Behind the Scenes and Light Relief have announced a host of big name designers who have joined in support of the charities’ fundraising By Design Day 2010. Heading the roster are Jonathan Deans, David Gallo, Derek McLane, Tony Meola, Hugh Vanstone, and Tony Walton, who have joined Ken Billington, Paule Constable, Rick Fisher, and Ken Posner as signatories to the event, scheduled for Saturday April 24.
In the coming weeks, these designers will be asking their colleagues to voluntarily give a day’s royalties to Behind the Scenes in North America or Light Relief in the UK, the two charities which provide assistance to their colleagues in the entertainment technology industry when a crisis occurs. The participating designers know that, without the support of the many dedicated technicians and assistants in theatres and venues across the country, they would not be where they are today. That is why they will be asking you to help them make April 24 the day when the industry comes together to celebrate its successes and give back in thanks.
If you are not in a royalty situation, you can still contribute by making a donation to show that you care. Business too, particularly scenic, audio and lighting rental companies, can show their support with single donations or perhaps a day’s rental fee.