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Rendez-Vous 2016 Session Details


THURSDAY August 18

2 Trash or not 2 Trash: Incorporating Sustainability into your Scene Shop

Date: Thursday August 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Scene Shop, John Hirsch Mainstage at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Discipline: Design
Level: General (for all)
Description: The goal of the presentation is to introduce the "2 Trash or Not 2 Trash" approach of adding sustainability to your theatre / scene shop practices. In the session we will learn about the evolution of the project, challenges and solutions, and available resources. As well as how to get started using the 2Trash or not 2Trash - "2T or N2T" toolkit
Presenter: Pegi Marshall
Biographical notes: As a Scenographer, Pegi, emphasis sustainability and accessibility in her design as she believes it is important to be socially responsible to the communities in which she creates art. She has presented work in in New Zealand, Serbia, Prague, and the US – which include theatre, performance installation, and food performance.

Tour of the Club Regent Event Centre and more

Date: Thursday August 18
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Off-Site Club Regent Event Centre
Discipline: Architecture, Design
Level: General (for all)
Description: As part of the 2016 CITT/ICTS conference, take the opportunity to participate at the Tour of the Club Regent Event Centre and more. Join us along with the Regent staff members for a complete tour and a demonstration of how this multifunctional center has fully integrated the GalaVenueTM Technology. Complete tour includes: Lobby, in-house, back stage, orchestra playing level, pit, seat equipment, full transformation demonstration of flat to auditorium, control system, technical overview, operations and coordination of events and time for questions, plus a session on Efficiency and sustainability for Performing Arts Centre : A look into what future venues can do to run effective multiple events to fulfill their missions with long term sustainability.
Presenter:
Robert Heimbach
Biographical Notes: Robert Heimbach, Vice-President of Gala Systems Inc is a graduated Mechanical Engineer, from Concordia University Montreal, licensed in NY, Quebec, Ontario and B.-C. Canada.  He’s been actively involved with architects, theatre consultants, contractors and venue owners to find automated and semi-automated solutions for stages and multipurpose auditoriums. Working from conceptual design right through to final turnkey installations, Robert also works closely with venue operators to increase the diversity and quantity of events in their spaces to achieve sustainability.
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UV Paint Workshop

Date and Time: Part 1: Thursday Morning August 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                         Part 2: Friday Afternoon August 19 from 1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Paint Shop, Tom Hendry Warehouse at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Discipline: Design; On Deck
Level: General (for all)
Description: This 2-part (over 2 days) hands-on workshop is about using UV paints in a non-traditional way. We will be using glazes and layering under a UV light fixture to create special effects on muslin.  Each participant will experiment with color combinations to create a small 2'x3' sample.  When complete, the paintings will be viewed under different UV light fixtures to reveal the challenge of painting under one type of light and viewing on stage under a different instrument. 
Presenter: Jenny Knott
Biographical Notes: Jenny is the Scenic Paint & Coating Product Manager at Rosco. A graduate from the University of Missouri, Kansas City with an MFA in Design and Technology, Jenny has been a freelance scenic artist for over 30 years – working for regional theatres including Missouri Rep (now KC Rep), Arena Stage, the Guthrie and Goodspeed Opera House as well as union scene shops. Jenny is a member of United Scenic Artists 829 as well as a past member of USITT’s Board of Directors. Jenny continues to paint, which keeps her current with emerging scenic artists and helps her discover new ways of approaching paint challenges. “Bring on the goop and let’s get creative.”
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TRADE SHOW: AUGUST 18-19

