Scenatec Inc is a comprehensive scenic production shop facilitating the entertainment, event and themed-space industries.
This design-build company has a time-tested philosophy that has inspired innovative creativity to meet the challenges of our many satisfied customers. We have learned the value of listening to, and working in concert with our clients in the disciplines of design, budget, and delivery constraints.
Located in Manheim, Pennsylvania, David Dorman formed Scenatec Inc in 1998 with his then 20 years of experience of bringing dreams and concepts to reality. Educated in architectural design and structural engineering, Dave leads our team of highly talented designers, artists, fabricators and technicians and offers a friendly one-stop source of excellent craftsmanship. He possesses a unique perspective of theater, which includes a trained aptitude for aesthetic appearance, spatial utilization, mechanical movement systems, structural integrity, artistic form, and technical complexities.
We are grateful that you have taken the time to get to know us by visiting our site. It would be an honor for us to be able to assist you with your venture. Whether it be a stage production, a company convention, a themed living or educational space, an architectural specialty, a rigging challenge, or someone to prototype your idea. Scenatec is ready to help!
To the right is a 20 foot motorized set piece for a musical celebrating America (engineered and fabricated by Dave while he was employed prior to the formation of Scenatec). The inside frame was welded steel with a ladder to accommodate 4 actors standing beside the acrylic flame. The exterior was made with sprayed foam, sculpted, hard-coated and painted.