Jameson Croasdale, President and Lead Technical Supervisor
Jameson Croasdale founded Beacon Theatrical Services inc. in 2019 as a way to reimagine the roles of Technical Design and Production through detail-oriented evaluations, planning and execution of it’s projects using methodologies of the construction industry to better execute the complex needs of the entertainment industry. Projects with Beacon include: Deep Blue Sea and Judgment Day (Park Ave Armory), Cyrano – A New Musical (The New Group) and throughout 2020: development of a yet-to-be-launched immersive experience centered around a well-known comic book franchise.
He was an Associate Production Manager for Hudson Scenic Studio where he supervised the build and delivery of numerous productions including: The Lion King- Rafiki National Tour (2017) and The Lion King - Giraffe International Tour (2018), A Bronx Tale, The Hairy Ape, The Parisian Woman, Latin History for Morons, Therese Raquin, A View from the Bridge, The Cher Show, Summer: the Donna Summer Musical, Disney Cruise Lines’ Beauty and the Beast and Twice Charmed and Hong Kong Disneyland's– Mickey and the Wondrous Book.
In 2018, Jameson served as the Lead Technical Supervisor for the design and buildout of Pip’s Island NYC, a 25,000 square foot immersive experience for children and their parents. Highlights include leading the technical design for the 12-room experience, design of power and cable management systems, creation of Op-Ex budget and production’s staffing schedule and developing sustainable operating solutions for an attraction that performed for up to 42 unique audiences every week and developing a load-in plan involving a closing part of 9th avenue and using a crane to load-in through a second story opening in the building.
As a Senior Project Manager for Mind the Gap Inc he supervised design and installation of Nike’s Go Skateboarding Day Barge (2013), The Grand Central Terminal Centennial, The 9/11 Museum plaza opening and numerous brand launches, special events and off-Broadway productions. Jameson has also served as a Production Manager for New World Stages. Jameson holds an MFA in Production Management from Boston University and lives in Manhattan.
Sarina Rivera, Lead Technical Designer
Sarina Rivera is a Technical Designer for Beacon Theatrical Services, specializing in 3D design and technical drafting. Responsibilities range from providing integrated plans of venues to show specific design/build fabrication concepts.
In 2012, Sarina began her professional career as a local stagehand in Rochester, NY for Broadway touring shows, live concerts and trade shows. To maintain a pulse on the creative process, Sarina also worked on commercial and residential projects for architecture and engineering firms, providing 3D models, renderings and construction documents.
In 2016, Sarina began working as a Technical Designer for Hudson Scenic Studio, based in New York City. She worked alongside design teams to make conceptual ideas come to life, providing fabrication designs for projects ranging from Broadway productions to theatrical experiences for Disney Imagineering. Notable projects include My Fair Lady (Broadway, Lincoln Center), M. Butterfly (Broadway, Cort Theatre), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway, Lyric Theatre), Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Walt Disney World / Disney Land).
As a union stagehand under IATSE ACT, Sarina has found the balance between live entertainment and design, with firsthand experience managing and running shows. As a touring technician, Sarina most recently has used her working knowledge of 3D design and fabrication to run and maintain props for Broadway touring shows such as Hamilton: An American Musical (Angelica Tour) and Miss Saigon (North American Tour).
She received a BA in Architecture with a concentration in Technical Theatre from Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Ben Hagen, Lighting, Control and SFX Design
Beacon’s Lighting & Control specialist Ben Hagen has a unique range of experience. Ben has been the lighting designer for many live performances spanning theatre, dance, and music, and corporate events. Notable projects include:
One Night Only, with Al Pacino in Sydney, London, Montreal, Boston, Durham, Atlantic City
Ballet Next at New York Live Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Santa Fe
Coldwell Banker Sales Celebration featuring The Roots, NYC
Nickelodeon Up Front afterparty, NYC, So Percussion, Princeton, Minneapolis, Wooster, Fairfield, North Adams, Joshua Light Show, NYC
Ben has also used this lighting background to provide technical support for a wide variety of projects, supporting other lighting designers and artists. For upLIGHT Studios, Ben served as lead integrator and installation supervisor for a public art installation Standing Wave at National Harbor in Washington DC. Coordinating the efforts of IBEW electricians, low-voltage control contractors, and additional laborers, to deliver a video-content driven LED sculptural array above the roadway of a full city block. Standing Wave utilizes several outdoor enclosures for control equipment, fiber-optic computer network to link the enclosures, an indoor/online control interface for operations staff. Please visit https://www.codaworx.com/projects/standing-wave-the-peterson-companies/
He has been on the integration & installation teams of seasonal holiday trees in Reston VA and Oxon Hill MD. These outdoor trees exhibit a light show choreographed to music on a repeating schedule for the duration of the holiday season.
A personal favorite project was serving as Lighting Supervisor for the Royal Shakespeare Company residency at the Park Avenue Armory as part of Lincoln Center Festival. Ben worked to coordinate the RSC’s lighting staff with Local 1 labor as a unique performance venue was built within the walls of the Armory for the RSC to perform five productions in rotating repertoire.
Ben has called on his lighting control background in the world of special effects, delivering rain, wind, snow, even pyrotechnics, for productions such as Disney’s Frozen and Aladdin nationally and internationally. Broadway special effects credits include; Beetlejuice, American Buffalo, Hangmen, You Can’t Take It With You, Gin Game.