor) Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (2019 tour), Demetrius/Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), Duke in The Comedy of Errors, Silvio in The Duchess of Malfi, Ensemble in Twelfe Night.