4 Minutes with LB Morse
Photographing the artists of Intiman Theatre: 25 of 35
Down to earth. Awesome. Genuine soul. And a kick ass human being.
Q&A with Lighting Designer L.B. Morse
Photo Sister: What is the one thing you splurge on for yourself?
L.B. Morse: Food. I love food. Love. It.
PS: What made you want to do theatre?
L.B.: I think that storytelling is really, really important in our world right now, and I think there is an immediacy and vulnerability in the way we tell stories in the theatre that can stimulate a dialogue in a way that no other storytelling medium can. My dad was a lighting and scenic designer, so I grew up around theatre and was exposed to that storytelling power from a really young age. By the time I got to college it was pretty clear to me that I wanted to participate in that dialogue not just as a patron, but as a practitioner.
PS: The Beatles or Elvis?
L.B.: Beatles. Elvis can get my booty shakin’, but the Beatles make me a little bit weepy. The good kind of weepy.
PS: What is your favorite restaurant pick in Seattle and the best dish on the menu?
L.B.: The Mecca Cafe. #7 Sunny-side up, links, no toast. Coffee. Or PBR and a whiskey. [PS: “Like”]
PS: What do you fear the most?
L.B.: Losing people I love.
PS: What makes you happy?
L.B.: Cooking with my wife. Riding my bike. Traveling with my family. Making art with my friends. Seattle on a really sunny day. [PS: “Like”]
Check out L.B. Morse’s work in “Romeo and Juliet,” “Dirty Story,” “Hedda Gabler,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre
Catch “Romeo and Juliet,” “Dirty Story,” “Hedda Gabler,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, July 11th – August 25th, 2012.
L.B. is a lighting, scenic and multimedia designer for theatre and dance. Previous lighting designs for Intiman include Paradise Lost, Abe Lincoln in Illinois,The Year of Magical Thinking and A Streetcar Named Desire. He has also designed for Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle Children’s Theatre, On the Boards, The Empty Space, Maureen Whiting Dance Company, Lingo dancetheater and Theater Schmeater, among others. L.B. holds a BA in Theatre Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Scenic Design from University of California, Santa Cruz and is the Associate Designer at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Lens: Nikon 60mm 2.8 – Aperture: f/5.0 – Shutter: 1/200 – ISO: 400