Exploring Electrics

A hands-on lighting workshop


Exploring Electrics

Cost: $5

Join Actors Theatre’s Lighting Supervisor Jason Weber and Associate Lighting Supervisor Dani Clifford for a 4-hour lighting and electrics basics course. This hands-on session will show you the basics of electrics for the theatre, and provide you with lessons in both safety and best practices to bring to your next production. No prior lighting experience is required, but a basic knowledge of technical theatre is helpful.

Please come prepared in closed toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Must be able to lift at least 15 pounds.

Please note: Deadline to cancel class is 5 days prior to start of first class if class minimum is not met, unless otherwise discussed with instructor.


About the Instructors

Jason E. Weber, Lighting Supervisor, is in his fifth season at Actors Theatre of Louisville. In his twelve-year career, he has been the Master Electrician on over 80 professional productions. Prior to Actors Theatre, Weber served as Lighting and Sound Supervisor for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Master Electrician for the Adirondack Theatre Festival. Weber has an M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College and a B.F.A. in Theatre from Marietta College.

Dani Clifford, Associate Lighting Supervisor, is in her eighth season at Actors theatre. She has spent the last 13 years working in various areas of entertainment lighting; including: theatre, dance, opera, fashion, and museum. Before returning to her hometown to work at Actors Theatre, Clifford spent several years as a freelance production electrician and lighting designer in New York City. She has work at places including; The Atlantic Theatre, The Roundabout Theatre, The Juilliard School, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, and New York Fashion Week. Clifford also served as Lighting Supervisor at New York Stage and Film Company.  Clifford hold a B.A. from Wittenberg University in Biology, where she studied the effects of lighting on marine invertebrates.