Selecon Announce A Conversation with Rick Fisher

02 November 2007,

rick_fisher_webselecon is delighted to announce the unique opportunity to meet renowned lighting designer rick fisher who is currently in australia for the premier season of billy elliot the musical which opens at sydney’s capitol theatre in december 2007.

originally from pennsylvania, rick has been working in british theatre for over twenty years and is currently chairman of the association of lighting designers. recent theatre credits include: billy elliot the musical (victoria palace), the philanthropist, old times (donmar); jerry springer the opera (national theatre / west end); hamlet (edinburgh international festival / barcelona / birmingham); honour (national theatre) and red demon and peribanez (young vic).
portrait photographer: ken howard 

billy_elliot_web“talking about light”: a conversation with rick fisher presents an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a small group of like-minded individuals to meet rick, see a successful west end production followed by a post show discussion on stage. the next day rick will lead a workshop based on his approach to lighting design including demonstrations of particular stage lighting techniques in a theatre environment wrapping up with lunch.

billy elliot show photographer: tristram kenton 

this is one conversation that will not be repeated and if you’d like to grab this chance to be part of a select group who will gain personal and professional insights from an award-winning, experienced international lighting designer then you need to put your hand up and register your interest with us now.


wednesday, 5th december 2007
6.30pm meet rick and the rest of the group at sydney’s capitol theatre for a pre-show drink.
7.30pm billy elliot followed by post show discussion on stage with rick.

thursday, 6th december 2007
9.30am meet at local sydney theatre (venue to be confirmed) to discuss and view dvd examples of rick’s work; and on stage demonstrations of particular stage lighting techniques.
1.00pm conclusion / lunch.

fee: aud $390.00 (gst inclusive) or nzd$455.00 (gst inclusive);
includes pre-show drink, one ticket to billy elliot; post-show discussion on the 5th and rick’s presentation and a buffet lunch on the 6th.

contact either peter mckenzie at selecon australia or marie southwood at selecon nz to register.
on receipt of your application an invoice for full non-refundable payment will be sent to you.

this will be the second event where selecon and rick have worked together to bring the theatre lighting community into the billy elliot arena; eleven of australia and new zealand’s top lighting design students were presented with funding from selecon and given the priceless opportunity of sitting alongside rick, observing and learning from a master of design during two days of technical rehearsals in october.