Fifty Shades of R80

Date: Thursday August 18 p.m. and Friday August 19 a.m.
Time: 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday August 18 & 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Friday August 19
Location: Trade Show Floor 
Discipline: Lighting
Level: General (for all) (While primarily for lighting designers, board ops and technicians, this seminar should appeal to anyone affected by the move to LED-powered fixtures for stage lighting.)
Description: A follow-up to ETC’s well-received Layers of Light presentation, Fifty Shades of R80 continues the discussion of how stage lighting is changing with the advent of LED-powered fixtures. Additive color mixing gives designers the power to subtly manipulate color on a real-time basis. This session delves deeper into the nuances of color and presents examples of innovative control features that allow lighting designers to better handle the wonderfully variable — but sometimes non-intuitive — color capabilities of LED-powered stage lighting.
Presenter: Tom Littrell
Biographical notes: Tom Littrell is an education and training specialist at Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) and he is a member of the team responsible for developing ETC’s LED product line. Before coming to ETC, he completed a BA in Theatre and was a moving light programmer and marketing specialist for Vari-Lite, Inc. Tom toured with bands such as Led Zeppelin and David Bowie, and programmed the first modern moving light system for the band Genesis in 1981.
 

FRIDAY AUGUST 19

Wearing Light

Date: Friday August 19
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.. (there will be a coffee break from 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Location: Room 2, CCH
Discipline: Wardrobe
Level: General (for all)
Description: Wearing Light - Wearable Technology for the Stage
This workshop aims to:
-demonstrate the connection lighting design and costume design through wearable technology
-give the participant a practical, hands-on experience working with wearable electronics
-guide the participant through the design and creation of one piece costume that employs wearable technology using LEDs
Activities:
-slide show demonstration of uses of wearable technology in the world today, including scenographic uses
-introduction to the basics of electronics and Arduino technology
-design a piece of clothing that is interactive and uses LEDs and electronics
Notes:
-"Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments." Cited from the Arduino website http://arduino.cc/ -introduction to programming Arduino.
-Participants will need to know how to hand sew. If participants bring their own laptops pre-loaded with the free Arduino software, that would be helpful.
-Participants will present their final creation to the group.
Presenter: April Viczko
Biographical Notes: April Viczko is a set, costume, lighting and projection designer. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Creative and Performing Arts - Drama at the University of Calgary. She teaches courses in all areas of theatre design and scenography. In 2012, she was honoured with a Distinguished Researcher Award from the Faculty of Arts. April holds an MFA Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. She is President of the Board of Directors for the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC). ADC is a national, professional non-profit arts service organization dedicated to promoting, pursuing and protecting the interests of set, costume, lighting, projection and sound designers working within the performing arts in Canada. In 2006, she shared the Siminovitch Protege Prize. In 2000 she recieved a Tyrone Guthrie Award at the Stratford Festival of Canada where she spent four seasons as an assistant designer.

Road House Roundtable

Date: Friday August 19
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.
Location: Room 1, CCH
Discipline: Front of House; Health & Safety; Lighting; On Deck; Rigging; Sound
Level: General (for all)
Description: This session is for anyone involved in operating facilities that rent space for live performances and events. Popular topics include risk assessment, how to work with a wide range of clients, sharing operational information and ideas, how to keep your crew motivated during dance season. Bring your own burning concerns to the table....chances are someone will want to help you, or at least give you a sympathetic ear!
Presenter: Graham Frampton
Biographical notes: Graham Frampton has worked across Canada as a technician, production manager, educator and lighting designer. He has toured Canada extensively, and also worked in regional theatres and roadhouses. He currently works as Stage Manager for Theatre Services in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. Theatre Services manages multiple theatre and event facilities, playing host to approximately 600 events per year, including SCPA productions and external rental clients.

Show Networking and Data Distribution

Date: Friday August 19
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.
Location: Room 3, CCH
Discipline: Show Networking
Level: General (for all)
Description: Show networking and data management are rapidly becoming an integral part of productions of all sizes. With the right tools, this growing and complex sphere can be simplified and brought within the capabilities of those with only basic networking or computer knowledge. New, simple yet powerful signal management devices, when used with proper cabling, can make the most complex lighting, audio, video, and other systems simple to set up, operate and troubleshoot. TMB ‘s Darry Ross will show you what tools, including ProPlex Data Distribution, can be used to manage the most complex systems
Presenter: Darryl Ross
Biographical notes: Darryl Ross is head of Technical Business Development at TMB. A graduate of Theatre Technical Production at Humber College, Toronto, Darryl designed and programmed many productions and tours. His technical skills, and real-world show experience, make Darryl uniquely qualified for blending theory and practice in a hands-on seminar.

