It’s been a great summer so far! I was very proud of the lighting for Assassins and our creative solutions for 12th Night. This was in great part due to excellent help from Skylar and John. Assassins was a monster lighting show that involved a lot of lights and a lot of special wiring projects. Our challenge at the station was pulling power for our lights. We had a lot less power available to us than we did for Hamlet. We started by using the station to power our H.I.D. wash lights, and using a borrowed generator (thanks Rodney) to power our conventional theatrical lighting sources. We put portable dimmers on the booms to control them. We had to use a homemade switch box to control our wash lights since they cannot be dimmed. We lost our final dress rehearsal due to rain and ended up re-running power after our first performance because we were pulling too much amperage from our generator. We are planning to aquire a large trailor mounted entertainment generator for next summer's site specific performances.
A high intensity discharge wash light typically used to light a building or parking lot is very efficient for the power it uses.