Using hidden LED fixtures, fluorescent tubes, and open Edison lamps, we transformed an NYPD headquarters in Brooklyn into a 3 story haunted house.

Updating the music to early 2000's pop, the story was transformed into America's journey in the great recession. Using stark and contrasting angles and colors, the scenes were made out to be portraits of the character's lives. This was complemented by the exciting concert feel of the upbeat musical numbers.

We treated the musical as "a show within a show." Once the audience was introduced to Elle Woods, the lighting became heightened and over-theatrical, and it wasn't until her Harvard graduation that the lighting returned to a place of realism and calm.

The play centers around a machine that destroys sound. As the world turned to silence, the lighting became increasingly broken and colorful. The chaos of the fights was communicated through strong angles and contrasting colors.

In this adaptation of 12 Angry Men, the 12 actors wore oversized paper mache masks. While also lighting from both sides of the alleyway stage, it was important to pay special attention to the angle of light in order to create conscious choices with the large cast by the masks.

In order to play on the shows repetitive scenes, the cold and otherworldly lighting shifted slightly with the tone of the scene; more even-keeled for realistic scenes, and increasingly angular for the abstract ones.

We wanted the design to reflect the over the top style of the show. To achieve this, the design was full of bright colors and heavy-handed cueing to keep the energy going through the full musical.

Scenic and lighting worked together to deepen the stage after each act. As layers of plastic were removed, layers of color were added.

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Using a versatile rep plot, I designed (and called) a number of independent dances, each by a different choreographer.