Mentoring Program Working Group

Date: Friday August 19
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1, CCH
Discipline: Education
Level: General (for all)
Description: This is a working session. It will be a continuation of the discussion started at Rendez-vous 2015 in Vancouver; the transference of skills and knowledge of professional entertainment practices. After the moderators present the concept, the floor will be open for discussion. These main questions will be asked: Is there a need for such a program? Are there other organizations running mentorship programs and can we work this these? Who are the target demographic? Who are potential mentors? We will discuss ideas for the program. Establishing the goals and timeline for implementation. How do we promote the mentoring concept? Working in concert with technical theatre production programs. Encouragement of experienced entertainment professionals to participate as mentors and engaging emerging professionals.
Presenters: Michael Harris, Graham Frampton and Bob Vernon
Biographical notes:
Michael Harris: see Lighting Caucus Meeting
Graham Frampton: see Road House Roundtable
Bob Vernon: A long-time career in theatrical technical production, including; stagehand, scenic carpenter, technical director and educator I am looking to give something back to those embarking in this exciting and dynamic industry.  My involvement in CITT/ICTS began as a founding member of the Algonquin Section of USITT (now the Ontario Section), Chair of the organizing committee for the 1994 CITT/ICTS Conference, Ontario Section Chair, and Interim CITT/ICTS President.  I am pleased to be a member of the team looking to implement the Mentoring Program. 

Great Ladies of the Backstage Happy Hour Social:  A networking opportunity for the ladies of CITT/ICTS

Please join Elizabeth Wilkie and Heather Lamb, National Board members, for some food, drink and conversation.  This is a social event to encourage and strengthen connections, and make new friends, with the goal to assist the women in our industry to discover opportunities, and speak about common issues affecting the workplace.  Great ideas will come from getting the gals together.  All registered ladies will receive a drink and some delicious nibbles. 

Date: Friday, August 19th
Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm
Place: PEG Beer Co.  (125 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg)
 

SATURDAY AUGUST 20

Do LED Cyc Lights Work For You?

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Main Stage, John Hirsch Mainstage at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Discipline: Design; Lighting
Level: General (for all)
Description: What type of LED Cyc lights work best for your venue, application, budget? See how various fixtures’ performance vary by colour choices, where they are placed, and the surface(s) or material(s) they are lighting. See how various styles of fixtures blend and how they compare to the colour rendering capability of tungsten fixtures on various cyc materials and painted drops.
Presenter: Sholem Dolgoy
Biographical notes: Sholem Dolgoy has designed lighting for theatre, dance, opera, corporate event, and exhibits. He is professor at Ryerson School of Performance (formerly RTS) teaching lighting design and theatre production, and has taught generations of successful theatre professionals. He helped to establish the Associated Designers of Canada Contract and Design Standards.

Education Forum - What are the skills needed for the next generation?

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Room 1, CCH
Discipline: Education, Human Resources
Level: General (for all)
Description: Are theatre schools teaching relevant skills? Employers: are graduates coming to you prepared with what you think are the basics? Recent graduates: do you feel you left school equipped for the job? What did your teachers forget to tell you? A no-holds-barred panel discussion that will attempt to find the “new basic skill set”, with full-contact conversation and hopefully at least one, drop-the-mic moment (but not really, 'cause that’s a dumb way to treat gear). 
Moderators: Melissa Currier and Scott Spidell of MacEwan University
Panelists: Jim Brett, Janine Oblak
Biographical notes: 
Melissa Cuerrier: Moderator, Melissa is the Program Coordinator of the Technical Production Program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton.
Scott Spidell: Moderator, Scott is a faculty member of that program.
Jim Brett: Panelist, Born and raised in Toronto, Jim has been working in the live entertainment industry for over 40 years. During his long and varied career, Jim has toured extensively, primarily as an electrician, with companies such as the Stratford Festival, Mirvish Productions, Livent and the Canadian Stage Company. Prior to joining the IATSE as an International Representative Jim was an IATSE Local 58 Executive Board member, Vice President and served as the Local’s President for 6 ½ years. Jim has been a proud member of the IATSE since 1982.
Janine Oblak: Panelist, Janine Oblak is a recent graduate (with high honours) of the three year Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Her areas of interest include props building, technical directing and safety. Janine has experience in theatre, live events and film, working in multiple areas of production. Prior to attending Sheridan College, Janine completed the Esthetics program at Marvel Beauty Schools in Toronto, and the Fashion Arts, business program at Humber College, also located in Toronto. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.

