M*****classes: Lighting Design – our amazing workshop leaders

Over the last two weekends we’ve had a fantastic time with our M*****classes: Lighting Design cohort. They’ve taken part in workshops led by three of the UK’s leading female identifying lighting designers and had a blast at Pride and Prejudice (*Sort of) at The Lyceum.

Find out a little more about our amazing workshop leaders below:

KATHARINE WILLIAMS (18th Jan) lives in Edinburgh. Lighting designs include: MOVE (Disaster Plan); A Christmas Carol (Wiltons Music Hall, London); Our Wullie (Dundee Rep and Scottish Tour); Love Song to Lavender Menace (Lyceum Theatre); My Mate Ren (Live Theatre, Newcastle); The Ugly One (Tron, Glasgow); This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, and This Girl Does Nothing (Stellar Quines); Lost At Sea (Perth and Scottish Tour); Jack Frost (Civic, Barnsley); Hole (Royal Court Theatre); Women In Power (Nuffield, Southampton); Gagarin Way (Dundee Rep); Status (Chris Thorpe and China Plate); All of Me (Caroline Horton and China Plate); The Croydon Avengers (Harrogate Theatre); The Rivals (Watermill); Partus (Third Angel); Flood – Part Four (SlungLow); Two Man Show and The Darkest Corners (RashDash); Education, Education, Education (West End, London); Instructions for Border Crossings, Going Viral and Error 404 (Daniel Bye), Big Guns (Yard Theatre), Medea (Bristol Old Vic), An Injury (Permanent Red); Am I Dead Yet? (Unlimited) and Ode To Leeds (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Writing includes: Walk With Me (VAULT Festival). Katharine was lead artist on the Love Letters to the Home Office project and the founder of Crew for Calais.

LIZZIE POWELL (25th Jan) Previous Theatre Includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scottish Opera); Kes (Perth Theatre); Smile (Dundee Rep); Dial M for Murder (UK Tour); King John, Macbeth (RSC); Pinocchio, Endgame, Fever Dream: Southside, The Libertine, Krapp’s Last Tape, Footfalls (Citizens Theatre); The Enemy, Adam, Glasgow Girls, In Time O’ Strife, An Appointment With The Wicker Man, Knives In Hens, Mary Queen Of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Venus As A Boy (National Theatre Of Scotland); Our Town (Open Air Theatre); Mother Courage, The Mighty Walzer, Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange); Avalance: A Love Story (Barbican); Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour (West End/NTS); Country Girls (Chichester Festival Theatre); Hedda Gabler, Frankenstein (Northern Stage/ Uk Tour); Cyrano De Bergerac ( Citizens Theatre/NTS/Lyceum Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Sheffield Crucible); Victory Condition, B, Human Animals, Violence And Son (Royal Court Theatre); Secret Theatre (Lyric Hammersmith); What Girls Are Made Of (Traverse Theatre).

JESSICA HUNG HAN YUN (26th Jan) is an award winning lighting design specialising in theatre and installation work. Focusing on how light can adapt and change atmosphere for all audiences.

LUCY CARTER (22nd Feb) is a multi-award winning and critically acclaimed lighting designer and has been working for over 25 years.

During her study she gained a BA Hons degree in Dance and Drama and then Lucy undertook a postgraduate specialism in lighting design and honed her distinctive choreographic and creative lighting style whilst working at The Place Theatre in London which is a very busy contemporary dance venue.

Her extensive work for Dance, Ballet, Opera, Theatre and Live events has led her to gain many awards, in particular she has twice won the prestigious Knight of the Illumination awards and most recently she was awarded the 2018 Critics circle award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance.

Lucy works collaboratively and from the inception of the productions, to fully integrate the medium of light into the finished productions.

Lucy also creates installation work that explores light as the sole visual medium. Creating environments that evoke narrative and energies that a viewer experiences viscerally and purely in light.

Follow Lucy – Twitter : @LucyCarterLight and Instagram : lucycarterld

KARIN ANDERSON (23rd Feb) studied at Telford College, and Queen Margaret University. She worked for several years in Scotland, and then London, recently returning to Perth as Head of Lighting at Horsecross. She has varied experience as a Production Electrician and specialised in Lighting Programming at the National Theatre, as well as doing a number of West End and Broadway Transfers.

The Brunton Theatre Technician 2005-2008, Pitlochry Festival Theatre Deputy Head of Lighting 2008-2010, Lyric Hammersmith Deputy Head of Lighting 2010-2012, Royal National Theatre Lighting Technician 2012-2014/Programmer 2015-2018, Perth Theatre Head of Lighting 2018-2020.

Notable Productions:
Production Electrician: 2009 Whisky Galore (Pitlochry Festival Theatre). 2011 Twisted Tales (tour) (Lyric Hammersmith). 2011 Mogadishu (Lyric Hammersmith). 2012 The Edward Bond Season (Lyric Hammersmith). 2019 Lost at Sea (tour) (Perth). 2019 Frankenstein (Perth). 2019 Kes (Perth).

Assistant Programmer: (National Theatre): 2012 The Light Princess. 2013 The Children of the Sun. 2014 Great Britain. 2016 The Red Barn. 2018 Pinnochio. 2018 Julie.

Lighting programmer: (National Theatre): 2015 Man and Superman. 2016 Cleansed. 2017 Jane Eyre. 2017 Oslo +West End Transfer. 2017 Network +Broadway Transfer. 2018 Angels in America pt1&2 Broadway Transfer. 2018 The Lehman Trilogy.

LOUISE GREGORY (28th March) works as a Lighting & Sound Designer, and Production & Stage Manager.

Recent lighting design credits include The Disappearing Act (Open Sky); The Art of Cuddling and Other Things (CIRC Motif); Blokes, Fellas, Geezers (Jake Jarratt); Bodies of Water (Saffy Setohy); The Gruffalo, the Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson; and Project Godie (Surface Area Dance Company).

Production and Stage Management credits include: The Believers are But Brothers and Rich Kids (Javaad Alipoor); salt., Race Cards and The Missy Elliott Project (Selina Thompson); The Department of Distractions and Partus (Third Angel).

She is also Technical Manager for Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival. She was previously Deputy Chief LX at Northern Stage, Newcastle.

Louise specialises in small- to mid-scale productions, dance and new writing, and unusual and community venues.