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This edition: Design (Fall 1997)

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 23, 1997.

The panel -- Tony Award winning lighting designer Beverly Emmons for Amadeus, Passion and The Heiress; costume designer Danny Gates (When Pigs Fly); 1997 Tony Award winners for Best Scenic Design for Jekyll and Hyde James Noone and director/designer Robin Phillips; puppeteer Basil Twist (Peter and Wendy); director Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly); and producer/playwright Liza Lorwin (Peter and Wendy) -- talk about how designers work with directors, producers and writers; directing in addition to designing; creating pop-up sets; working with the late Howard Crabtree on When Pigs Fly, with a detailed demonstration of costumes; Jekyll and Hyde's movable plexiglass towers, backdrops, and lighting with new Varilights technology; and the unanswerable question of "what makes good design?"

Guest List

Tish Dace Professor/Critic

Beverly Emmons Lighting Designer

Danny Gates

Liza Lorwin

James Noone

Robin Phillips

Basil Twist Director/Puppeteer

Mark Waldrop

Tony Walton Production Designer