The magic of live theatre lives in its ability to effortlessly transport audience members to another time and place. But this magic comes with a price. And in the case of theatre, that price is actually a group of talented individuals working tirelessly behind-the-scenes to bring a show to life.
One of the hardest working individuals is the lighting designer who ensures that every moment happening onstage is not only seen; but is also lit in order to seamlessly convey scene changes and mood shifts. Lighting designers use creativity, technical finesse, and hundreds of specialized lights both on and off stage to bring every element of a production together in a cohesive and spectacular package.
For every stage production, hundreds of lights are individually placed on a large hanging structure called a grid. These lights will be directed on different parts of the stage and serve to … Read More