The schedule for the Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC), led by creative consultant Jules Fisher, has been updated. The 2006 event is scheduled for May 22-24 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. The faculty for the BLMC includes Howell Binkley, Christopher Akerlind, Peggy Eisenhauer, Beverly Emmons, Brian MacDevitt, and projection designer Wendall Harrington. For more information on the BLMC and to register, click here.

Updated 2006 BLMC Schedule:

Monday, May 22, 2006

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jules Fisher: An Approach to Lighting The Stage
An in-depth, highly personal, and ocassionally "magical" look in at the art of lighting, for the theatre and beyond.

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Conclusion of An Approach to Lighting The Stage

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Manufacturer’s Showcase

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Beverly Emmons and Clifton Taylor: Thinking About Color
Color is more than skin deep, and these two designers, well known for their mastery of color, demonstrate the relativity of color perception.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Brian MacDevitt: Visual Arts As An Inspiration For Lighting Design
Moving beyond the four walls of the theatre--museums, books, the great outdoors--to find that creative jolt.

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Live Design Honors: Cocktail Reception and Special Event
The Design Aesthetic of The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Peggy Eisenhauer: Cueing The Musical–Sculpting Time and Rhythm
Eisenhauer's instinctual affinity for cueing is legendary and here she discusses ways that participants can beef up their musical knowledge and apply it to the sensitive issue of cueing.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Howell Binkley: Musical Transitions
A discussion on the conceptual relationship between the director, the designer and the final design working through the transitional moments of a musical. He will use the extensive transitions in Jersey Boys as an example.

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Manufacturer’s Showcase

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Broadway Technology Panel: Various Manufacturers

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Philip Rosenberg: Communication Through Paperwork
It may seem like the least glamorous part of the lighting designer's job, but it's arguably one of the most important. Rosenberg explains the paperwork process on a Broadway musical.

8:00 PM - 11:00PM
The Light In the Piazza, performance and post-show discussion
Lincoln Center Theatre – Vivian Beaumont Theater at 150 W 65th Street

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Peggy Eisenhauer: Emoting and Motion–Communicating With Movement
Getting past the technical aspects of moving lights, how can one use movement artisitcally and emotionally in theatre lighting?

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Christopher Akerlind: Lighting Design For The Light In the Piazza
You saw the show, now Akerlind, who won a Tony for this show, discusses his design choices.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wendall Harrington: Projection And The Lighting Designer
The always entertaining, always insightful projection designer discusses the role projection should--and shouldn't--play in the world of the lighting designer.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Playing Nice: The Integration of Lighting & Projection on Stage
Projection Panel moderated by Wendall Harrington

The Live Design Master Classes are produced by Live Design magazine in conjunction with the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The BLMC, with creative consultant Jules Fisher, will take place May 22-24 at the Skirball Center–located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South on the NYU campus. The entire BSMC program, led by creative consultant Abe Jacob, including seminars, manufacturers showcases, and cocktail parties, will run May 19 to 21 at the Burrows Theatre at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. For additional information about the 2006 BLMC and BSMC and to register online, visit