Scenic Automation Engineer
From the Youtube Channel of the American Theatre Wing
Stage Automation Engineer Chuck Adomanis designs the modern automated system for moving theatrical scenery. He demonstrates the control system on the new set built for the Billy Elliot tour. His designs created on computer are executed by many craftsmen on the shop floor. Notable designs using Hudson Scenic Automation are" The Lion King's "Pride Rock, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's" flying car, and the large video screens used by the current Dreamgirls tour. Adomanis shares the origins of his interest in stagecraft, his career path, and what continues to motivate his work.
This edition of In The Wings was made possible by the generous support of Bettina Burda.
Original air date - February, 2010