Practical Lighting Design with Rich Bresnahan

Workshop with On the Boards

Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 pm

On the Boards, Lower Queen Anne

Some of the most exciting live performance in the last decades has come from people who began as visual artists. And some amazing performances come from artists who needed a boost to realize their ideas. Lighting design is an integral part of live performance and should be considered from the inception of a piece. How does stage lighting work? How can you translate a visual idea to a 3-D live performance? OtB Technical Director Rich Bresnahan will teach lighting basics, terminology, effects, and how to communicate with a lighting designer. Bresnahan will lead a live demonstration with room for some hands-on experimentation from participants
—On the Boards

About the Instructor

Rich Bresnahan has been the Technical Director at OtB since fall of 2010. He enjoys baking for people, and often brings doughnuts. Rich is a lighting specialist and previously worked as a lighting technician with the Santa Fe Opera.

On the Boards (OtB) is a theater in lower Queen Anne dedicated to presented contemporary performance. Founded by artists in 1978, the mission of OtB is to introduce audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater and music while developing and presenting new work by Northwest performing artists.