2019 Winner of the Altman Lighting Award for

Plays (Small Venue)

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Reza Behjat

Nina Simone: Four Women

SHORTLISTED: Elizabeth Harper for Mysterious Circumstances, and Thomas C. Hase for The Resurrection of Son House

© Sean Fanning

© Sean Fanning

KOI Judges’ comments


“The lighting in Nina Simone: Four Women helped shape the plot of the play since the set remained constant. The manipulation of lights helped set the tone of specific scenes as well as assisting the audience to determine where to focus and what was important from moment to moment. Furthermore, the creative use of props (dresses) on the lights also added texture to the set and information about the time period in which the play was written.”

Norma Porter