Today’s guest is lighting/projection designer Ben Pearcy. Ben and Cory discuss his design for ‘Big Fish’ and mourn it’s closing, his experience working with renown artist James Turrell, how it feels to hit the GO button at the Opening Ceremonies, and how Ben owes much of his career to the legendary (and possible mid-show surprise guest,) Ken Billington!
Ben has lit Theatre, Opera, and Architectural projects around the world, including projection design for Big Fish and lighting design for Whoopie, both on Broadway. With 59 Productions, he has worked on Warhorse, Two Boys at the Metropolitan Opera and the 2012 Opening Ceremonies in London. He spent many years creating one of a kind art installations with renown artist James Turrell. Other credits include work with the Alley Theatre, the Baltimore Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Ben is also the Design Supervisor for the international sensation Riverdance – The Show. He has served as an associate to Ken Billington on numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including Lily Tomlin’s The Search…, and Chicago.