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ETC Sensor Power Control Modules Reach New Heights in London

There are enough ETC Sensor Power Control modules in London to stack higher than the tallest building in the world. The world may never know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop, but now we know how many ETC Sensor channels it takes to the dwarf the world’s tallest building: 28,000. There’s actually more than 28,000 ETC Sensor power-control channels in use in London, and if all the Sensor modules were stacked on each other, they would be higher (at 980 meters) than the Burj Khalifa…

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New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Announces Nominees for 2014 Awards

The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation has announced the nominees for its 2014 awards. The 2014 Nominees include 130 individual artists, 58 different productions and 57 Off-Off-Broadway theatre companies. The 10th annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony will take place Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center.

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Big-D Construction of Salt Lake City Will Build Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

A rendering of the new Engelstad Theatre at the Utah Shakespeare Festival Big-D Construction of Salt Lake City will be the general contractor for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, a $35-million project that will build two new theatres for the Utah Shakespeare Festival (as well as artistic and production facilities) and the Southern Utah Museum of Art in Cedar City, Utah. The new Engelstad Theatre at the Utah Shakespeare Festival will replace the aging outdoor Adams…

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ACN-Related Standard Posted for Public Review

BSR E1.30-11, EPI 33 -- ACN Root Layer Protocol Operation on TCP, has been posted for public review at The draft standard may be downloaded at no cost. The review runs through September 15, and is over when September 16…

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John Strand Named Resident Playwright at American Voices New Play Institute

John Strand is the American Voices New Play Institute’s Resident Playwright for 2014-2015. John Strand is the new American Voices New Play Institute Resident Playwright for 2014-2015. A program of the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, the resident playwright position offers Strand a salary; health benefits; a budget to be used at his discretion to cover collaborator fees, workshop costs and research expenses to support his new play development process; and a commitment from Arena Stage…

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iWeiss Delivers Custom Winch in Record time

The custom-made, 1-ton, zero fleet angle winch from iWeiss has a drum that carries 2 separate runs of 3/8” wire rope for both redundancy and to keep the screen from spinning. iWeiss engineered, built and delivered a custom, 1-ton lifting winch, capable of speeds up to 60 feet/minute with 35 feet of travel in two weeks for a rush project. Automation and Production Manager Paul Kelm headed the team which produced drawings for engineer’s stamps within eight hours—a blazing turn-around for the design—and then leaned on their distributors to get the components (some of which…

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USITT Releases USITT 365 App

A screenshot of the new USITT 365 app Building on the success of its app for its Annual Conference & Stage Expo, USITT has released the USITT 365 app, which will offer connections to USITT’s ongoing programming and information streams, including the next USITT Presents session in Nashville in August, the latest issue of TD&T magazine online, new job postings, and news about the Annual Conference to be held in Cincinnati in March 2015. The…

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    Costume Designs Get Credit in the Main Stream Press 1 Reply

    You might be surprised to learn that St. Louis has an amazing, active theater scene. We also have an excellent theater reviewer who writes for the…Continue

    Started by Kevin M Mitchell in Backstage. Last reply by Serret Jensen on Monday.

    Animated GIF Party!

    OK, let's face it, no one's getting any work done this week. It's a short week for July 4th, you should be past tech for your summer shows -- or completely relaxing if you work in a traditional…Continue

    Tags: GIF's, animated

    Started by Jacob Coakley in Literary Jun 30.

    Sound Designers Get Stung 4 Replies

    Last Wednesday, June 11, the Tony Awards nominating committee decided to axe the award for Best Sound, and the theatre community immediately started making some noise.Sound designer John Gromada,…Continue

    Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Kevin M Mitchell Jun 16.

    2014 Tony Awards Wrap-Up! 5 Replies

    I love the Tonys. I did…Continue

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    Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Jacob Coakley Jun 10.

    Play the Stage Directions 2014 Tony Prediction Pool!

    Want to win a copy of The Backstage Handbook? Some cool swag? Or just bragging rights? Then submit your answers to the 2014 Stage Directions Tony…Continue

    Started by Jacob Coakley in Literary Jun 6.

    Source 4 Barrels for trade.

    Looking to trade 9- 19˚barrels for a like number of 36˚ barrels. Anybody?

    Started by Skelly Warren in Backstage May 27.

    Speed Draft

    One of the things that changed how I thought about first drafts was the concept of a "Speed Draft." A speed draft is a draft that is completed as fast as humanly possible, with no thought about…Continue

    Started by Jacob Coakley in Literary May 27.

    Motors, arduinos, and animatronics 2 Replies

    Recently, I found a few animatronic projects on the instructables website. However, most of the postings have outdated links or are way to advanced for the beginner/intermediate user. Have any of you…Continue

    Started by Bryan in Literary. Last reply by John Jones May 5.

    Fire effect with moving lights using gobos or animated gobos 4 Replies

    Hello everybody!does anybody know how can I create a fire/flames animated effect using moving lights and their gobos or what other option can I get to create that effect? Thanks!Valeria  Continue

    Started by Valeria Silva in Literary. Last reply by Valeria Silva May 2.

    Beverage props

    I would love to know what everyone's tried and true stage drink favorites are. What do you like to use for alcohol onstage? Beer, wine, champagne, brandy, sherry, etc.What about tea or coffee? What…Continue

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    Started by Katherine Hunt in Onstage Apr 30.


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