About Us

Lunar Theatrical builds scenery and provides technical services for theatrical productions and other events. We build the full seasons for three Portland theatre companies, and take on a variety of other projects each year. We have facilities for traditional wooden scenery construction, as well as both steel and aluminum fabrication. We also have expertise in rigging, mechanical moving scenery, automation, and special effects.

Lunar Theatrical is a continuation of the independant work of Demetri Pavlatos. For many years Demetri has been involved in the theatre community while simultaneously being an employee of other organizations. A few years ago he decided to make his theatre work full-time, and the result is Lunar Theatrical. Besides managing his company, Demetri serves as the technical director for Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Bag & Baggage Productions, and Portland Playhouse, and is also a set designer and lighting designer. In addition to his professional work, Demetri is the technical director at Saint Mary's Academy, teaching the students to build the sets for school productions and to work with lighting and sound.

From 1990 until 2006 Demetri was employed by Studio Concepts, Inc. where he engineered and built the mechanical animation systems for parade floats in Portland, Pasadena, and Phoenix. Prior to Studio Concepts, Demetri was on the staff of the Portland Civic Theatre from 1987 until it closed in 1990, and before that worked for R.A. Reed Productions.


A few of our talented people:


 
Jen Levear, Assistant Technical Director:

Jen is the person you will most often find working on a Lunar Theatrical project. Jen is a carpenter, lighting technician, welder, and draftsperson, and for six years has been an important part of the shows at Broadway Rose Theatre Company, including serving as Assistant Technical Director for two years. She has also been a key member of the running crew for the Pixiedust Productions presentations of Beauty and the Beast, operating pyrotechnics and mechanical moving scenery, The Wizard of Oz, operating flying equipent and live fire, and Legally Blonde.

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Paul Sandmeyer:

Paul is an excellent scenery builder, and is involved in almost all of our shows. He currently divides his time between SCI 3.2, Stage Right, and Lunar Theatrical, and has worked for Chris Whitten Design and Display, Clackamas Community College, and Hippo Hardware. He has helped build the sets for the Broadway Rose summer musicals for many years, and has been a key part of all recent Pixie Dust Productions shows.