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We will be adding our speakers to this list as we receive confirmation that their schedule allows them to be involved.

Jennifer TiptonJennifer Tipton (Lighting Designer) is well known for her work in theater, dance and opera. Her recent work in opera includes Gounod’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE directed by Bart Sher at the Metropolitan. Her recent work in dance includes Alexei Ratmansky’s SHOSTAKOVICH TRILOGY for American Ballet Theater and the San Francisco Ballet. In theater her recent work includes Richard Nelson’s first Gabriel Family plays at the New York Shakespeare Festival in New York.

JvBJim van Bergen’s clients include Big Apple Circus, Blue Man Group, Metropolitan Opera, NY Philharmonic, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, Martha Graham Dance Company. He’s designed sound for more than two dozen productions for Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center, and over 200 original designs including   All in the Timing, Bunny Bunny, Cambodia Agonistes, and Nunsense as well as the Broadway revival of True West,  tours of ART, It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues, and The Harlem Nutcracker.

Howell BinkleyHowell Binkley (Lighting Designer): Broadway works include: Hamilton (2016 Tony Winner), A Bronx Tale, After Midnight (2014 Tony nomination), A Christmas Story, Magic/Bird, Jesus Christ Superstar, How To Succeed... starring Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nomination,) Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, All About Me, Memphis, West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Guys and Dolls, Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In The Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Crybaby, Xanadu, LoveMusik, The Farnsworth Invention, Bridge & Tunnel, Jersey Boys (Tony Award Winner), Steel Magnolias, Dracula, Avenue Q, Golda’s Balcony, Hollywood Arms,

Ken TravisBroadway Designs: In Transit, Disney's Aladdin, Jekyll & Hyde, A Christmas Story, Scandalous, Newsies, Memphis, The ThreePenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. Numerous regional theaters and companies including: 5th Avenue Theater (White Christmas, Sunday in the Park with George, Hello Dolly, Mame, Into the Woods, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, The Guthrie Theater, Dallas Theater Center, McCarter Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, SoHo Rep, The Civilians, Mabou Mines, and festivals across Europe and the US. When not designing theater Ken is a FOH and monitor engineer for rock bands and groups across the globe.

Specialties: Sound reinforcement for theater and rock venues.

Natasha Katz

Natasha Katz has designed lighting for many varieties of entertainment, including Broadway, dance, opera, concerts, regional theatre, off-Broadway, Las Vegas, TV and permanent lighting installations. She is a six-time Tony Award winner whose recent Broadway credits include: Frozen, Meteor Shower, Springsteen on Broadway, Hello, Dolly! (starring Bette Midler), Cats, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, School of Rock, An American in Paris, Aladdin, The Glass Menagerie, Once, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage, Aida, and Beauty and the Beast.

Bob McCarthyBob McCarthy has been involved in the design and analysis of sound systems for over 30 years. As a pioneer in the development of Meyer Sound’s SIM System he has helped push the science of tuning sound systems from the laboratory into the practical world of theaters, arenas and stadiums. Bob is recognized worldwide as a leading specialist in sound system design and optimization and has shared his experience through the years via seminars and multiple books on the subject. Bob’s current role is Director of System Optimization at Meyer Sound and his book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, is preparing to be released in its third edition.

donald holderVia Wikipedia: Donald Holder is an American lighting designer in theatre, opera, and dance based in New York. He has been nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning the 1998 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for The Lion King. He won a second Tony in 2008 for the revival of South Pacific.[1] His lighting design for Ragtime has been nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical.[2]

Amongst the nearly 70 Broadways shows Brian designed are Blackbird directed by Joe Mantello, starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, A Fish In The Dark written by and starring Larry David, Death of a Salesman directed by Mike Nichols starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington. For the MET Opera Brian designed Enchanted Island, Dr. Atomic et al. He also designed, Sucker Punch at the Studio in DC and The Maryland Opera Studio’s Miss Havisham’s Fire and Postcards from Morocco. He designed The Book of Mormon and received his fifth Tony Award for Best Lighting.

Ken BillingtonKen Billington started his career with the off-Broadway hit Fortune and Men's Eyes. Since then he has designed over 80 Broadway and 70 Off-Broadway shows including Chicago,Fame, Lily Tomlin in The Search for Signs..., Footloose, Candide, Annie, Foxfire,Tru, Sweeney Todd, Side by Side by Sondheim, On the Twentieth Century, Annie Warbucks, Sylvia,London Suite, and Snoopy. Other projects include Fantasmic! at Disneyland, Jubilee! at Bally's Las Vegas supervising Riverdance and for 26 years the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Ken is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Los Angeles Drama Critics, and Ace Awards and the Lumen for his architectural lighting.

