In the Loop
Master Class

Theater Consulting and VR in Theater Consulting

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:30am to 10:45am
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Ever wonder what Theater Consulting is? Come get an idea of the business and learn how they infuse virtual reality in the consulting business.

    Liz Blessing: is a Theater Consultant at Fisher Dachs Associates and freelance Scene Designer, Technical Director and Lighting Designer and Game Designer working in New York City. Her design credits include scene design for Woyzeck directed by Sarah Wansley, production design for Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic, lighting design for 3 seasons of Dance Conversations and Music with a View at the Flea Theater. She produced an original video game for Kapow­I Go Go to help market the show. Liz came to FDA in 2014 after having been the Technical Director of the Flea Theater in Tribeca and a freelance lighting and scene designer working in Off­Off Broadway. In her three years at the Flea, Liz took care of the theater's IT, building maintenance, carpentry, sound and lighting needs as well as providing the Lighting Design for the two seasonal festivals, Music with a View and Dance Conversations. With such a range of daily responsibilities, she learned what it takes to keep a small theater with a big reputation going in New York City. Liz worked on 28 shows as the Flea's Technical Director, 22 of which were world premieres, including Brian Watkins My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer, A.R. Gurney's Family Furniture, Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy, Sean Graney's These Seven Sicknesses, and She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. Before her time at the Flea, Liz worked as a Draftsperson for I. Weiss Theatrical Solutions and an Engineering Assistant for City Theatrical, Inc. As an assistant at City Theatrical, Liz helped test their then new SHoW DMX system and worked on prototypes of custom CTI products for companies like Cirque du Soleil and Disney. At I. Weiss, Liz became familiar with a wide variety of rigging solutions, as well as the construction co­ordination process, and helped develop documentation for in­house products such as the ViaLift. She also produced shop drawings for projects such as the renovation of The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Boston Conservatory, the Stephen Sondheim Theater, and the 52nd Street Project. Liz is a 2007 graduate of the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Computer Science.

  • Venue
    Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion
    Room #
    Room 217 - Multimedia Lab
    1800 McCarty Dr Gainesville
    FL 32611
    (352) 273-0500
    Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion Website