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Podcast 055: Lighting the Way with Amanda Zieve

Tori and Mabelle welcome their first Lighting Designer to the show! Amanda Zieve talks about her path, her approach, and the advantage of working on smaller scale productions in conjunction with larger shows. She also shines a light on how play revisions impact the lighting design during rehearsals. Other topics include the power of a good mentor and her role as the co-founder of the Howell Binkley Fellowship Program.

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Writing Prompt (courtesy of  Amanda Zieve)
Consider the Light.  Choose a natural scene or photo that involves some interesting light.  What does this image evoke for you?  What setting or exchange could take place in this type of light or with this light as a background?  Bonus if you examine the properties of the light, such as: direction, color, edge (soft vs. sharp), and how that contributes to the mood of the photo (or thing) that you are looking at.

Connect with Amanda: https://www.amandazieve.com/

Amanda’s bio:

Amanda Zieve enjoys working as a Lighting Designer. Her work has been seen around the country: Off-Broadway, The Goodspeed, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Signature Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, TheatreWorks, Music Theater Heritage, San Diego Symphony, and at Cygnet Theatre. She has had the privilege of working on 19 Broadway productions. Her Broadway Associate credits include Escape to Margaritaville, Bright Star, and Allegiance. One of her most rewarding experiences has been assisting on Hamilton. 

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Get your tix for “The Brothers Paranormal” by Prince Gomolvilas: https://eastwestplayers.org/

Check out the Howell Binkley Fellowship Program: http://www.hemsleylightingprograms.com/howell-binkley-fellowship

“Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show” runs through December 24th at The Old Globe: https://www.theoldglobe.org/pdp/22-season/ebenezer-scrooges-big-san-diego-christmas-show-2022/#?startDate=2022-11-01&%3FendDate=2022-11-30

Noel Noel at the San Diego Symphony: https://www.theshell.org/performances/noel-noel/

Meet us at a reading of Idris Goodwin’s new play!: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/dna-2022/