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By Drew Quinones on Jul 13, 2020
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During the current state of the entire industry, we created 2 industry-related shows, the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable and Thursday Discussions: Tales From the Road. Each episode brings an array of different folks together to talk about a variety of topics. From how they got started in the industry to what they have been doing during this down-time, each discussion provides great insight from a diverse group of people in the industry.

4Wall Sunday Roundtable

Episode 43 | Worship Arts Designs

This week we are joined by four Worship Arts Lighting Designers from around the country. We will be discussing their influences, design process, what excites them about what they do, and more!

  • MeKenna Beauregard - Lighting Designer at Christ's Church of the Valley
  • Chris Eguizabal - Lighting Designer at Harvest
  • Griffin McCravy - Lighting Designer at Church of the Highlands
  • Daniel Robinson - Lighting Designer at Worship Center

The 4Wall Sunday Roundtable is a live discussion hosted by 4Wall's Drew Quinones and Tony Award-Winning LD, Jeff Croiter. The guests have included: Bob Barnhart, Ken Billington, Al Crawford, Anne Militello, and more. The discussions are easy-going, and we talk about the state of the industry, what each person has been doing during this down-time, and some current events and how they relate to our industry. (ALL EPISODES ARE BELOW)

Episode 1

  • 11-time Emmy Award winner Bob Barnhart 
  • Tony Award winner Ken Billington 
  • Knight of Illumination Award Winner Al Crawford
  • Lighting Designer/Director Emmanuelle Gigi Pedron

Episode 2

Episode 2 features some of the top design educators in the country.

  • Jane Cox (Princeton University)
  • Anne Militello (CalArts)
  • Brian Macdevitt (University of Maryland)
  • Clifton Taylor (University of North Carolina School of the Arts)

Episode 3

Episode 3 invites entertainment industry publishers, editors, and writers for an in-depth discussion about the news we receive and how we receive it in this increasingly difficult time.

  • Robert Diamond (BroadwayWorld.com)
  • Nook Schoenfeld (PLSN)
  • Ellen Lampert-Greaux (Live Design)
  • Michael Eddy (Stage Directions 

Episode 4

Episode 4 invites a panel with over 100 years of combined experience in the event, corporate, and live tv industries.

  • Ken Farley (Illumination Production Services Inc.)
  • Paul Fine (Fine Design Associates, Inc.)
  • Otis Howard (Otis Howard Lighting Design)
  • Bill Kadra (Available Light)

Episode 5

  • Zak Al-Alami - Lighting Director (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Arc3design)
  • Sean Beach - Lighting Designer & Programmer
  • Cory Fitzgerald - Lighting & Production Designer (Silent House Productions)
  • Kelley Shih - Lighting Designer & Programmer

Episode 6

  • Allan Nathan - Lighting Designer
  • Ken Posner - Tony Award Winning Lighting Designer
  • Lisa Passamonte Green - Visual Terrain CEO, Lighting Designer
  • Sherrice Mojgani - Lighting Designer

Episode 7

  • Chuan-Chi Chan - Lighting Designer
  • Itohan Edoloyi - Lighting Designer
  • Brandon Stirling Baker - Lighting Designer

Episode 8

  • Vada Briceño - Lighting Designer
  • Alan Edwards - Lighting Designer
  • Jason Marin - Lighting Designer
  • Cory Pattak - Lighting Designer

Episode 9

Episode 9 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features projection & motion graphic designers!

  • Bob Bonniol - Principal, MODE Architectural
  • Elaine McCarthy - Projection Designer
  • Rasean Davonte Johnson - Projection Designer & Video Artist
  • Olivia Sebesky - Projection & Motion Graphics Designer

Episode 10

The 4Wall Roundtable features a group of professionals who work in different facets of the live entertainment industry, bringing a variety of perspectives to the discussions.

  • Brandon Bagwell - Lighting Supervisor - Williamstown Theatre Festival
  • Andrew Cissna - Lighting Coordinator - Spoleto Festival USA
  • Abby Rodd- Director of Production - The Glimmerglass Festival

Episode 11

Episode 11 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features production managers and production supervisors from Broadway, Regional Theatre, Concert Touring, Corporate Events, and Live TV. Please join us to hear what they are doing during the shutdown, as well as their thoughts on the state of the industry.

