The Poe Down Throw Down

Lead Electrician/Technician

Produced & Created by Janet Hershey // Lighting by Janet Hershey // Photos by Kevin Moyer

The Show

The Poe Down Throw Down: The Story of the Telltale Heart was a rave based on The Telltale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. The show featured a set performed by Jake Delferro, with live projections and of course a mirror ball.

The Mission

The goal with this show was to make a swift transition using the same equipment from the previous show, with limited time and hands to do so.

The Execution

I divided the space into two regions each with their own universe, and networked each fixture to act as an output node to each region. The fixtures were pre-addressed on the ground to accelerate the process. By networking the initial fixtures, it was possible to ensure that console placement remained flexible as the space changed while other work was taking place.

The Results