finzelber design - Assassins“Ryan Finzelber … also contributes strongly to the theatricality of this production. Mr. Finzelber, who primarily works at freeFall and Urbanite Theatre, usually with brilliant results, is a great artist doing what he does.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser “The smoke-filled theater is dramatically lit by Ryan Finzelber” - Herald Tribune, Jay Handelman

Assassins

“Ryan Finzelber … also contributes strongly to the theatricality of this production. Mr. Finzelber, who primarily works at freeFall and Urbanite Theatre, usually with brilliant results, is a great artist doing what he does.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser

“The smoke-filled theater is dramatically lit by Ryan Finzelber” - Herald Tribune, Jay Handelman

finzelber design - Breadcrumbs “Lighting design by Ryan Finzelber is possibly the strongest element, with striking projections of a dark, off-putting forest on the auditorium walls, illuminating the Gretel (sans Hansel) story that weaves throughout much of the present and a little into the childhood trauma past, as little Alida feels the lack of control her mother is able to bring to their lives.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser “Reynolds’ simple set is built on a platform that divides the audience in half… but it seems much more elaborate under Ryan Finzelber’s lighting, which features projections of a brightly lit crescent moon and a dark, foreboding forest that suggests the darkness and fear that Alida is navigating.” - Herald Tribune, Jay Handelman

Breadcrumbs

“Lighting design by Ryan Finzelber is possibly the strongest element, with striking projections of a dark, off-putting forest on the auditorium walls, illuminating the Gretel (sans Hansel) story that weaves throughout much of the present and a little into the childhood trauma past, as little Alida feels the lack of control her mother is able to bring to their lives.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser

“Reynolds’ simple set is built on a platform that divides the audience in half… but it seems much more elaborate under Ryan Finzelber’s lighting, which features projections of a brightly lit crescent moon and a dark, foreboding forest that suggests the darkness and fear that Alida is navigating.” - Herald Tribune, Jay Handelman

finzelber design - My Barking Dog “Ryan Finzelber does his usual superb job of lighting design, especially when Toby descends into the urban wilds of a park, deep into the underbrush where everything is green. My Barking Dog is a somewhat more technically challenging show than what I have seen at Urbanite Theatre since the early days, and all challenges are well and truly met.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser

My Barking Dog

“Ryan Finzelber does his usual superb job of lighting design, especially when Toby descends into the urban wilds of a park, deep into the underbrush where everything is green. My Barking Dog is a somewhat more technically challenging show than what I have seen at Urbanite Theatre since the early days, and all challenges are well and truly met.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser

finzelber design - The Light in the Piazza “Charles Murdock Lucas has contributed wonderful scenic designs that define the Italian setting, David Covachs costumes are dead on accurate for the period, and Ryan Finzelber lights all of it beautifully. Everyone at freeFall is at the top of their game for this production.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser

The Light in the Piazza

“Charles Murdock Lucas has contributed wonderful scenic designs that define the Italian setting, David Covach's costumes are dead on accurate for the period, and Ryan Finzelber lights all of it beautifully. Everyone at freeFall is at the top of their game for this production.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser

finzelber design - Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play “Eric Davis manages the realism of Act One as capably as he gives us the extremes of Acts Two and Three. Michael Raabe’s musical direction is superb, as are Ryan Finzelber’s lighting (bravely muted throughout Act One)…” - Creative Loafing, Mark Leib

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

“Eric Davis manages the realism of Act One as capably as he gives us the extremes of Acts Two and Three. Michael Raabe’s musical direction is superb, as are Ryan Finzelber’s lighting (bravely muted throughout Act One)…” - Creative Loafing, Mark Leib

finzelber design - Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche “It’s also occasionally about good humor, … and it’s always about good directing and design. John Pinckard’s staging is energetic… [and] Ryan Finzelber’s fine lighting provides the occasion for an unexpected joke.” - Creative Loafing, Mark Lieb

Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

“It’s also occasionally about good humor, … and it’s always about good directing and design. John Pinckard’s staging is energetic… [and] Ryan Finzelber’s fine lighting provides the occasion for an unexpected joke.” - Creative Loafing, Mark Lieb

finzelber design - Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike “Brian M. Smallheers beautifully detailed set works for the actors, and Ryan Finzelbers lighting is seamless.” - Broadway World, Peter Nason “And the fine Jobsite production, directed perfectly by Paul Potenza, offers a top cast and impeccable design. It’s certainly the funniest show of the year so far.” - Creative Loafing, Mark Leib

Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike

“Brian M. Smallheer's beautifully detailed set works for the actors, and Ryan Finzelber's lighting is seamless.” - Broadway World, Peter Nason

“And the fine Jobsite production, directed perfectly by Paul Potenza, offers a top cast and impeccable design. It’s certainly the funniest show of the year so far.” - Creative Loafing, Mark Leib

finzelber design - Dry Land “Director Summer Dawn Wallace’s… staging of the scene in which Amy actually aborts is horrifying. She manages to make it as graphic as possible stopping short of showing what the audience would not wish to see… Lighting by Ryan Finzelber is brilliant, especially in the abortion scene.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser

Dry Land

“Director Summer Dawn Wallace’s… staging of the scene in which Amy actually aborts is horrifying. She manages to make it as graphic as possible stopping short of showing what the audience would not wish to see… Lighting by Ryan Finzelber is brilliant, especially in the abortion scene.” - Talkin’ Broadway, William S. Oser

finzelber design - The Drowning Girls “Rew Tippin’s set is nightmarishly beautiful. Three claw-footed, white bathtubs under three shower heads, with laundry hampers and other utilitarian stuff behind them… Ryan Finzelber’s lighting is also dreamy. It fits nicely with the hint that you’re watching a trial in the afterlife.” - Your Observer, Marty Fugate

The Drowning Girls

“Rew Tippin’s set is nightmarishly beautiful. Three claw-footed, white bathtubs under three shower heads, with laundry hampers and other utilitarian stuff behind them… Ryan Finzelber’s lighting is also dreamy. It fits nicely with the hint that you’re watching a trial in the afterlife.” - Your Observer, Marty Fugate

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