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The assistant lighting designer of a musical is responsible for supporting the lighting designer as they achieve their vision. During the production process for the musical Little Shop of Horrors (produced by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre), the assistant is responsible for creating and updating the paperwork related to the production. The Scene/Song Breakdown, Cue Sheet, and Group List are produced at the beginning of the process. Preset List, Effect List, Focus Palette and Color Palette Lists are produced during cueing and technical rehearsals. During technical and dress rehearsals, changes made to the production are updated in the paperwork. Once the show opens, the paperwork is archived to provide a record of the production for future reference.
Along with working on show documents, the assistant lighting designer is also responsible for taking notes at production meetings. This aids the lighting designer in the collaborative process with other design departments. The assistant also helps keep track of blocking and changes made to the production.
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Brown, Arielle, "Lighting Little Shop of Horrors" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 89.
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