CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 19, 1999
Winn presents Saturday Scholars program at E.C. Mabie
Theatre Oct. 23
IOWA CITY, Iowa When theatre house lights go
down and a hush falls over the audience, the lighting design artist has a
moment in the spotlight, though left in the dark. Bryon Winn, assistant professor,
University of Iowa theatre department, will explain and demonstrate the creative
process of designing stage lighting during "Behind the Scenes: Contemporary
Lighting Design," Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m., E. C. Mabie Theatre,
as part of the Saturday Scholars program.
"Lighting design requires a great deal of preparation
and yet there is a last minute improvisational element to the
process," said Winn. "I will base my presentation on my approach
to Oscar Wildes two plays, "The Importance of Being Ernest"
and "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" being performed
at E.C. Mabie Theatre this fall."
Bryons recent design work has been seen at the
Portland Stage Company in Maine, Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis,
The Miranda Theatre Company in New York, Axis Theatre in Baltimore, Utah Musical
Theatre, and Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience in San Francisco.
Locally, Bryon has designed a number of productions for Riverside Theatre.
Bryon is a member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology and
United Scenic Artists 829, the union of professional designers.
Saturday Scholars: Tailgating for the Mind series
is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and is free and open to the public.
"Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Lighting Design," is the sixth
and final program of the season.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability
who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please
contact College of Liberal Arts in advance at 335-2611.