Stephen Toney

With a strong passion for lighting design, Stephen knows theatre front to back. From teaching at Coastal Carolina University to working at Cory’s Audio Visual, he brings a passion for theatrics, lighting, and the artistry behind both. He loves traveling with his family and attending Scottish festivals to listen to the highland bagpipes.  When not catching the latest movie, Stephen enjoys going for walks around the Oklahoma City parks and going to baseball games in Bricktown.

What do I actually do?

Technical Director; setting up, running, and striking live event productions

I really like...

bagpipes, Scottish festivals, canoeing, and movies

My favorite food is...

fish

My favorite thing about my job is...

being able to come up with creative ideas that the client doesn’t know they love yet.

My superpower would be...

self-illumination

I really dislike...

waiting in lines and washing dishes

My drink of choice is...

Magic Hat #9 Apricot Ale

My favorite quote is...

“An effective lighting design is like a beautiful painting. Your medium is bringing someone to an emotional state he or she would not achieve at that moment without your art. This does not and can not happen by accident.” --Glenn Cunningham

Fun Facts!

My favorite gel color is G850. It's a rich, warm blue.
I've been working in professional entertainment now for 24 years.
I've been the lighting designer or assistant lighting designer for 27 productions in OKC.
My family and I have been on over 15 road trips, most of which were around 2,000 miles or more.
For Thanksgiving, the most turkeys I have fried is 5.3 store-bought and 2 wild turkeys.
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