I'm working on lighting design in a small blackbox theater (22' x 12' stage), and am lighting a play that is a realistic outdoor setting, with morning, late afternoon, and late evening lighting states. A problem I've run unto in the narrow space is that when lighting acting areas with the warm/cool method from 2 different angles, at a distance of 17', there's an ugly result of usually three shadows hitting onto the set & it's somewhat distracting from the audience point of view. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of problem? I was wondering if a diffusion filter would help at all, or perhaps simply giving up on the angled warm/cool wash, in favor of mono-directional covers, accepting that some shadow will hit the set, and at least keeping it down to one...maybe a warm daylight, a cool evening, with one or two key lights to suggest moonlight or sunlight as necessary. I am, of course, new to this, so any suggestions on the shadow or the day/evening effects would be greatly helpful!