Since August 2019, I have been consulting with the fine people at Global Village Dubai to create a new night-time lighting experience for the Carnaval Rides and Attractions area, in preparation for their 25th Anniversary Season and the millions of expected new visitors visiting the UAE next year for the upcoming Worlds Expo 2020.
The project scope included the networking of 120 dmx connections to 40 artnet devices placed in ticket booths and power rooms situated throughout the Carnaval area, in order to provide synchronized control of over 200 moving light and led fixtures.
Design elements also included an original pole canopy design to support a new skytracker position and protect the moving lights from rainfall and direct sunlight, the hardware specification and software programming for centralized lighting effect playback for a number of ride triggers, and the networking and programming of nearly a 1km of digital RGBW festoon strings.
Themed lighting programming was also created for major holidays, the weekly firework shows, and for scheduled daily park operations.
Many thanks go out to Sreetheran Karunanithy, Rishwan Sathik, Neil Dwyer and the other excellent people at Global Village, and to Moshin and the team at White Horizon for being such hard workers and great company on those long overnight shifts.
“Christmas Under the Stars with Gladys Knight and Friends” will be airing Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Mountain Time Zone) on BYUtv.
BYUtv is available on Dish (ch. 9403), DirecTV (ch. 68) and many other cable systems across the country, including Comcast (ch. 647 in many markets) so please check your local listings.
You can also watch a live stream of the program at byutv.org
Thanks again to Ron Weisner Entertainment for bringing me on for such a wonderful show!
Written and Directed by: Catherine Butterfield & Ron West
Starring: Lane Allison, Josh Banday, Tisha Terrasini Banker, Kiley Eberhardt, Bjørn Johnson, Dylan Maddalena, Paul Mischeshin, Beth Robbins, Emily Tuñon, & Micah Watterson.
A liberal journalist working for a right wing news program. An octogenarian stressing about the future of the planet. High level government leakers in love. A dry cleaner who might be our next president. What do they have in common? They are all stuck in this strange new post-election world we live in. “Welcome to Your Alternative Reality” is: the antidote to the low level thrum of anxiety running through all our lives. A bracing tonic of laughter and lunacy that will take the edge off your week, it’s a series of interwoven one acts and sketches about this bizarre new reality we find ourselves in.
Opening night: June 30th, Runs: June 28th- August 12th
(No performances on July 28th and 29th)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Sundays at 7 pm.
General Admission: $20 Students, Seniors, & Veterans: $15
The Complex at Atwater Village Theatre 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick’s entire “The Gary Plays” series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs.
The Gary Plays runs May 4 through June 4 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 12 p.m.; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Preview performances take place April 26 through April 30 on the same schedule.
Part 1 (Tirade for Three, Girl on a Bed), Part 2 (Gary’s Walk, Out of the Blue) and Part 3 (DaddyO Dies Well, Charles’ Story) perform on a rotating basis on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with all three parts performed on Sundays. Go to www.openfist.org to view a complete schedule. Tickets are $30 for each two-play part, or $50 for a series pass (all three parts/six plays). Previews are $15 for each two-play part or $30 all three parts.
Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Ave in Los Angeles, CA 90039. On-site parking is free. For reservations and information, call (323) 882-6912 or go to www.openfist.org.
REVIEWS AND PRESS-
BOTH: A Hard Day’s Silent Night will perform this year at 24th Street Theatre 1117 West 24th Street Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Exit 10 freeway at Hoover and head south a few blocks)
Limited parking available in theatre parking lot across the street- Additional street parking available
Wednesday, Dec 16; 8 pm, Thursday, Dec. 17; 8 pm, Friday, December 18; 8 pm, Saturday, Dec. 19; 3 pm, Open Fist Fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 19; 7 pm, Sunday, Dec 20; 3 pm Sunday, Dec 20; 7 pm
I would like to offer a very large thank you to Lighting Designer Matt Ford and Magic Lantern Creations Inc. for having me out as a Lighting Director on the 1st ever PBS broadcast of the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting from Washington DC. Thanks aslo to Matt Hudson and Dave Mikutsky, and for hard workin’ gaffer Ronnie Skopac, Mike Smallman and John Ellar for being the pros the are, and to Kristi Foley and everyone at Bounce Inc for this tremendous honor and opportunity.
The entire show can be streamed from 90 Years Of Tradition | The National Christmas Tree. Local broadcast schedules can be found at Broadcast Schedules | The National Christmas Tree.
