Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Case Reopened Lighting Designer: Meghan Barrett

 Sophomore sister Meghan Barrett is excited to see her friend Jennie Conway's show go up this Thursday through Saturday! Case Reopened is the Fall 2013 VegSOUP (a student run production). The show was written and directed by Meghan's old suitemate, Jennie. The production team decided to rent an ETC Smartfade for the show, and used Fresnels, Parnels, and Altmans to create the desired effects for the scenes. Meghan, a brand new lighting designer, could not have been happier to have ADE Sister and Lighting Designer extraordinaire Rachel Prell on her side to help her figure out the terminology, coloring, etc. for the lights for the show.

Honestly, I don't know what I would have done without Rachel, Meghan gushed at rehearsal after finally getting the finicky board to work, I went over to her place this morning to go over the plot and the colors I was planning on using for the gels and a few things could have looked pretty ghastly without her help. I never would have thought to use pinks or ambers on my own, but they look a lot better than the yellow and gold I had originally planned.

Meghan spent over thirty hours in Brodie fussing with the new board and hanging lights before finally being happy, but the time was well worth it - the show looks great!

While this is Meghan’s first time designing lights, Meghan has been on the technical team in varying capacities for over twenty shows, including Cabaret, Peter Pan, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Harvey, Beauty and the Beast, the Sound of Music, and also works for the technical theater shop. Meghan would like to thank Forrest Madison, Josh Karp, and Johnnie Ferrell for their help and support during the whole design process and would also like to thank all the sisters of ADE (especially Rachel Prell!) for their love and support during tech week/weekend. Meghan would like to extend an open invitation to everyone to come see the show and support their friends and fellow students!

UPDATE:  On the 20th of November, all the cast and crew had their pictures taken for the Bio Boards outside the theater. Each person had their own unique crime, too - What do you think? Is Meghan's fitting of a Lighting Designer?

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