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Friday, December 16, 2016

Photo Gallery: 5Qs | Durham Marenghi, Lighting Designer

Live Design: Durham Marenghi, lighting designer for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies at MaracanĂ£ Stadium, started his career at the tender age of 14 while playing Oberon, king of the fairies, much to the amusement of the theatre’s technical staff. Rather than acting, he chose to pursue lighting design. During his first year at university, he built a lighting console for the local theatre, which he eventually joined. He then spent some time on tour with the Sex Pistols, working his way up the lighting ladder.

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