Magic Lantern Creations- PBS 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Washington DC
Photos By Matt Ford
Foote Notes: The Land of the Astronauts- Open Fist Theatre
Foote Notes: Young Woman of Property- Open Fist Theatre 2013
DIRECTED BY SCOTT PAULIN
Produced by Martha Demson
Nov. 2 – Dec. 15, 2012
Big thanks to Ted Ferreira and Sean Whitaker at CD+M Design Group for sending me out as the onsite LD for three weeks at Legoland, Malaysia. Running around a theme park is indeed a great deal of fun…
CD+M- Legoland Malaysia
A big thank you to Rick Pizante and Ron Weiser for bringing me in for such a memorable night in Dallas… it was an honor and privilege.
A blistering and darkly comedic deconstruction of corporate power in the age of Occupy Wall Street and internet porn by the award-winning playwright and director Guy Zimmerman. One of Los Angeles’ leading theatrical voices, Zimmerman delivers a searing indictment of the current neo-liberal mores in a story involving intrigue after hours in an office in downtown Los Angeles. In return for the CEO position at his LA-based corporation, Bentham offers his daughter to the sinister McGivern. McGivern’s two female cohorts have very different ideas, and the play takes unexpected twists and turns on the way to an explosive denoument.
Schedule- Sunday June 17 2012, 3:30 PM, Tuesday June 19 2012, 6:30 PM, Sunday June 24 2012, 3:30 PM
6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038 (map) Box Office 323 – 818-823-1008
Ah, to be back in a tent! This was worth getting up at 2:00am for…
It’s not often you get a chance to help light a genuine Ball O’ Death!
Thanks yet again to Frank Olivas for a having me aboard.
KTLA’s weather man Mark Kriski walked in and said- “I love the smell of new Kinos in the morning!” Bravo, Mr Kriski.
Thanks again to Frank Olivas for bringing me in to help wrangle this new endeavor.
Apr 27 – May 13 Thursdays–Saturdays @ 8pm), Sundays @ 5pm
Old Bank District Theatre 136 W 4th St Los Angeles
“Bites” – The Play
BITES: The Play – Flavorpill Los Angeles
“Balcony scene” Below – Gretchen Johnson as Marianna. Above – Livia Reiner, Kathleen Kelso, Octavia Leclerc-Jones. Photo: Emily Brooke Sandor
March 23, 24, 30, 31 2012 – at 8 p.m.
9635 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Big thanks to Kenny Abney and Crunchy for bringing me in to design and hang the rep plot for the Smashlabs (3.0?) stage. Can’t wait to see a show in there soon!
BIG ART LABS– Explaining ourselves
651 CLOVER ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90031 (323) 559-3505
I had the unique opportunity to oversee the installation of over 1900 Schnick Schnack B-250 and C-250 LED units provided by VER and distributed by TMB into the precarious new main staircase and lovely new 360˚ balcony rails on Dancing with the Stars. Many thanks to Lighting Designer Simon Miles at VX Inc and Susan Tesh at VER for bringing me on and having me wrap my head around this project, to Jolynn Schmitt, Victor Cruz, Matt Cotter and Mo Duleasis for the smooth install process onsite, and to Melanie Lekaj, Tommy Stephanson and Stephanie Kilburg at TMB for walking the fine line between customs and customer service to pull this off.
And congratulations to James Yarnell on an truly incredible set design…
A tale of two sisters who find each other again after the death of the beloved couch.
Director Benjamin Berdick Producer Laetitia Leon
Performances: Preview: August 3, 4 Opening: August 5 at 8pm Closes: September 10 at 2pm
Photo: Artie (Ray Abruzzo, left) and Barry (Marc Aden Gray). Credit Maia Rosenfeld.
Performance Dates: July 13- Aug 21
Theater review: ‘Quake’ at Open Fist Theatre Company – latimes.com
The quintessential “backstage” musical, Forty -Second Street traces the history of a Broadway musical comedy, from casting call to opening night. With entertaining tap numbers and underlying romantic twists, 42nd street is where Broadway dreams can become reality and is a great show for the entire family.
Forty-Second Street will run May 26th-May 28th at 7:30 pm with a 2:00 pm matinee on May 28th.
Bridges Auditorium is located at 450 N. College Way, Claremont.
Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave.Atwater Village. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends June 19. $15. (323) 644-1929 or www.atwatervillagetheatre.com.
A big thanks to LD Frank Olivas for bringing me on the 1st Annual Green Awards and giving me the chance to bring out the Chamsys PC Wing for lighting control, and another big thanks to great crew at Lineset10 for their excellent work the quick turnaround…
Photos by Ed Krieger
StageScene LA Reviews- Return from the Ashes “Nothing can be faulted in the production’s all-around terrific design elements… Dan Reed lights it beautifully… setting just the right noirish mood. By STEVEN STANLEY
Info and directions @ www.theatre40.org