Chapter 15

The Light Cue Level Setting Session and Technical Rehearsals


This chapter examines some of the events that take place during the light cue level setting session and the technical rehearsals. Although these are two distinct events, for the purposes of this text, they have been combined into a single chapter. That’s based on the perception that, once the lighting designer begins to create and modify the cues, the activity doesn’t stop until opening night.


The purpose of the light cue level setting session is to create and record the electrical actions that will occur each time the lighting changes during the production. Typically, it’s also the first opportunity to view, discuss, ...

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