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Trad A Burns | Becoming a Lighting Designer

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“[I] fell in love with something I didn’t know I was going to like.”

Trad A Burns, Lighting Designer for the Kansas City Ballet’s world premiere of “The Wizard of Oz,” thought he wanted to be an actor, but it was only after petitioning for a class in college that he found his calling. Now, he uses light to tell a story and control the mood of productions in the same way an actor or choreographer would.

Every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 12, Flatland looks at the various people and professions that go into creating “The Wizard of Oz.” Follow #MeDorothyDoc on Twitter and Facebook, and look for KCPT’s documentary, “Me, Dorothy…and This Road to Oz,” at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 on KCPT.

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