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54 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 27 - Jason Cochran - Programmer, Taking Gigs, Asking Why
Jason Cochran is a proud and active member of IATSE Local 51 in Houston, TX for the past (almost!) 5 years and has been working with them since he turned 18. He is a lighting programmer, head electrician, rigger, pyro-technician and whatever else comes his way. He works with a variety of producers in Houston presenting everything from ballet and opera to trade shows and concerts. Currently, Jason is the lighting programmer for the Houston Symphony and a freelance pyro technician. Outside of the world of live events, Jason spends most of his time being outdoors, drinking coffee or learning something new, probably about electronics. https://youtu.be/TkYLIqLL65c As always a rating and review is always appreciated! Want to donate to the podcast! Paypal & Venmo: @Theatrewolf Gear Used: Shure SM7B: https://amzn.to/3kLZ2VE Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (3rd Gen): https://amzn.to/36QxRUr TRITON AUDIO FetHead in-Line Microphone Preamp: https://amzn.to/36OrWzr Elgato Stream Deck: https://amzn.to/3kK9ug3 📲connect with me on all the things: Patreon: patreon.com/theatrewolfpodcast Facebook: facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast Podcast: http://theatrewolfpodcast.com Email: Theatrewolfpodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @Theatrewolf Twitter: @Theatrewolf38 Code Threatrewolf for 10% off your order: deathwishcoffee.com
48 minutes | 25 days ago
Episode 24 - Andrew Iverson - Props, Skills, Take A Chance
Andrew Iverson is a proud member of IATSE Local 260 for the past 12 years. Andrew started touring in the props department with Disney on Ice and other kids shows including The Backyardians Live and Dora the Explorer Search for the City of Lost Toys. He started his career in legitimate theatre with the Color Purple, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, Ghost the Musical, Kinky Boots, Love Never Dies, and Come From Away. He is also a big Disney nerd who visits the parks whenever he can. Use Code Threatrewolf to get 10% off your order at deathwishcoffee.com Also, head over to Facebook and like the page for info on the shows and post up what questions you would like asked! facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast Want to donate to the podcast! Paypal & Venmo: @Theatrewolf As always a rating and review are always appreciated!
71 minutes | a month ago
Episode 23 - Jamie "Panda" Bell - Spot Op, Touring, Teaching
Jamie "Panda" Bell is a proud member of IATSE. She has worked as an Assistant Electrician and spotlight operator all over North America as well as Japan. She worked at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on the West Coast Engagement of Avenue Q as well as the water spectacular Le Reve. She made her Broadway debut on Escape the Margaritaville then Come From Away. And she has toured with Cabaret, RENT, The Full Monty, War Horse, Kinky Boots, Come From Away and the Philip Company of Hamilton. Use Code Threatrewolf to get 10% off your order at deathwishcoffee.com Also head over to Facebook and like the page for info on the shows and post up what questions you would liked asked! facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast Want to donate to the podcast! Paypal & Venmo: @Theatrewolf As always a rating and review is always appreciated!
52 minutes | a month ago
Episode 22 - Chris Stokes Start - ETC Associate Regional Manager, LEDs, Lighting Nerds
Chris Stokes is the Associate Regional Manager for the Western Region at ETC. He still does lighting design for theatre and dance in his free time. He holds an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from California Institute of the Arts and was the former TD/LD at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge and the Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills. He is a lighting nerd. Use Code Threatrewolf to get 10% off your order at deathwishcoffee.com Also head over to Facebook and like the page for info on the shows and post up what questions you would liked asked! facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast Want to donate to the podcast! Paypal & Venmo: @Theatrewolf As always a rating and review is always appreciated!
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 21 - David "Pfish" Terry - Head Carpenter, Foodie, Get Everyone In
David “Pfish” Terry - “Pfish” is a proud member of IATSE for over 26 years. Pfish has toured extensively throughout North American, Europe, Asia and Australia. Having visited over 400 different cities and 42 different countries. He started touring as an assistant audio engineer on Disney on Ice, moving on to legitimate theatre a few years later as the Prop man for Fosse. The following year he took his first Head Carpenter job for Scooby-Doo Live in Stage Fright. Since then he has work on such shows as 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, Martin Short: Fame Becomes me, Jersey Boys, War Horse, Cinderella, Cabaret and Anastasia to name a few. Use Code Threatrewolf to get 10% off your order at deathwishcoffee.com Also head over to Facebook and like the page for info on the shows and post up what questions you would liked asked! facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast Want to donate to the podcast! Paypal & Venmo: @Theatrewolf As always a rating and review is always appreciated!