Lighting Caucus Meeting

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Room 2, CCH
Discipline: Lighting
Level: General (for all)
Description: Join Michael for a caucus to discuss training needs, and industry trends as well as gather session ideas for next year's conference and plan activities throughout the year. 
Moderators: Michael Harris
Biographical notes:  Michael is managing partner of CETEC Group, the sales representative for ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls), in Eastern Canada.  ETC is a global entertainment and architectural lighting company dedicated to providing customers with the best and most innovative lighting products, services and solutions. Michael is an alumnus of Ryerson Theatre School. In his career, Michael has held the position of lighting technician, technical director and production manager, before moving into sales.  For more than twenty-five years, Michael has crafted his sales expertise, managing and representing various lighting companies.  Michael is an active member of IES and CITT/ICTS.

Major Renovations of Existing Theatres: A Panel Discussion

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Room 1, CCH
Discipline: Lighting; Rigging; Sound
Level: General (for all)
Description: Theatre technicians are often asked to oversee the upgrading of systems in their theatre. We were never trained to do so, what, with working with architects, consultants, engineers, vendors and city purchasing departments. This session will enlighten the technician about the pitfalls of this often expected function.  The purpose of this session is to raise awareness of the challenges in front of us.
Note: The idea for this session came from Matt Farrell of the Sony Centre. Matt has been busy with overseeing the upgrading of the rigging of the Sony, so I offered to pull this together. RB.
Moderator: Rick Boychuk
Panelists: Matt Farrell - Sony Centre, Toronto; Peter Fleming - Ryerson University; Matt Hildebrand - Wenger/Clancy; Wes Jenkins - Arts Common (EPCOR Centre) Calgary; Van Marineau; Athos Zaghi - Theatre Consultants Collaborative, T.O.
Biographical notes: 
Rick Boychuk: Rick studied technical theatre and design at the University of Saskatchewan and has spent most of his adult life practicing in the field. He most recently published a book titled “Nobody Looks Up: The History of the Counterweight Rigging System: 1500 to 1925” for Grid Well Press of Toronto. The book spun out of a presentation of the same name that he gave at the CITT/ICTS Rendez-vous 2014 in Ottawa. While researching the second volume of the book (due in about 2020) Rick noticed that most of the theatres in North America were built in the second half of the 20th century. These theatres will need major retrofit of systems; lighting, audio, rigging, and other building systems. This retrofit work will present unique challenges to the middle management of the theatres. (That’s us.) We were not trained to do this work, but we are being asked to oversee it. 
Matt Farrell:  Panelist, Director of Operations at the Sony Centre in Toronto, Matt has fresh experience with a major project. He worked with engineers, manufacturers, consultants, etc. complete the project within budget and within a very tight project schedule.
Peter Fleming: Panelist, Peter is Production and Operations Manager at Ryerson University in Toronto. Having been evicted from the space that it has occupied for decades, the Ryerson Theatre School is now dispersed around campus while a new permanent home is built for the department. 
Matt Hildebrand: Panelist, Matt, a native of Winnipeg, is an acoustical engineer. He works for Wenger/Clancy out of Owatonna, Minnesota; an eight hour drive almost due south of Winnipeg. Matt works with architects, consultants and engineers on new and existing theatres helping to create the acoustical environments that we need.
Wes Jenkins : Panelist, Wes is Director of Facilities and Operations at Arts Common (formerly Epcor Centre) in Calgary. Wes is responsible for keeping the whole ship afloat; from rigging and lighting to heating and cooling.
Van Marineau: Panelist, Joel Theatrical Rigging and installer of stage rigging and machinery, Van works with owners, technicians, architects, engineers, etc. to ensure proper stage machinery systems.
Athos Zaghi - Panelist, Architect and consultant for Theatre Consultants Collaborative, Athos has a wealth of experience with overseeing the renovation of theatres - existing and new.

