Esquire Jauchem: Producer, Writer, Director & Designer for Television, Film, Theatre, Opera & Live Events

 

 

 

ESQUIRE JAUCHEM'S SPECIAL EFFECTS RESUME
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CO-FOUNDER

 

  Esquire Jauchem is the Co-founder of Jauchem & Meeh Special Effects

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Jauchem & Meeh Special Effects - Full service effects shop able to design, demo, manufacture, deliver and operate effects packages uniquely suited to the clients' needs. Experienced skilled crews of equipment operators, licensed pyrotechnicians and weapon handlers.

 

 

THEATRE

 

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Cyrano - Broadway

 

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Damn Yankees - Broadway

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An Inspector Calls - Broadway

 

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Crazy For You - Broadway & National Tour

 


An Inspector Calls: "The brilliant special effects out Disney-Disney"  ̶  Clive Barnes, NY POST
 

 

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Angels In America - Broadway

 

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Tommy - Broadway and National Tour

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Miss Saigon - Broadway & National Tour

 

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Kentucky Cycle - Washington DC & Broadway

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Jelly's Last Jam - Broadway

 

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Abe Lincoln In Illinois - Lincoln Center

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Into The Woods - Broadway & National Tour

 

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Anything Goes - Vivian Beaumont Theatre

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Les Miserables - Broadway & National Tour

 

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Five Guys Named Moe - National Tour

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Geniuses - Playwrights Horizons

 

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Runaways - NY Public Theatre & Broadwayr

 


Geniuses
: "Great special effects"  ̶  Clive Barnes, NEW YORK POST

"Magisterial special effects team"  ̶  John Simon, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"The special effects... bash the stage with enough rain to drown Ranchipur... a typhoon
easily a match for the 'K2' avalanche."  ̶  Mel Gussow, NY TIMES

"Not only creates the best typhoon I have ever seen on stage, but has the best bio
I have seen in a theatre program."  ̶  THE VILLAGE VOICE
 

 

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Rommel's Garden - Harold Clurman Theatre

 

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Paradise - Playwrights Horizons

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The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life
In The Universe
- Lily Tomlin, Broadway

 

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Fighting International Fat - Playwrights Horizons

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Portraits In Reflection - Lucinda Childs Dance Co., Robert Mapplethorpe Decor

 

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The Gospel At Colonus - Brooklyn Academy, Next Wave Festival with Morgan Freeeman

 


Portraits In Reflection
: "Astounding lighting also computerizes reality. A glowing orb above the stage,
a flower appears, changes color, explodes in a flash of light."  ̶  NEW YORK TIMES
 

 

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Porgy And Bess - Houston Grand Opera, National & International Tourr

 

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Showboat - Houston Grand Opera, Broadway
& National Tour

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Juan Darian - Theatre at St. Clement's, Director/Designer, Julie Taymor

 

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Alice In Wonderland - Broadway starring Eva Le Galienne

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Singin' In The Rain - Broadway, Directed by Twyla Tharp

 

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Monday After The Miracle - Broadway

 

 

OPERA

 

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Nabucco - Miami Opera, New York City Opera & Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles)

 


Nabucco
: "God used dazzling laser beams for the lightning that struck both Nabucco and Abagaile
for their hubris... special attention was lavished on picturesque and startling stage effects...
Baal's statue was blown apart by what seemed to be a small nuclear device."  ̶  NEW YORK TIMES

"This was a show where one went out humming the special effects."  ̶  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"Some of the greatest pyrotechnic feats seen on any stage. Flaming torches and bolts of lightning
brought realism and a touch of theatrical magic to the production."  ̶  MIAMI NEWS

"Special effects as dazzling as 'Close Encounters'... fires, thunder, lightning, smoke and pyrotechnics
of every imaginable sort worthy of movie spectaculars."  ̶  MIAMI SUN
 

 

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Der Freischutz - Opera Company of Boston, Director Sarah Caldwell

 

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The Photographer - BAM Opera House, Music by Philip Glass, Director Joanne Akalaitis

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Ghosts Of Versailles - Metropolitan Opera

 

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Attila - New York City Opera & National Tour

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War & Piece - American premiere of Prokofiev's opera, Opera Company of Boston & Wolf Trap Farm

 


War & Peace
: "The detonations at Borodino, illuminating cameos of battle action behind the scrim,
unleashed a powerful odor of gunpowder but were artfully timed."  ̶  THE NEW YORKER

"There hasn't been such a pungent scent of gunpowder in the area since Concord bridge
as flares went soaring skyward, and the burning of Moscow sent billows of smoke across the stage."
 ̶  THE NATIONAL OBSERVER

"The Battle of Borodino in all of its blood-curdling might"  ̶  NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"The smoke and flames of burning Moscow (ravaged once again by Esquire Jauchem's
incredible special effects)"  ̶  THE BOSTON PHOENIX

