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Webcasts Sponsored by ETC

Join Live Desig for a Masters Of Live Design webcast series featuring three of today’s leading lighting designers: Don Holder, Natasha Katz, and Al Crawford. Sponsored by ETC, this series takes you behind the light plots to see the design process, gear choices, and artistic process that the designers turn to as they work on Broadway musicals, plays, and dance performances.

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    • Don Holder, May 17, 2017: Join Tony Award-winning lighting designer Don Holder for a live webcast presenting a detailed walkthrough of three important productions he has designed over the course of his exceptional prolific career: The Lion King; Spiderman-Turn Off The Dark; and The King And I.
    • Natasha Katz, June 6, 2017: Join six-time Tony Award-winner, lighting designer Natasha Katz as she discusses some of the most challenging projects in her prolific career, including Aladdi and The Glass Menagerie. Her current Broadway productions are Aladdin, School Of Rock, and the revival of Cats.
    • Al Crawford, September 26, 2017: Join lighting designer Al Crawford for a live webcast in which he examines his extensive collaboration with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, founded in 1958 by choreographer Alvin Ailey. Crawford has been the lighting director for the company since 1998.

Register today for this insightful series of Masters Of Live Design Webcasts produced by Live Desig, moderated by Ellen Lampert-Gréaux, creative director for Live Design/LDI, and sponsored by ETC.


Moderator: Ellen Lampert-Gréaux – Creative Director, Live Design & LDI

Presenter: Donald Holder - Lighting Designer

Donald Holder is one of the most prolific and talented American lighting designers in theatre, opera, and dance. He has been nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning the 1998 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for The Lion King. He won a second Tony in 2008 for the revival of South Pacific. Additional Broadway credits include: The King And I, Bridges Of Madison County, Big Fish, Annie (revival), Golden Boy, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Arcadia, The Motherf**cker With The Hat, Promises, Promises, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Radio Golf, The Little Dog Laughed, Movin' Out, The Times They Are a-Changin', A Streetcar Named Desire, Holiday, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Prelude To A Kiss. He was the theatrical lighting designer for seasons one and two of the NBC-Universal television series: Smash. Holder holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama and was a student of Jennifer Tipton. He was the head of lighting design from 2006-2010 in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts, and is currently a professor of Lighting Design at Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Presenter: Al Crawford - Lighting Designer

Al Crawford has been the lighting director of the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater since 1998. He has had the opportunity to work directly with many important choreographers in the dance world including Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Garth Fagan, Matthew Rushing, Ron Brown, George Faison, Mark Dendy, Trey McIntyre, Christopher Huggins, Hope Boykin, Osnel Delgado, Jeanguy Saintus and many others. He has designed 18 new works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and 12 for Ailey II. Additionally, he has been responsible for maintaining the lighting for the significant Ailey repertory designed by many of the top lighting designers in the industry. 

He founded Arc3design, a lighting design group dedicated to merging his theatrical aesthetic into all areas of art, architecture, dance, live music, theater, broadcast, and live event production. Arc3design creates the lighting for over 100 projects annually. Al is a guest faculty member of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.