Howard KaufmanHoward has worked in Pro Audio for over 40 years. His experience includes: Guitar and Keyboard, Audio Maintenance, Conference Audio, Radio and TV Audio, Music Recording, Roadie, Live Concert mixing, Corporate Event Audio, Studio recording, Studio Owner, Studio Design, Music Mastering, Wireless Microphones, A/V System Design. Currently Technical Representative and Northeast Territory Sales Manager for Lectrosonics.

Jen SchrieverJennifer Schriever is an American lighting designer based in New York City. Her Broadway credits include Eclipsed and John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown (also filmed for HBO). Ms. Schriever’s off-Broadway credits include Mala Hierba and American Hero (Second Stage); A Second Chance (Public Theater); Sunset Baby (Labyrinth Theater Company); Triassic Parq (SoHo Playhouse); Bullet for Adolf (New World Stages); Stuffed and Unstrung (Union Square Theater) and An Evening Without Monty Python (Town Hall).

Stacey Boggs

Stacey Boggs is a New York based Lighting Designer. She is currently the Lighting Supervisor for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She has also worked as a Lighting Supervisor for The Wooster Group and as the Technical and Lighting Director for Ailey II. She has designed for choreographers Bill T. Jones, Troy Powell, Robert Moses, Christopher Wheeldon, Carlos Dos Santos, Chang Yong Sung, and Stephane Boko.

M Florian StaabM Florian Staab is a Sound Designer and Composer based in New York.

Staab writes music and designs sound for Theater, Opera, Dance and other live performance events.
He also enjoys mixing and recording live performances.

His designs have been heard in over 100 productions around the US and internationally. Recent designs include work for the Public Theatre, the Irish Rep, the Pearl Theatre Company, Drama League, Partial Comfort, Culture Project, Keen Company, Chicago Opera Vanguard and others. Staab is the resident sound designer at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.

Dawn Chiang designed the lighting on Broadway for “Zoot Suit”, was co-designer for “Tango Pasion”, and associate lighting designer for “Show Boat”, “The Life” and the original production of “La Cage Aux Folles”. Off Broadway, she has designed for the Roundabout Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and co-designed the first two seasons of the “Encores!” concert musical series at City Center.

Dawn was resident lighting designer for New York City Opera, where her designs included “A Little Night Music” and “Fanciulla del West”. She is the lighting designer for the award winning FDNY Fire Zone at Rockefeller Center, New York. She has worked on the concert tours of Paul Anka, The Carpenters, Diana Ross, and Loggins and Messina.

She has designed the lighting at numerous regional theaters including Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theatre, and the Mark Taper Forum.

Dawn has earned two Drama-Logue Critics' Awards, Lighting Designer of the Year from the Syracuse Area Live Theatre Awards, and nominations for the San Francisco Drama Critics’ Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Award and the American Theatre Wing Award for Design.

She has served on the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group and is a mentor for the Theater Development Fund’s “Open Doors” outreach program to New York City high school students.

Dawn is a senior consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants, where she served as project manager for two of the largest water based permanent shows — “House of Dancing Water” in Macau and the Han Theatre in central China.

BenStantonThree-time TONY nominee Ben Stanton designs lighting for theater, concerts, dance, and events. Recent Broadway credits include Ayad Akhtar’s JUNK at Lincoln Center Theater, the revival of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (starring Allison Janney, Corey Hawkins, and John Benjamin Hickey); Deaf West Theater’s revival of SPRING AWAKENING; Becky Mode’s FULLY COMMITTED (starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson); and FUN HOME (Broadway, Off-Broadway, 1st National Tour, London).

Tom CasazzaThomas M. Casazza is the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Altman Lighting, Inc.  With Altman since May, 2010, Tom manages dealer and commercial sales within the Northeastern US  from Delaware to Maine and extending into the eastern provinces of Canada. He is an active member of the NY Chapter of the IES and serves on the organizational committee for its annual LUMEN Awards gala.

Mike Tracey PhotoMike Tracey has worked on multiple national tours, off-Broadway, and Broadway shows.

Jobs ranging from associate sound designer to sound operator. He is currently working

on War Paint, the Musical, as the A1. More recent projects include; Book of Mormon (A1

National tour and sub mixer on Broadway), Rent ( associate sound designer National

Tour), If/Then (associate sound designer Broadway and Tour), Cabaret (associate

sound designer Broadway).

Pete Borchetta’s passion for lighting over the past three decades has led him to numerous job positions in the theatrical and architectural lighting industry. He has served the industry as a Theatrical and Architectural Lighting designer, Theatrical Lighting Professor, Theatrical Lighting Consultant, and Product Innovation Manager.

