Greg MacPherson

BA, University of Vermont. Studio and Forum of Stage Design, New York City. A member of United Scenic Artists and the Ensemble Studio Theatre and resident designer for the 52nd Street Project. Nominated for an American Theatre Wing Award for lighting design of the EST Marathon of One-Act Plays. Designed lighting for hundreds of plays, musicals, and dance pieces in New York City, around the United States, and in Europe, Australia, Japan, and the Caribbean. Designs have included new plays by Arthur Miller, David Mamet, Neil LaBute, Tracy Letts, Romulus Linney, Lanford Wilson, Richard Greenberg, David Ives, John Guare, Will Scheffer, Joyce Carol Oates, John Patrick Shanley, Thomas Babe, Wallace Shawn, Steve Martin, Marsha Norman, Craig Lucas, Edward Allen Baker, Stewart Spencer, Horton Foote, Shel Silverstein, and Paul Weitz. SLC, 1990–

Previous Courses

Lighting Design I

Open , Component—Year

This class meets once a week.

Lighting Design I will introduce the student to the basic elements of stage lighting, including tools and equipment, color theory, reading scripts for design elements, operation of lighting consoles and construction of lighting cues, and basic elements of lighting drawings and schedules. Students will be offered hands-on experience in hanging and focusing lighting instruments and will be invited to attend technical rehearsals. They will have opportunities to design productions and to assist other designers as a way of developing a greater understanding of the design process.

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Lighting Design II

Intermediate , Component—Year

This class meets once a week.

Lighting Design II will build on the basics introduced in Lighting Design I to help develop the students’ abilities in designing complex productions. The course will focus primarily on CAD and other computer programs related to lighting design, script analysis, advanced console operation, and communication with directors and other designers. Students will be expected to design actual productions and in-class projects for evaluation and discussion and will be offered the opportunity to increase their experience in design by assisting Mr. MacPherson and others, when possible.

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