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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Cincinnati Collage-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

Director: Chaz Wolcott
Stage Manager: Sarah Patisaul
Scenic Designer: Regan Densmore
Sound Designer: Kaitlin Barnett
Costume Designer Corey Cochran

October 2023

Lighting Designer: Jessica Ann Drayton

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In crafting the lighting design for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," our goal is to enhance the whimsical and vibrant atmosphere of this beloved musical while providing nuanced support for the emotional journey of the characters.

The lighting design draws inspiration from the charm and nostalgia of small- town charm, creating an inviting and warm visual palette. The production transitions seamlessly between the hilarity of the spelling bee competition and the introspective moments that reveal the vulnerabilities of the contestants.
In essence, the lighting design for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" aims to be an integral part of the production, seamlessly blending with the music, choreography, and set design to create a visually captivating and emotionally resonant theatrical experience. Through careful consideration of color, cues, and spatial dynamics, we aspire to elevate the audience's engagement and bring an extra layer of magic to this milestone production.

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