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The City, Gotham, The Big Apple, Empire City. New York, New York

Whatever you choose to call it, it's where I am now. I've been relatively quiet the past year as I have moved my life and work to Brooklyn, NY. It's been a long road to establish new contacts and renew old ones, but after a year I'm quite happy with where I am.

View of Manhattan coming back from a trip

I have been working on several fronts. The first is as an assistant lighting designer. I have reconnected with several designers whom I have worked for previously, and I am happy to say that I have collaborated and supported several productions this past year. See my portfolio for some more details.

Photo of The Velveteen Rabbit at Atlantic Theatre Company, Lighting by Solomon Weisbard

Another front has been my own design work. I have continued to work at a few of my favorite theater companies, including Ohio Light Opera, and the College of Wooster who have had me back several times to collaborate with their students and staff. You can see several of the shows I have worked on recently in my portfolio. A new branch of design for me has been for corporate and non-profit events. I have teamed up several times with ATD AV ( to work with their clients creating product launches, cocktail hours, weddings, and dinner events.

I designed and implemented the lighting for Old Navy's fall fashion show with the support of ATD AV and 4Wall lighting

But alas, I haven't forgot old fashioned labor. I have also been working as a lighting programmer, master electrician, production electrician, and as a wrench monkey. The variety of venues and companies I get to work at doing these jobs keeps things interesting. A non exhaustive sample includes Ars Nova, Adelphi University, NYU Tisch, The New School, PS122, Sharon Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, BRIC, Theatreworks USA, HERE Arts Center, and Heartbeat Opera Festival.

Not every job uses the newest of equipment. This board is the ETC Expression 3x, released in the mid 1990's. Still works like a charm as long as you don't ask too much from it.

As I go into my second year here, I will be looking for opportunities to grow my business and my abilities. Further console training on ETC lighting consoles is already on the calendar, and I may even be looking at some masters programs.

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