Video Blackout

Editor's note: In discussing Grey Gardens, Wendall K. Harrington lamented the lack of video black, noting that at certain critical moments in the show, she could not use projections, as they could not fade to a blackout with the lighting cues. She offers the following comments and a challenge.

It is out of the darkness that we begin our plays. Darkness allows people and scenery to move unseen and to be revealed; magic can happen. In darkness, the audience leaves a

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