PARTY FACE

"The production's slick look -- including Joyce Liao's lighting -- is a help”

 

LIVE DESIGN
By David Barbour   January 25, 2018

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

  •  NYT Critic’s Pick



'Simplified, ........ attractively lit by Joyce Liao '
 

 

NEW YORK TIMES
By LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES    
JUNE 17, 2015

BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE

  •  NYT Critic’s Pick


'In this fictionalized rendering, the president is plagued by the malevolent spirit.....'

 

NEW YORK TIMES

By CATHERINE RAMPELL   AUG. 26, 2013


 


' “Madness in great ones must not unwatched go,” Claudius notes regarding his erratic stepson,.....'

 

 TIMES OUT NEW YORK

By CATHERINE RAMPELL   AUG. 26, 2013

 

THE GLASSS MENAGERIE


' ....... the lighting cleverly guides the audience through various dramatic inclinations.'

 

STAGE BUDDY

By K KROMBIE    May 26, 2015


'........ nearly half the play takes place during a power outage, and this lack of illumination is fully embraced by the production so that the actors onstage must go beyond what is visible to connect with their audience. While it takes time to adjust to this lack of clarity, it is a welcome change from the sterility of a traditionally lit stage and allows you to use your imagination along with the characters.'


CHARGE.fm

By K KROMBIE    May 26, 2015

START DOWN


'The Artistic Staff has done a fantastic job ............lighting design by Joyce Liao,'

 

BROADWAY WORLD NEW JERSEY

by Marina Kennedy Apr. 12, 2016  

'How lighting, sets and props are handled, we won’t even try to describe, but special praise goes to Joyce Liao for the lighting design.'

NY ART MAVEN

by Sheila Abrams Apr. 11, 2016 

CAREFULLY TAUGHT


'Lighting designer Joyce Liao utilized harsh lighting for the majority of the play but played around with color during the interview scenes. The contrast worked well though it was likely your eyes were drawn to the live feed television screens.'


THEATRE IN THE NOW

by Michael Block  Nov. 16,  2016  

THE ENGLISH BRIDE


'Bob Philips’ sparse scene design is appropriate, and his use of a camouflage curtain background is a lovely thematic connection, reflecting desires to either hide or avoid being invisible. This pairs well with a versatile and subtle lighting design by Joyce Liao.'


THEATRE IS EASY

By Bradley Troll on 10.31.13 

POLANSKI POLANSKI


'Much of the “scenery” is provided by Joyce Liao’s lightning design, which at some points becomes shadow puppetry on the walls of the theater.  It is unexpected, but welcome, element that adds to Neale’s performance and Stanescu’s words.'

DAILY ACTOR

By Chris McKittrick  September 12, 2013  


'Furthermore, Joyce Liao’s lighting is very effective. Haunting at times, it captures the blazes of light that being in the spotlight, mentally and physically, must represent. Looming wall shadows capture both the huge and little person inside the man.'
 

THEATRE PIZZAZZ

By JK Clarke  September 16, 2013