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  • New York City, NY
  • Architect · HLW International
  • Completed · 2004

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  • New York City, NY
  • Architect · HLW International
  • Completed · 2004

Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 
Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 
Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 

 

Rigging Systems                  

Counterweight Lineset Systems
Motorized Hoists
Motorized Battens
Lighting Grids
Tension Wire Grids
Chain Motor and Truss System

Stage Machinery

Orchestra Pit Lifts and Stage Lifts
Turntables
Portable Platforming
Auditorium Seating
Seating Wagons

Curtains & Tracks

Track
Fire Safety Curtains
House Curtains

Lighting and Sound

Stage and Studio Performance Lighting Systems
Projection Screens
Architectural Lighting Fixtures Rigging
Audio Systems
Speaker Cluster Rigging
Acoustical Treatments

Services

Budget Planning
Design,
Engineering & Project Management
Procurement and Installation Contracting
Custom Fabrication
Rigging Systems Evaluation and Maintenance
Stage Rigging System Safety Inspections and Reports

Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 

 

Rigging Systems                  

Counterweight Lineset Systems
Motorized Hoists
Motorized Battens
Lighting Grids
Tension Wire Grids
Chain Motor and Truss System

Stage Machinery

Orchestra Pit Lifts and Stage Lifts
Turntables
Portable Platforming
Auditorium Seating
Seating Wagons

Curtains & Tracks

Track
Fire Safety Curtains
House Curtains

Lighting and Sound

Stage and Studio Performance Lighting Systems
Projection Screens
Architectural Lighting Fixtures Rigging
Audio Systems
Speaker Cluster Rigging
Acoustical Treatments

Services

Budget Planning
Design,
Engineering & Project Management
Procurement and Installation Contracting
Custom Fabrication
Rigging Systems Evaluation and Maintenance
Stage Rigging System Safety Inspections and Reports

Having pursued both design and technical training in college, Ted focused on engineering and management issues at the Yale University, School of Drama, where he took also advantage of the academic resources available at the School of Art and Architecture and the School of Management. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology in 1977.

After working for three seasons as the Technical Director of the Santa Fe Opera,
Ted was invited to join the faculty of the Yale School of Drama, where he taught courses in technical direction, drafting, and acoustics. He has continued his association with Yale, providing regular seminars in management to the School of Drama’s technical students.

After a season with the Spoleto Festival, Ted was hired as the Director of the Stage Department at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, where he was responsible for budgeting of all productions and interfacing between the School’s Administration and Board and the various production departments, including Opera, Dance, Drama, and Music, and between those Departments and the professional technical services provided by the Stage Department.

 
Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 

 

Rigging Systems                  

Counterweight Lineset Systems
Motorized Hoists
Motorized Battens
Lighting Grids
Tension Wire Grids
Chain Motor and Truss System

Stage Machinery

Orchestra Pit Lifts and Stage Lifts
Turntables
Portable Platforming
Auditorium Seating
Seating Wagons

Curtains & Tracks

Track
Fire Safety Curtains
House Curtains

Lighting and Sound

Stage and Studio Performance Lighting Systems
Projection Screens
Architectural Lighting Fixtures Rigging
Audio Systems
Speaker Cluster Rigging
Acoustical Treatments

Services

Budget Planning
Design,
Engineering & Project Management
Procurement and Installation Contracting
Custom Fabrication
Rigging Systems Evaluation and Maintenance
Stage Rigging System Safety Inspections and Reports

Having pursued both design and technical training in college, Ted focused on engineering and management issues at the Yale University, School of Drama, where he took also advantage of the academic resources available at the School of Art and Architecture and the School of Management. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology in 1977.

After working for three seasons as the Technical Director of the Santa Fe Opera,
Ted was invited to join the faculty of the Yale School of Drama, where he taught courses in technical direction, drafting, and acoustics. He has continued his association with Yale, providing regular seminars in management to the School of Drama’s technical students.

After a season with the Spoleto Festival, Ted was hired as the Director of the Stage Department at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, where he was responsible for budgeting of all productions and interfacing between the School’s Administration and Board and the various production departments, including Opera, Dance, Drama, and Music, and between those Departments and the professional technical services provided by the Stage Department.

