Lighting designer Kevin Adams writes a firsthand account of his lighting for American Idiot.
When we started creating the visual world for American Idiot, there were a few things I wanted to do and a few things I wanted to avoid. I didn’t want to use any light bulbs or fluorescent tubes like I did in the contemporary rock/pop musicals Spring Awakening, Passing Strange, and Next To Normal. Also, when I was designing Hair last year, I set aside aggressive audience blinders and strobe effects, knowing that I wanted to build the design of American Idiot around those kinds of ...
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