Have you always wanted to be a roadie? It is a tough life! How would you like to live the life for a day? At this year’s Performing Arts Managers Conference, (PAMC) in Dallas Texas, that dream can come true with the “Roadie for a Day” Boot Camp on Saturday, February 26th.
JR Clancy is leading the sponsorship on the event which will be held at the AT&T Performing Arts Center as part of the International Association of Venue Manager, (IAVM) and the annual PAMC conference. The Boot Camp will be lead by Millie Dixon, principal consultant at Theatre Projects Consultants and the Boot Camp leader, and Alex Hargis, manager of the Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. J.R. Clancy personnel and partners also will lead the rigging section to ensure that participants learn the correct and safe way to plan, assemble, and operate standard touring rigging equipment.
For an intensive afternoon, from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m., three teams-each including 20 to 30 venue managers-will learn how to set rigging points, load-in and assemble truss, chain motors, and control equipment, and safely prepare the ‘rig’ for the attachment of the lighting and touring equipment load-in. In addition, team members will hang and cable lights, complete the circuiting, and design two different lighting “looks” on the venue stage.
Each team will work in its own venue at AT&T Performing Arts Center: Margaret McDermott Performance Hall, Hamon Hall in the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House, and the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.
For more information visit www.iavm.org.