UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS LIGHTING DESIGNS
THE ROYALE, MARCO RAMIREZ
Robert E Nims Thrust Theatre
This piece, based loosely on the life of Jack Johnson, deals with questions about singular, individual actions that have far-reaching consequences. Starting with the idea that this play is a boxing match, the design evolved into one about shape--specifically squares. This white-washed Jim Crow world is hard, angular, unbending, and ultimately, isolating.
SUICIDE IN THE KEY OF INFOMERCIAL, JARED GORE
Nims Lab Theatre
Suicide is another original work. The scenery and lighting were mainly static and naturalistically driven, except for a hallucinatory moment when the infomercial host breaks into the 'real' world of the hotel room--in this moment, I used primary colored lights to 'explode' the television across the stage space.