The American Society of Theatre Consultants Announces New Honorary Member
The American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) announces it has selected Susan J. Lustig as an honorary member of the society because of her significant, numerous, and meritorious contributions to ASTC. ASTC's honorary membership classification is intended to provide an avenue for the society to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves by providing eminent service to the advancement of the profession of theatre consultation or in the allied theatre arts and sciences.
Since 2006, Lustig has served ASTC and its board of directors in a variety of roles associated with the creation of graphics, marketing, and overall promotion of the society and its activities. Her efforts have focused on enhancement of the society's web presence and the design of its second and third generation websites.
Lustig composed the Society's LinkedIn, Facebook, and Wikipedia pages, created and distributed numerous press releases, created ad copy, and oversaw the conversion of the society's newsletter from print to digital format. Her association with ASTC has grown to the point where the board of directors seek her participation in all issues concerning the society's marketing and public relations, as well as its outgoing communiqués and "brand."
In addition to her graphics and website design work, Lustig has produced and designed numerous shows and award winning attractions for major theme parks, museums, exhibits, corporate theatre, special events, and television. Universal Studios, Disney, PBS, Showtime, American Honda, and Cartier are amongst her many clients. Lustig's education includes an MFA in theatre design from New York University, and a BFA from Southern Methodist University.
With her selection, Lustig becomes the first second generation member of ASTC as her father, Edgar (Ned) Lustig was one of ASTC's founders and served with distinction as its secretary-treasurer for more than 30 years.
A theatre consultant is a professional advisor who provides guidance, advice, and support to owners and design teams for the planning, design, and equipping of theatres, concert halls, and other types of facilities used for public assembly and presentation of the performing arts. ASTC was founded with the mission to establish and maintain best practices within the theatre building design industry. As professionals, ASTC members have individual and collective interests in providing unbiased, functionally sound, and practical consulting and design services to owners, users, architects, and engineers on performance and assembly facilities.