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Professional lighting designer Cheryl Williams explores strategies for lighting design and placement specific to small spaces or awkward playing spaces in this informative webinar.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the challenges of small space lighting and ideas for lighting designs which successfully tell a story and support the script even with the challenges of small spaces.  This engaging presenter will share tips you can use right away illustrated by images from her own work.  Come away inspired and prepared to meet your small space challenges. 

Send in your lighting challenges or questions prior to the webinar so that Cheryl can address your needs. 
Use this google form to post your questions:  https://forms.gle/RNqNxZQCenwM...

Learning goals:

  • Understand techniques for placement of lighting fixtures to light a small stage or awkward playing space.
  • Identify ways to light actors and eliminate shadows when equipment or space is limited.
  • Explore basic design principles applied in small spaces to tell a story with light that supports the script.

Cheryl Williams

Cheryl J. Williams is the founder of CJ Williams Consultant.  Cheryl has been a professor of theatre for over 25 years, having taught a wide range of theatre courses, at various universities to include: Morgan State; University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore County; Old Dominion University, Virginia Union University and the University of Ghana (West Africa).   She also teaches the Metaphysical Interpretation of the Bible and World Religion for the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary.  In addition to teaching Cheryl’s professional work includes teaching artist, director, lighting & sound designer, production/stage manager, workshop leader, motivational speaker, and videographer.

For further information please visit her website: Cjwilliamsconsultant.com


Lighting for Small Stages
Recorded 07/13/2022
Recorded 07/13/2022 Do you have a small stage or playing space you have been struggling to light? Professional designer Cheryl Williams shares some easy to use practical tips for lighting small stages and odd shaped playing spaces.
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