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Video Tour: Chauvet Professional Ovation E-260WW

The Ovation E-260WW The Ovation E-260WW

Powered by a single source 260W LED, the Ovation E-260WW is a warm-white ERS fixture. It is the next step in the evolution of the Ovation series with an output that exceeds a tungsten 750W light source. The fixture also boasts extremely smooth dimming down to the very bottom of the curve as well as a flat and even field of light for superior gobo projection, fully featured control options like…

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4Wall and Stage Directions Sponsor Las Vegas Valley Theatre Awards

The Valley Awards take place July 11 thanks to the support of 4Wall Entertainment Lighting and Stage Directions. The Valley Awards take place July 11 thanks to the support of 4Wall Entertainment Lighting and Stage Directions.

The Valley Theatre Awards honor the best of locally-produced theatre in Las Vegas, and they couldn’t do it this year without the help of 4Wall Entertainment Lighting and Stage Directions magazine. 4Wall will be a Producing Partner for the Awards, helping the celebration fill the house at The Smith Center…

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David Henry Hwang Named New Chair of American Theatre Wing

David Henry Hwang joined the American Theater Wing board in 2009 David Henry Hwang joined the American Theater Wing board in 2009

David Henry Hwang has been elected chair of the American Theatre Wing’s board of directors. As Chair, Hwang will guide their efforts to support the “vitality and diversity of theatre in our nation.” In addition to David Henry Hwang being elected president, several new members joined the American Theatre Wing’s advisory committee, including: Robyn Coles, Alia…

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SPAM Announces 2016 Grant Winners

Madeleine Winward and Jose Nunez, the 2016 SPAM grant winners Madeleine Winward and Jose Nunez, the 2016 SPAM grant winners

The Society of Properties Artisan Managers named the winners of their 2016 grants, designed to support individuals wishing to further their career in props. Madeleine Winward was named the 2016 Edie Whitsett Grant recipient, thanks her work at the Seattle Children and Village Theatre KIDSTAGE in Everett, Wash. Jose Nunez won the 2016 Jen Trieloff Grant. Nunez is…

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Rose Brand Releases Guide to Projection Materials

The Rose Brand Guide to Projection Materials aims to give designers an “apples to apples” comparison of projection materials. The Rose Brand Guide to Projection Materials aims to give designers an “apples to apples” comparison of projection materials.

Rose Brand tested more than 50 materials to develop their new “Rose Brand Guide to Projection Materials.” The downloadable guide is designed to help customers choose the best projection material for their project and “eliminate the guess work for those looking to choose between materials based on…

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Yamaha Professional Audio Announces Promotions

Left to right: Paul Furtkamp, Jonathan Peirson, Doug Staab Left to right: Paul Furtkamp, Jonathan Peirson, Doug Staab

Yamaha Professional Audio recently promoted several people: Paul Furtkamp is now director of commercial audio sales; and Jonathan Peirson (West) and Doug Staab (East) have been promoted to new regional sales manager…

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Firehouse Productions and JBL Deliver Large Sound in Small Package for Tony Awards

Firehouse Productions used JBL speakers for the Tony Awards Firehouse Productions used JBL speakers for the Tony Awards

Mark Dittmar, lead design and integration engineer at Firehouse Productions chose JBL VT4886 line array elements for the sound system at the 2016 Tony Awards. Dittmar chose the JBL VT4886 speakers for their “ability to deliver exceptional sound quality with an extremely compact…

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10 hours ago
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La MaMa Launches Archival Digital Collections Website

A photograph of Candy Darling performing the role of the White Whore in Tom Eyen’s “The White Whore and the Bit Player” (La MaMa, 1973). Photograph by Amnon Ben Nomis. A photograph of Candy Darling performing the role of the White Whore in Tom Eyen’s “The White Whore and the Bit Player” (La MaMa, 1973). Photograph by Amnon Ben Nomis.

