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Thanks for stopping in.  I am an avid performing arts attendee, who seeks to share my knowledge and enthusiasm by sharing original reviews, photos and recommendations with others.

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My Story

As a child I had the privilege of attending the opera, ballet and theater often with my parents in and around Chicago.  In high school, in Southern California, I discovered an affinity for theater production while working backstage.  I went on to receive a BFA in Technical Theater at UCSB.  I was awarded a full academic scholarship to attended Southern Methodist University as a graduate student studying Theatrical Design at the Meadows School of the Arts.  I received my MFA with a specialty of Lighting Design.  At both SMU and UCSB I spent a good deal of my time designing the lighting for dance presentations.

 

After graduate school I was hired by the San Francisco Opera to work in their lighting design department.  I worked in the War Memorial Opera House assisting with the design and execution of over 70 productions.  In the off season I freelanced around the country lighting dance, opera and theater productions. I even had the opportunity to light a ballet choreographed by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson at the San Francisco Ballet.

In December 1995 I transitioned to a position, with the City and County of San Francisco, booking the War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall and Herbst Theatre.   Later I was promoted to Assistant Managing Director with oversite over facility operations.  Over 26 years, I saw every production of the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet, as well as many Symphony and Herbst presentations.

 

 Attending performances is my favorite activity. On average I see 3.5 nights shows a week.  While I enjoy all genres of live performance, my preference is for contemporary dance.  I love site specific dance, intimate small venue productions and more traditional presentations in formal settings.  When traveling I often seek out a performance.  I have been known to squeeze in as many as five different live events in a long weekend.

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