PLASA Focus: Orlando's educational seminar program will kick off at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17 with a presentation by legendary lighting designer Richard Pilbrow titled "Light and Theatre - 50 Years of Change." Sponsored by elektraLite and held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Pilbrow will share a fascinating retrospective of theatre lighting's evolution over the past five decades as well as explore the rich possibilities that lie ahead.
Immediately following the seminar, the veteran LD will be signing books on the PLASA Focus: Orlando show floor at the Group One Limited (elektraLite / Avolites) booth, #408. "High-caliber education is critical to the process of sharing ideas in design and technology, and bringing these kinds of resources to regional events such as PLASA Focus: Orlando is essential for our ever-evolving market," says Group One's Tyler Wise.
PLASA Events Sales Executive Laura Hoepker adds, "Richard Pilbrow brings the highest level of experience and knowledge to PLASA Focus: Orlando, and we are thrilled that elektraLite is able to sponsor this seminar. I hope that everyone is able to take advantage of this free opportunity to hear one of lighting's finest."
Richard Pilbrow is a highly respected lighting designer, theatre design consultant and author. Since establishing Theatre Projects in 1957, he has been a producer of theatre, film and TV. As a founder of the ABTT, ALD and STC, Pilbrow is also highly respected as a pioneer of stage lighting in the UK and was retained by Sir Laurence Olivier to be first lighting designer, and then theatre consultant, to the National Theatre of Great Britain.
Pilbrow's books “Stage Lighting” (1970) and "Stage Lighting Design - the Art, the Craft, the Life" (1997) have become international texts, while his 2011 book, "A Theatre Project," was the 2013 winner of the prestigious USITT Golden Pen Award. Under his leadership, Theatre Projects has become world's pre-eminent theatre consulting organization with more than 1,200 projects in over 70 countries to its credit.
Free registration to both the PLASA Focus: Orlando show floor and educational seminars can be obtained by visiting: www.plasafocus.com/orlando