The ESTA Foundation announces its 2013 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards, created by an impressive array of all-star designers and young talent: Kenneth Foy, Anna Louizos, Chris Nyfield, Melissa Pfeiffer, Court Watson, and Greg Williams.
Three card ordering options are offered: personalized cards with a company logo and custom message, card packs of 10 with a standard greeting, and electronic versions for delivery by email. Orders will be taken until September 23, 2013 to arrive by mid November. All proceeds benefit The ESTA Foundation’s Behind the Scenes program. View and order cards here. For more information, contact Lori Rubinstein at 212-244-1421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenneth Foy’s designs have been seen around the world in theatre, opera, dance, circus and themed environments. Highlights include Broadway productions of Candida, Macbeth, Annie, and Gypsy; Carmen, Madama Butterfly, and Pagliacci for Houston Grand Opera, and Porgy and Bess for La Scala; production designer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus; and numerous national and world tours. Foy has been a member of the scenic eepartment of the Metropolitan Opera for 25 years.
Anna Louizos has received Tony nominations for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, In the Heights, and High Fidelity. Other Broadway credits include Avenue Q, White Christmas, All About Me, To Be or Not To Be, Steel Magnolias, and the currently running Cinderella. She has also worked extensively Off Broadway and in regional theatres around the North America including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, and the Ahmanson, and provided art direction for Sex and the City.
Chris Nyfield is the design director/partner at Silent House Productions. Silent House, the Los Angeles based production and design company, was formed in 2010 by award-winning designers Baz Halpin and Chris Nyfield. Since its inception, Silent House has been responsible for the design and direction of some of the most successful concert tours in recent years, some of which include: Taylor Swift - Speak Now andRED, Katy Perry - California Dreams tour, Sade - Sade Live!, and P!NK - The Truth About Love.
Melissa Pfeiffer is a junior at the Mount Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy (Mount Vernon, IN). She has participated in many art competitions and shows at both regional and national levels. Pfeiffer’s career plans include working with music in film, video, and graphic design.
Court Watson is a set and costume designer whose work has been seen in opera houses, theatres, and theme parks around the world including Glimmerglass Festival, Goodspeed Opera House, Shakespeare Theatre, Salzburger Landestheatre, Deutschestheater, Busch Gardens, and SeaWorld. He is a two time First Place winner at the Southeastern Theatre Conference and won the Barbizon Prize at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.
Greg Williams of Positive Contrast is a freelance photographer whose work has been featured in numerous magazines, catalogs, and websites, as well as private collections. He is a co-founder of the Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motorcycle ride to raise money for Behind the Scenes and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The LRLR is entering its 10th year of fundraising and have raised almost $400,000 for the charities.
Behind the Scenes is an initiative of The ESTA Foundation that provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured. For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit www.estafoundation.org/bts.htm.