Welcome to a special two-part interview with Moving Light Programmer Tim Rogers. In this week’s episode, Cory and Tim discuss the history of the ML programmer on Broadway, the importance of the community of programmers, and his process, from sitting down at the desk for the first time until opening night. Tim shares stories from working with Howell Binkley, Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, what it’s like trying to balance work and a family that includes three kids, and discusses the departmental nuances between the lighting designer, the associate and the programmer. SPEAKING of which…come back next week for part two when Jason Lyons joins the conversation as we give you access inside the world of a designer and his long time programmer in a way like never before.
Tim Roger’s credits as a programmer includes dozens of Broadway shows, concerts, national tours, conventions, feature films, television specials and corporate events. Select Broadway credits include On The Town, Cabaret, Bronx Bombers, After Midnight, Cinderella, Bring It On, Peter and the Starcatcher, Jesus Christ Superstar, House of Blue Leaves, A Free Man of Color, The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Behanding in Spoken, Bye Bye Birdie, Fela, God of Carnage, Pal Joey, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Frogs, Avenue Q, Little Women, The Full Monty and many more. Other notable credits include Le Rêve, Burlesque (Feature Film), Smash (TV), Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Marc Jacobs Fashion Show, Democratic National Convention, America’s Got Talent, FIFA World Congress, and the Daytime Emmy Awards. Tim is a noted lighting console training specialist, and a member IATSE Local 1, Local 21 and the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52.