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Lighting Design for People of African Descent w. Stephanie Johnson

  • FLAX art & design 1501 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Afro Urban Society x Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Present
Harnessing the Power of Light
A Workshop for Black/People of African Descent*
Sunday Aug 4 2019
9:30AM - 2:30PM
FLAX art & design
1501 Martin Luther King Jr, Way, Oakland, CA
$20-$30 Sliding Scale | No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds

Lighting is an essential element in any production. In this dynamic workshop with renowned Lighting Designer Stephanie Johnson explore basics- visibility, shape, color and rhythm using professional theater equipment

You will learn the language to communicate your ideas and effective ways to use lighting as an expressive tool as you move from the page to the stage.

This workshop is intended to create space for Black Person/Person of African Descent.


Stephanie Anne Johnson is a second-generation theater practitioner. Her mother Virginia Greene worked with the American Negro Theater in the 1950s. Johnson has been a lighting designer for forty five years. Nationally she has done designs for La Mama Theatre (N.Y.), Black Moon Theatre (N.Y. & Paris), Telluride Theatre (Colorado), The Arizona Repertory Theatre, The National Black Theater, and The Apollo (N.Y.).  Internationally, she has worked in India, Holland, Belgium, Paris, Italy, and Canada. Locally, she has worked with Cultural Odyssey, Afro Solo, Ubuntu Theatre Project, TheatreFirst, African American Shakespeare Company, the Marin Theatre Company, Anne Bluenthenthal & Dancers, and many other groups. Johnson is also a visual artist who has had two one-person shows in San Francisco. She has also written and performed a one-person show entitled Every Twenty One Days: Cancer, Yoga, and Me. Dr. Johnson is a founding professor in the Visual and Public Art Department at Cal State University, Monterey Bay.

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