The Italian company has supplied its projectors to the Sabine Pass School, in the South-East of Texas, taking part in the restoration of this famous theatre.
When Hurrican Rita devastated the South-East of Texas in September 2005, the facility used to launch new artists within the renowned acting establishment called the Sabine Pass School, suffered serious damage. But thanks to the contribution by the successful television series Extreme Makeover Home Edition, the theatre was able to restore the facilities in record time: on March 4th of this year the theatre reopened!
The Mainstage Theatrical Supply, Inc, a company which works in the field of theatre project implementation, was contacted by Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and subsequently defined the entire stage planning project, including a new lighting system, with computerised commands and scenery facilities.
Mainstage had just 4 days to carry out all the installation work, and not the usual week that the television programme usually grants, due to the fact that several projects were under way for the restructuring of the Sabine Pass School. Under normal conditions this job would have taken no less than 10 days!
The restoration of the Theatre was achieved thanks to the collaboration of a series of specialised companies that supplied Mainstage with the installation materials free of charge. Clay Paky stands out in the list with its supply of mobile lighting system: washlight and lighting effect projectors, which provided a significant contribution to the realisation of the shows which are currently on stage.
In the words of Dean A. Sternke, vice-president of Mainstage Theatrical: “The entire school was most enthusiastic about the new technology installed in the theatre, both the mobile projectors and the computerised system for lighting management. The whole community, which suffered severe losses during the hurricane, was extremely united and most excited about the project we finalised”.