Theatre Projects celebrates Andrew Hagan and Chris Holland for becoming members of the American Society of Theatre Consultants. At the ASTC’s Annual Meeting this month, coinciding with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s yearly conference, Andrew was voted in as Full Member and Chris became an Associate Member. We are very proud of Andrew and Chris and of these well-deserved accomplishments.
“Andrew is a critical member of our team. He wears many hats in our office and has shown a level of creativity, competency, and resourcefulness that few others have,” shares Theatre Project Director and ASTC Fellow Scott Crossfield. “He is also a skillful mentor to many of our new and junior team members. His kind and gentle demeanor, coupled with his incredible depth of knowledge, has helped guide future generations of Theatre Projects staff—all of which speaks to the meaning of Membership in the ASTC.”
Andrew has been with us for over 15 years and supports the firm in a wide range of roles. As the theatre equipment team leader and the practice team’s resource manager, Andrew balances his design work with frequent leadership and mentoring opportunities. He also manages our BIM standards and process.
“I’m honored to have been accepted into the ASTC,” says Andrew. “It’s exciting to join the ranks of so many talented theatre designers.”
Chris is a project manager and theatre equipment designer with over 20 years in entertainment design and production. He came to us from Charcoalblue and has previous experience as a stagehand, rigging and lighting installer, designer, technical director, and working musician.
“As theatre consultants, ASTC Membership is one of the few ways we can be recognized for our skillsets and achievements,” notes Chris. “It’s a lovely gauge of where I am in my career and the path I took from being a stagehand and entertainment designer to a venue expert. Additionally, it’s a celebration of the variety of projects I get to work on and the amazing colleagues I get to collaborate with.”
Of Chris, Scott says, “He is thoughtful, creative, and collaborative—all of the qualities you look for in a well-rounded theatre consultant. He is a competent programmer and planner, as well as a seasoned project manager and performance equipment designer. He has substantial industry experience, as well as chops as a working musician, that bring broad perspectives to his work.”
This brings Theatre Projects to a total of nine current Members, including Scott, ASTC’s newest Fellow. As leading voices in an ever-evolving industry, we looks forward to shaping practices and participating in conversations around innovation, equity, community, design, and all topics front-of-mind for theatrical consultants across the U.S.