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Excellence in Theatre and Live Event Production

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For the live event production industry


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Richard Cadena, ETCP RT/CEE and founder of APT


I'm a working professional in the live event production industry. After many years in the industry as a tech, designer, consultant, and electrician, I wrote a book called "Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light." Then I started to get calls asking for training, which led me to write another book called "Electricity for Entertainment Electricians & Technicians." Today, I lead classes and workshops, offer online training, and speak regularly at colleges, universities, and industry events, and I still enjoy working concerts, television, movie production, theatre, and corporate events. But my greatest joy in life is sharing knowledge and information through my classes, workshops, books, and magazine articles. If you're in the live event production industry, I hope we can connect.


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