My Volunteer Work

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Horticulture department since 2016.  I work at the zoo, Fidelity, and at Bowyer Farm.

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Brookville Lake Resort, Liberty, Indiana 

I have been on the beautification committee since 2018.

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Fairfield Footlighters, Fairfield, Oh

In 2018 I volunteered with load in and strike of, "Proof".

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My Resume

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Forest Park High School, Cincinnati, Oh

Graduation 1982

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University of Cincinnati

College Conservatory of Music

BFA in Technical Theater Production

Graduation 1988

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E.S.I. Career Center (formally Cleveland Electronics Institute), Cleveland, Oh

722 hours of electronics servicing training


Graduation 1994

Honor Roll

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Schneider Electric-Square D, Oxford, Ohio

Proud member of union I.B.E.W. (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)

 Factory assembler.

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July 22, 2019 to August 21, 2020


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Spherion Staffing, Cincinnati, Ohio

Assigned to Schneider Electric facility in Oxford, Ohio.  Factory assembler.

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March 25, 2019 to July 19, 2019


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Champion Windows, Cincinnati, Oh

ESI Division panel and glass manufacturing, sun rooms.

I was a Champion level three manufacturing worker, with level four being the most attainable, who ended up running  a glue coat roller machine that is used to make panels for ceilings, walls, and floors of sun rooms.  I worked on other manufacturing lines as needed.  I often helped on the window argon gas injection line.

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June 2015 to March 22, 2019

Not only a worker, but a customer as well.  I am the proud owner of a Champion screen room.

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I am Champion

Here is a nice look into the factory that I work, full of my awesome co-workers.

Staffmark, Cincinnati, Oh

Various assignments until I arrived and stayed with Champion Windows

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June 2014 to June 2015


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The Dry Sink, Highlands, NC

a mountain town retail store


Duties include shipping and receiving.

Software used: UPS World ship and Retail Pro

February 2003 to April 2014

The Instant Theater Company, Highlands, NC

Instant Theater Company, Highlands, NC

Lighting Design and operation for seventy productions and special events.


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November 2003 to October 2008


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Consolidated Metco, INC., Cashiers, NC

Press operator (part time weekend work, 12 hour shifts both on Saturday and Sunday.)

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November 2004 to November 2005


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The Magnum Companies, LTD., Atlanta,GA

Production Account Manager

Duties include production project management. generate project proposals, project invoicing, purchase orders, crew supervision, site surveys, generate equipment pull lists, assist sales department with client relations, logistics planning, lighting plan drafting, and lighting design.  Other duties include drive vans and trucks for production related deliveries, onsite crewing, show operation, and help with other Magnum departments as time allows.  Software used : Excel, Word, Auto-cad 2000, and Martin's LightJockey to control automated lighting fixtures.

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February 1999 to January 2003


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Vincent Lighting Systems, Pittsburgh, PA

Production Assistant

Duties include prep and count in orders, equipment maintenance, drive vans and trucks for pick ups and deliveries, set up and tear down productions. Highlights include designing lighting for a three year running multimedia extravaganza entitled, "The Tower of Sound' for the Pittsburgh Carnige Science Center and functioning as lead supervisor for lighting Pittsburgh West End Bridge during a three day bridge lighting project in 1997.  The Vincent Lighting System's Pittsburgh office offered rental film and studio equipment, grip trucks, and generators as well as theatrical equipment during 1995 to 1997.

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September 1995 to January 1999


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Vincent Lighting Systems, Cleveland, Oh

Shop assistant and production set up work.  Freelance, part time work. 

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October 1994 to September 1995


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Jensing Lighting, Cincinnati, Oh

I have been involved in over one hundred concerts, industrial shows, meetings, and special events.  I have worked on shows featuring Stryper, Shooting Star, Lee Greenwood, Marie Osmond, the Letterrman, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Peabo Bryson, Stephanie Mills, and the Fifth Dimention.

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1984-1993


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Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati, Oh

I.A.T.S.E. House

Lighting Assistant to Jay Depenbrock





























Lighting intern assisting Steve Ross 1986 Season


I designed the lighting for the Young American Artists program for each season from 1986 to 1992

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Marriage of Figaro, Turandot, Andre Chenier, Aida

1995 Season


La Boheme, Der Rosenkavalier, Il Trovatore, Romeo and Juiette

1994 Season


Cavalleria Rusticana, Werther, Tosca, Magic Flute

1993 Season


Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Abduction from the Seragho, Tales of Hoffman 

1992 Season


Manon Lescaut, Barber of Sevelle, Carmen, A masked Ball

1991 Season


Aida, Lucia, Giovanni, Faust

1990 Season


Don Carlos, Cosi Fan Tutte, Romeo and Juliette, La Travata

1989 Season


Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Susanna, La Boheme

1988 Season


Tales of Hoffmann, Zaza, Madama Butterfly, Barber of Seville

1987 Season


Der Rosenkavalier, Tosca, Magic Flute, Trovatore

1986 Season



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                                                              Cincinnati Opera

                                                               Lighting Design

Jewel of the Nile 70th Anniversary Ball

Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati, Oh

I.A.T.S.E. House

Lighting assistant standing in for designer Jay Depenbrock while the show was on tour in Knoxville. Tennessee 

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Carmen

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1994 Season

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Candace Productions, Cincinnati, Oh

I.A.T.S.E. House

Lighting Designer and Technical Director

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Step by Step, Memorial Hall Dayton Ohio


Boogie-Woogie and Booker-T, Taft Theater Cincinnati, Ohio


Barber Shop, Louisville, Kentucky


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April 1992


April 1991


May 1990


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Xavier University, Cincinnati, Oh

I.A.T.S.E. House

The local IATSE Union had one full time representative on site.





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Lend Me a Tenor, Something is Afoot

Lighting Designer and Technical Director


Foreigner, Cabaret, Romeo and Juliette

Lighting Designer and Technical Director


Cuckoo's Nest, Odd Couple, Nunsence

Lighting Designer


Rashomon

Lighting Designer


Seasons Greetings

Lighting Designer

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1991-1992 Season



1990-1991 Season



1992-1993 Season



1991-1992 Season



1989-1990 Season

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Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh, members of Actors' Equity Association

Resident Lighting Designer and Technical Director




Lighting Designer


Lighting Designer

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Riding the High C's, Romeo and Juniet, 20 Years Ago Today, Promises to Keep, Gift of the Magi, New Works Fesival, Darkside, Seduced


Deep Sleepers, Hazy Rain, Fool for Love


Taming of the Shrew

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1988-1990 Season




1988 Season


1991 Season

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Play goes to NYC and gets published

I think it is fantastic that the New York Lighting Designer of this new work was none other than Mr. Spencer Moss, whom I had the pleasure of assisting at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park during the production of "K-2".  It is indeed a small world, and a great one.

Louisville Symphony Orchestra, Louisville, Ky

Yellowstone Pops Orchestra Concert

Lighting assistant standing in for Designer Jay Depenbrock

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Fifth Dimension (featured performer)

Chet Atkins (featured performer)

Henry Mancini (featured performer)

Broadway Medleys

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November 1988

October 1988

April 1987

March 1987


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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, Oh

I.A.T.S.E House

Lighting assistant to Spencer Moss


Lighting assistant to Judy Rasmuson

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K-2


Hamlet

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1986 Season


1985 Season



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Downie Productions, Cincinnati, Oh

I have worked for this company as a technician/stagehand during productions for Avon, League of Nations, Super-X, Sonoco Tools, Pontiac, Proctor and Gamble.

For the Cincinnati Zoo's 1987 and 1988 Festival of Lights, I designed and constructed eleven animal light sculptures.


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Small Stages (joint venture between Highlands Cashiers Players and the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center) Highlands, NC

Lighting Designer

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Signs and Wonder (world premier), The Bright Forever

two plays by Gary Carden

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 2010 Season

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The Working Theater, Cleveland, Oh

Lighting Designer

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Desdemona

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1995 Season

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Jewish Community Center, Cleveland, Oh

Lighting Designer

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Boca, HershaL and the Goblins, Hellow Mudda Hellow Father

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1994-1995 Season

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Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland, Oh

Lighting Designer

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Pterodactyls

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1994 Season

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Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, Cleveland, Oh

Lighting Designer

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The Lion in Winter

Lettice and Lovage

Me and My Girl

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1995 Season

1994 Season

1993 Season

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Footlighters, Newport, Ky

"Follies"

Lighting Designer

1993


Clermont College, Cincinnati,Oh

Technical Director

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Murder at Howard Johnson's

Set Design by Joe Lenard of Paramount Productions

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1991 Season

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Jewish Community Center, Cincinnati, Oh

"Home"

November 1986

Lighting Designer

This was a dance project to honor three, one million dollar contributors to the center.

