At 8:00 am on Saturday, January 14th, 2017, the twelfth-annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday all-day seminar took place at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in the heart of Greenwich Village. Once again, this popular annual seminar involved those wishing to learn about stage, architectural, or entertainment lighting. The sessionswere not too basic nor too advanced. The intense all day seminar was led by theatre lighting professionals presenting sessions covering inspiration, training, product, and just doing it.
For this year Jennifer Tipton came up with a great idea. She said "This year I was hoping to bring several lighting designers together to be on a panel first thing and then spend the morning through lunch so that they could chat with young people at coffee and lunch." Howell Binkley and Don Holder joined Jennifer and the session was fantastic.
Richard Pilbrow shared his research and design work for his recent My Fair Lady, directed by July Andrews. What a thrill it was to hear about his process. His wonderful associate designer Michael Gottlieb added info from his point of view.