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Super Saturday Faculty From Past Years

Jim van Bergen, Sound Design

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.

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Ken Travis

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.

Bob McCarthy

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.

Howard Kaufman

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.

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M Florian Staab

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.

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Mike Tracey

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).

Brad Ward

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.

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Charles Coes

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.

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Andy Lang

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.

Sam Kusnetz

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.

Sun Hee Kil

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.

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Lucas Krech

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. Parker - Producer

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.

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Rachel K. O'Connor

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.

Vinnie Macri

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.

Elisheba Ittoop

Elisheba IttoopElisheba Ittoop (Sound Design) Her designs and original music have been heard at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Women’s Project, National Gallery of Art, Soho Rep, Triad Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Trinity Repertory, LaMaMa, 59E59, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Elisheba was a resident sound designer at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center for the 2010 and 2011 National Playwrights Conferences, recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and winner of the 2008 USITT Rising Star Award. Education: NYU, North Carolina School of the Arts. www.elishebaittoop.com