Established in 2001, Scheu Consulting Services, Inc. hit the ground running assisting theatrical equipment manufacturers and installers with systems designs and submittal packages. Since then, we have developed and nurtured ongoing and repeat relationships with numerous clients including architects, venue owners, end users, and even some other theatre consultants.
Peter Scheu, ASTC
President and Principal Consultant
Peter Scheu has over 40 years of varied professional experience in the technical theatre industry. A member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) since 2009 where he is also on ASTC's Board of Directors. Peter holds an ETCP Theatre Rigging Certification, and served as a Subject Matter Expert during the development of the first nationally recognized theatrical rigging certification program. He is an active member of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) and The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). At ESTA, he serves on several committees within the Technical Standards Program, working to develop ANSI recognized standards for counterweight rigging, motorized rigging, fire safety curtains, orchestra lifts, and other types of theatrical production equipment and systems. He also is a member of the Essential Skills Program within the ESTA Foundation.
Prior to opening Scheu Consulting Services in 2001, Peter served for 12 years as a Project Manager and Systems and Equipment Designer at JR Clancy, Inc., one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and installers of stage equipment. At JR Clancy, he directed the design, manufacture, and installation of stage machinery in hundreds of venues. In addition to his extensive knowledge of counterweight and motorized rigging systems, He has also been involved in the design and installation of Concert Shells, Orchestra Lifts, Adjustable Acoustics and dozens of other specialty systems.
Before joining JR Clancy in 1989, he was the Special Events Manager at Syracuse University and the Production Manager at an IATSE Scene Shop based in Syracuse, NY. From 1980 to 1986, Peter served as a Technical Director and Production Stage Manager for the Indianapolis Opera, Opera Memphis, and the Syracuse Opera. He also provided the lighting design for many regional opera productions and supervised the construction, rental, and touring of opera scenery.
Member - American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC)
ETCP Certified – Theater Rigging
Supporting Member - United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT)
Affiliate Member – Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA)
Subject Matter Expert - Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP)
Member – ESTA Foundation Essential Skills Program - Rigging
“We may be a small, "boutique" consultancy... but our size doesn't limit our abilities. We look forward to meeting you and your team, helping to define your client's programming goals, develop practical solutions - and realize them!
Peter Scheu, ASTC - Principal Scheu Consulting Services, Inc.