"The Set for 'Spalding Gray' was a very simple deck and a backdrop of white crumpled notebook paper that acted as a cyc. The paper cyc had 2 layers and was porous exposing the brick back wall of the theater. The piece had five actors performing different excerpts of Spalding's text as monologues. For most of the piece I was able to focus on one actor while toning the playing space and creating broad strokes of color and texture on the paper backdrop and the brick wall. At times I was trying to evoke a time of day or a part of the country and at times my goal was to support the emotional energy of what was being said. Rosco colors and gobos played a huge role in helping me create the world for Spalding's words."

- Ben Stanton
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"I used R3407, R56, R68 & R21 in different combinations to create different tones on the paper backdrop. R3407 is a beautiful warm sunlight color, and R21 is one of my favorite deep ambers for use on backdrops and cycs."

"I used R68 in combination with Rosco's "Scattered Light" Gobo (R78221) to create cool streaks of light across the paper. The gobo cut nicely through deeper blues to create a feeling of ocean and clouds. I used R04+R132 as a warm cross light color and R305 in 6 Autoyokes - 3 dedicated as front light and 3 down lights."

Ben Stanton is a lighting designer based in New York City working primarily in Theater, Dance, Live Concerts & Events. In 2006 Stanton created the "Stanton Collaborative", a company which focuses on Corporate Events & Installations. In New York Stanton has designed for theater companies including The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theater, The Daryl Roth Theater, MCC Theater among others. Regionally Stanton has designed at the Paper Mill Playhouse, The Intiman Theater, The Huntington Theater Co., South Coast Rep, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theater of St. Louis.

Some theater credit highlights include Walmartopia (Minetta Lane Theater), Godspell (Paper Mill Playhouse), Sandra Bernhard: Everything Bad and Beautiful (Daryl Roth Theater), Die Mommie Die (New World Stages), A Feminine Ending (Playwrights Horizons), Light Raise The Roof (NYTW), Altar Boyz (Chicago). Stanton is slated to design the Broadway revival of Godspell in summer 2008.

For more information about Ben Stanton visit www.benstanton.com or www.stantoncollaborative.com