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 20 - Matt DeJong Start - Head Lighting Princess Cruises, Video Effects, Ask Questions
Matt DeJong is a lighting, video, and show-control systems specialist. He is currently the Head of Lighting, Video & Effects for Princess Cruises, and freelances as a system designer. Matt specializes in installation design, venue commissioning, and control solutions for the permanent, the temporary, the strange, and everything in between. When he's not out on the high seas, Matt can be found making shows happen anywhere that "shouldn't" naturally be a performance space. Before finding his niche in spectacles, permanent installs, and odd performance spaces, he worked in the more traditional realm of Theatre, Opera, and Ballet. He went to university in Philadelphia for Theatrical Design & Technology and, Art History. When not traveling for work, he can be usually found in New York or Las Vegas drinking coffee and packing for the next trip. Show Networks and Control Systems https://amzn.to/3jq93rr Vickie Claiborne’s book: Media Servers for Lighting Programmers https://amzn.to/3jrEP7F Laura Frank’s Book: Screens Producing & Media Operations https://amzn.to/3jtQRNC Use Code Threatrewolf to get 10% off your order at deathwishcoffee.com Also head over to Facebook and like the page for info on the shows and post up what questions you would liked asked! facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast Want to donate to the podcast! Venmo: @Theatrewolf As always a rating and review is always appreciated!
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 19 - Megan Alksninis - Touring LD, Rock and Roll, Work Your Way Up
Megan Alksninis is a touring lighting designer, programmer, and operator. She started small and worked her way up to tour with various bands around the world specializing in Hog4. http://megrosedesigns.com/ Use Code Threatrewolf to get 10% off your order at deathwishcoffee.com Also head over to Facebook and like the page for info on the shows and post up what questions you would liked asked! facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast Want to Donate? Check this link out! streamelements.com/theatrewolfpodcast/tip As always a rating and review is always appreciated!
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 17 - Pj Carruth - MA Programmer, Timecode, Macros
PJ has worked in live events since he was 16. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is part of the Duck Lights team as a lighting designer and timecode programmer. PJ works with a wide range of artists, including Zedd, Angels & Airwaves, SHAED, Stick To Your Guns, and Polyphia. PJ is a proud Eagle Scout and has a bachelor's degree in applied physics from BYU. Use Code Threatrewolf to get 10% off your order at deathwishcoffee.com Also head over to Facebook and like the page for info on the shows and post up what questions you would liked asked! facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast As always a rating and review is always appreciated!
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 16 - Matty Kelbaugh - Wardrobe, Touring, Learning
Matthew Kelbaugh - “Matty” is a proud member of IATSE for over 22 years. Matty has toured extensively throughout North American, visiting all states at least once. He started touring as a Wardrobe supervisor with the Bus and Truck company of “Carousel”, from there to he joined Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , Cats, started We Will Rock You, Mary Poppins , Copacabana, Cabaret, Love Never Dies, Phantom of the Opera, and Anastasia. He is supported on the road by his husband Curtis and from home his 13yr old Chihuahua “Sissy” Use Code Threatrewolf to get 10% off your order at deathwishcoffee.com Also, head over to Facebook and like the page for info on the shows and post up what questions you would like to be asked! facebook.com/TheatrewolfPodcast As always a rating and review are always appreciated!
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 15 - Ryan Pervola - Stagehand, Lighting, Teamwork
Ryan Pervola has been working backstage on shows since he was in 4th grade. Graduating from Towson University's theatre dept in 2009, he's a proud member of IATSE Local 19 since 2010, a resident LD and programmer for Merriweather Post Pavillion, L2 for Ring of Honor Wrestling, and former stage manager and spew slave for the Gwar-BQ hosted by the band Gwar.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 14 - Rick Wolff - ETC Customer Service, Fred Foster, Star Wars
Rick Wolff is twenty-three-year veteran of ETC with many client-facing positions in Customer Service, Demo, and Events. After an almost twelve-year stint as the Hospitality Coordinator providing tours of the ETC facility, managing merch/SWAG as well as Corporate Events, he recently moved into IT to help support development efforts of new online business software and internal CRM. Known industry-wide for his high energy and fun tours of ETC, he accomplished his 1,500th customer tour last December. His goofy and theatrical inner nerd with merchandise led to creative offerings such as the now-famous Source 4 pillow, Eos console USB, and amazingly comfortable line of clothing that are ETC fan favorites. He credits his upbeat personality and “fun” mentality from the mentorship of the late Fred Foster who founded ETC. An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rick is a rabid Badger fan and former member of the UW Band. With three adult children independently growing their lives, Rick enjoys time as an empty nester with his wife Valerie and two dogs on their lake property in rural Wisconsin.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 13 - Nikolas Gonzalez - Props, Touring, Experiences
Nikolas Gonzalez is a props artisan and touring prop master. Graduating from Southern Utah University, he's been fortunate enough to have worked in various region/summer stock theatres, including USF, OSF, Milwaukee Rep, and Pioneer Theatre. Nikolas joined his first tour, The Bodyguard The Musical, and has been thankful for everything touring brings. He enjoys hiking, drawing, sculpting, painting, and trying new experiences (currently learning how to cook and bake real food) Use code Theatrewolf for 10% your Deathwish Coffee Company Order! Also, don't forget to like the Facebook Page: Theatrewolf Podcast