The legendary La MaMa, home of cutting-edge theatre in New York City’s Lower East Side since 1961, has launched a new online collection of digitized selections from La MaMa’s collection of scripts, programs, posters, flyers, clippings, correspondence,…

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11 hours ago

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Plays with interesting props and/or set complications

I am looking for names of plays and/or musicals that call for something unusual in the set or props department. Things as basic as the scurrying mice in Shrek the Musical to the paper machine in "…Continue

Started by Dan Mellitz in Backstage on Sunday.

Fountain for Much Ado About Nothing 4 Replies

Greetings to all!  This coming September, I will be building various set pieces for my high school's production of Much Ado About Nothing.  My big concern is the fountain (non-working) that the…Continue

Started by Laurie J Johnson in Backstage. Last reply by Laurie J Johnson Jun 10.

Props Birthday Day

Hey guys,  I am doing the props design for a production of Company and am trying to figure out how to do the birthday cake that is used multiple times throughout the show. The issue isnt cake (that's…Continue

Tags: candles, cake, props

Started by Stephanie Hettrick in Backstage Jun 8.

Looking for great ideas

Chicago Scenic is doing a session at the Midwest Museum Conference and we are looking for great ideas. From time saving hacks at home, in the theatre, or your production shop , please share them with…Continue

Started by L Jean Burch in Backstage Jun 7.

Catch Me If You Can Christmas Tree

I'm looking for suggestions as to how to create Paula Abagnale's Christmas tree for an upcoming production of Catch Me If You Can.Continue

Started by Kim Mytelka in Onstage May 17.

Dangerous Theatre 2 Replies

There's a post on HowlRound today about "Bro Theatre" and its dangers. Holly L. Derr does a good job describing this…Continue

Tags: Holly L. Derr, New York Times, bros

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Jacob Coakley May 3.

Creating the angel fountain for Summer and Smoke 10 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 Marianne Phinney May 3.

Shakespeare Flow Chart

Peace, Good Tickle-Brain, is a Shakespeare web-comic I have written about before. Mya, the writer of the blog, is a librarian. And while I'm not sure she would qualify herself as a Shakespeare…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Literary May 2.

The Great Outdoors 1 Reply

I went hiking in Zion…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Marianne Phinney Apr 4.

Sources for breakable vases etc.

Hey folksNeed to locate a source for vases, "glassware", etc that will break on stage but not shatter into dangerous shards.  A while ago I asked you guys for edible newsprint and you saved my…Continue

Tags: breakable, props

Started by Josh Siegel in Onstage Mar 16.

Blog Posts

The indiegogo crowdfund for our local film is now live!

Please watch and share - there are amazing perks from just £1, and EVERYTHING helps!  In four days, we have already raised almost £430 for this film on Indiegogo.



https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mordred-arthurian-film-in-devon-cornwall--2#/



This production aims to not only showcase very heavily…

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Posted by South Devon Players on March 31, 2016 at 8:28am

USITT 2016 - RC4 - Life Untethered

It's my annual trek to RC4 Wireless' session at USITT. They do cool, wireless things with motors and dimmers and magic. What's not to love? HEre's our panel, and we're about to get started! 

Sean Dane introducing the panel. It's here to explore the possibilities that open up once you can stop worrying…

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Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 16, 2016 at 3:00pm

USITT 2016 - Fundamentals: Wagons, Wheels and Winches

A little late to the session, so I'll fill in people's names a little later. For now though, we're jumping right in with types of casters.. 

Types of casters: 

Rigid and Swivel 

Rigid - Frame with wheel, goes in one direction. 

Swivel - mounting plate, and then another plate with bearings to change directions. Works very well -- except you can't contain  swivel caster into one direction and change direction. …

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Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 16, 2016 at 10:30am

2016 USITT Keynote Address



Well, the room is filling up and we're just about to start the 2016 USITT conference! First up is artist Tupac Martir!

Steven Worthman, TD of Utah Opera. First up to welcome us all to Utah and extol the benefits of USITT. …

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Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 16, 2016 at 8:30am

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