Webcast sponsored by Elation Professional
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 2PM ET / 11AM PT
Freestyle Love Supreme is a hot hip-hop musical brought to you by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail of Hamilton fame, along with Anthony Veneziale. It’s an evening of improvised rap, partly based on words suggested by the audience to the cast, which includes guest stars such as Miranda himself. Join lighting designer Jeff Croiter in this live webcast as he shares his experience lighting this unconventional Broadway musical.
- Designing for a story based show when there is no script.
- The journey to Broadway and what we learned along the way.
- A look at the equipment in the rig; why and how we chose what we chose and how we use it.
- The Freestyle Love Supreme tech/programming process, from pre-production to pre-viz to Broadway stage.
- Collaboration between designers, director, and performers.
Jeff Croiter is a New York-based lighting designer with over 25 years of experience working on Broadway, off Broadway, regional theatre, opera, dance, special events and touring productions. He has received Tony, Hewes and Bass awards and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, Ovation, Irne, NAACP, and Audelco Nominations. Broadway productions include: Freestyle Love Supreme; Falsettos; Bandstand; Holiday Inn; Something Rotten; Peter and the Starcatcher; Newsies; Penn and Teller; Disaster; Mothers and Sons; A Time to Kill; Soul Doctor; Jekyll and Hyde; The Anarchist; The Performers; The Pee-wee Herman Show; Next Fall; and Kiki & Herb. Off Broadway credits include: Cyrano; Smokey Joe’s Café; The True; The Other Josh Cohen; Jerry Springer the Opera; Tiny Beautiful Things; F-king A; Cost of Living; Sweet Charity; Head of Passes; Last Five Years; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Love, Loss and What I Wore; and Almost Maine. Other credits: The Big Apple Circus; Penn & Teller at The Rio in Las Vegas; Rufus Wainwright’s Judy concert at Carnegie Hall; Family Guy Sings; and Jennifer Muller The Works.