Student Lighting Technicians Working the G-20 Summit

Posted on 9/23/2009 11:58:59 AM

Lighting the Cathedral of Learning and other work at the G-20 Summit is keeping two IUP Theater and Dance majors busy this week.

Sarah Fritz and Anthony Lombardi have been hired by Vincent Lighting in Pittsburgh to assist with the massive technology involved in hosting the international event. Three days of work, entailing hours of running cable, hanging fixtures, and deploying control technology equipment, is great practical experience for these veterans of IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove productions. The skills learned in their many production assignments prepared them for the job.

“IUP students come to Vincent ready to work and perform well. I love to hire IUP students when I can,” said Brandon Beale, rental manager for Vincent Lighting Systems.

Fritz has an added interest in the summit. Her second major is Political Science!