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SHOW MANAGEMENT
Gord MacFarlane
Gord MacFarlane
Show Manager
Gord began his stage lighting career in high school. He attended Red Deer College Technical Theatre Studies program and then went on to work at the college as a Stage manager and Technical Director. From there Gord left to attend the Banff Centre for the Arts lighting work study program.
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Gord MacFarlane

Gord MacFarlane

Show Manager
Gord began his stage lighting career in high school. He attended Red Deer College Technical Theatre Studies program and then went on to work at the college as a Stage manager and Technical Director. From there Gord left to attend the Banff Centre for the Arts lighting work study program.

In 1998 he moved to Calgary and worked for various small theatres as a technician and lighting designer.

In the summer of 1999 Gord started work for Christie Lites as a freelance technician. Shortly after that he accepted a full time position and went on to become part of the Tech Rep program. Most of his time as a technician with Christie Lites was spent touring the globe with 'Barrage' as a programmer and head electrician.

In 2005 he joined the Operations team and has been enjoying his new role as Operations Manager and now his updated role as Show Manager ever since.

Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen
Show Manager
Eric has been interested in lighting since he ran the follow spot in grade six for his school play.
This year marks Eric's 22nd year working professionally in stage lighting. From his early years working at West Coast Stage Lighting, to Westsun, Freelancing, GM Place and of course Christie Lites Vancouver, he has learned all aspects of the lighting field.


Robert Irving
Robert Irving
Show Manager
Like most people I chose my career in high school after taking over as the lighting tech. Even though Gordon Graydon wasn’t into putting on plays or musicals, they still kept me busy. From there I decided that I should work as a co-op student at Jack Frost before spending all kinds of money on college for a career I knew little about, but was determined to work in.
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Robert Irving

Robert Irving

Show Manager
Like most people I chose my career in high school after taking over as the lighting tech. Even though Gordon Graydon wasn’t into putting on plays or musicals, they still kept me busy. From there I decided that I should work as a co-op student at Jack Frost before spending all kinds of money on college for a career I knew little about, but was determined to work in.

I ended up loving the work so I enrolled in the Theatre Production program at Humber College. I spent my first year like most just trying to learn as much as I could before having to run crews during the second year. After graduating, I moved on to take my first professional job at the Blyth Festival as Head of Sound for one season. I have to say I hated the hours but I wouldn’t trade them for the anything.

After the summer of 2002 in Blyth, I decided I would prefer working regular hours. This brought me to Christie Lites. I started in the Toronto shop in the Conventional department. From there I worked my way up to department head, then onto the Dock as department head, then Operations Coordinator, and finally on to my current post as Show Manager.