Lighting Plots for The Rose Tattoo

Lighting designer Ben Stanton recently designed the lighting for a revival of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo, which transferred from Williamstown Theatre Festival to Broadway (Roundabout Theatre Company) last fall. In moving to Broadway, Stanton revised his rig to include more LED fixtures, including Martin Mac Encore and ETC Lustr2 as workhorses. "In our production, the interior and exterior worlds exist simultaneously on stage so time of day and the direction of natural light is a major factor in the design in every scene," says Stanton. "Upstage I’ve clustered groups of eight to 12 Encores together that allow me to deliver sun or moonlight from various 'single sources' behind the scenes, and I use the Lustr 2 fixtures to paint all the telephone poles and power lines that crisscross above the stage enhancing the directionality of the key lighting."

Click through the slideshow to view the lighting plots, and read more about the lighting and projection design in Live Design's Q&A with Stanton and projection designer Lucy Mackinnon:  "Designing Couples: Lucy Mackinnon and Ben Stanton."

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