The New York-based designer who oversaw the 700-fixture upgrade to St. Louis’ Muny Theatre, spoke to us about that project and the important role technology can play in ensuring the vitality of theatrical lighting in a market increasingly driven by virtual experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown.

When the pandemic surfaced about a year ago, a number of lighting professionals began setting up improvised livestream spaces in their warehouses. A group of these streamers sat down to share their observations on the first anniversary of these ventures.

Martin Dudley has worked as lighting designer and director in over 50 nations. Of all the places he’s done shows, the one that stands out most is the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. In this column, he shares his recollections of this magical South African spot.

The producers of Het Rad van Fortuin, the Belgian version of Wheel of Fortune, wanted a updated look for their show, one of the longest continually running programs on TV. Discover how Luc Peumans and his team at Painting with Light brought the show’s newly- created set to life with a design that blended space and light. 

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