I come from the era of Chemicals.
I am thinking of an environment like a fringe festival. The farther away the lights can be the less you will need as you do not need depth of field. High ceiling would be good. -or- Something on stage that hides the light that takes shadows out of background. Color and temp depend on what you want to exaggerate. Yellow makes older people and people who are too pale look healthier. Tungsten is your likely choice as cheap. Invest in several dimmer switches. One dimmer should have a light wired to each end of the pot and hot in the middle so that the light can be virtually moved around.\