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The Amen Corner

Prize(s) Winners in Theater Performance Design
Company Honoré Lighting
Lead Designers Adam Honoré
Completion Date FEB 11 - MAR 15, 2020
Project Location Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington D.C.
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Entry Description
James Baldwin’s 'The Amen Corner' tackles the role of the church in the Black community. Set within a storefront church, an apartment, and the streets of Harlem, the design of this play brings an operatic quality to the words of Baldwin. Transcending expectations, the lighting of this production supports the emotion deep within the text which in turn created the world for each of the characters to exist in.

"The production’s lighting designer deserves his own standing ovation. Honoré manages to separate the static set of the combined church and apartment with subtle shading and gives the effect of a long church service with early golden hour light that morphs into a bright, white afternoon."-Leigh Giangreco, The DCist (Review)

THE AMEN CORNER (James Baldwin)
Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC
Directed by Whitney White
Scenic Design by Daniel Soule
Costume Design by Andy Jean
Sound Design by Broken Chord
Lighting Design by Adam Honoré
Company Description
?Adam Honoré is a Harlem based lighting designer for plays, musicals, and live events. Off-Broadway highlights feature Carmen Jones (Classic Stage), Ain’t No Mo’ (The Public), ?Behind the Sheet (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and Faux-bia! (Carnegie Hall). Regional collaborations include Arena Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Huntington Theater Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Signature Theatre among others. International designs feature Haydn's The Seasons (Austria), The Band’s Visit (Manila), Kinky Boots (Manila), and Fun Home (Int’l Premiere, ft. Lea Salonga). Adam is a Drama Desk, Henry H