High Output, Inc. announced today that Daniel H Jentzen, a lighting designer and theatre teacher, will join the company full-time as Account Executive in its event production department and as its corporate Director of Education. Mr. Jentzen has worked for seven years in the New England area as a freelance lighting designer specializing in theatre, live music, and special events. He has created lighting for Hillary Clinton, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, WGBH, Celebrity Series of Boston, Harvard Business School, and many others. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Jentzen will bring this wealth of experience and connections to High Output, and will continue to build the company’s reputation as New England’s top provider of event production services.
Mr. Jentzen is also a committed educator, and teaches lighting design at Boston Arts Academy, the city’s public high school for the visual and performing arts. He conducts interdisciplinary arts/science workshops for students and teachers, exploring such topics as neuroscience, education, and theatre. He holds a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also the founder of Brighter Boston, a nonprofit partnership of top lighting companies, producers, and venues with area public schools, aimed at creating professional work opportunities for students in lighting design. Since its inception in 2012, Brighter Boston has created internships for public high school students on professional shows, building their confidence and teaching them leadership, creativity, math, science, and communication.
Beginning in 2014, High Output will create an educational outreach initiative, harnessing the power of lighting design to create unique learning experiences for students. When students participate in the production of theatre and special events, they explore both the arts and sciences and practice collaboration, leadership, and critical thinking. Using its industry expertise and inventory of state-of-the-art lighting equipment, High Output will build educational programs including student internships on production jobs and a lighting design contest for high school students. As the company’s Director of Education, Mr. Jentzen will implement these initiatives. Interested parties should contact High Output.