Not only did this show get a rave review in Alt Daily, but it was one of the most fun, touching, and memorable shows I have worked on in a long while. I am so pleased to have had the chance to work with this amazing cast and crew on Steel Magnolias.
Ever a fun show, and finally a chance to play with some scrim, I present The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
I had a great time working on A Light in the Piazza at the Little Theater of Virginia Beach. That show really gives you a good reason to use light as paint, and the stage there is quite interesting.
Lend Me A Tenor followed Company (see below) directly, which is the first time I have been able to follow myself as a designer, and therefore was an interesting exercise in seeing what could be carried over from one plot to the next. (With the exception of some malfunctioning equipment that needed to be changed out we actually had a pretty easy hang.)
Company at the Little Theater of Norfolk was an interesting undertaking what with the space only having 39 functioning dimmers. I was lucky enough to have an amazing deck electrician/ spot operator who became very good at hard patching during scenes.
Good People was the first design I did at the Little Theater of Virginia Beach. Along with being a different style of stage (which brings it’s own challenges), I also had the chance to work with some LED lights. The cast and crew were a blast too!
Ruthless is quite an interesting show about a third grader who kills a classmate for a part in her school play. Since the show goes to such extremes emotionally and physically, I was able to be a bit more bold with the lighting.
I had a great time designing Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, it is a good show, highly entertaining, and I was able to play so freely with angles, shadows and colors- and on top of all that we had a great production team and cast!
If you ever get the chance to either work on or see The Drowsy Chaperone, I highly recommend it. It is as much fun to watch as it is to light! What with the added challenge of so many locations all happening in one apartment, it was quite a challenge, but one I was all too happy to undertake. This particular performance happened at the Little Theatre of Norfolk in the fall of 2011.
I had a fantastic opportunity recently to be the lighting designer for the Little Theatre of Norfolk’s production of A Few Good Men in the fall of 2010. I could not have asked for a better group of people to complete this project with. Being a smaller organization run entirely by volunteers, I was also my own electrician. I had the largest turnout for an electrics crew they have seen there in some time, and had the opportunity not only to work with some professional electricians (theatrical and otherwise), but also to teach people of all ages (yes, I had a very precocious ten year old help with gels and patching, and she and her three year old sister even helped run the board for a dimmer check, and a few gentlemen in their 50s and 60s turned out to learn about hanging and cabling!)