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Gerda Kruger has been active in the professional lighting industry since 1980. This involvement has covered all aspects of the industry from operating and designing of shows to consulting on installations.

From a theatrical background, we chiefly provide lighting and auxiliary services for corporate events. These services include lighting designers, operators, pre-programming of lighitng and visualisations.

We are totally committed to client satisfaction irrespective of the nature and size of the requirements.

About Gerda Kruger

Gerda Kruger is one of South Africa's most prolific lighting designers and has been lighting all types of shows for over thirty years. Her work covers Corporate Events, Musicals, Opera, Ballet, Drama and Architectural Lighting. She has worked in many different venues, ranging from the State Theatre Opera to the open veldt near Taung - venue is never a limitation.

Gerda recently spent almost four years as a theatre administrator for the Tshwane University of Technology whilst still professionally designing lighting.

She is an excellent production manager with outstanding people skills and recently took the production A Woman In Waiting to Azerbaijan and France. Gerda was also asked to handle the technical management for KykNet's Fiestas and MK Awards.

She is ready to travel to any venue for theatre or corporate work in any corner of the globe and has international experience ranging from many countries in Africa to Europe and Asia.

From the 1st of April 2012 she joined the ranks of professional theatre consultants specialising in lighting system design. She continues to design lighting for theatre and corporate events and doing production management. For Deon Opperman she recently lit the musicals Dis Hoe Dit Was, Shaka Zulu, Jock of the Bushveld, TREE AAN! and Ons vir Jou. Other recent lighting design work includes the BlackBerry 10 South Africa Launch, The Queen Experience and the BATSA Conference.

Gerda is also a master teacher, providing tailored training on any lighting equipment a client requires from particular lighting desks to follow spotting techniques to 3D visualisation systems.

She was also the first woman inducted into the TPSA Hall of Fame in 2011 when she was honoured for her contribution to the Entertainment Industry in South Africa.

Thembi Mtshali-Jones in A Woman In Waiting
Thembi Mtshali-Jones in A Woman In Waiting, Baku, Azerbaijan - 5 November 2012
Photo: Ella Nahmedova, 2012 - at Russian Drama Theatre.
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Recent Articles:
Minority Report (Lighting & Sound International - Aug-Sept 2012)
Motivated by a desire to better represent the needs of women in the workplace - and partially inspired by UK-based Women in Stage Entertainment (WiSE) - Women in Technical Production (WiTP) offers support, networking and training for South African females working in the industry. WiSE co-founder Sarah Rushton-Read travelled to Johannesburg to find out more about their plans for the future . . . PDF Version - Download

DWR Distribution - Industry Legends: Gerda Kruger

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