Light it up! Lighting Design 101 for QTBIPOC and Friends

Weaving Spirits Festival of 2S Performance
Sunday, February 20 & Monday, Feb 21, 2022 from 1:30-6PM PT
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We invite you to an in-depth lighting design 101 with GG Torres.  This is your chance to create and try out your own design to a live performance (low-key). Max of 12 participants each day, so that it’s an intimate learning group and everyone gets a chance at hands-on applications. It’s a one-day workshop offered twice. 

This rare opportunity will help you get hands on with this oftentimes intimidating element of theatre, get fluent in lighting tech speak, and bump up the production level of your work! Most of all, we’ll be having some fun 🙂

By Two-Spirits for our BIPOC fam

This workshop is only open to BIPOC folks who are themselves LGBTQ2S+, or who know how to hold love and respect for LGBTQ2S+ folks. 

Please don’t sign up if you are white or are uncomfortable around LGBTQ2S+  folks. If we still have tickets available close to the dates, we’ll open them up to a broader audience.

Hands-on learning including these topics:

– what’s a lighting plot

– how and when to work on your design, in pace with the tech rehearsals, strategically considering how you want to use your time in the theatre

– we’ll review different lighting schemes,   transitions, timing, and technical terms for them

– how to communicate your vision to the people you’re working with

– and we’ll have some time to experiment!

Each workshop day will stand on its own, meaning that the same curriculum and flow of events will happen the same way on both dates. So sign up for the one date that works best for you.

Snacks will be provided and we encourage you to bring your own food for the food break.

Weaving Spirits is grateful to be able to offer this gem to the wider community of BIPOC artists. Landa and Javier, our curators, recognize that performing artists of color rarely get a leg up in navigating institutions. If this workshop is not for you, please know that our performance nights are truly Open to All, as are several of our upcoming March workshops. 

Our Festival opens March 18th at CounterPulse! To check out our cute and brilliant lineup of artists visit

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$5-$150 Sliding Scale • Identification/ID is NOT required for ticket purchase or ticket pick-up

gg, lighting designer/artist mestiza tan non binary person with short dark hair and black beret hat, neon green sleeveless top standing in the shadow of some dried herb branches. the branches are seen to the left. the surrounding wall color is deep blue.About The Artist

Grisel GG Torres is from the Bay Area by way of migrant parents from Leon, Guanajuato, México. GG studied Light Design, Technical Theatre, Stage Management, and Props Design at SFSU’s School of Theatre and Dance. GG has collaborated and crafted designs/dream-scapes with PUSH Dance Company, jose e abad, Maurya Kerr, Ishmael Jones, Kularts, Catherine Galasso, Keith Hennessy, Sara Shelton Mann. GG also likes to write melodies, paint, dj, and create movement based performance art herself. See more of their work at



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If we have to cancel a show, you will be notified as soon as possible. You may choose to donate the cost of your ticket to the artists or receive a full refund.

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February 20, 2022
February 21, 2022
$5 - $150