Les Dickert – Lighting Designer
LES DICKERT (Lighting Design) Mr. Dickert has worked with numerous major international dance venues, including Edinburgh International Festival; Sadler’s Wells; The Royal Ballets of Denmark, Flanders, England and Holland; Bayerisches Staatsballet; Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Lenden; National Ballet of Canada; Australian Ballet; Milan La Scala Ballet; Teatro Argentina; and the Izmir Dance Festival. In the United States, he has designed for Boston, Tulsa, Portland, Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Westchester and Miami City Ballets; Jacob’s Pillow; Kennedy Center; Brooklyn Academy of Music; among many others. As past resident designer of the White Oak Dance Project, he collaborated with artists such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Lucinda Childs, Mark Morris, Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer, and Steve Paxton. Mr. Dickert has designed for a number of regional theaters in the USA, including Triad Stage, GeVa Theater, Shakespeare and Company, Syracuse Stage, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Adirondack Theater Festival, and Portland Stage. He has lectured at Yale and Cornell Universities, Ithaca and Connecticut Colleges, and the Juilliard Institute. Mr. Dickert is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Summit designers COOKIE JORDAN (Hair, Wig, & Makeup Design) and LOUISA THOMPSON (Scenic Design) were honored at the Obie Awards on Monday May 19th, 2019 for sustained excellence in their respective fields.
South Coast Repertory sits down with Costume Designer Valérie Thérèse Bart to discuss upcoming “POOR YELLA REDNECKS”
South Coast Repertory's Beth Fhaner sits down with Costume Designer Valérie Thérèse Bart to discuss her design for the upcoming POOR YELLA REDNECKS. "Born in France to Vietnamese refugee parents, Valérie Thérèse Bart’s family eventually made their way to the U.S. in...
TDF’s “The Art of Designing Black Hair for the Stage” ft. COOKIE JORDAN, Hair, Wig, & Make-Up Designer
TDF's Jen Gushue talks the art of designing black hair for the stage with hair, wig, and make-up designer extraordinaire, COOKIE JORDAN: READ MORE
Explore the sartorial glory of ANASTASIA the Musical with Costume Designer LINDA CHO in the interview below - Learn more about Linda's design work at her Summit Entertainment Group page.
NYT: “THIS ‘OTHELLO’ IS POWERED BY WOMEN” – feat. JESSICA PAZ (SOUND DESIGNER) and the rest of the all-female design team for The Public Theater’s OTHELLO
This 'Othello' Is Powered by Women... by Sonia Weiser. Photo: Nina Westervelt for The New York Times
CHRISTINA R. GIANNELLI, LIGHTING DESIGNER, chats with DANCE MAGAZINE about the process of collaborating with choreographers:
Check out the interview on Dance Magazine's website, here.
Check out Stage Direction's wonderful interview with set and costume designer Valérie Thérèse Bart about the process of collaborative design and how being a woman of color impacts her experience as a designer. Photo: "Vanity Fair" World Premiere by Kate Hamill...
Congratulations to LOUISA THOMPSON on her 2018 Lucille Lortel Award win in the Outstanding Scenic Design category for her work on IN THE BLOOD!
See the full list of nominees and winners here.
Congratulations to Summit’s 2018 DRAMA DESK AWARD nominees! LOUISA THOMPSON, Scenic Design, IN THE BLOOD; AMITH CHANDRASHAKER, Lighting Design, THE LUCKY ONES; COOKIE JORDAN, Hair & Wig Design, SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY; CHARLES G. LaPOINTE, Hair & Wig Design, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, BRENDAN AANES, Sound Design, BALLS
SUSAN HAMBURGER discusses Five Lighting Techniques for Dance Performance (with lots of gorgeous photos of her work to boot!)
Check out all of Susan's tips for Rosco SPECTRUM and production photos online, here! Photo credit: Michael Zirkle, dark swan
Congrats to Costume Designer SYDNEY GALLAS for her work on the luminous, “affecting” HUNDRED DAYS, infused with a “slithery ominousness” that “takes you places you don’t expect to go” – check out the NYT review of this celebration of romance turned “haunting meditation on mortality,” part of the Public Theater’s UNDER THE RADAR Festival.
Check out the New York Times Review: What if ‘Until Death Do Us Part’ Means a ‘Hundred Days’? Photo credit: Sara Krulwich for the New York Times
The “bitter beauty” of The Barrow’s Group’s “must-see” ABIGAIL’S PARTY sustained by Matt Otto’s “smart” sound design and Edward T. Morris’s “evocative” set.
Congratulations to Summit's Matt Otto (sound designer) & Edward T. Morris (set designer) on their work in The Barrow Group's ABIGAIL'S PARTY, a NYT Critics' Pick, and read the review here: "Review: Innocuous Remarks Double as Cutting Commentary in 'Abigail's...
‘Edmonton & Albert Audiences “enthralled” by Judanna Lynn’s “lavish” DRACULA costumes & Christina R. Giannelli’s lighting’
Congratulations to costume designer Judanna Lynn and lighting designer Christina R. Giannelli on the opening of their gorgeous, seductive Dracula at the Alberta Ballet! Check out the reviews here: Edmonton Journal: Alberta Ballet's Dracula seduces Edmonton audience......
‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,’ on the Heels of ‘Hamilton’ – Bradley King, Lighting Designer
"Starburst chandeliers descend and rise. (The lighting, by Bradley King, and the half-period/half-punk costumes, by Paloma Young, are terrific") Charles Isherwood's NY Times review here ----->
THE GREAT COMET 1812 official opening on Broadway - Monday 11/12/16 at the Imperial Theatre Bradley King, Lighting Designer Official website here ----->
"Costumes designed by Michael McDonald are true to the period and help delineate the characters. It is especially telling that the clothing Marguerite “generously” purchases for Marina (from Woolworth’s!) are inappropriate for a young woman; the gesture is still...
The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre are a nationally recognized symbol of excellence for professional theatre in the Greater Philadelphia region, honoring local artists and theatre companies while increasing public awareness of the richness and diversity of...
New edition of New Sounds Live Concert Series. Hear all seven movements of the concert work, “Song of the Human” by Pete M. Wyer, as performed within the installation by The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally. And an interview with Pete. Read more here -----> And...
Variety Review: Broadway Smash ‘Hamilton’ Opens in Chicago Read full review here ----->