Sonny Sonnenfeld Scholarship to Lighting Workshop

PLSN Staff • News • January 9, 2019


NYC – The 14th Annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday workshop, continuing its practical and hands-on educational presentations, will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the New York City College of Technology: Entertainment Technology Department located at 186 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201. Super Saturday is produced by Scott Parker with the help of the City Tech.

More details from Stage Seminar (www.stageseminars.com):

In celebration of Sonny Sonnenfeld’s enthusiastic mission of training the theatrical lighting designers, technicians and sales force of tomorrow, Scott Parker is thrilled to offer the “Sonny Sonnenfeld Memorial Scholarship as my way of paying it forward. Sonny offered me a scholarship to the first Broadway Lighting Master Class and became a mentor.” Parker adds “with this scholarship we will be able to welcome several students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford the registration fee.” To apply for scholarships, please visit: https://stageseminars.com/registration/scholarships

Sonny was a theatrical lighting salesman, a teacher, an author, and a practitioner. Sonny was the New York City sales manager for Century Lighting (now Strand), a partner in Lighting & Electronics, and a sales representative for Colortran, ETC, Wybron, and again at Strand. Sonny founded the Broadway Lighting Master Classes. Sonny interfaced, on a regular basis, with theatre consultants, Broadway lighting designers, architects, consulting engineers, and architectural lighting designers. He has contributed to the professional development of many of today’s leading architectural lighting designers. He also enjoyed creating the lighting designs for many non-professional shows.

The only event of its kind, Stage Lighting Super Saturday is a one day intensive series of workshops that provide practical and hands-on educational training to benefit the interests and abilities of all involved in the application of innovative stage, architectural, and entertainment lighting. Intensive subjects include Stage Lighting 101 for those new to the art; the use of conventional long established luminaires; the latest LED, and traditional Incandescent and Arc Source instruments; the implementation of color, special effects, mood and scene lighting; and choosing among the myriad of helpful mechanical implements such as consoles, moving lights, computers, and many others. In addition to the workshops, there will also be an impressive manufacturer’s showcase featuring approximately 20 technical specialists, as well as manufacturers of superior equipment, will demonstrate techniques and newly available cost-effective products. Among the present and past manufacturing contributors, all noted for their lighting expertise and practical implementation, are such stalwarts as A.C. Lighting, A.C.T. Lighting, ADB Stagelight, Altman Lighting, Apollo, Barbizon Lighting, Canto USA, Chauvet, City Theatrical, DraftyApp, ElationPro, ENTTEC, ESP, ETC, 4Wall, GLP, High End, Lee Filters, LEX, Lighting&Sound America, Nemetschek N.A. aka Vectorworks, RC4 Wireless, Robe, Rosco, Shadowstone, Selecon, Strand Lighting, and TMB, among many others

All new, aspiring, and advancing stage and event designers are invited to join this unique event on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the  New York City College of Technology: Entertainment Technology Department located at 186 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201. Super Saturday is produced by Scott Parker with the help of the City Tech and is supported in part by Media Partner Lighting & Sound America magazine. For more info on seat booking, product exhibition, and partnership enquiries please contact Scott C. Parker at 212-533-3430. SEND AN EMAIL TO super2019@stageseminars.com  or visit us on www.stageseminars.com

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