  • Hillary Blanken - Production Manager - Juniper Street Productions
  • Laura Green - Director of Production - Paper Mill Playhouse
  • Tre James - Executive in Charge of Production - Production Rockstars
  • Art Rich - Production Manager/Technical Director

Episode 12

The 4Wall Sunday Roundtable returns this weekend with some of the top design educators in the country. Current, future, and recently graduated students of theatrical design and production will not want to miss it!

  • Mark Stanley - Associate Professor - Boston University College of Fine Arts
  • M.L. Geiger - Arts Professor - NYU | TISCH
  • Dave Grill - Co-Director of the Theatre Design/Technology Program - Purchase College
  • Lap-Chi Chu - Head of Lighting - UCLA

Episode 13

Episode 13 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features production electricians from Broadway, Regional Theatre, Concert Touring, Corporate Events, Fashion Shows, and Live TV. Please join us to hear what they are doing during the shutdown, gigs they are currently working on, as well as their thoughts on the state of the industry.

  • Tom Blancato - Production Electrician/Gaffer
  • Paul Kilsdonk - Regional Theatre Master Electrician (McCarter Theatre Center)
  • Eric Norris - Broadway Production Electrician
  • Valentina Migoulia - Fashion Show Production Electrician

Episode 14 | Howell Binkley Tribute Discussion

Episode 14 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable is a tribute to late Lighting Designer Howell Binkley. This episode's guests are members of Howell's team and will be discussing their careers and relationships with him.

  • David Arch
  • Sean Beach
  • Chris Chambers
  • James Fedigan
  • Patricia Nichols
  • Tim Rogers
  • Mark Simpson
  • Joyce Storey
  • Amanda Zieve

Episode 15 | Associate Lighting Designers

This week's 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features associate lighting designers from Broadway, national tours, dance, events, concerts, and architecture. Join us to hear what happens at the tech tables, and to talk about what an associate lighting designer does. And, what they are doing now.

  • Roya Abab - Associate Lighting Director - Alvin Ailey & Arc3design
  • Christina J. Martin - Lighting Designer - Visual Terrain
  • Craig Stelzenmuller - Associate Lighting Designer - Broadway
  • Vivien Leone - Associate Lighting Designer - Broadway
  • Special Appearance By: Carl Mulert, United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE

Episode 16 | Work in the Time of Covid

Episode 16 of the 4Wall Roundtable features lighting designers who recently completed work during the pandemic. Join us to hear about the project, safety protocols, their comfort level, and how it all went. Projects include Sleepless the Musical, the NBA bubble, Love Island, and the Trivium Live Stream Concert.

  • Ken Billington - Lighting Designer
  • Otis Howard - Lighting Designer
  • Sooner Routhier - Lighting Designer
  • Michael Veerkamp - Lighting Designer
  • Special Appearance by: LD Rachael Blackwell - Organizer of the Four Women and an Artist Project

Episode 17 | Producing During a Pandemic

Episode 17 welcomes producers, general managers, and company directors to the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable. Join us to hear how they're adapting their plans to deal with the pandemic, how they are implementing new ways of keeping their audience engaged, and what they think will happen next.

  • Christopher W. Ruigomez, - Director of the Boston Pops & Concert Operations/Assistant Director of Tanglewood
  • Kate Navin - Artistic Producer - Audible Theatre
  • Andy Jones - Baseline Theatrical, General Manager - Hamilton

Episode 18 | Lighting Designers

Episode 18 of the 4Wall Roundtable features a group of lighting designers who work in different facets of the live entertainment industry, bringing a variety of perspectives to the discussion.

  • Paule Constable - Lighting Designer
  • Brendan Gray - Lighting Designer - Gray Matter Visual
  • Kevin Lawson - Lighting Designer - UVLD
  • Christien Methot - Lighting Designer - design one lighting design

Episode 19 | Creative & Set Designers

Episode 19 of the 4Wall Roundtable welcomes set designers from Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theatre, opera, events, and concert production. Join us to hear what they do, where they do it, and what they've been doing during the industry-wide shutdown. 

