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
*Lighting tech/programmer
*Since 2004 backstage/FOH, since 1989 if you count onstage
*C wrench
*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.
*Vectorworks 2012
*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
*laptop keyboard
*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
*Lee 106
*Whatever I’m working on now
*Not much backstage but I’ve seen some pretty silly stuff ONstage.

Andrew Ferrucci, Contributing Editor
*13 years
*Cable stretcher
*R339, Broadway pink
*Rock’n’roll board op
*I showed up to work backstage.

John Stewart,
Contributing Editor,
*House projectionist at the Paramount Theatre

Rest in Peace, committee member Claire Hunt~