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Re-scheduled p.a.v.e. speaker Fred Foster set for April 10

March 21, 2008

The ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film brings entertainment lighting guru Fred Foster to the Tempe campus on April 10. Foster, whose originally scheduled visit was postponed due to inclement weather, will speak at 3 p.m. in the Lyceum Theatre.

Foster recently was awarded The Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the entertainment-lighting industry’s highest honors.

Foster shares his professional expertise as a featured guest of the p.a.v.e. speaker series on arts entrepreneurship. p.a.v.e., the performing arts venture experience, supports arts education and entrepreneurial activities at ASU. p.a.v.e. is a facet of the “Entrepreneurship at ASU Initiative,” funded in part by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to further cross-campus entrepreneurship education.

“Entrepreneur” definitely defines Foster, who is founder and CEO of ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.), a global leader in entertainment and architectural lighting equipment. ETC lights such venues as the New York Metropolitan Opera and the London Royal opera houses, as well as Broadway theaters, Las Vegas hotels, Disney parks, TV and film studios, performing arts centers, churches, schools, and restaurants worldwide. 

Lyceum Theatre, 901. S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus

April 10, 3 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Public Contact
For more information contact the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film: 480.965.5337,

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta Valenti
School of Theatre and Film