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 12 - Suzayn MacKenzie-Roy - Production Stage Manager, Mother, Communication
Suzayn MacKenzie-Roy is a Production Stage Manager who has worked on touring shows for 9 out of the last 12 years. She took two years off from touring to teach. She is happy to return to the road following the birth of her son, Sosuke. Favorite touring credits with Troika include Annie (national and international), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, and three years of Fiddler on the Roof. She is a SUNY Oswego Alum, has a husband, Knathan, and a cat liily. PSM mom, #sosukeontour
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 11 - Greg Brewster - Lighting, Professor, Lights on Jacob Lane
Toured nationally with Disney on Ice (The Wizard of Oz, 100 years of Disney Magic), Thomas The Train, Dora The Explorer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 25th Anniversary Production of Les Miserables and many others. Greg has lighting designed theatre and dance productions from NY to Boston including The Addams Family, Les Miserables, Once On This Island, Beauty & The Beast, Young Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, The Wedding Singer, Damn Yankees, Aida, Singing in The Rain, numerous dance concerts and much more! Greg is a proud 21-year member of IATSE Local 9. Owns, designs and programs: Lights on Jacob Lane's Christmas light show which will be featured on Season 7 of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" : visit www.facebook.com/lightsonjacoblane.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 10 - Sara Broadhead - Lighting, House Head, Broadway Baking
Sara Broadhead is the Head Electrician for Segerstrom Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts (when not furloughed because of COVID) and has been in the facility for the last 10 years. Prior to having a "house gig" she did corporate and industrial event design traveling across the US with Brite Ideas. She has an MFA in Lighting Design from UC Irvine and Bachelors in Theatrical Design and Accounting from Western Michigan University. She loves living in Southern California and adores the friend family that she has built while missing her family and friends in Michigan. Known to many on touring Broadway and Ballet shows as the baker of Broadway Baking Night: a chance to make some homemade snacks for the crews that bring art to our stage from all over the world and in return donations are made to Behind the Scenes each year. A perpetual work in progress : ) "The Capacity To Care Is What Gives Life Its Deepest Significance." - Pablo Casals
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 09 - Joe Samala - Audio, Touring, Music
Joe Samala is currently a freelance Audio Engineer based in New York, NY. His previous touring credit includes A1 for Jersey Boys 2nd Natl. and A1 & A2 for Kinky Boots 3rd Natl. Prior to touring, he was the House A1 / V1 for the Wilma Theater in Philly PA for 3 years. Other freelance credits include Opera Philadelphia, Fringe Arts, Arden Theater Co, Philadelphia Theater Co, and more. Joe also is a musician (focusing on guitar/bass), a climber, a cyclist, and loves a good story-driven video game.
80 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 08 - Alex Choate - Props Master, Mental Health, Integrity
Alex Choate has had his hand in everything, starting as a lighting designer, and now a Prop and Scenic Designer, he was a student of Don and Jane Childs, and some would argue son they never needed. Notable projects in recent memory are KFC's Zinger Space Sandwich space launch, (which Alex Art Directed), that Jeep Compass Trailhawk edition commercial that played on repeat on social media, and various productions. He has spent a good deal of his more recent time working with The Windward School, Santa Suzanna Magnet High School, and 5 Star Theatricals. There's more, but quarantine has turned his mind into mush, sawdust, and aerated lacquer.
77 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 07 - Rane Renshaw - Omnia, LimeLightWired, Confetti
Rane Renshaw graduated with a BFA Lighting Design at Carnegie Mellon University 2015, is a Lighting Director at Omnia Nightclub, in the Heart Ultra Lounge, and often posts memes on @LimeLightWired
78 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 06 - Isaac Katzanek - Production Management, Hiring, Being Yourself
Isaac Katzanek is the production manager for The Geffen Playhouse, a regional theater in Los Angeles. Previously, he was a production manager for Aurora Productions in New York, whose projects included Frozen, Amelie, the 1st National Tour of Anastasia, and An Act of God. He also was part of the inaugural team at The Shed and has worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, and the Public Theater. He holds a BFA from the University of Evansville and is proud to call the lights of Las Vegas home.
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 05 - David Kane - Programmer, Film, How to Define You
David Kane is a freelance lighting director and programmer specializing in live performance television and high end commercials. Primarily programming for television shows, commercials, music videos, and feature films David also works on architectural, live event and themed environment projects. A proud member of IATSE Local 728, David is an active instructor in the Training Program, developing and teaching programming, advanced lighting protocols, networking and control classes. David works closely with ETC and is a Level 3 EOS console trainer. He is a graduate of Emerson College and currently lives in Los Angles with his wife Hilda, sons Calvin and Noah and faithful dog Sprocket.
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