To honor him in a special way, at its Annual Awards Banquet on January 7th of this year, MCP renamed the Technician of the Year Award the Jason Holt Award. The award will still be given to a technician who has shown particular dedication in the previous calendar year, but will now also honor the work that Jason did during his tenure with the group.
For MCP, the loss of Jason was not only a loss of the heart but a loss of the help. Jason was an untiring technician. His expertise in sound, lighting and construction and his willingness to share his knowledge in those areas was invaluable. He also spent numerous hours working toward the success of the group by attending events that raised funds and by serving on the Board of Directors, one year as President.
We will let the list of credits below stand as the body of his work, but it will never be able to embody the person ... dedicated, hard-working, always smiling, always fun-loving, full of warmth. We will miss you, Jason.
The Sound of Music - Lighting Design, Mentor for Lighting & Sound Execution
Fiddler on the Roof - Lighting Design, Sound Design, Mentor for Lighting & Sound Exectuion
My Fair Lady - Lighting Design, Sound Design, Sound Efects Design, Mentor for Lighting & Sound Execution
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? - Sound Design, Mentor for Sound Exectuion
Odd Couple, Male Version & Female Version - Sound Design
Guys and Dolls - Sound Design, Voice of Joey Biltmore, Mentor for Sound Execution
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Sound Design, Mentor for Sound Execution
Copacabana - Sound Design
Once Upon a Mattress - Sound Design
The Crucible - Lighting Design, Sound Design
Seussical, the Musical - Sound Design
Damn Yankees - Sound Design, Mentor for Sound Execution
Three Murders and It's Only Monday - Lighting Design w/Larry Hirth
Of Mice & Men - Lighting Design, Lighting Execution
The Music Man - Sound Design, Mentor for Sound Execution
Boeing, Boeing - Lighting Design, Lighting Execution
Almost, Maine - Lighting Design, Lighting Execution
David Ives Festival - Technical Consultant, Lighting Design, Mentor for Lighting Execution
The King and I - Lighting Design, Sound Design, Mentor for Lighting & Sound Execution
Twelve Angry Men - Lighting Design, Lighting Execution
Imagine! Mason - Sound Design, Mentor for Lighting Design, Lighting & Sound Execution
Board of Directors - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 (President)
Fundraisers - ATP Parking (7 years) Supervisor (5 years)
Committees - Production Facilities (5 years)
Many hours of service in renovating Theatre 42 with business partner, Larry Hirth
MCP continues to mourn Jason's passing and our hearts go out to his mother, Kathy Holt, his brother Jonathan Holt, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Ruby. In our own membership, we reach out to comfort Larry and Verol Hirth, his adoptive family. Jason was Larry's business partner of many, many years and the Hirths were a second set of parents who loved him greatly. Jason was not only a member of MCP but volunteer for others including the Boy Scouts, Landmark Church, Liberty Church and Lakota High School Drama Department. Jason was a great mentor and often brought students who were learning theatre tech with him to MCP to help them learn the craft more completely. Some of those youth have grown into professional theatre technicians. His absence still affects us all.