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Brian MacDevitt Special Guest

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.

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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. Her recent work on Broadway is THE TESTAMENT OF MARY starring Fiona Shaw. Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003 and in April 2004 the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she was made a United States Artists “Gracie” Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.

 

 

Natasha Katz, Special Guest

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.

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Ken Billington, Special Guest

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.

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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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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.

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 ScottCHARLES SCOTT (Lighting Designer) is the Chair of the Entertainment Technology Department and Professor of Lighting Design and Technology at City Tech, CUNY. He specializes in automated lighting, CAD skills and pre-visualization for designers and technicians. He is a producer of The Gravesend Inn, a Haunted Hotel at City Tech and also designs and automates the animated characters. Chip has designed lighting for dozens of musical theatre productions and the 2007 revival of The Mystery of Irma Vep (Off/Off/B’way), Perry Dance; NY Fringe Festival; Independent Films, NY Fashion Shows; Forged in Fire with Okello Kelo Sam and Dylan at City Tech’s Theatreworks; Gray Wig (at Hofstra Univ.);

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Vickie Scott

Vickie ScottVickie 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

Steve 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.