Many people don’t know that City Theatrical products are mostly handmade, right here at our facility in Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA. To celebrate our artisans and their work to create the unique lighting accessories used by entertainment and architectural projects every day, explore the employees featured in this Employee Spotlight series page.




Explore our Employee Spotlight series by featured employee name:

 

Harrison Hohnholt (October 2023)     ◾     Christopher Lee and Kyle Donahue (July 2023)     ◾     Peter Nikel (April 2023)

Naum Bronz (February 2023)     ◾     Lorlyn Sia (December 2022)     ◾     Tevin Cummings (October 2022)

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Employee Spotlight: Harrison Hohnholt
October 2023



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Harrison Hohnholt

During October 2023, we talked to Harrison Hohnholt, our Sales Manager, to learn more about his experience working with City Theatrical since 2014.

The following Q&A explores what it's like to work at City Theatrical, according to Harrison.

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"The most important thing I’ve learned while working at City Theatrical is the backend processes of this industry. I had been on stage as a technician for many years but had never thought much about what went into producing the equipment I was using. Being able to see all of the people involved in producing even seemingly simple accessories, such as a top hat, was very eye opening. I think it is helpful for the industry to understand where our equipment comes from."

- Harrison Hohnholt, Sales Manager, City Theatrical

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Harrison Hohnholt on the City Theatrical booth with Environmental Lights at Cine Gear Atlanta October 2023.

 

“People should work at City Theatrical because every day is something new. There is always a new project or a new problem to be solved. It is fun to be able to take an idea from a drawing to a fully realized product.”

- Harrison Hohnholt, Sales Manager, City Theatrical

 

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Internship Program Spotlight: Kyle Donahue and Chris Lee
July 2023



City Theatrical Summer 2023 Interns Christopher Lee and Kyle Donahue

Christopher Lee and Kyle Donahue

During July 2023, we talked to our 2023 Summer Interns, Christopher Lee and Kyle Donahue, to learn more about their experience working at City Theatrical during Summer 2023.

The following document explores one of their hands on projects at City Theatrical, which was a QolorFLEX NuNeon installation in the manufacturing office, overseen by City Theatrical Production Manager, Joe Fails.

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QolorFLEX NuNeon installed in the ceiling of the City Theatrical manufacturing office




"I never imagined what a joy it would be to work with this year’s interns. Every day they face the challenge of doing things they have never done before with a smile on their faces, constantly asking what’s next, project after project. For this two-day project, they managed to design, account for the parts and materials, install and wire a QolorFLEX NuNeon set up out of recycled LED tape for our manufacturing office. These two both have a bright future ahead of them. Any organization would be lucky to have them."

- Joe Fails, Production Manager, City Theatrical

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Christopher Lee, Joe Fails, Gary Fails, and Kyle Donahue in July 2020.

 LED Linear Lighting Installation Project

 

Project Goals:

To recycle used LED linear lighting, incorporate light into our manufacturing workspace, complete the project in less than a week to avoid interfering with manufacturing workflows.

 

Intern Responsibilities:

Take full autonomy over a project, from: managing an initial idea to a design and plan, cost and materials budgeting, meeting the challenges of an installation in a unique environment.

 

Results:

Christopher and Kyle were able to recycle an unsellable product into a beautiful and functional addition to City Theatrical’s NJ manufacturing office lighting. In doing so, they gained the experience of performing a difficult LED tape installation, like making 90-degree cuts, wiring LED tape to a low voltage dimmer, taking measurements, and keeping it all clean and professional looking.

 

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Employee Spotlight: Peter Nikel
April 2023



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Peter Nikel

During April 2023, we talked to Peter Nikel, our Electronics Assembly Manager, to learn more about his experience working with City Theatrical since 2013.

The following Q&A explores what it's like to work at City Theatrical, according to Peter.

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"Excellence at City Theatrical is about the ability to do anything, and get it done no matter how odd the request may seem. City Theatrical has helped me learn problem solving through creative redirection and the ability to multitask between projects."

- Peter NIkel, Electronics Assembly Manager, City Theatrical

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Peter Nikel working on QolorPIX Pixel Tape strips for a custom order placed during February 2020.

 

“City Theatrical has a history of excellence and perseverance, leading to a culture of innovation and an unending drive to see the next light on the horizon. For the past 10 years, I have done almost every job on the shop floor. My favorite is solder work. I was recently promoted to our Electronics Assembly Manager, and I now manage the people and machinery that make the cutting-edge heart of our electronics.”

