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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Trip Wootten Joins Riedel as U.S. Southeast Regional Sales Manager by Michael Eddy

Riedel Communications named Trip Wootten regional sales manager for the U.S. Southeast. Reporting to Rich Zabel, Vice President of Sales, Riedel Communications Inc., the Americas, Wootten w…

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USITT Chooses Jody Harris to Head Sales, Sponsorships by Michael Eddy

USITT has put Jody Harris in charge of all sales and sponsorship activities for the Institute. Executive Director David Grindle made the announcement last week. This is an expansion of her d…

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JW Winco: Spirit Levels with Adjustment and Cross-Measurement by Michael Eddy

In digital times, they may seem like relics from the past, but spirit levels remain indispensable tools in everyday industrial operations like technical theater. Two new spirit level types f…

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Point Source Audio: LAVALIER SWITCH KIT by Michael Eddy

An essential mic kit designed for sound professionals offers changeability according to miking situation Delivering the perfect lav miking solution is as easy as one, two, three with the new…

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Monday, April 26, 2021

IATSE Local One Celebrates its 135th Anniversary by Michael Eddy

April 26th is the day that IATSE Local One was formed back in 1886 when many members of the Theatrical Mechanical Association met at 187 Bowery in the heart of what was then the theatrical d…

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ABTT Partners with PLASA to Deliver a Virtual Program by Michael Eddy

PLASA is hosting a second PLASA Online May 10-13, 2021 following on from its debut in October 2020. The program will address the most pertinent issues facing the industry, present pioneering…

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SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Portal Now Open by Michael Eddy

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) portal on April 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The portal appears to be now open and working. Th…

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LEDucation 2021 In-Person August Trade Show Cancelled, Sessions to be Held Virtually by Michael Eddy

Due to the uncertainty of New York local and state restrictions regarding mass gatherings in August, as well as government restrictions that impede international travel, the LEDucation commi…

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Webinar | Making Theater With: Stage Managers, April 28 by Michael Eddy

The Playwrights Realm, based in NYC, is offering a webinar on working with Stage Managers on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. This is the second edition of their The Making Theate…

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Friday, April 23, 2021

LD Christopher Robin Lights Aspirations for Fame with CHAUVET Professional by Michael Eddy

As their farewell graduation party draws to a close, one of the students in Fame climbs atop a New York City taxi cab and belts out the familiar refrain “I’m going to live forever!” …

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Production Stage Manager Carmelita Becnel for Princeton University’s Lewis Center Program in Theater Receives Donald Griffin ’23 Management Award by Michael Eddy

Award supports administrators in developing their leadership and management skills Carmelita Becnel, the production stage manager for the Program in Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts,…

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National Theatre of London Adopts Riedel DisTag Devices by Michael Eddy

The National Theatre in London is using Riedel Communications’ DisTag distance monitoring device to ensure proper social distancing as rehearsals begin again. Worn around the neck or carr…

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Virtual Showlight 2021: Registration Is Open by Michael Eddy

Virtual Showlight 21 announces that registration for its online event on May 25, 2021 is now open. Tickets can be obtained from Hubilo. Tickets are free of charge, but delegates are encourag…

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disguise Receives UK Funding to Expand Virtual Production Solution by Michael Eddy

disguise is proud to announce that it is receiving research and development funding from Innovate UK to expand its work in virtual production. Innovate UK is part of the United Kingdom Res…

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Cirque Du Soleil Announces Return to the Stage by Michael Eddy

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil”), the world’s leading producer of high-quality live entertainment, marks a milestone moment in the company’s history today. T…

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Shop Talk: Beyond the Scenes with Prop Artisans by NY Public Library for the Performing Arts by Michael Eddy

The NY Public Library for the Performing Arts is holding a free online webinar, Shop Talk: Beyond the Scenes with Prop Artisans, which is an exploration of the eclectic world of theatre prop…

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Backstage Video Tour of San Francisco Opera’s “The Barber of Seville” by Michael Eddy

The General Director of the San Francisco Opera, Matthew Shilvock takes you backstage to go inside the set of The Barber of Seville, opening on April 23, 2021 and runs through May 15. There…

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Social Buzz | Why No One Takes My Sharpie by Michael Eddy

As theaters reopen and we get back to work (safely) some of our skills are going to be rusty and we will have to retrain our muscle memory. Just remember, people will still steal your Sharpi…

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4Wall’s Light Humor | Episode 2: The Focus by Michael Eddy

4Wall Entertainment has launched a new animated short limited series, Light Humor. Watch Episode 2, The Focus. You would think a day called ‘Focus’ would be calm and productive, but most…

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Schuler Shook Announces New Principal, Christopher Sprague, ASTC by Michael Eddy

Schuler Shook is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Sprague, ASTC, to Principal. Based in Schuler Shook’s Chicago office, Sprague is a leader in the field of theatre consulti…

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LD Christina Watanabe Joins Webster University as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design by Michael Eddy

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is proud to welcome Christina Watanabe as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design. In an announcement from the Conservatory, they commen…

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Obsidian Control Systems: NX2™ Lighting Console Training Video Series by Michael Eddy

13-part how-to video library covers the compact NX2™ lighting console from A to Z. NX4™ training video series also available Last month, Obsidian Control Systems made available a compreh…

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BriteShot: COVID-19 Decontamination Products by Michael Eddy

AirAffair Air Filtration System and BriteShot Decontamination Tent Help Venues to Reopen Safely Amidst COVID BriteShot, a vendor of LED lighting solutions, has shifted its manufacturing stra…

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Backstage Video | Timelapse Load-In of Pelléas e Mélisande by Michael Eddy

Here is a timelapse video of the load-in for Pelléas e Mélisande at Teatro Regio located in Parma Italy. The two-week load-in and focus has been edited down to just over a minute. This pro…

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Robe: T2 Profile™ Luminaire by Michael Eddy

Moving light manufacturer Robe Lighting s.r.o. launches its new T2 Profile™  luminaire offering an array of innovative technologies and the color finesse of Robe’s Multi-Spectral LED (M…

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Guild of Scenic Artists Webinar | Scenic Artists Offstage 2021 by Michael Eddy

The Guild of Scenic Artists is holding an upcoming webinar entitled, Scenic Artists Offstage, that will cover skills and stories from industries beyond theater. This Webinar Summit is Free a…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Staatsschauspiel Dresden Chooses Robe T1s by Michael Eddy

The Staatsschauspiel Dresden in Germany joins a long and growing number of high-profile performing arts venues that are investing in Robe’s T1 series of moving lights, a refined product li…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Ayrton Diablo Turns Again for Dick Whittington at the National Theatre by Michael Eddy

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced UK theatres to close in December 2020, the National Theatre’s pantomime, Dick Whittington, at the Olivier Theatre had only previewed four times. The perfo…

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

40 Years of More Art. Less Noise. by Michael Eddy

In celebration of the 40 years since the founding of d&b audiotechnik, here’s a message from d&b CEO Amnon Harman on d&b’s 40th birthday: April 18th is a very special day for…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Stage Directions’ Sister Publication Musical Merchandise Review Donates Archive to the NAMM Resource Center by Michael Eddy

To preserve the industry’s history and provide a deep body of research spanning nearly a century, the NAMM Resource Center is honored to receive the physical archives of Musical Merchandis…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

OPERA America | Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color by Michael Eddy

Opera America has created a new program, Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color, which pairs BIPOC professionals with executive-level leaders who can support them in achieving their c…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre