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Artists Conversations With Industry

Set Design and Scenic Arts

Friday, March 5th, 5pm

Registration is required to attend this virtual event. You will be emailed the event link and password to login before the event. Access to the virtual studio visits is free for members of Orange County Arts Council. A donation of $10 is suggested of non-members.

Join us as we hear from Industry leaders about the Set Design and the Scenic Arts Industry.

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To learn more about programs offered by Orange County Arts Council or to learn how you can become a member, please visit www.OCArtsCouncil.org

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Learn more about the panelists:

Panelist: Joe Forbes

Master Scenic Artist and Tony Honors recipient, Joseph Forbes founded Scenic Art Studios in 1994. Since its inception the company has cultivated a reputation for artistic excellence, providing the highest level of craftsmanship for over 350 Broadway productions. Recent productions include Moulin Rouge, Beetlejuice, The Prom, Carousel, School of Rock, Dirty Dancing, and The Band’s Visit. Mr Forbes is also the Managing Director of The Studios and Forum of Scenic Arts, a not for profit dedicated to to teaching the art and craft of the theatre to the next generation of theatre artists.

Scenic Art Studios and Forum, has long been committed to finding and developing talented artists from the Hudson Valley, the goal being to train them to become scenic artists and designers in the expanding entertainment industry in the greater New York area.


Panelist: Troy Atkinson

Troy’s focus is on engineering, technical project management and operations at our New Windsor facility. He has extensive experience as a project manager working on Broadway shows, corporate events and concert tours, having led teams of technical designers and professional engineers responsible for some of

the most sophisticated applications of scenic automation on Broadway.

Productions he has helped bring to life include Shrek The Musical, Book of Mormon, Macy’s Christmas windows, Britney Spears’ Circus Tour, Kylie Minogue’s For You, For Me tour, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, International Indian Film Academy Awards (Toronto 2011), Queen + Adam Lambert, and Mary Poppins (first national tour). PRG’s clients know Troy for his passion and his out-of-the-box approach to technical challenges. Troy has a degree in Technical Direction and Production Management from Purchase College.


Panelist: Isabella Stadler

Issy was a touring carpenter in Australia before coming to PRG in 2015 to complete an internship in the Automation department. She is now a Controls Systems Integrator and supervises PRG installations on site across America and around the world.

She is responsible for supervising and coordinating the on site installation of PRG’s Scenic elements and control equipment across a range of industries and sites. She completes testing and commissioning of PRG control systems to integrate them safely with scenic elements and bring an artistic vision to life through the programing of PRG’s SCS Commander software.

While at PRG she has been responsible for the installation for a range of PRG projects including “Frozen the Musical” (Denver, Broadway, US National Tour and Australian Tour Productions), the launch of the “Porsche Taycan”, “Beauty and the Beast” in Shanghai, “So You Think You Can Dance” and the world tour of “Phantom of the Opera”.

Meet the Facilitator: Martin Dominguez Ball

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Martin Dominguez Ball moved to New York in the mid-1980s.

He is a multidisciplinary artist with a BFA in graphic design and a MFA in interdisciplinary arts.

A prolific creator, Martin’s paintings, drawings and sculptures have been well received in galleries in New York City and beyond. Additionally, he is a a filmmaker, Stop motion animator, musician, and professor at Fordham University and St. John’s University.

In 2015 Martin founded of O STREET DESIGN, a multidisciplinary design studio that work with clients to help them realize their vision in the medium that most benefits their business.

This program is presented by Orange County Arts Council in partnership with Grit Works. Programs presented by Orange County Arts Council are made possible in part through the support of NYSCA.