- Peter Nikel, Electronics Assembly Manager, City Theatrical

 

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Employee Spotlight: Naum Bronz 
February 2023



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Naum Bronz

During February 2023, we talked to Naum Bronz, our Mechanical Engineer, to learn more about his experience working with City Theatrical, which started in 1996 in the Bronx location, and continues today in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

The following Q&A explores what it's like to work at City Theatrical, according to Naum.

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"City Theatrical is consistently growing year after year, and offers new and exciting projects for staff at all experience levels. My own longevity at City Theatrical is in large part due to the excellent company culture and work environment."

- Naum Bronz, Mechanical Engineer, City Theatrical

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Naum shaping aluminum on the City Theatrical shop floor in the Making of Martin MAC Aura XIP Top Hats Video

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“At City Theatrical, I had the opportunity to expand my technical skillset to include the latest manufacturing software and methods. Beyond that, I was able to develop my skill set with regard to effective leadership, teamwork and collaboration.”

- Naum Bronz, Mechanical Engineer, City Theatrical

 

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Employee Spotlight: Lorlyn Sia 
December 2022



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Lorlyn Sia

In celebration of her 22nd work anniversary at City Theatrical and Employee of the Month status, we talked to Lorlyn Sia, our Customer Service Manager and Sales Specialist, in December 2022 to learn more about her experience working with the company, how the company has both changed and remained the same over the years, and her advice for new hires.

The following excerpts share a little bit about what it's like to work at City Theatrical, according to Lorlyn.

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"I’ve worked with a lot of people from all around the world at City Theatrical. There are so many different cultures and personalities and ways of doing business. I try to understand where each customer is coming from. It has helped me provide better customer service in all different situations. I always say to myself: Remember the lesson, not the mistake."

- Lorlyn Sia, Customer Service Manager and Sales Specialist, City Theatrical

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Lorlyn Sia recognized at ESTA's Dealer's Choice Customer Service Awards at LDI 2005

 

“City Theatrical is a great place to work for training and personal growth. You learn lots of things working here! Whether your background is in sales, theatre, architecture, film, or something else completely, the opportunities here are limitless. Each member in the Sales Department is ready to help, even though we have our own individual accounts. It is a group effort. Plus, the new opportunities bring profit sharing and more benefits to the employees. City Theatrical has been a great place to work and grow.”

- Lorlyn Sia, Customer Service Manager and Sales Specialist, City Theatrical

 

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Employee Spotlight: Tevin Cummings 
October 2022



Tevin Cummings, Head of the Welding and Machinery Department

Tevin Cummings

To kick off our Employee Spotlight series, we are featuring Tevin Cummings, our Head of the Welding and Machinery Department.

Tevin brings intelligence, humor, hard work, and creativity to his position at City Theatrical. He leads by example and works hard to ensure that every entertainment lighting accessory by City Theatrical is made with the same high-quality techniques. He often shares the beauty of his craft and understanding of the product lifecycle with welding videos, as seen below.

The quotes below share a bit about what it's like to work at City Theatrical, according Tevin.

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“Being a welder has been my passion for the past 14 years. It has also been my craft growing up in my home country, Guyana. It feels as if I’m working with family every day – help is always there. City Theatrical isn’t just my workplace; it truly is my home away from home.”

- Tevin Cummings, Head of the Welding and Machinery Department, City Theatrical

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Tevin Cummings welding products

Welding accessories for entertainment

 

“During the timespan of a year plus that I have been the Head of the Welding and Machinery Department at City Theatrical, I have gotten the opportunity to not only create great products for a great company, but to see what the products are used for. At City Theatrical, we pride ourselves in making products that our customers will love and appreciate.”

 

- Tevin Cummings, Head of the Welding and Machinery Department, City Theatrical

 

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City Theatrical has been inventing and manufacturing award winning products and technology for over 36 years. Even if you have never heard of City Theatrical, chances are you have seen our industry-trusted products brought to life in productions for live entertainment on Broadway stages, architectural installations, major television shows and film projects around the world. Want to be part of the team that invents, manufactures, and customizes unique lighting accessories for projects like Stranger Things, NBC’s The Tonight Show, SNL, America's Got Talent, U2’s 360 Tour, Hamilton, The Lion King, and many others?

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