Director of Lighting Services, L&M Sound & Light
Richard Tatum developed a passion for lighting at the age of 16 and, 30 years later, continues to maintain, develop, and enjoy that passion for theatrical lighting and the creative possibilities of light. He has designed and produced the lighting and/or technical production logistics for over 3000 events in his professional career including numerous theatre and modern dance productions and hundreds of special events. Private parties, corporate presentations, marketing and public relations promotions, concerts, festivals, film and television premiere receptions, and numerous life milestone celebrations have and continue to be a part of his ongoing work. His designs have been seen and enjoyed in his home state of Texas, Chicago, and, over the past 20 years, throughout the tri-state metropolitan region. On occasion, he travels to design and manage special destination events around the U.S. Throughout the NYC metropolitan area, he has designed in venues ranging from the most illustrious and well known hotels and public & private event spaces to the most intimate of black box theatre spaces to the grandest of performing arts facilities to numerous private residences throughout the Hamptons, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Alongside his ongoing design and oversight of events throughout the year, he continues to actively research and add to his knowledge base the latest ideas and creative and technological possiblities of light and visual design.