Expertise. Understanding. Passion.
Professional, knowledgeable, and kind from start to finish.
Founded in 2012, the Down Right team has years of combined experience in theater, concerts, corporate events and design to provide unique, custom tailored packages for every type of event. Pairing that experience with a wide inventory of equipment, and a keen interest in the ever-changing world of production technology makes Down Right Productions an all-inclusive production company.
Design, Education, Service and Sales
Down Right Productions offers quality theater and live event equipment, sales, service, and education to Western Massachusetts and beyond with expertise, understanding, and a passion for raising the level of production quality in the area.
Our rental equipment inventory covers all areas of production–including lighting, sound, projection and staging. DRP takes pride in the building relationships with customers and uses our technical knowledge to help you choose the right gear for your event.
DRP represents many industry standard brands and consults on new building projects as well as LED lighting upgrades to existing venues. DRP listens to customers’ needs, sells only the highest quality equipment, provides excellent technical service, and trains clients thoroughly on operating their systems.
DRP is the preferred rental and event service vendor for the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) and works with many colleges, schools, and individuals to put on great events.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, OWNER
Matt Cowan discovered a love for lighting when he was twelve years old. Before co-founding Down Right, he was the owner of DMC Lights, based in Northampton, MA. Matt’s professional production experience is widely varied, including years of freelance technician work for corporate events; 6 years as the House Lighting Director at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA; and, until 2018, serving as the Technical Director, Lighting Design Teacher, and Lighting Designer for mainstage productions at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School in South Hadley, MA. Memorable design credits include FRANKENSTEIN, adapted by Lindel Hart and produced by Eggtooth Productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015; the CORDIS 2017 National Tour; and THE FOREIGNER with New Century Theater in 2017. Matt enjoys using his varied experience to provide high caliber designs and needs-based consultations to all clients, from professional companies and institutions to community theater.
HEAD AUDIO ENGINEER
Bill has been a part of the Down Right team since the start. Coming from a background in studio recording and concert audio, he handles many of the concerts and tours. He is also a talented lighting technician. If he isn’t busy touring the world or away at a Summer Festival, he is working locally on a Down Right show or at one of many local venues mixing bands and running lights.
LIGHTING & SOUND AND PROJECTION DESIGNER
Amber has toured all over the USA and Japan with Broadway shows including Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights and William Shatner’s one man show, Shatner’s World. She has designed shows locally for the Majestic Theatre and Smith College and internationally as far as China. She is also the president of the local IATSE chapter. If your show needs expertise in lighting, sound, or projection design, you will benefit from working with her.