Award-Winning Director, Playwright, Actor, Lighting Designer
Based in New Hampshire
Bridges of Madison County
Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick Maine, July 2018
Set Design by Dane Leeman
Directed by Danielle Howard
Photos by Michael Turner
I pulled double duty on this beautiful beast of a show, called in relatively late in the process to design both lighting and projections.
Lighting the mid-sized proscenium space in an old barn with only 24 dimmers was a challenge in and of itself. Plus, I only had three days to turn the plot around from another show, with a minimal amount of support staff. I brought in a quartet of my own moving lights to help get me out of trouble.
The projection design was a labor of love. ~80 unique projections served as the 3+ hour play's backdrop, spanning clouds, stars, farmland, photos, and animations. I made flowing river graphics, created live "sketches," and processed hundreds of photographs that I took-- including several of the lead actress in front of a green screen, edited to look like the Roseman Bridge in Iowa.