Scenery by Jay Depenbrock

Choreograghed by Shawn Womack Dance Projects

Showboat Majestic, Cincinnati, Oh

Operated by the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Owned by the City of Cincinnati.

Lighting Designer

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Queen City Toast

It's only a Play

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August 1988

July 1988

August 1987

July 1987


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Highlands Studio for the Arts, Highlands, NC

Lighting and Set Design (see photo below)


Lighting Design

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The Instant Theater Company's 1982 Improv. Season


Rain Drop Waltz

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1982 Season


August 1988

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1982 Improve Season, Highlands Studio for the Arts, Highlands, NC

The Instant Theater Company was the first company to employ me in 1982 after I graduated from High School.  I went on to work for them for six years later in life.

This set had panels that rotated to reveal costume racks for quick improve changes.  The panels also folded off to each side of the stage to allow dance classes to study during the day.

My duties during this first theater job of mine included set design, light design, lighting operator, parking lot duty to help people find parking spaces, and restroom cleaning.

Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati,Oh

Lighting Designer

A new work written and performed by Jay Bolton

Choreographed by Shawn Womack Dance Projects

Scenery designed by Imero Fioentino Associates: Jeremy Frank

Music performed by Saqqara Dogs, NYC

Video graphics and projection by Barbara Wolf


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Hidden Boy

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September 1986


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Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Cincinnati,Oh

Lighting designer, stagehand


Stage Manager, stagehand


The above positions were held on the Mayors Super Summer Concert Series, a city wide touring stage that showcased 40 local and a couple of national bands each summer.  Gear highlights include Meyer sound system and color Max lighting scrollers.

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Mayors Super Summer Concert Series


Mayors Super Summer Concert Series



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June to August 1984


June to August 1985


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Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati,Oh

Shop assistant (paid)




Lighting Design (paid)

This benefit concert featured opera singer Barbara Danials among other CCM alumni.


Lighting assistant to Peggy Eisenhower (of Jules Fisher and Associates).  This was a paid position and I took a quarter off from school to participate.

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Duties include: direct non-major shop helpers, run theaters for evening recitals and events, put in shop time beyond academic requirements


Fiftieth Year Anniversary All Star Gala Concert




1940's Radio Hour

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1984 school year






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Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Oh (unpaid)

Lighting assistant to guest designer John Gau 


Lighting Designer




Lighting Designer

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110 Degrees Under the Shade


Actors Nightmare, The Magic Oil Medicine Show, Loose Ends, New Works Play Festival (six productions performed in repertory), Imaginary Invalid, Cymbeline


Solder's Tale, a ballet to music by Stravinsky, Advanced Opera Workshop directed by Thomas Holiday, Dance Ensemble Concert choreographed by Oleg Sabline, Advanced Opera Workshop directed by Malcolm Frazer, Choreographers Workshop by student choreographer, Basic Opera Workshop directed by John Eaton, Master Student Dance Recital choreographed by student choreographer. 

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Corbett Auditorium 


Wilson Auditorium




Patricia Corbett Theater


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This rendering technique of mine was able to show some lighting looks by actually lighting a scenic rendering.  This project was presented by the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music to the 1988 United Scenic Institute of Theater Technology conference.

Keep in mind that this was at a time before computer aided design software was around for the theater industry to use on a regular bases. 

Additional Training

Case western Reserve University, Cleveland,Oh






Genie Industries, Redmond, Washington

The course took place at Vincent Lighting Systems Pittsburgh office for employees and others.

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Weatherhead School of Management

Six hour seminar in Marketing, accounting, and sales. The program was offered through my employer at the time, The Plain Dealer. Yes, I delivered papers while attending electronics school.