 
Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 

 

Rigging Systems                  

Counterweight Lineset Systems
Motorized Hoists
Motorized Battens
Lighting Grids
Tension Wire Grids
Chain Motor and Truss System

Stage Machinery

Orchestra Pit Lifts and Stage Lifts
Turntables
Portable Platforming
Auditorium Seating
Seating Wagons

Curtains & Tracks

Track
Fire Safety Curtains
House Curtains

Lighting and Sound

Stage and Studio Performance Lighting Systems
Projection Screens
Architectural Lighting Fixtures Rigging
Audio Systems
Speaker Cluster Rigging
Acoustical Treatments

Services

Budget Planning
Design,
Engineering & Project Management
Procurement and Installation Contracting
Custom Fabrication
Rigging Systems Evaluation and Maintenance
Stage Rigging System Safety Inspections and Reports

Having pursued both design and technical training in college, Ted focused on engineering and management issues at the Yale University, School of Drama, where he took also advantage of the academic resources available at the School of Art and Architecture and the School of Management. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology in 1977.

After working for three seasons as the Technical Director of the Santa Fe Opera,
Ted was invited to join the faculty of the Yale School of Drama, where he taught courses in technical direction, drafting, and acoustics. He has continued his association with Yale, providing regular seminars in management to the School of Drama’s technical students.

After a season with the Spoleto Festival, Ted was hired as the Director of the Stage Department at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, where he was responsible for budgeting of all productions and interfacing between the School’s Administration and Board and the various production departments, including Opera, Dance, Drama, and Music, and between those Departments and the professional technical services provided by the Stage Department.

 
Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 

 

Rigging Systems                  

Counterweight Lineset Systems
Motorized Hoists
Motorized Battens
Lighting Grids
Tension Wire Grids
Chain Motor and Truss System

Stage Machinery

Orchestra Pit Lifts and Stage Lifts
Turntables
Portable Platforming
Auditorium Seating
Seating Wagons

Curtains & Tracks

Track
Fire Safety Curtains
House Curtains

Lighting and Sound

Stage and Studio Performance Lighting Systems
Projection Screens
Architectural Lighting Fixtures Rigging
Audio Systems
Speaker Cluster Rigging
Acoustical Treatments

Services

Budget Planning
Design,
Engineering & Project Management
Procurement and Installation Contracting
Custom Fabrication
Rigging Systems Evaluation and Maintenance
Stage Rigging System Safety Inspections and Reports

Having pursued both design and technical training in college, Ted focused on engineering and management issues at the Yale University, School of Drama, where he took also advantage of the academic resources available at the School of Art and Architecture and the School of Management. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology in 1977.

After working for three seasons as the Technical Director of the Santa Fe Opera,
Ted was invited to join the faculty of the Yale School of Drama, where he taught courses in technical direction, drafting, and acoustics. He has continued his association with Yale, providing regular seminars in management to the School of Drama’s technical students.

After a season with the Spoleto Festival, Ted was hired as the Director of the Stage Department at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, where he was responsible for budgeting of all productions and interfacing between the School’s Administration and Board and the various production departments, including Opera, Dance, Drama, and Music, and between those Departments and the professional technical services provided by the Stage Department.

 
Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems. Barbara has a BA in English from Brown University.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO, and began working full-time with PDO in 1983.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 

 

Rigging Systems                  

Counterweight Lineset Systems
Motorized Hoists
Motorized Battens
Lighting Grids
Tension Wire Grids
Chain Motor and Truss System

Stage Machinery

Orchestra Pit Lifts and Stage Lifts
Turntables
Portable Platforming
Auditorium Seating
Seating Wagons

Curtains & Tracks

Track
Fire Safety Curtains
House Curtains

Lighting and Sound

Stage and Studio Performance Lighting Systems
Projection Screens
Architectural Lighting Fixtures Rigging
Audio Systems
Speaker Cluster Rigging
Acoustical Treatments

Services

Budget Planning
Design,
Engineering & Project Management
Procurement and Installation Contracting
Custom Fabrication
Rigging Systems Evaluation and Maintenance
Stage Rigging System Safety Inspections and Reports

Having pursued both design and technical training in college, Ted focused on engineering and management issues at the Yale University, School of Drama, where he took also advantage of the academic resources available at the School of Art and Architecture and the School of Management. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology in 1977.

After working for three seasons as the Technical Director of the Santa Fe Opera,
Ted was invited to join the faculty of the Yale School of Drama, where he taught courses in technical direction, drafting, and acoustics. He has continued his association with Yale, providing regular seminars in management to the School of Drama’s technical students.

