Over and over in this business you hear the same story about “How I got into lighting.” It usually starts with drama club in high school and continues as an extracurricular activity into college; it gradually becomes apparent that lighting is not just a hobby but a career. Burke Wilmore is another example of this realization.
“I was sort of a theatre child in high school,” he says. “In college I intended to either major in math or some law-oriented thing. I started designing shows bec