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City Theatrical To Host Free Professional Lighting Software Day


City Theatrical To Host Professional Lighting Software Day

City Theatrical will host a free lighting software demonstration day for all lighting users featuring Lightwright 5™, Moving Light Assistant™, and Vectorworks Spotlight® on Thursday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the New York City Center - 130 West 56th Street (Stage Door Entrance) - New York, NY 10019.  John McKernon, author of Lightwright 5, assisted by Jorge Arroyo, Andy Voller, author of Moving Light Assistant, and Kevin Linzey of Nemetschek Vectorworks, will lead the software demonstrations.  The main focus of this event is to give an overview of the software to designers, technicians, and students. 

This is an all day event where participants can come and go.  These short demonstrations will be on a first come, first served basis and will be limited in size so each participant can have a unique and personal experience.   

City Theatrical will be giving away free demo versions of the software at this event.

For more information, please call 201-549-1160 or email


Lightwright 5 is a unique cross between a spreadsheet and a database, designed specifically to manage professional lighting design paperwork.

John McKernon has over 30 years experience in the design industry, where he has worked on numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional shows, benefits, restaurants, and nightclubs around the world, featuring projects ranging from Sea World Orlando's "Journey to Atlantis" to the recent New York revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful."

Moving Light Assistant is an application designed to document both the physical setup and programming information for moving light rigs commonly used in the entertainment industry.

Andrew Voller has over 20 years experience working as a freelance lighting designer and programmer for the entertainment industry, with experience in lighting productions from fringe productions to commercial musical productions.  As a programmer and as an associate lighting designer, he has worked on productions in the West End, Broadway and many cities around the world. Andrew has also programmed for large-scale events and television shows. Recently, he was one of the programmers for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies.

Vectorworks Spotlight is the gold standard for CAD software in entertainment design.

Kevin Linzey has over 20 years experience working as a designer, electrician, and technician in various segments of the entertainment industry. Over the past 11 years, Kevin has continued working for Nemetschek North America, focusing on the development of Vectorworks Spotlight while staying directly connected to the entertainment industry.


About City Theatrical

City Theatrical, Inc., a manufacturer of unique lighting accessories and the winner of 31 product and business awards, has offices in Carlstadt, New Jersey and London, England. Products include the multi award-winning SHoW DMX, accessories for Color Kinetics®, Auto Yoke®, and Lightwright 5™ as well as the world’s most extensive catalog of entertainment and architectural lighting accessories.