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The Public Theater Names Jeremy Adams New General Manager

Beginning April 27, Jeremy Adams will assume duties as new General Manager of The Public Theater.

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Time Warner Foundation Grant Supports Development of More Plays Exploring Cultural Diversity in Orange County

South Coast Repertory will expand its play commissioning program with the help of a two-year $150,000 grant from Time Warner Foundation's as part of New Works/New Voices Initiative to explore Orange County's cultural diversity.

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Sundance Institute Announces Nine Projects Selected for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort

The projects for this year's Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort in Utah have been selected and announced by Sundance Institute.

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Boston University Summer Theatre Institute Launches Design Track

Boston University Summer Theatre Institute announces a new program for high school students interested in learning various stage and theater disciplines.

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Nelson Enterprises and Chauvet Professional Upgrade School Theater Lighting Systems

Nelson Enterprises and Chauvet bring LED lighting technology to Pompton Lakes HS Pompton Lakes High School receives theatrical lighting system upgrade with the help of Nelson Enterprises and Chauvet Professional COLORado and Ovation…

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David Saar, Founder & Artistic Director of Childsplay, Announces Retirement

(L-R): David Saar, Dwayne HartfordFounder & Artistic Director of Childsplay, David Saar, announces his retirement; Associate Artist Dwayne Hartford as new Artistic Director.

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Grand MA 2 Help

Does anyone know if it is possible to move a sequence from one show to another on the Grand MA2? If it is possible, can you walk me through how to do it? Or point me to an online resource for the directions.Thank you!See More


Mission Impossible Props - Smoking Tape Deck and Lit Dynamite: Need Assistance 1 Reply

Hi!  I have two props that I need to build that I could use some assistance on.  I am working on a “Mission Impossible” type sketch.  It has two functional props:  A tape recorder that “self…Continue

Tags: impossible, mission, Smoke, Dynamite, Props

Started by Steve McCullough in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Bruce Nutting Apr 6.

Wizard of Oz - Projector

In July I will design the lighting for a local production of Wizard of Oz.Looking for a simple prism/mirror/lamp projector to produce a rainbow on the cyc.Years ago there was on the market this…Continue

Started by John R. Dolphin in Apr 6.

Definitely Not Approved

OK - so I definitely DO NOT RECOMMEND anyone doing this sort of activity. This is UNSAFE. And the POTENTIAL FOR INJURY and damage to life, limb or property is VAST. Don't do this! Having said all…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous Apr 6.

Right on Cue Tracked Music 1 Reply

Just wondering if anyone else has been dissatisfied with Right on Cue?  We have had nothing but problems with it and hate that you have to use an iPad and sound tech doesn't have any control; for…Continue

Started by Jill Zimmerman in Backstage. Last reply by Mattie Roquel Rydalch Mar 17.

Appropriate for High School? 2 Replies

I was talking with a friend who teaches theatre at high school this past weekend, and she was complaining about how she and the administration at her school had clashed over programming choices,…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by michael callaway Mar 17.

Plays you've seen that should be seen again. 14 Replies

I read a lot of new plays from new authors.  We produce one new play each year.  There are a lot of great plays that don't get produced because no one knows they exist.  I would like to see what…Continue

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Started by Ed Britt in Literary. Last reply by Ed Britt Mar 16.

a new musical

Great idea, Ed, to promote shows that have had one production and should be seen again...A fantastic lyricist and composer, Will Ogmundson, adapted a MacGregor Jenkins (he and his siblings were made…Continue

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Started by tom dunn in Literary Mar 9.

Musical Theatre Tracks

Last weekend Jill wrote a quick little post complaining about a music tracking…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Onstage Mar 9.

Customer Service Done Right 4 Replies

Last week I mentioned that a TheatreFace member was having problems with some Rosco paintbrushes -- a Rosco rep…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Jacob Coakley Mar 3.

LED tape lighting stairs? 9 Replies

Trying to light up stairs in my production of GREASE.  I have never used LED Tape.. I heard it is great.. can anyone recommend a brand?  I saw some on Amazon but mixed reviews.. I need consistent…Continue

Started by Christine G. Dougherty in Backstage. Last reply by Tristan Decker Mar 2.

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USITT 2015 Videos

I shot 22 videos at USITT 2015, covering a whole raft of products, companies and gear -- and even an interview with the executive director of USITT, David Grindle. Given that there were so many videos, hopefully you can forgive me for taking so long to post them all... In any event, here's your extreme USITT 2015 video round-up! Enjoy! If you want to jump straight to a video, here's the alphabetical list: …


Posted by Jacob Coakley on April 13, 2015 at 12:00pm

Makers Audio at USITT 2015

Alright! Here we go. My last session of USITT 2015, Makers Audio. From the the session description: 

Explore the makers movement and how its tools can be used in theatre to solve sound challenges. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, circuit bending and putting it all together. Participants are encouraged to bring their…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

RC4 Wireless - A Life Untethered - Wireless Dimming for Props, Costumes, and Set Pieces at USITT 2015

Hello all! I will be live-blogging this session starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 18. Check back then for pics, ideas, gear news and more! …


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 18, 2015 at 9:00am

2015 USITT Keynote Address from Terrence Spivey

Hello and welcome to USITT 2015! Here's my live blog of the keynote address from Terrence Spivey! Entry music is playing now, and we're scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT (5 minutes from now.) Until then, here's the program bio of Spivey!

Terrence Spivey, artistic director of the legendary Karamu House…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 18, 2015 at 6:00am


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