InPark Magazine

01 April 2019

TEA Thea Awards Committee Chair Lisa Passamonte Green talks about the committee and awards process

In addition to her “day job” as CEO and co-owner of successful lighting design company Visual Terrain, Lisa Passamonte Green serves as chairperson for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Thea Awards Nominating Committee. The Committee annually reviews and adjudicates
submissions for the Thea Awards.

"This year’s recipient list continues in the trend of the past several years of recognizing amazing projects of great variety, from all over the world," said Lisa in an interview with InPark. "This includes small attractions that put a lot of creativity, ingenuity, and out-of-box thinking into developing some really engaging, touching, and effective experiences; as well as the larger, blockbuster projects that we kind of expect to knock our socks off. I have really loved the mix of the last few years, blending industry upstarts with well-known leaders, small budget and big budget, and I hope that pattern continues in the future."...Read full interview

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