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When considering the lighting on stage, there are a lot of options. There are flood lights, soft spot lights, profile spot lights, and then beam lights. From there, you get into having to decide if you want more lighting up front or toward the back and sides. Perhaps you may even want something in the middle. Then you may also find yourself needing a specific type of lighting to make special effects more appealing. The list can go on and on and for all of it, you must figure out first, how to choose the lighting for your stage to make it look the way you want it.
Understand Your Lighting
Flood lights are designed to put light over a larger area. They will be used if you want the entire stage to be well lit. Soft spot lights are more easily controlled lighting so that you can highlight an area of the stage, but if you want a precise light to be on a definite pin pointed area, you will want a profile spotlight in that area. If you only want lighting in the front or the rear of the stage you may want a beam light in that area. These are parallel lights that direct light like you would see when the sun is being partially covered by a cloud. Read More
Acting is a gift. It takes a lot of talent and desire to be good whether you are on camera or on stage, however stage is a bit more difficult according to some people. The major difference is when you are on stage, you are performing live in front of an audience that will see every mistake that you may make. There are certain things that you can do though to make your skills more evident. These are the things you should focus on with each performance if you truly want to know what makes a great on stage actor. Read More
We are in a fog.
In it, a room of today hangs expectant.
Preparations for a small wedding …
The dramatic, introductory music to “Casablanca” plays as we see …
… So sets the scene for A Wedding Story, an exuberantly funny and elegantly moving look at unconditional love:
Sally, a single woman, perceives marriage as a sacrifice akin to a prison term – she runs screaming from anything that smacks of a long-term commitment. Her parents have a loving relationship – their “theme movie” is Casablanca. But now her mom’s health is failing and her dad cannot keep up. Meanwhile, Sally meets Grace in a bathroom stall at a wedding and what started as a one night stand is quickly spiraling out of control – Sally’s once organized and temperate life has become a passion-filled whirlwind!
Earning raves in London, Stageworks’ new production marks A Wedding Story’s American premiere.
“A moving play about marriage and the nature of love… with its mix of comedy, tragedy, movie culture and popular song … Lavery is riding the crest of a wave.” -THE GUARDIAN (London)
Bryony Lavery received Tony nomination and the TMA Award for her play, Frozen.