The Newsletter committee is comprised of some hard working individuals!
Name * Job title/(SHORT description) * How long have you worked/been in the industry? *
Favorite tool * Favorite color * Favorite gig * Stupidest thing you have seen backstage?
Mikela Cowan, Chair
*Since 2004 backstage/FOH, since 1989 if you count onstage
*L707, ultimate violet
*Wicked (either time), Anda Union
*FOH- having to jump rope 50’ of cable on a run from the beam to the stage deck to dress it around the architecture. A 12’ ladder was about 25’ too short to do the job.
Jeff Ellinger, Layout Editor
*Lighting Supervisor at Texas Performing Arts
*Since 1979. Ouch.
*Solas at Hogg Auditorium
*When an ALO super leaned against the pit light controls stage left, turned off the pit lights and stopped the opera.
Bradley P. Wilson, Copy Editor
*Stagehand, writer, editor, carpenter
*Since the early 90s
*periwinkle, because it’s fun to say
*Sitting at my desk making up stories, though I haven’t managed to make money doing it yet. So I don’t know if it counts as a gig.
Todd Drga, Contributing Editor
*Freelance stage electrician
*Since 1986 (junior high school) unless you count being “backstage” in an elementary school play.
*8” Crescent wrench
*Whatever I’m working on now
*Not much backstage but I’ve seen some pretty silly stuff ONstage.
Andrew Ferrucci, Contributing Editor
*R339, Broadway pink
*Rock’n’roll board op
*I showed up to work backstage.
*House projectionist at the Paramount Theatre
Rest in Peace, committee member Claire Hunt~