Rep Plot Designs

During my junior year, I had the opportunity to create the lighting design for three student projects in the Underground blackbox theatre at Loyola. Since they were short student projects with minimal lighting looks, I used a basic repertory plot for a thrust set up.

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RATS: THE MUSICAL

Devised by Maggie Smith

RATS was a project close to my heart. I was a part of the project from the very beginning, and was added on as the Lighting/Sound designer, as well as a member in the devising room. As a parody of CATS, we rewrote six songs and added scenes in between. Each song got a different lighting look, plus a base look we went back to during the scenes. 

A TIME TO HEAL

Devised by David Taylor

When I got asked onto this project to do some quick lighting looks, I discussed the lighting goals with David and when he wanted cues, and then started programming before the tech rehearsal that night. Each type of scene had a different look, and I created a cue list for the stage manager to use during the run of the show. 

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ALONE IN THIS CITY

WE'VE BECOME

Devised by Grey Smith

After meeting with Grey to discuss placement of cues and general vision, I programmed a few lighting looks before a single tech rehearsal with the cast and stage manager. We used the basic looks to fill in the play, ultimately resulting in about 50 cues. I then created a cue list for the stage manager to use during the performance of the show. (Neither Grey nor I remembered to take pictures)