John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts

A non-profit performing arts company, educational institute, and venue management company in Eugene, Oregon.

The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts is a non-profit performing arts company, educational institute, and venue management company in Eugene, Oregon. The Shedd’s primary building consists of a 1920s era Baptist church-turned-theater, and presented all the usual challenges involved in preserving the character and beauty of a historic building while still installing all the equipment and infrastructure necessary to achieve a well-appointed modern performance space.

Type of Work: Motorized Rigging, Lighting System

Products Used: 

ETC Prodigy™ P1

ETC QuickTouch®

ETC Sensor3 Dimming

ETC Unison Echo®

ETC Unison Paradigm®

CHAUVET Professional Lighting

ETC Lighting

Our solution? PNTA installed Prodigy P1 hoists in the attic of the facility, which allowed us to hide the majority of the mechanics of the lifts.

In addition to installing the ETC automated rigging equipment, PNTA was engaged as a design-build firm to develop the lighting system for the theater. PNTA developed a power and data network for the space in close concert with the technical staff at the theatre, developing the system to not only accommodate the current upgrades but also allowing for future needs and flexibility. The lighting fixtures PNTA selected for the project not only light the performances on stage beautifully but also accentuate the historic architectural details of the stage and the larger performance space.

PNTA installed and commissioned the Unison lighting control system, designing the user interface with easily accessible basic lighting scenarios for simple uses of the space while still allowing for performances with more complex lighting requirements.