photo credit Minay Capile

C H A   S E E

I am a living organism and I exist with other people. Humanity is still my priority.

I capture, layer, and texturize the soul of every story that I tell through lighting design.

I am a firm believer that the product of my process is my art.

Whether conceptual, experimental, emotional, or formal, the process we develop yields the image of what we produce.

The heart that is full of joy, love,and respect in humanity is why I create.

A key player in a collaboration revealing drama on this very platform of art called "theatre".


Cha See is from Manila, Philippines based in New York City. A lighting designer for theatre, opera, dance, environmental performance and on-site installations. She has worked with leading designers from Manila for theatre companies which includes Atlantis Productions, Tanghalang Pilipino for the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippine Educational Theatre Association, Original Media in Singapore among others. She represented the Philippines during the Technical Theatre for Aspiring Women 2013 held in Japan.

Cha received her MFA in Lighting Design in New York University. She has been awarded by the Shubert Foundation,Lew and Edie Wasserman Scholarship and Tisch School of the Arts Department Fellowship. She has been chosen to exhibit her works in Prague Quadrennial 2019.