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City Theatrical Releases Maximum Bandwidth Technology and Host of New Products at LDI

City Theatrical’s “Maximum Bandwidth Technology” allows its wireless DMX transmitters to broadcast in Wi-Fi Channels 13-14, avoiding interference. At the recent LDI tradeshow, City Theatrical unvelied their new Show DMX Neo product line with “Maximum Bandwidth Technology,” which allows the units to use wide band digital modulation to narrow their output to smaller areas of the 2.4GHz spectrum, including Wi-Fi channels 13-14, where no Wi-Fi broadcasting in the U.S. takes place. (They received a special license from the FCC to broadcast there.) This…

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GLP Celebrates Anniversary and Releases X4 Bar at LDI

The new Impression X4 Bar 10 and X4 Bar 20 from GLP that debuted at LDI In addition to celebrating their 20th anniversary at LDI, GLP introduced three new additions to their Impression X4 line. The Impression X4 Bar 10 and X4 Bar 20 are batten lights that use 10 and 20 RGBW LEDs, respectively, to deliver smooth, homogenized output across the batten through a broad pallet of pastel and saturated colors. The…

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ETC Donates $25k to Behind the Scenes

Fred Foster of ETC presenting Mark Heiser a check to support Behind the Scenes At the recent LDI show, ETC presented Behind the Scenes a check for $24,909.25, a donation representing the proceeds from sales of ETC’s iRFR and aRFR (Radio Focus Remote) applications for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android…

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Brooklyn Theatre Arts HS Wins $10,000 Custom Main Stage Curtain from Rose Brand

A screenshot from Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School winning entry in the Rose Brand “Rags To Riches” video contest Rose Brand named the Brooklyn Theatre Arts HS the winner in the Rose Brand “Rags To Riches” video contest. Brooklyn Theare Arts HS will receive a new custom main stage curtain valued at up to $10,000. The winning video featured the students of the high school singing about the woes of their current curtains to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” (It’s embedded after the jump, and well…

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Stage Directions Covers LDI Like No Other

The 2014 LDI exhibition takes place Fri., Nov. 21-Sun. Nov. 23. This it the Chauvet Professional booth from the 2013 show. LDI, the grandest lighting and staging convention in the land takes place this week in fabulous Las Vegas. Thousands of people will converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center to take in all the newest lighting fixtures, staging elements, projectors, lasers, power distributors and more. And Stage Directions is the best way for you to keep…

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Craig Burross Named Western Region Sales Manager for Robe

Craig Burross, new Western Region Sales Manager for Robe Robe Lighting hired Craig Burross as their western region sales manager for North America. Burross, based in Austin and most recently with Barco/High End Systems, will help Robe continue to expand in the…

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Dracula Flies in Fog from MDG Ice Fog Q Generator

A moment fro the Moorpark College production of Dracula, with fog supplied from an MDG Ice Fog Q Generator Moorpark College Performing Arts Center used an MDG Ice Fog Q generator to create the right tone for their production of Steven Dietz’s adaptation of Dracula. They received the unit, and assistance in setting it up, from A.C.T Lighting, the exclusive distributor of MDG foggers in North…

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National Directors Fellowship Launches at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

A joint endeavor between The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National New Play Network, and the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation, the National Directors Fellowship is a five-year initiative “that will fast-track the professional development of 25 early-career stage directors, continuing the advancement of new artists and new plays in…

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    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.

    Barefooted actors on a potentially rough set 8 Replies

    Hello Theatre-Verse,I'm designing costumes for a production "Lord of the Flies" in which almost all of our actors will be barefoot and running across a very uneven set that could potentially have…Continue

    Tags: set, rough, barefoot, shoes, costumes

    Started by Sara Elizabeth Gable in Backstage. Last reply by Sara Elizabeth Gable Sep 22.


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