Lighting Designer

Spring Awakening

Fall 2019

Creative Team

Director: Anna Skidis Vargas

Scenic Design: Tucker Goodman

Costume Design: Stephanie Fisher

Media Design: Logan Smith

Sound Designer: Benjamin Truppin-Brown

Lighting Design: Bill Rios

Photo Credit: Logan Smith, Allison Thomas and Lawrence Pert: Courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin

The lighting design for this production follows the young characters' emotional path as they grow and evolve in a world controlled by adult gatekeepers who hope to mold them into versions of themselves. While the children attempt to navigate their own paths, we see explosions of saturated color, texture and aerial effects as the musical numbers take on a modern day concert quality, mimicking the rebellious young energy exploding towards the audience.
The book scenes, in contrast, take on a less saturated and more natural tone to juxtapose the everyday events with the internal emotional turmoil of the young characters.

Production Documents

Photo Credit: Logan Smith, Allison Thomas and Lawrence Pert: Courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin

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