16 Feb 2020

Rachel Marlow - painting a story with light

From Standing Room Only, 1:31 pm on 16 February 2020

They say never get on the wrong side of the lighting designer when you're working in a live show.   They're the ones who can can make you look fantastic, or - not!

Rachel Marlow is one of this country's most in-demand lighting designers, and co-founder of design company Filament Eleven 11. She works on everything from straight theatre productions to outdoor music festivals.

Rachel's not long back from New York, where she worked her lighting magic on Tusiata Avia's Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, the first New Zealand production invited to perform at the popular off-Broadway Soho Theatre.  

Rachel Marlow's latest work is her own creation - an ambitious lighting and sound installation that draws from the Brothers Grimm cautionary tale The Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle:

With no spoken narration in Rachel's installation, she tells Lynn Freeman that she wants people to be transported by light and sound.

Her installation Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle? opens on February 25th at the Auckland Town Hall's Concert Chamber as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival programme.