A Midsummer's Night's Dream

A  Midsummer's Night's Dream

Singapore -based lighting designer Gabriel Chan relished this task for the 2023 Shakespeare in The Park (SITP) version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Chan chose 67 Astera NYX Bulbs to get light sources into some of the more inaccessible parts of Richard Kent’s stunning ‘cityscape’ set design, a cocktail of architectural fantasies that reimagined Athens as a stark industrial landscape that transformed into a dynamic hi-tech playground for the magic parts of the narrative. The set needed careful lighting from specific places and NYX Bulbs proved a perfect solution.

With the judicious location of the NYX Bulbs, Chan was able to colour segments of the set diligently and in detail, and to dramatically shift the mood of the piece according to the narrative, crafting the dynamic array of different atmospheres needed. He did this together with approximately 150 other lights all helping to deliver this masterpiece of human nature, temptation, and folly.