Arctic temps are back in Blo this week while I opened A Midsummer Nights Dream this weekend. A collaboration between Irish Classical Theatre and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Shakespeare and Mendelssohn. A lovely combination all around. Photos coming soon to my portfolio pages. General updates to my recent productions are on the to-do list.
Caught up in one last show, for the sixth time around, kicking off the holiday season and kicking the door closed on another semester. Cracking nuts and cracking the whip. Final projects graded. Final grades projected. Nutcracker. Friends and Family. December’s ending. Winter’s beginning. Winter solstice weekend. Sun, Snow, and Salsa.
I find a fair amount of duality in my world recently. It seems the nature of the game is two things going on at once. Or two apposing forces. Or two modes of thinking. A choice to make, a place to be. There can be only one. Choose wisely. Last week I loaded in twoContinue reading “Checkerboards and lighting boards”
Last week was a whirlwind of catching up on university business and presenting Romeo & Juliet with Neglia Ballet at Shea’s. As always, a stunning theatre to design in. Thanks to Ben Siegal for the wonderful review in The Buffalo News.
It must be time for Baba Yaga. Where else could you find a world of magical woodland creatures dancing with goblins and the undead? The Halloween folk tale opens tonight at Shea’s. A theatre filled with its own magical Art Deco architecture. Watch out for goblins.
Some belated musings about the production of Giselle from last month. As previously mentioned, I was the lighting designer (and scenic artist) on this show. Every time I mount a new show on the Shea’s stage I am honored to have the opportunity. The theatre itself is absolutely breathtaking. Originally built in 1926, it isContinue reading “Creativity in the face of opulence”
It was the first real snow of the season, and it just perfectly set the mood for the first public performance of Neglia Ballet’s Nutcracker this past Saturday evening. In conjunction with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Shea’s Performing Arts Center, year four of this annual event was a sparkle covered whirlwind of giant presents,Continue reading “Visions of sugar plums”