Operator training for the A.W.P. series work platforms

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Certified August 1994






Certified February 1996


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October 2003 through October 2008 Season

Lighting Designer, Lighting operator

Artistic Director and founded by Collin Wilcox Paxton

Co-founder Scott Paxton

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2003

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, staring Rex Reed and Collin Wilcox Paxton at the Martin Lipscomb Performance Arts Center, Highlands, NC

Nick the Beard by Collin Wilcox Paxton and Scott R. Paxton at Martin Lipscomb Performance Arts Center


2004

The Cabin Fever Variety Show at the Martin Lipscomb Performance Arts Center

Voices from the High School by Peter Dee at the Martin Lipscomb Performance Arts Center

Cowboy Envy in concert at the Martin Lipscomb Performance Arts Center

Cotton Patch Gospel by Tom Key, music by Harry Chapin, performed at the Martin Lipscomb Performance Arts Center

Dromedary in concert, special appearance to open the Instant Theater's new Studio on Main in Highlands, NC

2005

Evenings of Little Entertainments improvisation performances February through April, then June through August

Song Writers in the Round song writers playing and singing their original music for an evening

Saturday Night Special Events month of September

Dromedary in concert returns for an evening

Papa's Angels by Collin Wilcox Paxton, a reading by Collin with composer John Roman

2006

Little Entertainments improvisation performances February through April

Song Writers in the Round song writers playing and singing their original music for an evening

Cocktail Hour Theater improvisation performances June through September

Appalachian High Concert Series produced by Starpony Productions and the Instant Theater Company, nationally touring singer/song writers:

Jenny Bird

Jack Williams

Small Potatoes

Weekly Spiritual Cinema showings by Starpony Productions throughout the year

Cowboy Envy in Concert at the Martin Lipscomb Performance Arts Center

Evening with William Wildcat Jude music and story telling by a local performer

Song Writers in the Round song writers playing and singing their original music for an evening

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, featuring Jillian Bufete and David Kronwitter

Jack Williams in concert

Papa's Angels by Collin Wilcox Paxton, a reading by Collin with composer John Roman

Hurricane Creek band and dance after Highlands Christmas Tree lighting event


2007

Carpe Noctum Theater four one act plays by David Ives

Wild Hog Band bluegrass at the Martin Lipscomb Performance Arts Center

Cosy Sheridan in concert

All You Can Laugh Buffet with comedian Al Ernst and friends

Hurricane Creek band and dance

Writers in the Round local writers reading their own material for an evening

Chuck Pyle in concert

Parallel Lives returns, by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, a production by the Highlands Community Players

The Buckerettes in concert

Art by Yasmina Reza, produced in part by Stray Productions from Athens, GA

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen in concert

Hurricane Creek band and dance

My Secret Weapon by Carol Caldwell, a North Carolina Premier

Hurricane Creek band and dance

Copenhagen by Michael frayn featuring David Milford

Hurricane Creek band and dance

Instant Theater Company Comedy Festival with Al Ernst & freinds

The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain with David Milford and Madeleine Davis, performance piece 

Hurricane Creek band and dance after Highlands Christmas Tree lighting event

I'm Dreaming of a White Elephant Christmas Sale (I.T.C. fundraiser), I turned the theater into a lit retail space

 

2008

ITC Live improvisation performances month of February

Tennessee Jed Band in concert

The Lisa Price Band in concert

The Ice-Breaker by David Rambo, costarring David Milford and Madeleine Davis

Hurricane Creek band and dance

The Return of Herbert Bracewell by Andrew Johns, costarring David Milford and Madeleine Davis 

Clarence Darrow one man play by David W. Rintels, starring David Milford, based on Irving Stone's "Clarence Darrow for the Defense", extended run

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen in concert, return engagement

The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain with David Milford and Madeleine Davis, performance piece 

Al Ernst and friends-stand up comedians  with band

Montana Skies in concert

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, staring Rex Reed and Collin Wilcox Paxton

Second Lady by M. Kilburg Reedy, a one woman play starring Madeleine Davis

Hurricane Creek costume party dance

Studio on Main

Here is a look at the Instant Theater Company's Studio on Main, their home space.  It is really amazing to look back at all of the activity that took place here.  Even in a three block  small mountain town, wonderful, inspired, and talented people flock towards productive projects.  Many others came to participate as audience members.

Hurricane Creek at the Instant Theater Company

The band that we all know and love shot a demo video at the theater.  I lit it for a pizza.  Check it out....



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