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Friday, June 11, 2021

ATW’s The Network | Stage Management, Charting Your Course Panel Discussion, June 16 by Michael Eddy

The American Theatre Wing produces The Network, which provides emerging and developing theatre professionals advanced education, networking opportunities, and tools for career advancement wi…

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Michael Ritchie to Retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021 by Michael Eddy

Michael Ritchie has announced that he will retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021. Having taken over the position from Founding Artistic Director Gordon Dav…

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

TSDCA & Meyer Sound Replay | Spacemap Go Introduction/Concepts Roundtable by Michael Eddy

Meyer Sound teamed up with the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) for a roundtable – Spacemap Go Introduction and Concepts. This roundtable covers beginner-level…

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Wingspace Virtual Salon #27: No More 10 out of 12s, June 10th by Michael Eddy

Wingspace’s Virtual Salon #27 will feature members of No More 10 out of 12s’ working group and colleagues for a conversation about the detrimental practice and how it affects each desi…

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Bandit Lites Hires Melanie Miller to World Headquarters by Michael Eddy

Bandit Lites is pleased to share the hiring of Melanie Miller as its Accounts Payable Manager. Miller earned a degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the Unive…

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Elation LED Upgrade for Russia’s Aistenok Puppet Theater by Michael Eddy

In a land of theater excellence, Aistenok Irkutsk Regional Puppet Theater occupies a prominent place among Russian puppet theaters. The marionette masters in the Siberian city of Irkutsk rec…

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Event Safety Alliance Offers Free ESAT Training by Michael Eddy

For the next 90 days, the Event Safety Alliance will offer the online Event Safety Access Training (ESAT) course free of charge, enabling live event professionals to complete the training …

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Virtual Showlight 2021 Proves a Success in Reality by Michael Eddy

The first Virtual Showlight event, which was held on Tuesday May 25, 2021, proved to be a real success story. With the full Showlight postponed due to the pandemic, VSL 2021 turned trial int…

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Steppenwolf Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen’s Spirit Lives on via New Fund at Season of Concern Supporting Chicago Theater Artists by Michael Eddy

In life, Malcolm Ewen, the long-time production stage manager at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a decades-long member of the board of Season of Concern, was a tireless advocate for Chicago…

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

d&b Soundscape at the Frankfurt Opera: Creative Sound Concepts to Combat Challenging Times by Michael Eddy

  Frankfurt Opera in Germany is one of the most renowned opera stages in Europe, having paved the way for many successful operatic careers. Recently, with an extensive d&b audio system …

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University of Chester School of Arts and Media Expands Possibilities With CHAUVET Professional by Michael Eddy

Founded in February 1840, Britain’s first purpose built teacher’s college opened. Known today as the University of Chester, the highly-regarded university welcomes some 15,000 students f…

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Jeff Ravitz & James L. Moody’s Lighting for Televised Live Events Book Debuts by Michael Eddy

A new book about the techniques and unique issues of lighting design for live events and productions being shot for broadcast, webcast or IMAG, has been published by Routledge and their medi…

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Lift The Curtain & USITT | Breaking the Business of Unpaid Internships Webinar, June 10 by Michael Eddy

Lift The Curtain-End Unpaid Internships an organization whose goal is to end unpaid internships in the theater industry is hosting another USITT Conversation. Lift The Curtain has assembled …

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Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color Creates Hiring Database by Michael Eddy

Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color has recently updated its website to include a contact database for stage managers of color who are open to work, and a job postings …

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

San Francisco Opera Stages The Barber of Seville Outdoors with Ayrton Perseo-S Fixtures by Michael Eddy

The San Francisco Opera utilized a complement of Ayrton Perseo-S fixtures in Lighting Designer, Jax Messenger’s rig when it brought opera back to town in a COVID-safe outdoor production of…

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Shure: Expanded Capabilities For SLX-D Digital Wireless System by Michael Eddy

The challenges of today’s crowded RF environment, combined with the pressure to deliver flawless audio for varying productions, has created a demand for wireless solutions that are dependa…

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Sennheiser: Evolution Wireless Digital by Michael Eddy

Sennheiser has released Evolution Wireless Digital, backed by an app-based workflow. Wireless is meant to make things easier. It gives you freedom to perform. It makes set-up times faster. B…

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Riedel Communications’ Networking Solutions for Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris by Michael Eddy

Riedel Communications announced that the landmark Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris has adopted a full suite of Riedel’s award-winning communications and video signal routing solutions. Ried…

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Social Buzz | A Quick Visual Indicator of Contact Preferences by Michael Eddy

As we all start coming back to working in close proximity with one another as theaters and shops reopen, tours start going out, we are all going to have to get used to a year off. We haven…

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Creative Stage Lighting Adds McKinney and Badgley to Staff by Michael Eddy

Creative Stage Lighting Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that it has made two additions to its staff. CSL has hired Mark McKinney for the position of Vice President, where he will be respons…

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NATEAC Registration Begins June 15 by Michael Eddy

Registration for the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) will open on June 15, 2021. NATEAC 2021, a virtual conference, will take place on July 20, 21, an…

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Black Ensemble Theater Joins African American Theater Companies to Form a New National Alliance by Michael Eddy

The new national alliance is The National Association of Black Theatre Building Owners (c) In an effort to share knowledge, resources, and strengthen the infrastructure of the Black theatre …

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PreSonus: Retro Mix Legends with New Mix Engine Effects Plug-ins by Michael Eddy

PreSonus® is now shipping Retro Mix Legends, a collection of three Mix Engine Effects plug-ins for the company’s popular Studio One® Professional DAW. Retro Mix Legends is the follow up …

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DPA Microphones Welcomes Søren Høgsberg as EVP of Sales and Marketing by Michael Eddy

DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the appointment of Søren Høgsberg as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately. As a former executive with many of Denma…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New Sales Hires at Altman Lighting by Michael Eddy

Altman Lighting announces two new hires in its sales department. Jon Hyrkas will serve as the new Western Regional Sales Manager, and Jake Rhodes will serve as Product Sales Specialist, star…

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Black Theatre Coalition Announces Paid Fellowship Program for Aspiring Theatre Makers by Michael Eddy

The Black Theatre Coalition announces that it is awarding 48 fellowships of $50,000 each in 20 industry disciplines and is now accepting applications through July 16, 2021. The Black Theatre…

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Virginia Theatre Celebrates its Centennial with New L-Acoustics Kara II System by Michael Eddy

The beautiful Virginia Theatre, located in Champaign, IL, turns 100 years old this year. Originally opening as the RKO Virginia in 1921, is now a performing arts center recently got a very a…

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Equipson Gives LightShark Products Its Own Brand Identity by Michael Eddy

LightShark, Equipson’s Award winning range of multiprotocol control products for the entertainment industry, are being given its own brand identity to reflect its growing popularity and th…

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City Theatrical: QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape, Now Available in Two Types by Michael Eddy

QolorFLEX® 5-in-1 LED Tape, from City Theatrical, is an interior-grade LED Tape with high output brightness and the ability to create a wide spectrum of colors when used with a DMX color co…

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Equipson: Upgraded LightShark FX Engine by Michael Eddy

LightShark, Equipson’s award winning lighting & media control hardware product range, has undergone a significant upgrade resulting in a much more powerful FX engine and clear refineme…

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Applications Now Available for Beyond the Stage Door’s No-Cost Theatre Management Intensive for Students of Color by Michael Eddy

Applications are now available online for Beyond the Stage Door, a new no-cost theatre management program for students of color. Interested applicants can find details at www.beyondthestaged…

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