Phillip Franck Lighting & Scenic Design, Photography

 

The Pitmen Painters

American Stage Theatre Company

Raymond James Theatre

July 2016

 

Director: Brendon Fox

Scenic Designer: Scott Cooper

Costume Designer: Adrin Puente

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Projections Designer: Jerid Fox

Sound Designer: Rachel Harrison

 

The lighting in this production was inspired by the paintings of the Ashington Group, and was intended to illuminate the men's journey discovering art.

 

 

Chicago

Nashville Repertory Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

March 2016

 

Director: Rene Copeland

Scenic Designer: Gary Hoff

Costume Designer: Trish Clark

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

 

Chicago was set in a cabaret style thrust setting, and particularly late in the production, developed a circus like feel. Throughout the production, fast paced lighting changes reflected the music.

 

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Nashville Repertory Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

September 2015

 

Director: Lauren Shouse

Scenic Designer: Gary Hoff

Costume Designer: Trish Clark

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Phillip Franck

 

In this production, my main goal as to clearly differentiate between the various exterior and interior spaces, and the time of day to illustrate the changes in the characters' relationships.

 

Red

American Stage Theatre Company

Raymond James Theatre

May 2015

 

Director: Karla Hartley

Scenic Designer: Jerid Fox

Costume Designer: Jacqueline Padgett

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Karla Hartley

 

The light in Red needed to both give room for and emphasize the intensity of Rothko, but also Ken, as they create the iconic Seagram Murals.

 

Death of a Salesman

Nashville Repertory Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

March 2015

 

Director: Rene Copeland

Scenic Designer: Gary Hoff

Costume Designer: Trish Clark

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Phillip Franck

 

Death of a Salesman is a play of dark content; the stark light and limited color palette supports that tone. The past is somewhat warmer, and the fantasy of Uncle Ben is more vibrant, while the present is cold and harsh.

 

 

Company

Tennessee Repertory Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

March 2014

 

Director: Rene Copeland

Scenic Designer: Gary Hoff

Costume Designer: Trish Clark

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

 

Set in an upscale nightclub, rich colors dominated this production of Company as we tour through Bobby's struggle with his ideas about marriage and the examples of his friends' relationships.

 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

October 2013

 

Director: Terryl Hallquist

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Paul Carrol Binkley

 

Color and composition were important tools to illuminate two minor characters from Hamlet as they try to determine what is expected of them by the Dane, and if in fact, they are actually alive.

 

 

The Columnist

Tennessee Repertory Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

April 2013

 

Director: Rene Copeland

Scenic Designer: Gary Hoff

Costume Designer: Trish Clark

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Paul Carrol Binkley

 

In the regional premiere of David Auburn's play, I relied upon color temperature, patterns, and isolation to show Joseph Alsop's journey through Washington DC through the Kennedy and Nixon years.

 

God of Carnage

Tennessee Repertory Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

January 2013

 

Director: Rene Copeland

Scenic Designer: Gary Hoff

Costume Designer: Trish Clark

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Paul Carrol Binkley

 

The play began with cool whites that reflect the cool politeness of the meeting of parents. As tensions ratchet up, the color becomes warmer, and eventually took on the look of a boxing ring.

 

 

2.5 Minute Ride

American Stage Theatre Company

Raymond James Theatre

February 2012

 

Director: Todd Olson

Scenic Designer: Jerid Fox

Costume Designer: Ty Massola

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Karla Hartley

 

Within the play the narrator tells us of riding a roller coaster for the first time and of visiting Auschwitz with her father. It's a play of remembrance, sorrow, and joy, and required light that could change to reflect each location and mood.

 

All My Sons

Tennessee Repertory Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

October 2011

 

Director: Rene Copeland

Scenic Designer: Gary Hoff

Costume Designer: Trish Clark

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Paul Carrol Binkley

 

Closely adhering to the Classical unities, All My Sons takes place on a Sunday morning, at nightfall, and early the next morning. The light illustrated these times, and thus reflected the tone of the scenes.

 

To Kill A Mockingbird

Tennessee Repertory Theatre

Andrew Johnson Theatre

April 2010

 

Director: Rene Copeland

Scenic Designer: Gary Hoff

Costume Designer: Trish Clark

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Paul Carrol Binkley

 

The main image that drove the lighting of this play was that of a faded, sepia tone photograph. The light provided a vignette on the painted scenery, and it's warmth was reminiscent of an old photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting Process and Paperwork

 

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