Sonny SonnenfeldSonny was a theatrical lighting salesman, a teacher, an author, and a practitioner. Sonny was the New York City sales manager for Century Lighting (now Strand), a partner in Lighting & Electronics, and a sales representative for Colortran, ETC, Wybron, and again at Strand. Sonny founded the Broadway Lighting Master Classes. Sonny taught architectural lighting at the Pratt Institute and anchored the studio lighting chapter of the 5th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook.

Sonny authored many articles on theatre lighting, including “Dimmer per Circuit” and “Moving Lights, Has Their Time Come?” He was chairperson of the IESNA Theatre Lighting sub committee and he created the Broadway Lighting Master Classes, which attracted over 150 students from all over the world.

GaryFailsDMXAfter working for many years as a touring and Broadway electrician, Gary Fails founded City Theatrical, the award winning manufacturer of lighting accessories based in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

BradWardBrad Ward is a New York City based Sound Designer who works as an AV and Theatrical Systems Designer at DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky. Previously, Brad worked as Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering Technology at Belmont University in Nashville, Project Manager for Blitz Communications in London, and Lead Audio for Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE in Las Vegas. Brad also enjoys designing sound on a freelance basis.

Miles Dudgeon is an ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician, and is currently the Northeastern Regional Sales Manager for Altman Lighting. He has extensive experience in electrics departments for regional theatre, and across the spectrum of live entertainment, from large televised events to small experimental pieces. He has held sales, marketing, and product development roles at lighting manufacturers, and at theatrical supply companies. Miles has a BFA in Lighting Design from Purchase College.

 

Charles Coes RecordingCharles Coes is a Sound Designer and Engineer based in New Jersey, he has designed shows at Yale Rep; Seattle Rep; Berkeley Rep; South Coast Rep; Guthrie Theater; Shakespeare Theatre Company; ArtsEmerson; Wilma Theatre; Two River Theater; North Shore Music Theatre; Williamstown Theatre Festival; HERE Arts Center; Ford's Theatre; Dallas Theater Center; and the Huntington Theater Company. Tour: Phoenix Entertainment and The Acting Company.

MLGeigerMary Louise Geiger, Lighting Design

Broadway: The Constant Wife (Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre)

Off-broadway: Bauer (59e59); The Morini Strad, Olive And The Bitter Herbs, Buffalo Gal (Primary Stages); Good Television, The New York Idea (Atlantic Theatre Company); Kindness, Blue Door, The Busy World Is Hushed (Playwrights Horizons); Finn, Mabou Mines’ Dollhouse, Red Beads (Mabou Mines); Violet Fire (Bam Next Wave Festival); The Killing Of Sister George, Beyond Therapy, Natural Affection, Lovers,

Sean Dane discovered how easy wireless dimming can be while working at Kansas City Repertory Theatre as the Props Foreman. Today, Sean is Sales Director and Application Specialist for RC4 Wireless. At the Rep, he specialized in small electronics, carpentry, metal work, computer graphics and period-specific properties acquisition. Outside of his duties at the KC Rep Sean oversaw graduate design students from the University of Missouri Kansas City while doing their GTA in props.

Andy LangAndy Lang is a member of Figure 53's QLab support team, as well as a USA829 sound designer, and an IATSE Local One sound engineer who's worked on many Broadway and touring shows, including The Full Monty, Anything Goes, Pippin, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Paramour, and Beautiful.

Nick Gonsman works for ETC in New York City, where he specializes in control, integration, and networking. He designs lighting infrastructures, data distribution systems, and writes education content for controls. In the field, he conducts advanced trainings at venues and Education Center events, and supports user needs around NYC and the Northeast. Internally, he sits on the Eos Family Advisory Team, as well as the Controls Steering Team. Outside of ETC, Nick freelances as a designer and programmer for theatre, dance, television, and live events in the city. In his copious free time, Nick likes to make his own wine.

Chris CurranChris Curran has over 25 years of experience in professional entertainment production, from onsite production coordination to operations management, and now sales and support with focus on media server technology.

Sam KusnetzSam Kusnetz is an associate sound designer working on Broadway, off-Broadway, and around the country. He's also the project manager for QLab and the founder of Team Sound.

