Peggy Eisenhauer: Cueing The Musical–Sculpting Time and Rhythm

BLMC WEDNESDAY MAY 16, 2007 9:00 – 10:30am

Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher are partners in Third Eye Studio, working together on lighting design for Tony Award-winning musicals and Oscar Award-winning films. Peggy shares her deep passion and precise knowledge of lighting in two presentations at the BLMC each year.

Peggy Eisenhauer’s Master Class Cueing The Musical–Sculpting Time and Rhythm will discuss the lighting for Caroline or Change, which Eisenhauer and Fisher designed for Broadway.

Peggy says: "George Wolfe, the director, told us he wanted a very strong sense of isolation from moment to moment. That was borne of the play and of the dysfunction of the people in it. He often wanted things to float. We took to heart the word isolation and wanted to be sure we prepared a design that had the capability of great isolation. And then we tried to add a certain fluidity to the transitions of the lighting. We've been talking a lot about lighting as liquid plasma, and this is a good example of that."

Peggy Eisenhauer: Emoting and Motion: Communicating With Movement

BLMC THURSDAY MAY 17, 2007 9:00 – 10:45 am

Peggy’s second Master Class Emoting and Motion: Communicating With Movement deals with her sense of movement in lighting, about which she says: "This talk is a discussion that was born of a series of questions that Jules asked me to answer philosophically, about using movement artistically and emotionally in theatre lighting. There are some practical aspects to it, but it's mainly about the emotion of integrating motion into one's work. It seemed like a natural level of discussion for designers, which is outside all the technical aspects of moving lights, and occupying so much space in everybody's psyche, about what does what and how it's done. This is really about why choose something, what can you hope to create with it from the point of view of design."