Sooner Routhier, a native of the Northeast Kingdom in Northern Vermont, is a production designer, show director and co-owner of SRae Productions. Throughout her career she has also worked as a lighting and production designer as well as show director for various productions and events including modern dance, theatre, and concert touring.
She spent the beginning of her career working in Southern New Hampshire as a lighting director and technician for Rainbow Concert Productions while moonlighting as a creative director for the non- profit Tandem Dance Company. After being hired on her first tour as lighting designer for the band, Chevelle, she has continued to tour for various rock and pop artists including Rage Against the Machine, The All American Rejects, Rhianna, and Bon Jovi. As a production designer and show director, Sooner has created video, scenic, pyro, and lighting designs for many artists including Motley Crue, Disturbed, KISS and most recently, The Lumineers. In 2012 she had the privilege of designing the lighting for eight sold out Jay Z shows to open the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. More recently, she worked as show director and production designer on the Pentatonix world tour.
She holds a BFA in Technical Theater from Emerson College. She also serves as a board member on the Arts and Communications Academy for North Country Union High School in Northern Vermont.