All of the above will be onhand for a three and a half day series of seminars on theatre lighting, Dec. 11-14. Sponsored by TCI & Lighting Dimensions magazines, along with Jules Fisher and Sonny Sonnenfeld, the Broadway Lighting Master Classes generally take place at John Jay College, with registration at the Mayflower Hotel in New York City.
Seminars in the conference include Jules Fisher's "One Approach To Theatrical Lighting," Roger Morgan's "Adapting Real Light To The Stage," Wendall Harrington's "The Why, What And How Of Projection" and Beverly Emmons' "Issues Of Style In Lighting Design." Tharon Musser and Donald Holder (The Lion King) will talk as well.
According to TCI editorial director David Barbour, there will also be a special Dec. 12 panel titled "A Historical View Of The Formative Years Of The Lighting Industry, 1950-1980," moderated by Steve Terry of Production Arts. Panelists include Larry Kellerman, Mike Connell, Ed Peterson, Richard Pilbrow (Show Boat), Joel Rubin and Sony Sonnenfeld.
The conference ends with a dialogue on how lighting, scenery, costumes and direction all come together, featuring Fisher, Tony Walton and William Ivey Long. Concurrent with the seminars will be the 6th annual TCI Awards, Dec. 12, with winners to be announced in mid-November. Previous winners of this award, which honors entertainment design and technology, have included Harrington, Bob Crowley and Florence Klotz and Lloyd Burlingame.
For conference tickets ($645) and information on the master classes call (212) 229-2965, x.812.
--By David Lefkowitz