Costumes & Wardrobe Caucus Meeting

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Room 2, CCH
Discipline: Wardrobe
Level: General (for all)
Description: Join April, Esther and Sheila for a caucus discussion about the working conditions in wardrobes and activities the caucus might want to create. As well as an introduction to Critical Costume, a new research group focusing on Costume Design and Creation. http://www.criticalcostume.com
Moderators: Sheila Sky, Esther Van Eek and April Viczko
Biographical Notes: 
April Viczko - see Wearing Light Bio notes

Firearms Safety On Stage

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Room 3, CCH
Discipline: Health and Safety; Human Resources; Management; Props
Level: General (for all)
Description: When handled correctly, firearms, blank-firing firearms and replica firearms are no more dangerous than any other prop in theatre. But how do you know for certain they are being handled correctly? This hands-on workshop will show how firearms should be handled and explain details that are required for proper training, licences, permits, safety standards and cast and crew safety briefings when introducing firearms (or anything that even looks like a firearm) into a show. It will provide tips on the best ways to integrate firearms into any production and how to achieve the look they want safely, legally and within budget. Participants will be able to both learn and practice for themselves the procedures that need to be in place in order to fire blanks during a show, and will have an opportunity to experience for themselves the distances, angles, noise levels and the feel of blank-firing firearms. Workshop instructor Dave Brown will show how it is not just a matter of keeping your cast and crew safe; they must also FEEL safe. This is achieved through professionalism, attention to detail and following industry-wide safety guidelines. This workshop is geared towards theatre and stage management and props, but would be ideal for anyone who wants to know more about the safe handling of firearms on stage. The goal of this workshop is to make participants more comfortable around firearms and to show them the standards and practices that must be in place when a firearm or replica firearm is used in a show. It will show exactly how they should be handled and how to recognize competence on the part of the firearms safety.
Presenter: Dave Brown
Biographical Notes: Dave Brown is one of the most experienced firearms safety specialists in the business. With more than 20 years in film and theatre, he is widely recognized for his skills in working with actors and his high standards of safety and authenticity. Known for relaxed teaching style and a calm approach to safety, he believes in inspiring confidence through professionalism and a meticulous attention to detail. For more information on the presenter, please see www.bulletproofset.ca.

IATSE Training Trust Fund

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Room 1, CCH
Discipline: Education
Level: General (for all)
Description: The IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund (IATSE Training Trust Fund) is the result of a partnership between the IATSE and Signatory Employers. The IATSE Training Trust Fund facilitates opportunities for eligible workers to achieve and maintain the skills, ability and knowledge necessary to meet the ever changing technologies in the entertainment and exhibition industries.
The IATSE Training Trust Fund recognizes the need for continuous training and skills development to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and skills demanded of craftspersons working in the entertainment and exhibition industries. It is the mission of the IATSE Training Trust Fund to make available training opportunities needed by IATSE workers to advance in their crafts and job performance.
Presenter: Jason Vergnano
Biographical notes: Jason Vergnano is an International Representative of the IATSE, based in Montreal, Quebec. A member of the IATSE for over 17 years, Jason comes from a stagecraft background specializing in arena and theatrical rigging and has toured throughout North America and Europe. Jason served as the Business Agent of IATSE local 56 for 7 years before joining the IATSE International's Canadian staff. Among Jason's many responsibilities, is assisting IATSE locals with training initiatives through the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund.

