Super Lighting Faculty
Jennifer Tipton (Lighting Designer) is well known for her work in theater, dance and opera and is currently represented on Broadway with her Tony Nominated Lighting Design for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Her recent work in opera includes Gounod’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE directed by Bart Sher at the Metropolitan. Her recent work in dance includes Alexei Ratmansky’s SHOSTAKOVICH TRILOGY for American Ballet Theater and the San Francisco Ballet. In theater her recent work includes Richard Nelson’s first Gabriel Family plays at the New York Shakespeare Festival in New York.
Ken Billington started his career with the off-Broadway hit Fortune and Men's Eyes. Since then he has designed over 100 Broadway and 70 Off-Broadway shows including Chicago,Fame, Lily Tomlin in The Search for Signs..., Footloose, Candide, Annie, Foxfire,Tru, Sweeney Todd, Side by Side by Sondheim, On the Twentieth Century, Annie Warbucks, Sylvia,London Suite, and Snoopy.
Natasha Katz has designed lighting for many varieties of entertainment, including Broadway, dance, opera, concerts, regional theatre, off-Broadway, Las Vegas, TV and permanent lighting installations. She is a six-time Tony Award winner whose recent Broadway credits include: Frozen, Meteor Shower, Springsteen on Broadway, Hello, Dolly! (starring Bette Midler), Cats, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, School of Rock, An American in Paris, Aladdin, The Glass Menagerie, Once, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage, Aida, and Beauty and the Beast.
Richard is a pioneer of modern stage lighting in Britain and his work has been seen in London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Moscow. He was the first British lighting designer to design the lighting for a Broadway musical, Zorba. He was the lighting designer of the Hal Prince hit revival of Show Boat on Broadway (Drama Desk Award, Outer Circle Critics Award-lighting), in Toronto (Dora Award - Outstanding Lighting) and on tour throughout the US (NAACP Award for Lighting).
In 2019, Vickie Claiborne joined the disguise team as a Senior Training and Support Specialist and recently completed a mini tour with Barbra Streisand using disguise. Previously, Vickie has worked at PRG as Lighting and Digital Media Product Specialist and at High End Systems as Programmer and Training Manager. She is also a contributing writer for PLSN magazine, covering topics related to programming and digital media; and in 2014 she published her first book entitled, “Media Servers for Lighting Programmers”
Mary Louise Geiger, Lighting Design
Broadway: The Constant Wife (Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre)
Off-broadway: Bauer (59e59); The Morini Strad, Olive And The Bitter Herbs, Buffalo Gal (Primary Stages); Good Television, The New York Idea (Atlantic Theatre Company); Kindness, Blue Door, The Busy World Is Hushed (Playwrights Horizons); Finn, Mabou Mines’ Dollhouse, Red Beads (Mabou Mines); Violet Fire (Bam Next Wave Festival); The Killing Of Sister George, Beyond Therapy, Natural Affection, Lovers,
John Huntington is a (full) Professor of Entertainment Technology at New York City College of Technology (CUNY). Through his consulting company, Zircon Designs, Huntington freelances as an entertainment and show control systems consultant, author, and sound designer/engineer.
Stephen Jones is a USA 829 Lighting and Scenic Designer, that works primarily in regional theatre around the country. Most recent work includes Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Portland Stage Theatre Company, and the world primer of The Dressmakers Secret (Off-Broadway). Stephen is a Beta Tester and a Third PartyTrainer for Vectorworks Spotlight, and has created webinars for the company.
Marc Polimeni is an automated lighting programmer with more than 20 years of experience working in the entertainment industry. He has programmed more than 60 Broadway shows, including 1984, Amazing Grace, American Buffalo, Bridges of Madison County, Carousel, Follies, Golden Boy, The Humans, and countless national and international tours and off-broadway shows. He has also worked in dance, opera, TV, museums, and industrials.
Steve has been with Lite-Trol Service since 1977, serving as its Service Manager since 1986. Steve has worked on and supported lighting control systems of all types and flavors, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Metropolitan Opera, The View, Four Seasons Restaurant, St. Patrick's Cathedral, among many, many others.
Chad Tiller is Rosco’s Global Vice President of the Live Entertainment Market. Through his career at Rosco, he has guest lectured at many colleges and universities including New York University, Boston University, Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson, School of Visual Arts, University of San Francisco, CUNY-City Tech, and Bronx Community College. He has also presented seminars on color theory at USITT and Stage Seminars Super Saturday.
Scott C. Parker: has been a freelance lighting designer for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Event Lighting for IMS Technology Services. Scott produces the annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday workshop in New York City, co-founded with the infamous Sonny Sonnenfeld in 2005. Scott served as Chair for the USITT NY Area Section and is active at the annual USITT national conferences. Rutgers, Temple, Columbus State, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Pace, City Tech, City College, Edward R. Murrow School, and Berkeley Carroll School have all enjoyed, or put up with, his teaching.