A dear old friend of mine introduced me at a production meeting as "That Famous Polish Lighting Designer" and we all chuckled. During the production the crew gave me a pen/desk set with the engraving TFPLD. As the internet came into popular culture i needed an email addy. I tried 4 different names and on my last chance i looked at my pen/desk set and said of course "TFPLD"

Friday, November 8, 2013

"Big George" a new play by Kelli Stevens Kane (2013)

This was the first program of the Hazlett Theatre CSA series for 2013/2014.  It is a really inventive idea from Rene Conrad, the executive director of the New Hazlett Theater.  She approached me for some help with student designers for this series.  This performance was not during the school year though and when she mentioned that Mark Staley was directing and that Steffi Mayer was designing I was in!  The subject matter is a grandmother who is called lovingly "Big George".  She was a fixture in the Hill District here in pittsburgh and a fixture in her family.  Kelli's writing is so rich it was a pleasure to design.  Ideas flowed very easily between all of us.  I do hope this gets another production and i do hope to work on it again.  Some of the these shots are from Rene Rosensteel, Justin Crimone, and Steffi Mayer.

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