Warren Central High School, Indianapolis IN

Warren Performing Arts Center (March 2006)

Assistant Technical Director, Advisor to Student Lighting Designer James Horban

Act I: Nothing On, Final Dress Rehearsal

Responsible for:

  • Teaching basic lighting design principles to Student Designer

  • Assisting Student Designer in all phases of the design process

  • Fixing Cues during Technical Rehearsals

  • Assisting & Advising Student Designer as needed

  Noises Off is a play within a play that centers on a theatre company and their production of the fictional British farce, Nothing On. In the first act, the audience finds themselves watching the final dress rehearsal and nothing is ready for opening night. The actors don’t know their lines, the set isn’t done and the director is pulling his hair out trying to pull it all together. The second act is a month later and the audience gets to see the show from backstage. Things are starting to fall apart. Actors are starting to physically fight each other backstage during the performance and the actors have to give it their all just to get the entrances and exits right.The third act is another month later and the show has become a disaster.

Directed by Gabe Huddleston

Lighting by James Horban

Scenic Design & Technical Direction by Matthew Oskay

Photos courtesy of Jill Wynalda

Act II: Nothing On, backstage one month into tour

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Cathy L. Darrow
Lighting Design & Stage Management
8301 44th Street, Lyons, IL