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Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers

LIGHT TALK is a place where lighting designers can feel free to express what really annoys them about the industry, lighting education, and the art of stage lighting design. Inspired by the beloved NPR radio show, "CAR TALK", LIGHT TALK features the musings and rantings of David Jacques, Stan Kaye, and Steve Woods. These three designers have been lighting the stages of the world for many, many decades. Burnt out and abused by the industry and the insanity of the profession, Stan, Steve, and David have escaped to the hallowed halls of academia where they wildly and fearlessly pontificate to innocent students of the art. LIGHT TALK takes these rantings to the world. Look for our weekly Pod Cast discussing the issues of our time. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. Welcome to LIGHT TALK!

Jul 27, 2019

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk with Broadway lighting legend Ken Billington. Join David, Steve, Stan, and Ken as they pontificate about: Lighting Major Celebrity Acts in Vegas, Killer Whales, and The Rockettes, Ken's Gingerbread Man experience in the 4th grade, Perfecting black-outs with knife switches, Sherri Zimmerman’s cymbals, Loving the "Good Stuff" and erasing the "Bad Stuff", Great moments working with the perfect team, "Marie, Dancing Still", "Sweeney Todd" stories, Follow your gut and take it to FULL... then leave it there, Feeling the light, Getting the cues in the right place, Cues that "pop off the page", Watching assistants become successful artists, Tharon Musser's influence, Dealing with the other people in the room, There’s no room for temperament in the theatre, When you know it's time to stop assisting, What makes us love this business, and The synergy of groups of desperate characters.

Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.