Aug 302014

I have been the electrics department head / house electrician at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, RI for the past couple years, with IATSE Local #23.

The Vets, as locals call it,  is the home of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Festival Ballet Providence.  During a typical season,  we have to handle a variety of touring shows, from single stand-up comics to full-blown theatrical shows, dance companies and rock concerts. About 60% of the shows coming in will bring their own gear with them,  but for the remainder,  the Vets has a full repertory lighting inventory.

The rep light plot was originally developed by Alan Pickert, a local lighting designer.  He developed the plot to handle the needs of the Festival Ballet, who do two major productions per season at the Vets. The rep plot has evolved from a mostly dance plot to a more general purpose plot, to handle the variety of shows coming thru the building.

I have recently codified that evolution into a new version of the plot, drawn in VectorWorks Spotlight.  Here is a link to a PDF version (right click to download),  that you can enlarge,  and this is a reasonably sized JPG, which you can also click on and get a somewhat enlarged version:


For those who care to delve further,  here is the paperwork associated with this plot- channel hookup, circuit hookup, magic sheet, (all PDF, right click to download) and an Aug 2019 show file  for our ETC Element console.  It will work on most ETC EOS family consoles like the ION. –

Vets rep light plot PDF (updated Aug 2019)

Vets rep plot channel hookup (needs update)

Vets rep plot circuit hookup  (needs update)

Vets rep plot instrument schedule (needs update)

Vets rep plot magic sheet by house board channel (ETC Element, updated Aug 2019)

Vets rep plot magic sheet by circuit patch (for road consoles, updated Aug 2019)

Vets base rep show file with LED cyc Aug 2019 (right click to download)  (ETC  Element EOS family of consoles)




 August 30, 2014  Posted by at 8:59 pm Design, Installations, Production, Uncategorized No Responses »
Aug 042014

New Dance Group Arts Center

305 W 38th St. NYC, NY  10018

Designed and oversaw installation of a new integrated ETC theatrical lighting system in two performance spaces in NDGAC’s new $3 million facility.

I coordinated between the equipment vendor- 4Wall Lighting,  the architect, the electrical contractor,  and New Dance Group

I made a private set of web pages to be provided to rental clients which is worth the thousand words:


 August 4, 2014  Posted by at 2:46 pm Installations No Responses »
Aug 042014

Installed a free-standing pipe grid and lighting system in the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany,  upper east side, Manhattan, NYC.

Designed lighting for a showcase production of “Troubadour, the Story of St. Francis of Assisi”-   Photos, ground plans, light plots:

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Troubadour v3 10-14 1page

troubador w_pipe grid

 August 4, 2014  Posted by at 2:27 pm Design, Installations No Responses »
Jul 302014

this is a stage plot for the Black Diamond Orchestra, a premier big band from NYC playing mostly private parties and weddings.  The Black Diamond Orchestra is produced and booked by Amy Wallin and Mark McGowan, one of the top trumpet players in NYC,  and a former member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.  I often help them with their technical and production needs.

Contact info for them:  Amy Wallin-    Website:

 July 30, 2014  Posted by at 3:02 pm Production No Responses »
Jul 302014

this was for a private fundraising party in Upper Nyack, NY  and involved a large tent on an asphalt parking lot next to a building.  There was a dancefloor and stage in the tent,  and a marquee from the tent to the building.  The building was used as seating for dinner.  The building had its own power, a generator was set up to power the tent and other outdoor facilities.   I acted as site planner and  coordinator.

Plan for the site:

 July 30, 2014  Posted by at 2:41 pm Installations, Production No Responses »