Tag Archives: lighting design

Values + Opportunity = Change

The Creative Infrastructure blog is in a period of transition because my career (and life) is in a period of transition. I don’t yet know what the future will bring for the blog, but I do know what the future … Continue reading

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Do What Loves

The best thing I read this past week was a post on Medium by Umair Haque that asserts that suggesting people “do what they love” [a.k.a. “follow their passion”] is not sufficient. Instead, he offers these three pieces of advice: … Continue reading

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Supportive Grids, or, “There’s No Ego in a Leko”

At a recent participant parent event at Rising Youth Theatre, a terrific young company for which I serve as board secretary, one of the parents, who happens to also be a work colleague, noted that our discussion of the company’s … Continue reading

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Culture Quilt

Great Arts Blogger Challenge – 1 Spring For Music has initiated the “Great Arts Blogger Challenge,” and while I don’t go in much for contests, I do enjoy a challenge (and my kids encouraged me to participate).  The prompt for … Continue reading

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Lighting Design and Arts Entrepreneurship

I taught lighting design for a long time before transitioning into arts entrepreneurship and policy, with a stint in academic administration along the way. I’ve been thinking about this period a lot lately, in part because of the imminent release … Continue reading

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Authenticity?

I interviewed lighting designer Allen Hahn recently about his curatorial approach to the lighting designs in the US National Exhibit at last summer’s Prague Quadrennial of Scenography.  He explained that the curatorial team identified a trend toward “authenticity” in the … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’d Your Creativity Go? (a personal answer)

Over the past eight years, I’ve found myself designing fewer and fewer plays and instead devoting more and more professional time to administration/leadership/management and to research, all by my own choice.  It has now been two years since I last … Continue reading

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