#1 Michelle Ramsay Part 1 / by Michael Kruse

Michelle Ramsay, a Toronto-based lighting designer, agreed to be my guinea pig for episode one of the podcast.  This is the first of two 30 min sessions we taped.  Here is Michelle's bio (updated March 18 2014)

Michelle is a lighting designer for dance and theatre based in Toronto.

Companies she has designed with include: Modern Times, Cahoots Theatre Company, Blue Ceiling Dance, fu-Gen, The Theatre Centre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Stand Up Dance, New Harlem, Shaw Festival, Human Cargo, Theatre Rusticle, National Arts Centre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts, Mirvish Productions, Theatre Passe Muraille and Tarragon Theatre. She has received several Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a SATAward, and in 2008 she received the Pauline McGibbon Award.

The beginning has a few rough audio spots, with some "peakyness" but I should be able to iron out the problems in the future.

In the interview we refer to "Wonderland" and failed to give any context.  Canada's Wonderland is an amusement park north of Toronto, ON, and was a training ground for many young technicians just out of school.  

Other things we glanced over:


The Shaw Festival

Theatre Smith Gilmore

Theatre Columbus

Theatre Kingston


Manual Lighting Boards