Theatre Crafts International magazine has announced winners of its 6th annual TCI Awards, scheduled for Dec. 12 at John Jay College in Manhattan. The 30-year-old publication looks at the design and technological side of theatre.
The 1997 winners are:
Hugh Hardy, for the architectural revival of 42nd Street.
Lewis Lee, photographer
David Van Tieghem, sound designer. TCI's big day, Dec. 12, will begin with a 6 PM Lifetime Achievers Panel, taking a "Historical View Of The Formative Years Of The Lighting Industry, 1950-1980. Steve Terry moderates a panel that feature Richard Pilbrow, Mike Connell, Larry Kellermann, Ed Peterson, Joel Rubin and Sonny Sonnenfeld. The awards happen at 8 PM, followed by a holiday party.
Previous winners of this award, which honors entertainment design and technology, have included Bob Crowley and Florence Klotz and Lloyd Burlingame.
The Awards ceremony coincides with TCI's upcoming series of lighting seminars, featuring Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer, Tharon Musser, Neil Peter Jampolis, Beverly Emmons and Wendall Harrington -- some of the most important names in lighting design for the commercial theatre.
The series of seminars, Dec. 11-14, is sponsored by TCI & Lighting Dimensions magazines, along with Jules Fisher and Sonny Sonnenfeld. The Broadway Lighting Master Classes generally take place at John Jay College, with registration at the Mayflower Hotel.
Seminars in the conference include Fisher's "One Approach To Theatrical Lighting," Roger Morgan's "Adapting Real Light To The Stage," Wendall Harrington's "The Why, What And How Of Projection" and Beverly Emmons' "Issues Of Style In Lighting Design." Tharon Musser and Donald Holder (The Lion King) will talk as well.
The conference ends with a dialogue on how lighting, scenery, costumes and direction all come together, featuring Fisher, Tony Walton and William Ivey Long.
For conference tickets ($645) and information on the master classes call (212) 229-2965, x.812.
-- By David Lefkowitz