Senior consultant and award-winning theatrical lighting designer, Dawn Chiang, will lead a conversation about the role of lighting, costume, and set design in theatrical productions and their effect on a work’s dramatic impact at the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut (the home of our US offices!) on October 23. The panel discussion, titled Find Your Light: The Role of Design in Theatre, is presented by the Connecticut Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women and will be accompanied by a lighting demonstration in the museum’s multimedia gallery.
Dawn will be joined by other panelists specializing in costume and set design and directing. The session will look at various design disciplines and explore how designers and directors work together to create a production.
As Dawn notes, “It is rare to share with an audience the building blocks of how a lighting design works. We hope that expanding the conversation to how directors and designers collaborate will provide some insight into how the visual world of a production comes to life.”
The event is open to the public. The panel will take place from 6:30-8:30 pm, with a networking meet-and-greet and light refreshments before the panel from 5:30 to 6:30.
The Connecticut Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) is co-founded by state residents and members of the LPTW, Lauren Yarger (Broadway and Connecticut theater critic), Mary Miko (Special Events Coordinator at Goodspeed), Tracey Moore (Educator, University of Hartford), and Marie Reynolds (Actress/Director/Producer). Connecticut women working in professional theatre are invited to join the Connecticut Chapter, which holds events regionally throughout the year.