The quality of the light that reveals the surround, or ‘frame’ of a play (often a sky or illuminated background of some kind) is crucial in informing all of a designer’s lighting choices. In this session we will discuss the varying philosophies and techniques for lighting cycloramas, scrims, and other surfaces in a manner that both informs and elevates the overall quality of the design. In addition to hands-on demonstration, we will be looking at the Broadway productions of The Lion King, The Boy From Oz, and South Pacific as case studies.