"It burns Moscow as its inhabitants did in 1812, filling the Orpheum Theatre with smoke
and simulated flame... creating an awesome spectacle to magnificent music."
 ̶  Elliot Norton, BOSTON HERALD  ̶  MIAMI SUN
 

 

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Russlan And Ludmilla - American Premiere, Opera Company of Boston

 

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Les Troyens - American Premiere starring Regine Crespin, Opera Company Of Boston

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Der Freischutz - New York City Opera and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles)

 


Der Freischutz
: "Appropriately spooky special effects... The opera's terrifying climax  ̶
The Wolf's Glen Scene  ̶  with it's flock of birds, wild boar, hounds of hell, and the demon Samiel...
was the tour de force it should be."
  ̶  THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

"During the macabre drama, particularly in the haunted forest scene, the special effects
by Jauchem & Meeh manage to frighten us to the point where we don't want to laugh, which isn't
an easy job considering our skeptical contemporary eyes and ears."
  ̶  THE NEW YORK POST

"The pandemonium is the expert work of special effects artists Esquire Jauchem and Gregory Meeh.
Unlike their Met counterparts, they have not stinted on the printed stage-directions!"

 ̶  NEW YORK MAGAZINE
 

 

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Hansel & Gretel - Opera Company Of Boston

 

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Faust - Opera Company Of Boston

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Othello & La Boheme - American premiere of opera in the round featuring James McCracken and Placido Domingo, Opera Colorado (Denver)

 


Othello & La Boheme: "Special effects were spectacular. The first act storm and cannon fire
almost had the audience ducking for cover while smoke drifted across the stage, lightning bolts smote
the atmosphere and storm winds howled. During Othello's love duet with Desdemona
'The Burning Pleiades' lighted the heavens"
  ̶  ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

"Tenor James McCracken made a point of saying that he was absolutely sure that Jauchem was
working on the atomic bomb!"
  ̶  ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
 

 

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Macbeth - Starring Shirley Verrett, Opera Company of Boston

 

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Norma - Starring Beverly Sills, Opera Company of Boston

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The Vampyre - Wolf Trap Farm, Opera Company of Boston, New England Tour

 


The Vampyre: "The stage effects...include great clouds of fog and a moon that
shifts in the best eerie manner from ghastly white to blood red. Added touches include flying bats,
streaks of lightning and bursts of thunder"
  ̶  Paul Hume, WASHINGTON POST
 

 

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La Donna Del Lago - Design by Ming Cho Lee, Houston Grand Opera

 


La Donna Del Lago: "A meteorite appeared at one point, fog billowed from behind every rock."
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NEW YORK TIMES

"The startling phenomenon of a gleaming silver comet rushing on a diagonal trajectory."
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HOUSTON CHRONICLEs
 

 

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Relative Calm - Design by Robert Wilson, BAM Opera House & French Tour

 


Relative Calm: "Stars and moon like those of God the Father"  ̶  LE MONDE, Paris
 

 

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The Flying Dutchman & Aida - Wolf Trap Farm & Opera Company of Boston

 

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Montezuma - American Premiere, Opera Company of Boston

 


The Flying Dutchman & Aida: "The special effects were the work of Esquire Jauchem,
whose smoke, fire, and storms have added wondrously to the dramatic impact of the
Boston troupe's engagement here."
  ̶  Paul Hume, WASHINGTON POST
 

 

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Media - Opera Company of Boston, Director Sarah Caldwell

 


Media
: "Not only does the temple go up in flames, but Medea herself ascends in a fiery chariot
to rejoin her ancestor, the sun. Then in a coup worthy of Samson, the temple crumbles and collapses
amid the cowering cast."
  ̶  BERKSHIRE EAGLE
 

 

 

CONCERTS & EVENTS

 

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Madonna - World Tour

 

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Disney Summer Magic - Radio City Music Hall

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Big Apple Circus -  First tour including performances at the Lincoln Center Plaza

 

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The Glory of Easter - Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA

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Be Glad Then America - American Premiere of John LaMontaigne's U.S. Bicentennial opera, Penn State

 


Be Glad Then America: "...a major victory in the Bicentennial cultural events race."  ̶  NEW YORK TIME

Electronic fireworks display later used by the National Symphony as they played the National Anthem
for the July 4, 1976 Bicentennial and broadcast nationally.

 

 

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Coca Cola - Industrial, Atlanta

 

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Mars Candy - Industrial, Miami

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IBM - Industrial, Bermuda

 

 

 

 

 

FILM & TELEVISION

 

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The Nutcracker - Feature film, Designed by Maurice Sendak, Directed by Carroll Ballard

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Fool’s Fire - Television special, Directed by Julie Taymor

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

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Effects For The Theater - Co-Authored with British designer, Graham Walne
Published by A&C Black, London, 1995

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

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United Scenic Artists - First Special Effects Member, NYC

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U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) - Sustaining Member

 

Esquire Jauchem is the co-author with Graham Walne of Effects For The Theater

 

NON-EFFECTS RELATED CREDITS

 

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