20th June 2021

Stephen Dean - Ramblings of a Techie



Stephen believes that lighting has as much importance to a theatre piece as the performers. He also works as a venue technician and writes for CX magazine and Ramblings of a Techie Blog. He has Cert 4 in Technical Production (Theatre) He has done many jobs in the arena of entertainment such as live audio, set construction, stage management, event management and production management. Stephen really is interested in manipulating photons, adding colour and shape to create the illusion that helps a director’s vision. In recent years his lighting designs have receive critical acclaim. He also likes to explore new ways of lighting and believes thinking outside of the box is very important in design. He is one of the busiest lighting designers in Adelaide. Stephen’s recent lighting designs include STARC’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Claire De Lune”, which gained high praise for the lighting from Jude Hines of Stage Whispers ”Of note is impressive lighting throughout by Stephen Dean”, and “The Double Bass” presented by Cranking Hog Productions, one of his latest designs for “Brilliant Traces” by Joh Hartog Productions received rave reviews. He has designed for several companies including Factory Space theatre in Sydney – including Macbeth, How I met My Mother and Devil’s Caress -and the Hunter Valley Summer Theatre. He has worked in Edinburgh, London, and Sydney. Stephen is also resident Lighting Designer/Technical Manager for all of the Bakehouse Theatre shows. He has his own production company, BallyHoo Productions, that supply technical services to theatre.
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