Repertory schedules in most festivals and opera companies mean that a different show is on stage every day, or even twice a day. This turnover can put unusual demands on LDs and electricians. In each situation, some challenges and solutions are universal, while some are unique. Michael J. Whitfield has been resident LD at the Stratford Festival of Canada since 1980. “Our season runs May through November,” he says. “Typically I light one to three shows a year.” This season, he lit The ...

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