USA - The educational seminar programme of PLASA Focus: Orlando will kick off on Tuesday, 17 February at 9am with Light and Theatre - 50 Years of Change. Presented by ElektraLite, speaker Richard Pilbrow will describe and discuss 50 years of revolutionary change that has occurred in stage lighting, theatre technology and theatre architecture, and explore the rich possibilities that lie around the corner.

Immediately following the seminar, Richard Pilbrow will be signing books on the show floor at the Group One booth #408. "High-calibre 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 are essential for our ever-evolving market," said Tyler Wise of Group One Limited.

Free registration to both the show floor and educational seminars can be obtained by visiting:

Richard Pilbrow is a lighting designer, theatre design consultant, and author. He founded Theatre Projects in 1957. He has been a producer of theatre, film and TV. He was a pioneer of stage lighting in Britain and was retained by Sir Laurence Olivier to be first lighting designer, and then theatre consultant to the National Theatre of Great Britain. Under his leadership, Theatre Projects has become the pre-eminent theatre consulting organization in the world with more than 1,200 projects in over 70 countries to its credit.

Additional seminars will be given by such experts in the industry as: Josh Allen (Theatre Consultants Collaborative), William R. Benner, Jr. (Pangolin Laser Systems), Frank Brault (Vectorworks), Scott Chmielewski, George Dodworth (Lightwave International), Dan Goldsmith (X-Laser), Tony Hanson, Tom Harman (Laser Production Network), Jim Hutchinson (CHAUVET Professional), Christine Jenkin (ILDA), Mark Kiracofe (IATSE), Brian Lawlor (IATSE), Tom Littrell (ETC), Greg Makhov (Lighting Systems Design Inc), Tobin Neis (Barbizon) and Geoff Platt (TMB). Due to the nature of live events, this list is subject to change.

(Jim Evans)

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