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USITT Announces Finalists for Prague Quadrennial Exhibit

A production still from Abacus, which will be a part of the Team USA exhibit at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial USITT has named the six peformances and multiple design work that will represent the U.S. at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. (The exhibit will have a reprise at the 2016 USITT show in Salt Lake City.) The USITT-USA curatorial team chose two shows from Ripe Time Theatre in New York, a multimedia production from Paul Abacus, a “wandering opera” staged at LA’s Union Station, and performance pieces from…

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DiGiCo Launches 12 Days of Christmas Contest

DiGiCo’s 12 Days of Christmas contest will give away DiGiCo branded gear as well as an iPad DiGiCo will give out a prize a day for 12 days, starting Dec. 1. Those who like their Facebook page and answer a few questions will be…

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Marriott Theatre Upgrades to DiGiCo SD7T Digital Mixing Console

Resident sound designer Robert Gilmartin (left) and sound engineer James Guess at The Marriott Theatre's new DiGiCo SD7T console The Marriott Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Lincolshire is one of the most popular musical theatre companies in the U.S. They recently upgraded their audio system to receive their first digital mixing console, a DiGiCo SD7T, which they chose for its reliability and extensive…

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United Solo Festival Concludes Fifth Anniversary Season with Awards Show

Billy Crystal received the United Solo Special Award for 700 Sundays The fifth annual United Solo Festival concluded Sunday, Nov. 23 with an awards show celebrating the 10 weeks of nearly 500 productions. Billy Crystal won a special award for his show 700 Sundays, and gave a video address at the ceremony where he credited solo performance as making him “a better actor, it made my discipline…

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In Memoriam: Mike Nichols (11/6/1931 - 11/17/2014)

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, legendary director Mike Nichols died of cardiac arrest. Nichols was among the most celebrated people in the history of show business, one of only a handful of people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Mike Nichols has won more Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play than any other individual. His six nods were for…

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SDC Announces Results of Board Elections

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society held their board elections on Nov. 17, and elected members to the board and solidified roles on the board. New members include Anne Kauffman and Robert O’Hara as members at large.

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Christie Launches Roadie 4K45 Projector

The new Christie Roadie 4K45 projector Christie launched its new Roadie 4K45 projector at LDI. The Roadie 4K45 is a 3-chip DLP projector that delivers 4096 x 2160 resolution and 45,000 lumens at 60 Hz with optional 120 Hz…

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Christie Launches New Christie Twist Software Packages at LDI

The Christie Twist module, which lets Christie projects warp their images around curves and do edge-blending. At LDI, Christie released upgraded versions of its Christie Twist full-image warping and edge-blending software. Christie Twist software is a free download from the Christie website. Christie Twist Premium and Christie Twist Pro are paid upgrades and provide additional functionality for more complex…

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    Thankful for Sound Design 2 Replies

    Back in June of 2014, the Tony Awards committee decided that they would no longer give…Continue

    Tags: Awards, Tony, design, sound

    Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Newton Koshi yesterday.

    1m 1f female full length play (high school)

    I am looking to spotlight a couple of my seniors.  I have ordered a number of scripts, but am wondering what ideas are out there. 1m 1f full length - comedy/dramatic/little heart warming…Continue

    Started by Steve Pearson in Onstage Nov 12.

    Are Stage Managers Techies? 2 Replies

    There seems to be some question about whether stage management is more closely associated with technical theatre or with acting and directing. From my perspective it seems like stage management is a…Continue

    Started by John in Literary. Last reply by Jeffrey D Byrd Nov 11.

    Costume Labels 8 Replies

    I am a little out of my element (hair) and working on the stock wardrobes. Basically organizing, inventorying, and labeling. Does anyone have advice on good ways to label without having to sew labels…Continue

    Tags: Wardrobe, Costumes

    Started by Caitlen Hudak in Backstage. Last reply by Robert D. Carver Oct 28.

    Scenic Paints - Quality and consistency of colour 6 Replies

    We used to have a great line of paints, called Fargo. They were bought out by a Paint chain - Cloverdale. The consistency of colours has gone down ever since, not to mention the thickness of the…Continue

    Started by Nicole Deibert in Backstage. Last reply by Nicole Deibert Oct 26.

    Creating the angel fountain for Summer and Smoke 7 Replies

    We are producing Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke this winter.  The set calls for a large angel fountain USC.  Buying a real concrete or stone (or even resin) statue is not in the budget.  Has…Continue

    Tags: resin, foam, statue, fountain, design

    Started by Marianne Phinney in Backstage. Last reply by Greg Bierly Oct 13.

    Texan voice over needed

    For our next show, we are looking for a male voice over person to record some lines for us, needs to have a strong Texan accent. It is a high-level, strictly non-profit, amateur theatre group so we…Continue

    Started by South Devon Players in Literary Oct 5.

    More success with the group

    Two of our members will be appearing in paid supporting roles in this international production of Verdi's opera Rigoletto, at the Princess…Continue

    Started by South Devon Players in Literary Oct 1.

    Peter Pan 4 Replies

    I'm doing my first kids show, and I need advice! Calling all "lost techies", I need your help? We probably will not be getting rigging so any ideas are welcome. I need tinkerbell to be a light and a…Continue

    Tags: tinkerbell, pan, Peter

    Started by stage manager in Backstage. Last reply by stage manager Sep 30.

    Rigging question 8 Replies

    GOAL: Hang light grid of 1.5" pipe for new black box spaceRoof/ceiling structure has wooden beams of 4" x 6" dimension to which we want to attach the grid. Current idea is using eyebolts horizontally…Continue

    Tags: rigging

    Started by Barry Martin in Backstage. Last reply by Rick Reid Sep 29.


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