Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: An interview with Natasha Chivers

Lighting Designer, Natasha Chivers, discusses the great variety of venues she has worked with over the years, how the discipline itself has developed so rapidly, and the impact that technological advances have had on the creative and collaborative processes between designer and director.
Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: An interview with Natasha Chivers
Interview
(2016)

Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: Geraint Pughe on Lighting Design

Lighting designer and teacher Geraint Pughe discusses training, both his own and his pupils, and reveals the three basic principles of lighting - understanding the space, creating mood and knowing how to use special effects.
Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: Geraint Pughe on Lighting Design
Interview
(2016)

Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Programming: An interview with Victoria Brennan

Victoria Brennan, freelance lighting programmer, reveals how faking a technical interest to impress a college crush led to being trained by the RSC as an in-house programmer, and a subsequent life-long career.
Practitioners on Practice: Victoria Brennan on Lighting Programming
Interview
(2016)

Practitioners on Practice... On Projection Design: An interview with Rob Maclachlan

Projection designer Rob MacLachlan discusses the multidisciplinarity of his craft and how his sculptor’s background has shaped the way he approaches all ‘kinetic objects’, including actors. He talks through the process of creating a pause in the rapidity of the way we see things and constructing a multi-faceted viewpoint, through which to realise the true curiosities of an object or building.
Practitioners on Practice: Rod Maclachlan on Video Design
Interview
(2016)

On Lighting: Jono Kenyon

Jono Kenyon is part of the electrics team that make real the work of the lighting designer. He talks about his passion for the job and how he began working in theatre.

Jono Kenyon, Lighting technician, headshot in front of a fireplace
Interview
(2013)

On Lighting: Peter Mumford

Peter Mumford was the Lighting Designer on Richard Eyre's award-winning revival of Ibsen's Ghosts.

Peter sheds light on how a Lighting Designer works in collaboration with the rest of a theatre company, describes how technological advances have changed the industry, and discusses his thoughts on establishing a career in a field that wasn't formally recognised until the 1950s.

Lighting Designer Peter Mumford
Interview
(2014)

On Lighting: Robin Fisher

Robin Fisher chats about the role of his team and the part he plays in it. He talks about the work that goes on during rehearsals, a run and when the theatre is dark (empty of a show).

Robin Fisher headshot
Interview
(2013)

Lighting Direction in King Lear

Lighting designer Johanna Town worked on Talawa Theatre Company’s 2016 production of King Lear. Here, Town gives detailed insight into the process of lighting a production.
Talawa
(2017)
Interview

The Director's Creative Process

Artistic Director Michael Buffong directed Talawa Theatre Company’s 2016 production of King Lear at the Royal Exchange. Here, Buffong considers his creative decisions, giving first-hand insight into a director’s process.
Talawa
(2017)
Interview