Theatre Consultants


New ASTC Members 2015

Posted on September 16th, by Kent Conrad in General ASTC News, Theatre Consultants. Comments Off on New ASTC Members 2015

The American Society of Theatre Consultants was founded in 1983 and currently has 74 full members and two associate members representing 31 consulting companies. Now in our 32nd year, we have initiated an honorary Fellow designation and have awarded this distinction to five ASTC members. At our previous ASTC Forum, the following four individuals were elected to full membership: Todd Berling of Harvey Marshall Berling Associates; D. Andrew Gibbs from D.A. Gibbs and Associates; Fritz Schwentker of Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams Inc.; and Christopher Sprague of Schuler Shook. S. Lars Klein, an independent consultant and project manager, was elected as an associate member. A complete list of members and their contact information is available on the ASTC website, ASTC MEMBERSHIP ROSTER.

By Kent Conrad, ASTC

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The ASTC USITT Student/Consultant Theatre Renovation Challenge 2015

Posted on August 7th, by Michael McMackin in College/University Challenge, General ASTC News, Theatre Consultants, USITT. Comments Off on The ASTC USITT Student/Consultant Theatre Renovation Challenge 2015

Deadline Extended!

ASTC is pleased to announce an extension to the deadline for Applications to the 2015 ASTC USITT Venue Renovation Challenge.  The extra time will permit more teams to submit.  This is a unique opportunity for theatre tech student to explore the spaces that they work in from a very different perspective under the guidance of an ASTC member Theatre Consultant. As Jules Lauve, ASTC Mentor to the team from Stephen F. Austin State University said during last year’s competition, “This has been a truly rewarding and fulfilling process. The students I am working with have been 100% committed and have grown tremendously. They’ve proven to be true winners regardless of any judging results. As is typical at this level, mentoring is a two-way street, and I am sure I learned as much or more from the mentees as they from me.”   … Read More »


ASTC – USITT Venue Renovation Challenge

Posted on April 5th, by Michael McMackin in College/University Challenge, General ASTC News, Theatre Consultants, USITT. Comments Off on ASTC – USITT Venue Renovation Challenge

On March 29, 2014 awards for the first annual ASTC/USITT Venue Renovation Challenge were presented in Fort Worth, Texas at the 54th annual USITT Conference and Expo. Three teams of student USITT members participated in a challenge designed to engage students in real world theatre renovation problems under the guidance of practicing professional theatre consultants. Each team selected an existing venue and developed a scope of work for practical improvements to a building as a performance venue. Students presented their design concepts to a live audience at a USITT Panel.

The participants from the three teams included 1. Amanda Warren and Jason Monmaney from Stephen F. Austin State University with Jules Lauve, ASTC; 2. Sandy Everett, Meghan Potter, Jeff Lindquist, Brad Shaw & John Houtler-McCoy from Indiana University with Van Phillips, ASTC; and 3. Andy Baker, Evan Bunner, Shane Cinal and … Read More »


ASTC Announces Acceptance of New Members

Posted on November 7th, by Michael McMackin in General ASTC News, Theatre Consultants. Comments Off on ASTC Announces Acceptance of New Members

The American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) is pleased to announce the following six theatre consultants who have been admitted into membership after having demonstrated a broad range of capability and experience necessary to fulfill the ASTC requirements.

Accepted as Full ASTC Members:

Tony Forman, Senior Consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants, Inc. Tony has over 25 years of experience working in international, regional and college theatre. Joining TPC in 2007, he has provided project management, programming, theatre planning and consultation on facility management and operations. He has served as project manager on the renovation, refurbishment and new construction of more than thirty venues for TPC.

Robert Hill, Senior Associate with Auerbach • Pollock • Friedlander. Robert joined the San Francisco office in 2006 working as project manager, senior consultant and designer. He brings more than fifteen years of technical theatre and theatrical lighting … Read More »


Welcome to the new ASTC Website!

Posted on May 17th, by opera in General ASTC News, Theatre Consultants. Comments Off on Welcome to the new ASTC Website!

Welcome to the all new American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) website!  We are very proud of our contemporary look and improved functions. The site is now compatible with mobile devices and we’ve added new images from our members’ portfolios.   These new graphics on our home page represent a broad range of our members’ work including television studios, theatre art complexes, historic theatre refurbishments, concert halls, community theatres, Las Vegas-style showrooms, cruise ship theatres, dance stages and outdoor amphitheaters.

ASTC is an association of the most talented and brightest theatre designers found anywhere.  ASTC has fostered the advancement of theatre design and the growth of our industry by sharing experience amongst our members for the past 30 years primarily through twice-yearly meetings.  The meetings are held in various locations across North America to collaborate with industry leaders and explore specific aspects … Read More »