Every Christmas Story Ever Told
Maples Repertory Theatre
- Lighting Designer: Collin Hall
- Director: Brance Cornelius
- Costume Designer: Kristina Tollefson
- Sound Designer: Daniel Milligan
- Stage Manager: Toni McDowell
- Photo Credit: Kelly Lewis
Every Christmas Story Ever Told is about three actors who set out to act in Charles Dickens’s classic, A Christmas Carol, but end up acting out multiple Christmas stories instead. Since the show is a fun, light-hearted collection of nostalgic Christmas stories, the lighting design focuses on reflecting that fun nostalgia. The looks tend to be bright, with a bold color on the back or sides and an occasional slash of texture on the scrim in the back.
The longest scene toggles between a reenactment of It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol. For this, I created two contrasting looks to distinguish which story was being told: one was bright with a saturate amber and mostly front light; the other was colder, with blue and lavender from the sides, leaving some spookier shadows.