Acme Professional Inc provides specialized sound, video & control system design and integration, with an emphasis on performing arts facilities.
Representing Artec Consultants Inc and Maryland Sound and Image respectively, Tom Clark and Pete Cosmos served as designer and integrator for the original Sound, Video and Communication Systems for Verizon Hall and the Perelman Theater at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia PA, and for the Rose Theatre, Appel Room & Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle in NYC. Their collaboration led to the formation of Acme Professional Inc in 2006. Since that time, AcmePro has designed and/or installed 1st class sound, video & control systems at over 40 venues.
Pete Cosmos is a professional guitarist, composer and recording engineer. He has 30 years of design and integration experience with sound and video systems dedicated to music and the arts.
Following undergraduate studies in music theory & performance at Ohio State and Kent State Universities, Mr. Cosmos spent eight years in the United States Air Force, where he ended up with top secret security clearance as an Avionics Systems component-level technician on the EC135 Worldwide Airborne Command Post aircraft.
Following an Honorable Discharge from the military, Pete spent 1994 through 1997 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor, teaching Recording Technology and Engineering. In 1994, Mr. Cosmos also joined AL&M Systems, a full services AV installation firm in Norfolk, providing sales, system design & engineering expertise.
From 1997 through 2006, Pete acted as a Senior Project Manager for Maryland Sound and Image. His projects there included Military briefing & simulation rooms, University theaters, recording studios, sports stadiums, churches and museum AV exhibits. His duties included system design, infrastructure design and documentation, loudspeaker systems room modeling, installation supervision and commissioning, including sound & video system optimization.
In 2006, Pete was invited to be the President of a new permanent installation design/build firm envisioned by Clark and his Acme Sound Partners colleagues to leverage their successful Broadway Sound Design practice. Pete provides, design, engineering, acquisition, project management and system optimization services on all large Acme Professional projects.
Tom Clark has been a theatrical sound designer for 35 years and a sound, video & communication systems consultant for 21. He is the founder of Acme Sound Partners, which provided sound designs for 36 Broadway Musicals and Plays between 2000 and 2010, garnering 3 Drama Desk Awards and 5 Tony Award nominations along the way.
Acme’s designs include the Broadway and/or National Touring productions of: Fences, The Addams Family, Hair, 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 2005 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Monty Python’s Spamalot, 2004 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Avenue Q, and The Full Monty among others. Internationally, Acme designed the 2011 Olivier Award Best New Musical winner Legally Blonde, as well as Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone & Avenue Q in London, and US National, South Korean & South African productions of Dreamgirls. The Partnership also designed all of the New York Shakespeare Festival’s productions at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park from 2001 to 2015.
In 2006, Mr. Clark co-founded Acme Professional Inc., a consulting and integration company providing specialized audio and video systems for the performing arts, museums, academic institutions and houses of worship.
From 1995 until 2012 Mr Clark served as Director of Sound and Communication System Services at Artec Consultants Inc, a world-renowned Performing Arts Acoustics and Theater-Planning Consultancy. In 2008 he was made an Associate Partner in the firm. During his time at Artec, Mr Clark oversaw the designs for over 20 new facilities including: The Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA; Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC; The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia; The Arsht Center in Miami; and The LG Arts Center in Seoul, South Korea.
Mr. Clark taught sound system engineering and theatrical sound design at the Yale School of Drama, and served as resident sound designer for Yale Repertory Theatre from 1987-89.
Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Technical Design and Production from Ithaca College. He has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) since 1984, belongs to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Locals 1 & 749, United Scenic Artists Local 829, and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.