FDA News

We are always working on new projects and trying to support the field in a variety of ways, and some of our completed work finds itself in the news. These are the latest stories.

Graciela Daniele receives 2020 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Originally published on tonyawards.com

“The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today that Tony Award nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele will be the 2020 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.”
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Graciela Daniele’s husband is Fisher Dachs Associates’ very own nine-time Tony Award winning lighting designer Jules Fisher.

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Annual FDA Fest returns

FDA Fest, our annual team get-together resumed this year (2021) after being quarantined and working remotely because of Covid-19.

Casting Light Podcast – Jeff McCrum: How to make a venue from scratch

Originally posted on Casting Light – The Entertainment Lighting Podcast

Host: Jason Marin

How does a new venue go from concept to completion? Who asks the key questions and makes the decisions that the venue’s utility hinges on? When a lighting position has no realistic way to access it or the houselights don’t dim, what happened during that venue’s design process? Jeff McCrum of Fisher Dachs Associates is here to answer those questions, and many more.

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Arts Commons Transformation (ACT)

This morning, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation‘s President & CEO Kate Thompson, along with Arts Commons’ President & CEO Alex Sarian announced the selection of the first two members of the Arts Commons Transformation (ACT) project team!

Fisher Dachs Associates is extremely pleased to announce our selection as one of the first two members of the Arts Commons Transformation, a project that started in late 2020 in a development agreement between CMLC, the City of Calgary, and Arts Commons.

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[Video] Bass Hall Virtual Backstage Tour

Ever wondered what’s above the dome? How exactly do we lower the orchestra pit and where do the front chairs go? And where exactly do those spotlights come from? Join Technical Director Charles McCormick as he walks us through some of the lesser seen parts of Bass Hall.

CI TO EYE Podcast With Joshua Dachs

Picture: Joshua Dachs on the CI To Eye Podcast
Picture: Joshua Dachs on the CI To Eye Podcast

In this episode, Joshua and Erik lift the curtain on the mysteries of theater design. They discuss how seat layout impacts the way comedy is received, why some roadhouses have “absurd capacities,” and why Broadway theaters are so uncomfortable.

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