Podcast Episode 73 – Ben Stanton


And of course, when I saw his work on Spring (his current nomination), well, I understood why he was on everyone’s short list.  And now he’s on mine too.

Ben took time out from his crazy schedule of lighting like 147 shows and being a new Dad to help me understand how lighting affects a show and . . .

  • How being trained as a drummer makes him a better lighting designer.
  • How guessing is involved in lighting design.
  • Does he like how shows are incorporating more and more projections?  (An interesting perspective considering his wife is the super talented projection designer Lucy Mackinnon, who also was on Spring.)
  • What LEDs are doing to Broadway and is that a good thing or a bad thing?
  • What he wants all Broadway producers to know about lighting design.

I’m a huge believer that to produce theater or to write for the theater or to direct for the theater . . . to do anything that has to look at the whole picture . . . you need to understand the elements. And Ben does a great job in this podcast of, well, showing us the light.

Enjoy the podcast!

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  • Eli KW says:

    But…. We didn’t get to hear his second answer to the Genie question! He said he had two things. Or were the two things the two meals he wanted?
    Great interview in any case!

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