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Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Expands Roster of Fall Classes

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has expanded its class roster for students and adults The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will offer more classes this fall as part of their Shakespeare Theatre Academy. The most popular classes from last year will return along with seven new seminars. Classes meet once a week and include a new class for elementary school students grades 1-4, “Creative Dramatics” and the new Teen Actors Workshop that will train young artists in ensemble work and…

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Masque Sound Delivers Mushroom Cloud of Sound for Atomic

 A moment from Atomic at the Acorn Theatre Off-Broadway, with sound design by Jon Weston and sound gear supplied by Masque Sound. When Jon Weston—sound designer for Atomic, a new Off-Broadway musical about the making of the first atomic bomb—needed gear that could meet his explosive needs, he turned to Masque Sound. The wide, shallow nature of Acorn Theatre’s layout provided a challenge for Weston, necessitating an extensive gear list from Masque…

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ETCP Launches New Version of Practice Rigging Exams

The new versions of the rigging practice exams from ETCP are available July 31. The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) will launch a new version of practice exams for the Rigger – Arena and Rigger – Theatre Certifications Thursday, July 31. The practice exams contain an entirely new set of questions and are available in addition to the practice exams that were created in 2009. The web-based practice exams consist of 50 questions each and include score reports that…

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Society of London Theatre Releases 2014 London Theatre Report

The inaugural London Theatre Report gives an idea of the size and scope of London theatre, and will set a baseline for future studies. The Society of London Theatre and the National Theatre released the 2014 London Theatre Report, the first of its kind. The report aims to be a comprehensive review of the state of theatre in London, and includes information about venues, its financial impact and more. It covers theatres from the 30-seat Lord Stanley Pub to the 3,600-seat Hammersmith Apollo in the greater London area, including the City of London and…

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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Chooses grandMA2 and Clay Paky

A rendering of the new H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which will be lit by Clay Paky fixtures run by a grandMA2 console The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will open with some high-flying gear this September. The H-E-B Performance Hall and the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater will have a full complement of grandMA2 consoles as well as six Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of both brands in North America, and they worked with Texas Scenic and rep Roy Harline to provide both the…

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Joe Wallace replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Brilliant Play for 14-18 year olds? in the group Directors
"I realize this is an old thread, but this question comes up quite often, so I figured I would reply.  In Rhode Ilsand, we tend to like "ensemble" pieces in which the entire cast is on stage assuming various roles, making tableaus,…"
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ETC’s Eos Titanium Desks Helps Two Titans of Theatre

The UK Wicked tour uses ETC’s new Eos Titanium lighting console The ETC Eos Titanium (Ti) console was placed on a couple high-profile UK gigs recently: the UK tour of Wicked and the West End revival of Miss Saigon. PRG provided the Wicked tour with an Eos-family control system, including Ti, Ion and Gio consoles along with…

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Chinese Arts Center Chooses Allen & Heath’s iLive

The Allen & Heath iLive-176 Surface in the Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre The Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre in central China installed an Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system, including the iLive-176 Surface mixing console and the iDR10 MixRack. Chen Le, sound engineer of the Arts Centre, chose the system for its great sound and easy…

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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 Jul 21.

    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

    Tags: Awards, Tony

    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

    Tags: food, drinks, Props

    Started by Katherine Hunt in Onstage Apr 30.


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