LOUISVILLE – Tony Award-winner Jeff Croiter will offer a step-by-step tour of the creative process behind theatrical lighting design, when he conducts “Start to Finish – The Designer’s Journey,” an educational session sponsored by CHAUVET Professional at USITT. Scheduled to run on Thursday March 21 from 2:45 to 4:00 PM, the session will be held at Room M107 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.
Croiter, whose work on Peter and the Starcatcher earned him the 2012 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design, will present a detailed study of the design process from the first read through to opening night. Drawing on his 25 years of experience as a lighting designer, which includes work on the Broadway productions of shows like Newsies, Jekyll & Hyde and Something Rotten!, he will be sharing his insights into the issues involved in bringing a design to fruition on stage.
Among the topics Croiter will cover are: reading a script to evaluate how lighting can contribute to the unfolding of a story; pre-production collaboration; mastering the technical process; and running a show once you are in the space.
“We are extremely excited to be sponsoring this session,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “This session is very much in keeping with USITT’s mission to further the education of students in theatre. The opportunity to learn firsthand from someone with Jeff Croiter’s stature will be a remarkable experience for young people.”