Drama: Arts & Innovation Series

Drama: Arts & Innovation Series

Joel Veenstra, UCI Drama Professor
Kim Scott, Consultant


October 15 - December 17, 2020


UCI Drama Professor Joel Veenstra and Kim Scott, a Las Vegas-based live entertainment technical education and sourcing consultant, bring a series of discussions to UCI all quarter.

The Arts & Innovation Series is sponsored by Illuminations: the Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative.


UCI Entertainment Technology Speaker Conference Fall 2020

Time (Pacific)
October 15, Thursday
3pm-4:20 pm PST
Las Vegas Productions
Paul Reams, Treasure Island & Ruffin Resorts
October 22, Thursday
3pm-4:20 pm PST
Auditioning for Live Entertainment
Sara Davison, CdS, Dragon
October 29, Thursday
3pm-4:20 pm PST
Working the Project Life Cycle
David Miller, Disney
November 3, Tuesday
11am-12:20 pm PST
Equipment Design for the Virtual Control Room
Tom Roland, World Stage
November 12, Thursday
3pm-4:20 pm PST
Lighting the Virtual Realm
Elation Lighting
November 19, Thursday
3pm-4:20 pm PST
Automation and Sustainability
Gemma Hodgeson, TAIT
November 24, Tuesday
11am-12:20 pm PST
Stage Managing Post Pandemic and Beyond
Stacey Myers, Industry Consultant

This week’s guest is Stacey Myers who served as the former General Stage Manager of Cirque du Soleil’s $165 million dollar production KÀ at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand since it was created in 2005. She will share important lessons learned from working with artists from more than 20 different countries (dancers, actors, acrobats, stunt specialists, musicians, as well as technicians) and answer questions about her field that apply to the wider world.

December 3, Thursday
3pm-4:20 pm PST
Live Entertainment Leadership and Women in the Industry
Kim Scott, USITT/Intrigue Shows, Inc.
December 17, Thursday
3pm-4:20 pm PST
Interviewing in the Entertainment Industry
Panel Participants
Need help? drama@uci.edu | (949) 824-6614


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October 15, 2020 - 3:00pm
October 22, 2020 - 3:00pm
October 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
November 3, 2020 - 11:00am
November 12, 2020 - 3:00pm
November 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
November 24, 2020 - 11:00am
December 3, 2020 - 3:00pm
December 17, 2020 - 3:00pm