After a season with the Spoleto Festival, Ted was hired as the Director of the Stage Department at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, where he was responsible for budgeting of all productions and interfacing between the School’s Administration and Board and the various production departments, including Opera, Dance, Drama, and Music, and between those Departments and the professional technical services provided by the Stage Department.

 
Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems. Barbara has a BA in English from Brown University.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO, and began working full-time with PDO in 1983.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Tony has a BFA from the University of California, San Diego (1977) and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison (1980) with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied with Denis Dorn and explored innovative materials while designing and building scenery for numerous productions.

He also worked as Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he was responsible for the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He joined Barbara and Ted at the Juilliard School in New York (1980) where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Ted and Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects.

 
Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied lighting design with the late Gil Hemsley, and actively explored innovative materials while designing scenery for numerous productions.

Immediately following graduation he accepted the position of Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he supervised the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He then joined Barbara and Ted Ohl at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects. He is intimately involved in each PDO project.

 

 

Rigging Systems                  

Counterweight Lineset Systems
Motorized Hoists
Motorized Battens
Lighting Grids
Tension Wire Grids
Chain Motor and Truss System

Stage Machinery

Orchestra Pit Lifts and Stage Lifts
Turntables
Portable Platforming
Auditorium Seating
Seating Wagons

Curtains & Tracks

Track
Fire Safety Curtains
House Curtains

Lighting and Sound

Stage and Studio Performance Lighting Systems
Projection Screens
Architectural Lighting Fixtures Rigging
Audio Systems
Speaker Cluster Rigging
Acoustical Treatments

Services

Budget Planning
Design,
Engineering & Project Management
Procurement and Installation Contracting
Custom Fabrication
Rigging Systems Evaluation and Maintenance
Stage Rigging System Safety Inspections and Reports

Having pursued both design and technical training in college, Ted focused on engineering and management issues at the Yale University, School of Drama, where he took also advantage of the academic resources available at the School of Art and Architecture and the School of Management. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology in 1977.

After working for three seasons as the Technical Director of the Santa Fe Opera,
Ted was invited to join the faculty of the Yale School of Drama, where he taught courses in technical direction, drafting, and acoustics. He has continued his association with Yale, providing regular seminars in management to the School of Drama’s technical students.

After a season with the Spoleto Festival, Ted was hired as the Director of the Stage Department at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, where he was responsible for budgeting of all productions and interfacing between the School’s Administration and Board and the various production departments, including Opera, Dance, Drama, and Music, and between those Departments and the professional technical services provided by the Stage Department.

 
Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center (1980) as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems. Barbara has a BA in English from Brown University.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO, and began working full-time with PDO in 1983.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

Tony has a BFA from the University of California, San Diego (1977) and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison (1980) with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Technology and Engineering.  At Madison he studied with Denis Dorn and explored innovative materials while designing and building scenery for numerous productions.

He also worked as Head Flyman at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC where he was responsible for the performance rigging applications in numerous performance venues.  He joined Barbara and Ted at the Juilliard School in New York (1980) where he served as the Stage Department’s Technical Director where he was responsible for the scenic operations and all performance rigging applications in all performance spaces.

In 1982, as a founder of PDO, Anthony brought his extensive practical and construction experience and his engineering training to bear in collaboration with Ted and Barbara’s work.  Together they implemented the standards set forth and practiced by PDO on all its projects.

 
Barbara graduated from the Yale University School of Drama  in 1980 with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology. Her thesis work interfaced construction and materials handling hardware manufacturers’ standards and installation guidelines with performance rigging applications. This proved to be a seminal work in establishing stage rigging industry standards for performance rigging systems. Barbara has a BA in English from Brown University.

Joining the technical staff at The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center as the Stage Department’s Production Manager, she directed the technical support activities in four different performance venues, coordinating the requirements of stage directors, designers, performers and technicians.

In 1982 Barbara participated in the formation of PDO, and began working full-time with PDO in 1983.  At its founding, PDO integrated greater industry standards into its rigging system designs, galvanizing an effort by quality performance rigging manufacturers to establish and put forth a rational industry standard of installation practice.  Since that time, PDO has been in the vanguard of the performance rigging industry, promoting and practicing an unrivaled level of safety in it’s design and installations.

  • New York City, NY
  • Completed · 2003