Hey there! I'm Jose Tevar and the Lighting Designer for Omni-Science. I had the pleasure of working with Brick by Brick on Omni-Science back in 2017 when they took over the legendary Piper for its inaugural performance. Very excited to help bring it back to life this September.
I first started studying Lighting Design at the wonderful Drama Department at the University of Hull, which is also where I first met Brick by Brick's Jack and Jack. More recently, I trained in a masters at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where I learnt more about the craft of designing the lighting for performance (which I'll be bringing to this show). I'm currently working on Chiaroscuro at the Bush Theatre in London (directed by Lynette Linton) and looking forward to returning to Hull for Omni!
I am most looking forward to the chaos that ensues as the audiences are asked in which direction to take the show - I love that each performance will be unique thanks to each audience.
My favourite gadget would have to be a very expensive USB dongle that allows me to control lights without having to carry a full lighting desk around with me. Admittedly, I don't look as cool using my laptop than I do with a huge lighting desk but it's a lot kinder on my back.
The app I use the most is the very unexciting Trainline app, where I spend a lot of my money travelling around for work and coming back home to Hull as much as possible!
My favourite '80s track is definitely Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Guns N' Roses.
Omni-Science runs at the Fruit Market in Hull on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September 2019. Book your tickets.