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Jennifer Tipton, Special Guest

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.

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Richard Pilbrow, Special Guest

thumb PilbrowRichard is a pioneer of modern stage lighting in Britain and his work has been seen in London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Moscow. He was the first British lighting designer to design the lighting for a Broadway musical, Zorba. He was the lighting designer of the Hal Prince hit revival of Show Boat on Broadway (Drama Desk Award, Outer Circle Critics Award-lighting), in Toronto (Dora Award - Outstanding Lighting) and on tour throughout the US (NAACP Award for Lighting).

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Donald Holder, Special Guest

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]

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Jennifer Schriever

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).

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Ben Stanton

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).

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Thomas M. Casazza

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.

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Gary Fails

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.

ML Geiger

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,

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Nick Gonsman

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.

Stephen Jones

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.

John Huntington

John Huntington is a Professor of Entertainment Technology at New York City College of Technology, also known as Citytech, which is part of CUNY. Through his company Zircon Designs, Huntington freelances as an author, entertainment and show control systems consultant, and sound engineer. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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Chip Scott

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.

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Vickie Scott

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.

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Steve Short

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.

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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