In 1996 I started my career as an assistant to lighting designer Bonnie Beecher working on Frida K, a vibrant and challenging play staring Allegra Fulton and directed by Peter Hinton. I was struck by Bonnie's use of colour and the way that she embraced expressionism. Since then, Bonnie has become a top tier designer in Canada and started in the past several years working in France and Germany on ballet and opera. With over 250 productions under her belt she has a very interesting story to tell about Canadian theatre and how she works abroad. Bonnie joined me at Soulpepper Theatre in May of 2015 to chat about her life and style.
The Conjuror by David Ben
InOne by Cory Pattak
Beverly Emmons (designer for Martha Graham Dance Company who speaks of face lighting in dance)