Harnessing the Power of Light

Stephanie Johnson
Sun, Nov 12, 9am-4pm
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Lighting is an essential element in any production. In this workshop we will explore lighting design basics—visibility, shape, color, and rhythm—using professional theater equipment at CounterPulse’s new facility. You will learn the language to communicate your ideas and effective ways to use lighting as an expressive tool as you move from the page to the stage. This is a workshop intended for stage artists to learn more about how to effectively work with light and lighting designers.

WORKSHOP DATES: Sunday, November 12th

TIME: 9:00AM to 4:00PM

LOCATION: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, SF, CA 94102

COST: $40


Photo by Ernie Fields

Photo by Ernie Fields


Stephanie Anne Johnson is a second-generation theater practitioner and lighting designer who has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for over forty years. Locally, she has worked with Cultural Odyssey, Afro Solo, Ubuntu Theatre, TheatreFirst, Berkeley Playhouse, and many other groups. Internationally, her work has been seen in India, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Canada, and Belgium. As a visual artist, her work has focused on ancestral homage and African American legacy.  Her one-person show, Every Twenty-One Days: Cancer, Yoga, and Me was performed in Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Atlanta. Her work can be seen at www.lightessencedesign.com.

Johnson has served on the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, arts review panels and Boards of Directors. Dr. Johnson is a Professor at California State University, Monterey Bay where she is one of the founding faculty members who developed the Visual and Public Art Department when the campus opened in 1995. Johnson holds degrees from S.F. State University (M.A.), U.C. Berkeley (M.F.A.), and The Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio (Ph.D.). Dr. Johnson has been a guest lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Art, San Jose State University, and the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco.


November 12, 2017