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A Play by Kade Mendelowitz
for use as a Lighting Design project
part of Theatrical Lighting Design Interactive

Case 457 is a short (12 min) play written by Kade Mendelowitz to be used as a Lighting Design project. Most "paper projects" don't give the student any sense of blocking or movement to the piece - watching a rehearsal, even with scripts in hand, helps the student figure out their cue plot (where cues should go) and often helps with conceptual insight and color/angle choices. I have produced three plays for the sake of "simply" giving the student a script they can read, and rehearsals they can watch which will aid them in this process.
3 sample plays are included in the multimedia cross-platform title "Theatrical Lighting Design Interactive". More information is available at:

Download an easy-to-read (or print) PDF of the script.

Your Assignment:
Read the play Case 457 (link to PDF of script).
Print the groundplan, then make an enlarged copy to 1/2” scale.
Watch the rehearsal video (below or on YouTube)
Write a concept paper
Develop your “Cue Plot” (cue synopsis) & “Color Key
Create (draft) your lightplot

Here is a copy of the assignment in PDF format if you'd like to print it.

Your Budget/Equipment Allocation:
(20) 6x12 Lekos @ 1kw each
(15) 6x9 Lekos @ 750w each
(6) 6x16 Lekos @ 1kw each
(20) 6” Fresnels @ 750w each
(2) Par 64 Medium Floods
(2) Arc Followspots
(30) 2.4kw dimmers
Unlimited cable, gel frames & gobo holders

$71 for gel and gobos
Gel: $7.50 / 20”x24” sheet any brand
Gobos: $12 / each any brand

Costume renderings by Anita Ashbaugh.
Click on an image for a larger version or download a printable PDF here.
A groundplan is availalbe here

Watch a taped rehearsal:

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