  • Cameron Anderson | Set Designer - (International and National Opera, Off-Broadway, and regional theatre: Glimmerglass, Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Colon, Argentina, Kilden Performing Arts Center, Norway, Manhattan Theater Club, Huntington Theater.)
  • Rob Bissinger | Set Designer - (Live Entertainment, opening ceremonies, events, broadcast, film, Magic Mike Live, Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Emmy nominee.)
  • Mike Carson | Multidisciplinary Creative: Creative & Show Director/Production Designer/Producer/Director - (Big Sean, Netflix's Rhythm & Flow, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, Jordan Brand & More.)
  • Rachel Hauck | Set Designer (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, Hadestown, What the Constitution Means to Me, Tony Award-Winner.)

Episode 20 | Electricians

Episode 20 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features production electricians from Broadway, Regional Theatre, Concert Touring, Corporate Events, Fashion Shows, and Live TV. Please join us to hear what they are doing during the shutdown, gigs they are currently working on, as well as their thoughts on the state of the industry.

  • John Anselmo - Production Electrician
  • Sarah Arnold - Production Electrician
  • Kevin Barry - Production Electrician
  • Michael Grimes - Gaffer/Production Electrician

Episode 21 | Lighting Designers

Episode 21 of the 4Wall Roundtable features a group of lighting designers with decades of experience who work in different facets of the live entertainment industry, bringing a variety of perspectives to the discussion.

  • Lucrecia Briceno
  • Jane Cox
  • Paul Dexter
  • Don Holder

Episode 22 | Stage Managers

Episode 22 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features stage managers from Broadway, Alvin Ailey, Goodspeed Opera House, & Cirque du Soleil! Please join us to hear what they are doing during the shutdown, gigs they are currently working on, as well as their thoughts on the state of the industry.

  • Cody Renard Richard - Stage Manager |NY, Broadway
  • Kristin Colvin Young - Stage Manager | Alvin Ailey
  • Brad Spachman - Stage Manager | Goodspeed Opera House
  • Carolanne Morgan - Stage Manager | Cirque du Soleil
  • Special Appearance by LimeLightWired

Episode 23 |Recap Episode

This Sunday join the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable hosts Drew Quinones and Jeff Croiter as they talk about the origin and evolution of the show, the process of producing each episode, the current state of the industry, and more!

Joining them will be Al Ridella and special guest Chris Barron, lead singer of the Spin Doctors and singer/writer of "Why Must the Show Go On", the song that introduces each episode.

Episode 24 | Riggers

Episode 24 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features riggers! Please join us to hear what they are doing during the shutdown, gigs they are currently working on, as well as their thoughts on the state of the industry.

  • Alex Goodpasture - Lead Rigger | ProRig
  • Jobi Gabrielli - Rigger
  • Tony Bonilla - Owner | BNW Rigging

Episode 25 | Design Professors

Episode 25 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features some of the top design educators in the country. Current, future, and recently graduated students of theatrical design and production will not want to miss it!

  • Jorge Arroyo - Assistant Professor of Lighting Design | Boston University
  • Jennifer Dasher - Assistant Professor of Costume Design | University of Florida
  • Anne Mundell - Associate Professor of Scene Design | Carnegie Mellon University
  • Justin Townsend - Associate Professor of Lighting Design | Brooklyn College

Episode 26 | Life in Sales

The 4Wall Sunday Roundtable returns this weekend! This Sunday we are joined by sales veterans from leading manufacturers in the entertainment lighting industry. The panel has a combined 100+ years of experience in the field and we will talk to them about their career paths, working during a pandemic, and more!

  • Jane Rein - Regional Sales Manager, Lighting Division (ARRI)
  • Chad Tiller - Vice President Global Live Entertainment Market (Rosco)
  • Gary Fails - President (City Theatrical, Inc.)
  • Mark Vassallo - VP of Global Sales (ETC/High End Systems)

Episode 27 | Holiday Gigs

Episode 27 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features four guests who are currently working on holiday gigs! Please join us to hear about how they managed to perform their job duties with the restrictions in place, what they have been up to during the shutdown, how they got started in the industry, and more!

  • Michael Archibald - AV Admin - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Presents: Joy To the World
  • Darien Koop - Lighting Designer/Programmer - Jingle Beat
  • Paul Miller - Lighting Designer - New Years Eve Times Square
  • Chris Werner - Lighting Designer - Saks Lights Up Fifth Avenue

Episode 28 | Holiday Special

Join Drew, Jeff, and 52 previous roundtable panelists for a quick check in and cheerful goodbye (or good riddance) to 2020!

