My Mission is My Passion

Patrick Bakalli has been a lighting and sound design technician for more than 15 years. Before joining Thespis NY as Audio and Visual Director, he ran the a/v department for AIDS non-profit The One Foundation, which utilized Patrick's skills for staged performances, both in & out of doors. He has been with Thespis NY since its inception and has since designed projections, lights and sound and run tech for many plays, increasing each show's ability to run smoothly and look as stylishly beautiful as possible. The majority of shows that Patrick has teched have gone on to the finals. He is also an avid photographer, which goes hand-in-hand with his love of subtle lighting and compelling projection design.

…I have been investing and producing in NYC theatre for over ten years. I have participated in financing two off Broadway productions of plays that I have written. I have produced numerous showcases, stage and table readings of over seven different plays. The experience was the same for each; frustration, disappointment and great financial loss. In absolute contrast, the Venus Adonis Festival was a joy to participate in on every level. The group made everything easy to accomplish and bent over backwards to be certain that our production would have every chance of success, both artistically and financially. Several of the members of my creative team had participated in other well known festivals in NYC and agreed that the Venus festival was several notches above the rest. I can only hope that in the future I can write other plays that will be accepted into this wonderfully nurturing home for a playwright and creative team. ..” -Gannon