[Video] A Love Letter to Plywood – Breakdown of Plywood Video

My good friend Tim Hogan, the properties director at PCPA, brought this wonderful video to my attention and I felt compelled to show everyone else the video. It is called, “A Love Letter to Plywood,” but it is much more than that. It is an excellent breakdown of the uses of plywood and an introduction […]

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A Wonderful Breakdown of Production Design Using Chairs

I was recently speaking with my good friend Tim Hogan over at Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA). He sent me a great video that breaks down the importance of production design; through examples of chairs. There are, of course, some iconic chairs (the Iron Throne comes to mind from Game of Thrones) but even the seemingly […]

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Great New Invention – The Gaff Gun

I’m always a fan of new inventions, especially ones that make life simpler. My friend Tim Hogan of PCPA recently emailed me a video of this sweet gadget. Instead of having to get on your hands and knees to lay wire and tape it down, you just walk! Check out the video below to see […]

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PCPA Hosts USITT Mini-Conference

I want to send out a special thank you to Brian Reed, Tim Hogan, Jeff Allen, Mike Dempsey, Libby Appel, and the students of Allan Hancock College for this year’s California USITT mini-conference. The afternoon started off with an inspiring speech by Libby Appel who made the convincing argument not just of the need for […]

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PCPA Tours CBS

   PCPA California’s Central Coast’s resident Professional Theatre Company had their students tour CBS Studios on Beverly Blvd. Wednesday. Home of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, ‘American Idol’, and and so much more (especially when you consider who has come through over the decades). Their tour guide was Production Designer Renee Hoss-Johnson of  Wheel of Fortune […]

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