JASON AMATO, lighting designer for OUR TOWN, has a career spanning over 15 years, designing over 450 local and international shows. In addition to designing at ZACH for 10 years, he is the resident lighting designer for Austin Shakespeare, Blue Lapis Light and the Vortex. Some of his recent shows at ZACH have been The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Grapes of Wrath, Shooting Star, Beehive and Caroline, or Change. The Austin Critics’ Table Awards has honored Jason for outstanding lighting in 25 shows. He has also received B. Iden Payne Awards for his lighting of Troades, Trickster, The Exonerated, Omnium-Gatherum, Triskelion, Panoptikon, Despair‘s Book of Dreams and The Deluge. In 2008, Jason received the “Outstanding Contribution to Austin Theater” award from Austin Circle of Theaters.
He captured these photos through his lighting designer lens for the current production of OUR TOWN:
You can view more of Jason’s work at www.jasonamato.com.
Thanks to resident photographer Kirk R. Tuck, we’ve captured some brilliant pictures from the current production of OUR TOWN at ZACH Theatre. For cast and crew information, please click on the ‘CAST/CREW’ tab on ZACH’s OUR TOWN page. Feel free to share these photos with your friends on Facebook and Flickr, but please give credit to Kirk Tuck anywhere they’re posted.
CALL IT COURAGE, ZACH’s Premiere Youth Production, has taken stage at ZACH. Tickets are available online and through ZACH’s box office at (512) 476-0541, x1. Below are photos by resident ZACH photographer Kirk R. Tuck. Feel free to share them with your friends and family, and post them on Facebook!
The show we’ve all been waiting for has finally come to stage, and first audiences are experiencing a production of OUR TOWN unlike any they’ve ever seen – or been a part of.
Everything that’s unique about OUR TOWN is captured as Jaston Williams guides the audience through the blossoming romance of George and Emily.
And audience members are literally brought into the town as they find themselves actual members at the couple’s wedding and reception on a completely different stage on ZACH’s campus.
We meet the characters in Act I beneath a butternut tree and full moon on the Kleberg Stage where love blooms and then the audience moves to ZACH’s Nowlin Studio in Act II, where you are escorted guests of Emily and George to their georgeous, Tiffany blue, star-filled nuptials.
After the wedding: everyone has cake, dances to songs sung by legendary Austin singer Laura Benedict and then heads back to the Kleberg –for a breathtaking transformation so heartfelt you’ll never forget it.
Adding to the experience, notable figures from the Austin community are a part of the show each night – ranging from singer Sarah Hickman to Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires to city council members and, on Opening Night, Police Chief Art Acevado.
Director Dave Steakley has truly produced the event of the season everyone will be talking about in our town. Show and ticket info are on ZACH’s website.