Sam Vivash, Head of Lighting - Northern Stage Sam works with the director, choreographer, set designer, costume designer, and sound designer to create the lighting, atmosphere, and time of day for the production in response to the text, while keeping in mind issues of visibility, safety, and cost. Sam has worked on ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Where Do We Belong’, ‘A Song of Love for Ella Grey’ and was an Associate on ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’. As Head of Lighting Sam’s job is to coordinate with the Lighting Designers to achieve their goals and designs on Productions. As well as other members of the lighting teams coming into the building to make incoming shows open on time and looking as they should. Surgeries can be one-to-one or in small groups (maximum 4 people per surgery).