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Lighting Portfolio


Lighting Design

  • Theatre Lighting Design for 35+ years
    • mentored by Tom Vawter for 3 years
    • volunteer for 5 years
    • professional for 27+ years
  • Technical Consultation for Ligting Design
  • Lighting System Specification
  • Dance and Party Lighting
  • Light Board Operation (digital and manual boards)
  • Special Effects for Theatre
  • Architectural Lighting (interior and exterior)

Technical Theatre and Engineering

  • ACN, AMX, MPX, and DMX Dimmer Protocol
  • Various Moving Light Programming (Martin, Elation, Robe, etc.)
  • Martin DMX Controller Programming
  • Martin LightJockey and Elation Onyx Software Controller Programming
  • ETC Digital Board Programming (Acclaim, Express, Element, Ion, & other models)
  • Custom electronics design work including remote control
  • Sound Design and Project Studio Recording
  • Visio CAD Design w/Excel Schedules
  • Lighting CAD Experience

Theatre Facilities

  • Harley School Theatre (and technical director)
  • MUCCC Theatre - various events including Rochester Fringe Festival
  • Upstage3 - Rochester Auditorium Center
  • Ingle Auditorium at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Greece, NY - Odyssey, Apollo, and Olympia Auditoriums
  • Writers and Books Readers Theater - various events including Rochester Fringe Festival
  • Center Stage (Hart Theater) at Jewish Community Center
  • Rochester Community Players (Downtown Holiday Inn)
  • Rochester Community Players (Meigs Street Playhouse)
  • Black Sheep Theatre at Village Gate
  • Pyramid Arts Center at Village Gate

Custom Technology Projects for Theatre

Selected Lighting Designs

various productions at The Harley School 2010 - Present The Harley School
Dance Recital 2008 - Present Rince na Saor and Dance Biz
Beckett - Ohio Impromptu, Rockaby, Krapp's Last Tape 2019 MUCCC
Rochester Women's Community Chorus (RWCC) 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 at the Harley School Theater
Footloose 2009 Greece Odyssey School
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2008 Greece Olympia School
Once on this Island 2008 Greece OOdyssey School
Half Ton Horns 2007 Riverside Convention Center
Thoroughly Modern Millie 2007 Greece Olympia School
Annie Get Your Gun 2007 Greece Odyssey School
Holder Posey 2007 Cobblestone School
Songs for a New World 2007 Upstage3 - A Magical Journey Through Stages
Anything Goes 2006 Greece Olympia School
The WIZ 2006 Greece Odyssey School
Seussical 2005 Greece Odyssey School
Tom Sawyer 2004 Greece Odyssey School
Halloween Special 2003 Dyane's Ridgemont Wine/Liquor Store
BIG - The Musical 2003 Greece Odyssey School
Cobblestone School Play 2003 Rochester Museum and Science Center
Kiss Me Kate 2002 Greece Odyssey School
Music Man
2001 Greece Odyssey School
Camelot 2000 Greece Odyssey School
Niagara Falls (true!) 2000 Niagara Falls, Canada
Fiddler on the Roof 1999 Greece Odyssey School
Man of La Mancha 1999 Rochester Institute of Technology
Long White Gloves 1996 Writers and Books (*)
Sea Stains 1996 Writers and Books (*)
Evening with Beckett 1995 Writers and Books
The Quarry 1993 Pyramid Arts Ctr Liquid Theater Festival (*)
Shmulnik's Waltz 1993 JCC Center Stage
Three For The Heart 1992 Writers and Books (*)
Crossing Delancey 1992 JCC Center Stage
Resurr. of Elvis/Nixon 1991 Pyramid Arts Center (*)
Taking My Turn 1991 JCC Center Stage
Religio A Go Go 1991 Pyramid Arts Center (*)
Krapp's Last Tape 1990 Writers and Books
Rockaby 1990 Writers and Books
The White Crow 1989 JCC Center Stage
Joe Egg 1988 JCC Center Stage
The Singer 1987 Bethany Presbyterian Church
Deathtrap 1986 Rochester Community Players
Who's Life Is It Anyway 1986 Rochester Community Players
Sea Marks 1985 Rochester Community Players (co-design #)
Rashomon 1985 Rochester Community Players
Lovers & Strangers 1985 Rochester Community Players
110 In The Shade 1985 JCC Center Stage
Spoon River Anthology 1984 Rochester Community Players (**)
Silver Encore 1984 Greece Olympia High School
Desperate Hours 1983 Rochester Community Players
Midsummer Night's Dream 1983 Youtheatre at RCP (i)
Pirates Of Penzance 1983 Greece Olympia High School
Toys In The Attic 1983 Rochester Community Players
Anything Goes 1982 Greece Olympia High School
(*) local playwrite
(**) lightboard operator and electrician
(i) assistant instructor for Summer Youtheatre at RCP
(#) Winner of Best Long Production, New York State Theatre Festival Association

Selected Sound and Special Effect Designs

Shmulnik's Waltz 1993 JCC Center Stage Pyro
Sleuth 1987 Rochester Community Players Sound
Whodunnit 1985 Rochester Community Players Sound
Sea Marks 1985 Rochester Community Players Projections
The Murder Room 1984 Rochester Community Players Sound
Bus Stop 1983 Rochester Community Players Sound
High Spirits 1982 Rochester Community Players Pyro and Illusion

Selected Architectural Lighting Designs and Installation Proposals

Choir/Organ Loft Lighting 1998 Bethany Presbyterian Church
Interior Sanctuary Lighting 1996 Bethany Presbyterian Church
Exterior Facade Lighting 1994 Bethany Presbyterian Church
Stage Lighting Proposal 1992 Writers and Books
Portable Lighting Proposal 1988 (local Christian acting group)
Stage Lighting Upgrade 1982 Greece Olympia High School