- Johnny Dodd
Johnny Dodd (John P. Dodd) was a lighting designer for theater, dance and music active in the downtown art scene in Manhattan during the last half of the 20th Century.
Dodd was the founder and president of 14th Street Stage Lighting Inc. in
New York City. In the 1960's he was the resident lighting designerof Caffe Cino, an Off Off Broadway theater, and won an Obie Awardin 1967 for three plays there: Tom Eyen's "White Whore and the Bit Player," Lanford Wilson's "Madness of Lady Bright" and Soren Agenoux's " Charles Dickens's 'Christmas Carol.' "
He also did the lighting for dance and theater productions at
Judson Memorial Churchand for shows at La Mamaand Theater Genesis.
In 1971 he did the lighting for the
Robert Wilson (director)play "Deafman's Glance" at the Brooklyn Academy of Musicand for the Broadway musical "Inner City." Until his illness in the late 1980's, he was the lighting director of the Living Theater.
In music, he worked for the
New York Dollsrock band and created the lighting for their international tours in the late 1970's. In dance, he worked with the choreographers Dianne McIntyre, Charles Moore, Remy Charlipand Carolyn Lord.
Dodd died in 1991, reportedly from
AIDS. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE4DE133DF934A25754C0A967958260] Obituaries New York TimesJuly 17, 1991]
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