Meet the Designer

Bio

Gregory Montague

(Designer and Production Manager)

 has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. During that time he has expanded his specialty as a lighting and sound designer to include concept, scenic, and event designs for a number of projects. In addition to live entertainment design, Gregory has also created system designs for sound and lighting systems. He has served in a wide ranging number of positions accumulating in his current employment as Production Manager and a resident designer at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. Notable original designs include Anne Frank: Within and Without (2015), Harold and the Purple Crayon (2019) and The Ghastly Dreadfuls: Horrific Experiment (2016). Since 2013, Gregory has been individually nominated for 11 Suzi Bass awards (lighting or sound design) and has worked on 10 shows nominated for Outstanding Production at the Center for Puppetry Arts. In 2019, Gregory, along with his fellow designers, won the Suzi Bass Award for TYA Outstanding Design Team for the Center for Puppetry Arts production of Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Skills

  • Production Management
  • Crew Leadership
  • Skills in creative thinking, problem solving, and logistical demands
  • Project Costing / Bidding
  • Hand & CAD (Vector Works) drafting
  • Experience with Studio One, Q-lab, SFX
  • Experience running up to 19 Live Wireless Microphones
  • Experience setting up wide range of sound systems (touring and installed)
  • Basic Understanding of acoustic treatment
  • Skills in Soldering
  • Windows and Mac Platforms
  • MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Ability to read music
  • Lighting Console Programming (ETC, AVO Pearl, Hog, Grand MA)
  • Use of moving lights and other DMX devices
  • Lightwright
  • ESP Vision (3D Pre-visualization program)
  • Repair lighting and sound equipment
  • Power Tie ins
  • Experience with simple video systems
  • Experience in Video Edge Blending
  • Basic Rigging
  • Ability to read construction drawings
  • Basic Computer / Server Networking
  • Basic Carpentry
  • Skill in rope and aerial work (knots, repelling, etc.)
  • Lift Operator Trained: Scissor and Boom
  • Truck Driver for up to a 26' box truck (nonCDL)

Awards and Honors

The Suzi Bass Award: TYA Outstanding Design Team

  • 2019 - Harold and the Purple Crayon

The Suzi Bass Award Nominations: TYA Outstanding Design Team

  • 2018 - Mother Goose
  • 2017 - Old MacDonald's Farm
  • 2017 - Cinderella Della Circus
  • 2016 - The Little Pirate Mermaid
  • 2015 - Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type
  • 2014 - 1001 Nights
  • 2014 - Stan the Love Sick Snowman
  • 2014 - Charlotte's Web

The Suzi Bass Award Nominations: Sound Design

  • 2013 - Tales of Eager Allen Poe
  • 2013 - The Ghastly Dreadfuls

The Suzi Bass Award Nomination: Outstanding Production – Musical

  • 2013 - The Ghastly Dreadfuls (SD, ME)

The Suzi Bass Award Nominations: Outstanding Production – TYA

  • 2019 - Harold and the Purple Crayon (PM, SD, PGC)
  • 2018 - Mother Goose (LD, ME)
  • 2017 - Old MacDonald's Farm (LD, ME)
  • 2015 - Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type (SD, ME)
  • 2014 - 1001 Nights (SD, ME)
  • 2014 - Weather Rocks (LD, ME)
  • 2013 - The Adventures of Mighty Bug (SD, ME)
  • 2013 - Brer Rabbit and Friends (LD,SD,ME)
  • 2013 - Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (SD,ME)

Kennedy Center ACTF Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design

  • 2008 - Piano Lesson

Other Honors

  • 1996 - Eagle Scout