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The Association of Design, Production, and Technology Professionals
in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry

Photos from Fall 2011 Workshops at Avila University

Avila University's Goppert Theatre with the set for Rumors in progress.
HOA thanks Jason Harris and the Theatre Dept. faculty and students for their hospitality.

Rick McConnell of XS Lighting presented a DMX workshop.

(from left) Presenters Michael Downs of Downsart and Ed Baker from Wichita State talk with Wichita State student Megan Hanson and Darren Levin from Kansas State.

Robbie Jones of the University of Nebraska, Omaha demonstrates model making tools for students and faculty from Cottey College.

Ed Baker of Wichita State University talks about using theatre skills as an entrepreneur.
Approximately twenty five participants attended HOA's Fall Workshops at Avila University in Kansas City Missouri. Workshops included Fall Arrest by Mark Damon of Process Marketing Group, Model making by Robbie Jones of the University of Nebraska, Omaha, DMX Troubleshooting by Rick McConnell of XS Lighting, Load Calculations by Ben Stark of Kansas State University, Theatre skills for other industries by Michael Downs of Downsart, Entrepreneurship and Stage Weapons by Ed Baker of Wichita State University, and Michael Downs, Ben Stark, and Darren Levin of Kansas State presented various portfolio techniques and examples. Saturday's events were followed by several members seeing August: Osage County at Kansas City Repertory Theatre at UMKC.