Stephen Jones is a USA 829 Lighting and Scenic Designer, that works primarily in regional theatre around the country. Most recent work includes Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Portland Stage Theatre Company, and the world primer of The Dressmakers Secret (Off-Broadway). Stephen is a Beta Tester and a Third PartyTrainer for Vectorworks Spotlight, and has created webinars for the company. He has been features by Live Design Magazine for creativity in his design process using rendering software. Stephen Serves as an Assistant Professor in the Drama Department at Vassar College, where he teaches courses in theatrical design and in collaboration. Stephen also holds the position of Director of Theatre for the department.
 

SunHeeKilSound Designer Sun Hee (Sunny) Kil, originally from South Korea, is celebrating her tenth year in the United States! First earning an MFA in sound design at the University of Cinncinnati, College Conservatory of Music, she then spent five years on the faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma. In 2014 she was appointed assistant professor, Department of Theatre Arts, at SUNY New Paltz. Her sound design credits range from the musicals Caffeine at the Roppongi Blue Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, to Flipside at 59E59 in New York City.

Chip Scott Pic.jpgCHIP SCOTT (Lighting Designer) is the Professor of Lighting Technology and Design in the Entertainment Technology Dept. at City Tech, CUNY. He specializes in automated lighting, CAD skills and pre-visualization for designers and technicians. He is a producer/designer of The Gravesend Inn, a Haunted Hotel for City Tech Theatreworks.

Diana KesselschmidtDiana Kesselschmidt, has designed lighting for over 15 years and for hundreds of productions in theater, dance, opera, concerts, tours, events, fashion, conferences, and industrials.

Her work has been featured at Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Kennedy Center, New York Town Hall Theatre, Huntington Theatre, The Highline Ballroom, 30+ productions at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, Queens Theatre in the Park, Boston Playwrights Theatre 59 East 59th St., Harvard University’s Bright Hockey Arena, Cortland Rep., Abrons Art Center., Theatre At St. Clement’s, HB Playwrights Theater, Cape Rep Theatre

Lucas KrechLucas is a software developer and the creator of Drafty. He has a day job as a lighting and video designer for opera and dance. You gotta fund that software habit somehow!

Scott C. ParkerScott C. Parker: has been a freelance lighting designer for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Event Lighting for IMS Technology Services. Scott produces the annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday workshop in New York City, co-founded with the infamous Sonny Sonnenfeld in 2005. Scott served as Chair for the USITT NY Area Section and is active at the annual USITT national conferences. Rutgers, Temple, Columbus State, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Pace, City Tech, City College, Edward R. Murrow School, and Berkeley Carroll School have all enjoyed, or put up with, his teaching.

Vickie J. Scott has created lighting and scenic designs for dance, theater and themed entertainment throughout the US and abroad. Recent work includes: SARAYA NIGHTS in Aqaba, Jordan; XAYRON: THE LEGEND in Budapest, Hungary; and FLORALAND a theme park in Chengdu, China; and six years as the Resident Lighting Designer for the Ojai Playwrights Conference in beautiful Ojai, California.

SteveShortSteve is a principal of Lite-Trol Service, has also been in the Lighting Control Field Service business since forever and has been an employee of Lite-Trol Service since 1977. Learning the Lighting Control Field Service trade from the ground up. Lite-Trol Service has provided factory and non-factory Field Services for ETC, Genlyte (now the parent company of Strand Lighting), Leviton-NSI-Macro-Colortran, Lithonia, Skirpan, Gallagher, Ward Leonard, Stage-Brite, Lutron, Luxtrol and many more since 1959. Steve has served as Lite-Trols' Service Manager since 1986.

Rachel O'ConnorRachel has been working as a professional audio engineer since 2008. Rachel has been on tour around North America with different Broadway musicals, and worked on Broadway on several different productions. She is currently working for NBC on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her experience also includes large scale corporate events and concerts around the greater NY area. Graduated from Montclair State University in 2010 with a B.F.A in Production design.

Scott C. ParkerScott C. Parker: has been a freelance lighting designer for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Event Lighting for IMS Technology Services. Scott produces the annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday workshop in New York City, co-founded with the infamous Sonny Sonnenfeld in 2005. Scott served as Chair for the USITT NY Area Section and is active at the annual USITT national conferences. Rutgers, Temple, Columbus State, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Pace, City Tech, City College, Edward R. Murrow School, and Berkeley Carroll School have all enjoyed, or put up with, his teaching.

Vinnie MacriVinnie Macri has over 40 years of experience in communications/ intercom and audio distribution technologies. He has recently written the intercom chapter of the NAB (National Assoc. of Broadcasters) Engineering Handbook.

Vinnie is presently the Product Marketing Manager at Clear-Com. His responsibilities include working with R&D/product-development engineering teams and sales-channel customers within the various markets we serve to help evaluate communication needs with the company’s product portfolio.

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