Global Networking through International Organizations

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Room 2, CCH
Discipline: Architecture; Design; Education; Lighting; Sound; Other: International
Level: General (for all)
Description: This session focuses on opportunities for CITT members to participate in the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT).
As an international non-governmental organization, OISTAT promotes a global network of theatre professionals, educators and students. Each year, OISTAT coordinates conferences and workshops in the fields of architecture, costume design, education, performance design, research and technology. In addition, OISTAT organizes the World Stage Design festival, Scenofest, Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC) and the Technical Innovation Prize (TIP).
Given CITT’s relationship with OISTAT as a national centre, CITT members are automatically part of OISTAT’s membership. As such, all CITT members can participate in OISTAT functions and network with other OISTAT members.
This session will be split into two parts. During the first part, presenters will give introductory information about OISTAT, World Stage Design 2017, Scenofest 2017 and upcoming OISTAT meetings. Afterwards, the session will provide CITT members an opportunity to contribute ideas for the future.
After this workshop or session, attendees will be able to: After this session, attendees should have a better understanding of OISTAT and its connections with CITT’s membership. Attendees will receive information about OISTAT’s websites, social media outlets and electronic newsletters. Attendees will receive information about how to participate in the World Stage Design 2017. During the breakout discussions, attendees will have an opportunity to share their ideas for future OISTAT programming and activities.
Presenter: Al Cushing, April Viczko and Carl Walling
Biographical notes: 
Al Cushing: Al Cushing is the CEO of the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) in Whitehorse Yukon. YAC is a multi-venue, multi-function arts centre that includes 3 performance venues and 3 visual art galleries with a Territory wide mandate to develop the arts in Yukon. Prior to moving to Whitehorse he was VP Operations at the EPCOR Centre in Calgary, production manager at MTC, and before that, TD at the NAC. For a brief time he was an OISTAT board member and affiliated with the architecture caucus.
April Viczko - see Wearing Light Bio notes
Carl Walling: Dr. Walling teaches theatre design and stage management at the University of Findlay. He holds a PhD in theatre history and a MFA in lighting design. Currently, he serves on OISTAT’s Governing Board as Publication and Communication Commission Chair and is a member of OISTAT’s Research and Performance Design Commissions.

The Art of Creating Space in an Unusual Place

Date: Saturday August 20
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Room 3, CCH
Discipline: Architecture; Design; Health & Safety; Management; Rigging
Level: General (for all)
Description: From the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Rosebud Alberta, to Fringe Festivals across North America, Theatre can and often happens in unusual places. Facilitated by Adam Mitchell and Ron Clark, this panel discussion will explore the challenges, and processes involved with creating art in the most unexpected settings. They will share their experiences, creating theatre and immersive performance in office hallways, storefronts, parking garages, or out in the middle of the hoodoos. They will explore the art of transforming church basements and school gyms into temporary performance venues and talk through assessing, planning, building, and running these spaces. Learn more about navigating local fire, building and municipal requirements, and hear stories about some of the most magical moments in our panels vast experience.
Moderators: Adam Mitchell
Panelists: Ron Clark, Sean Neville and Steven Vande Vyvere
Biographical notes: 
Adam Mitchell: coming soon
Ron Clark: Ron helps oversee the technical rigging and automation for all Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships. In his function as travelling SPM he has seen all the ships and the different technical challenges on each of them. 
Sean Neville: Sean is the technical director for Prairie Theatre Exchange and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. He has done shows in barns, garages, backyards, churches, city parks, school gyms, arenas, fair grounds, studios, rehearsal halls, movie theatres, lecture halls, shopping malls and a rutabaga factory.
Steven Vande Vyvere: Steve has been working in the technical realm of theatre since 2008. He first worked with Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) in 2012, during their historic return to the Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park with Henry V. Steve quickly fell in love with the distinct challenges and experiences of outdoor promenade theatre. He has happily returned to work on each production since then, and joined the SIR Artistic Ensemble in 2014. When he isn’t busy working on projects with SIR, Steven can be found Production Managing for other local theatre companies, or at the carpentry shop at the University of Winnipeg, where he works as the assistant to the Stagecraft Professor.
 
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