Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Imperial Theatre, Room 1
Discipline: Architecture; Health & Safety; Lighting; Rigging; Sound
Level: General (for all)
Description: We presented a panel discussion about major renovations of existing theatres in 2016. It was quite successful and a number of people expressed interest in having another similar session in 2017.
After attending this workshop...:The attendee will have further insight into issues that may confront them when they are asked to oversee the renovation of major systems in their facilities.
Moderator: Rick Boychuk
Panelists: Matt Farrell, Dalton Grant, Wayne Korhonen, Van Marineau, Athos Zaghi
Rick Boychuk: Rick graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a theatre degree specializing in technical production. He has worked new construction and renovation projects as designer, installer and consultant. Rick will attempt to refrain from inputting; rather he will try to keep discussions on track and moving.
Matt Farrell: Matt is the Vice President of Operations for the newly created, "Civic Theatres Toronto," the amalgamated entity encompassing the three City of Toronto owned performance venues. The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts and the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts are all doing catch up maintenance and upgrades to the tune of some $6 million dollars this year alone
Dalton Grant: Dalton graduated from the Sheridan College Technical Production for Theatre Program as a technician in 2014. Today he works at Jack A. Frost Ltd. in sales, system design and installations. His specialties include audio, video and control systems. He also works with lighting and rigging.
Wayne Korhonen: Wayne Korhonen has worked in the theatrical, architectural and architainment industries for over 20 years. As principal of Field Service .CA, Wayne also heads up the CETEC Group - the Canadian manufacturers representative for ETC as well as Adamson Systems Engineering, Vivitek display and presentation products, RLED tungsten dimming with LED, Leon Speakers, Optec LED Displays and Terra Speakers. Wayne has a eclectic background in designing, delivering and deploying systems into new construction and renovation projects.
Van Marineau: Van is president of Joel Theatrical Rigging and has been installing rigging and other related systems into projects around the world for over 25 years. He works with architects, consultants, general contractors and Owners to conceive of and design systems and will complete the installations and inspect and maintain them.
Athos Zaghi: Athos has over 28 years of experience as an architect with a focus on the design of buildings for the performing arts. Since 2003, he has also served as a principal member of Theatre Consultants Collaborative, a theatre consultancy with offices in the USA and Canada. Athos initiates design concepts for performance spaces that effectively incorporate theatre technologies, the architect’s vision, and the acoustician’s shaping requirements. His approach is creative, collaborative and always mindful of client, audience and performer needs.