Jennifer Tipton is a lighting designer. She has designed for dance, theater and opera. In 1958, she graduated from Cornell University. While performing as a dancer and rehearsal mistress, she noticed the importance of lighting, and studied dance lighting with Thomas Skelton, becoming his assistant. Her first lighting design for Broadway was in 1969 for Our Town, and her most recent in 2013
Richard is a pioneer of modern stage lighting in Britain and his work has been seen in London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Moscow. He was the first British lighting designer to design the lighting for a Broadway musical, Zorba. He was the lighting designer of the Hal Prince hit revival of Show Boat on Broadway (Drama Desk Award, Outer Circle Critics Award-lighting), in Toronto (Dora Award - Outstanding Lighting) and on tour throughout the US (NAACP Award for Lighting)...
Jim van Bergen’s clients include Big Apple Circus, Blue Man Group, Metropolitan Opera, NY Philharmonic, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, Martha Graham Dance Company. He’s designed sound for more than two dozen productions for Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center, and over 200 original designs including All in the Timing, Bunny Bunny, Cambodia Agonistes, and Nunsense as well as the Broadway revival of True West, tours of ART, It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues, and The Harlem Nutcracker.
Sonny Sonnenfeld is a theatrical lighting salesman, a teacher, an an author, and a practitioner. He was New York City sales manager for Century Lighting (now Strand) a partner in Lighting & Electronics, and a sales representative for Colortran, ETC, Wybron, and Strand. Sonny taught architectural lighting at the Pratt Institute and anchored the studio lighting chapter of the 5th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook.
Scott C. Parker: Hailing from New York City, Scott has been a freelance designer for over 30 years. He has been co-producing this annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday workshop with partner Sonny Sonnenfeld in New York City since 2005. He has served as Chair for the USITT NY Area Section and is active in the annual USITT national conferences. Teaching positions have included professor of Lighting Design and technology at Columbus State University in Columbus GA; professor of lighting and sound design at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film; professor of theater technology at Pace University; and teacher of stage design and technology at the Edward R. Murrow School in NYC.
JvB explains WHY we put them where we do, and HOW to put them where you need to with a step-by-step powerpoint and live, hands-on demo.
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How many wireless mics do you use in your theater? How do we keep them from interfering with each other? Besides the basic management of frequencies, the upcoming spectrum auction will change our use of wireless microphones forever. The question is, will it be “the sky is falling!”, or, “we can do this!” A brief overview of a very complex change and what it means for theater production.
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Lighting Design is an art form unto itself. At the same time, lighting designers are part of a collaborative team with the director and the other designers, including Scenic, Costume, Sound, Projections, etc. It is the collaborative work of the design team and director that brings that art to the stage. Scott will discuss some of the technical steps required to be a team member in the theater production collaborative process.