There are many elements that create the magic of live theatre. One of the most effective of these elements is the lighting. The mood of a scene is enhanced by lighting which focuses our attention and our emotions on what is happening. All through the production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, which is performing at the Dorset Theatre Festival through September 3, the atmosphere of the bar and Lady Day’s feelings were reflected in the lighting. In the last minutes of the play the drama was intensified by a change in the lighting.
Bob and I were fortunate to talk with Michael Giannitti ,the Director of Design and Lighting at Dorset Theatre Festival. We met him at Bennington College where he teaches. To listen to the interview click on the link below.
You might also want to take a look at Michael’s website to see some of the productions that he has lit. Michael Giannitti website