Episode 29 | Lighting Designers

Drew, Jeff, and the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable return this Sunday! Episode 29 features a group of lighting designers from Broadway, worldwide tours, dance, events, concerts, and architecture. We'll be discussing their influences, design process, what excites them about what they do, thoughts about the industry in 2021, and more! We will also be joined by 4Wall CEO, Wes Bailey, at the beginning of the episode.

  • Robert J. Aguilar - Lighting Designer
  • Erik Anderson - Co-Founder at Cour Design & Cour Content CEO & Creative Director at EAMOTION
  • Isabella Byrd - Lighting Designer
  • Cory Pattak - Lighting Designer
  • Special Appearance by: 4Wall CEO, Wes Bailey

Episode 30 | Design Professors

Episode 30 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features some of the top design educators in the country. Current, future, and recently graduated students of theatrical design and production will not want to miss it! The show goes live at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST this Sunday, on our Facebook and YouTube pages. 

  • Chris Barreca - Head of Scene Design | CalArts
  • Regina Garcia - Head of Scene Design | The Theater School at DePaul University
  • Jason Lyons - Professor of Lighting Design | College of Charleston, School of the Arts
  • Jennifer Tipton - Professor in the Practice of Design | Yale School of Drama

Episode 31 | Production Managers

Episode 31 of the 4Wall Sunday Roundtable features production managers and technical supervisors from Broadway, Regional Theatre, & Disney Parks Live Entertainment. Please join us to hear about their career paths, working during a pandemic, and more! 

  • Sam Ellis - Technical Supervisor | Broadway, Hudson Theatrical Associates
  • Elisabeth Farwell-Moreland - Producing Director | Seattle Rep
  • Paul Smithyman - Production Manager | Lincoln Center Theater
  • David S. Stewart - Production Manager | Disney Parks Live Entertainment

Episode 32 | Lighting Designers

Episode 32 of the 4Wall Roundtable features Emmy Award-Winning LD Allen Branton, Tony Award-Winning LD Brian MacDevitt, Amith Chandrashaker, & Emily Bornt. This group of lighting designers from Broadway, worldwide tours, dance, events, concerts, and television will be discussing their influences, design process, what excites them about what they do, thoughts about the industry in 2021, and more!

  • Emily Bornt - Lighting Designer/Lighting Director
  • Allen Branton - Emmy Award Winning Lighting Designer
  • Amith Chandrashaker - Lighting Designer
  • Brian MacDevitt - Tony Award Winning Lighting Designer

Thursday Discussions: Tales From the Road

The Thursday Discussions: Tales From the Road Series brings an array of different folks together to talk about a variety of topics. We've had on everything from LD's to the entire 1984 Purple Rain Tour lighting crew. The discussions have provided some escape from the unfortunate realities our friends, family, and colleagues are facing.

Episode 1

This episode we'll hear some 'Tales from the Road' from current 4Wall team members and their roadie friends.

  • Larry Mikalishen, 4Wall LV/LA GM
  • Tommy Green, 4Wall National Assets Manger
  • Jonny "Tosar" Tosarello, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Lighting Director/Designer

Episode 2

Join the discussion with the entire lighting crew from the 1984 Purple Rain Tour, 4Wall VP of Business Development Jeff Mateer (Purple Rain Crew Member), and 4Wall VP of Client Services Stephen Llorens!

We expect some wild and fun stories from this group, who haven't been together in one place for decades.

Episode 3

Today's guests are 4Wall Detroit VP of Client Services Stephen Llorens and 4Wall LA VP of Client Services Tracy Royan! 

Episode 4

We go live with Mickey and Tommy Berra! 4Wall's Scott Church and Mark Conners join the discussion as well.

Episode 5

The Swingin Johnsons took over the 4Wall Thursday Discussions: Tales From the Road with a special performance! After the song, the band stuck around to talk about their origins and history of playing at the 4Wall parties.

Episode 6

This episode of the Thursday Discussions we are joined by 4Wall Account Manager / Production Manager Dallas Gaspar & Insomniac Events Production & Stage Manager Braedy Benjamins!

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