My first lighting designer! It was a genuine pleasure to spend some time with Mr. Colin K. Bills. Colin had a few things on his mind to guide our conversation and that turned out to be a great idea. We talked about community events and what light itself means to holiday rituals and it all kind of expanded from there. We recorded this episode before Christmas, but there is a timeless quality to what we were rapping about, so don't worry. 'Tis always the season for philosophizing and intellectualizing. And stuff. If you're a stranger to Colin's work, you can check him out at Arena Stage in the near future, where he is designing The Originalist, a play about Antonin Scalia (a play with a pretty easy answer to "Why this play now?"). He's also a Woolly Mammoth company member, so you're never too far from one of his designs if you follow what they do. And he's a conspirator with the dog and pony dc team. You should definitely check out what they are up to, whenever they are up to things. As it happens, they are up to things with people.