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'Company' Production at Bucknell Lit with Chauvet Professional Gear

4Wall Entertainment supplied the Chauvet Professional COLORado 1-Quad Tour LED fixtures for the production Lighting Designer William Kenyon selected Chauvet Professional COLORado 1-Quad Tour LED fixtures for Bucknell University's production of the Stephen Sondheim…

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Karl Haas Named as ETC Architectural National Sales Manager

Karl Haas, Architectural National Sales Manager, ETCETC announced the recent appointment of Karl Haas to Architectural National Sales Manager.

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Robe BMFL Blades Purchased for Stockholm Stadsteater

Stockholm Stadsteater Chicago (c) Petra HellbergStockholm Stadsteater announced its recent purchase of 12 Robe BMFL Blades. 

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Ohio University Gets Visual Assist with ArKaos MediaMaster Pro

ArKaos Pro MediaMaster at work on Ohio University Commencement Ceremonies Jeremy Schaffer, Associate Director of Operations and Production for Event Services at Ohio University, credited ArKaos' MediaMaster Pro as both versatile and user friendly for a variety of events staged on campus. The technology supports productions staged at the school's Baker University…

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Stage Technician Education and Development Intensive (STEADI) Set for Aug. 3-6, 2015

Tour School Logo The first in a series of Stage Technician Education and Development Intensive courses (STEADI) is set to take place Aug. 3-6 2015 at Solotech in Las Vegas. ETCP-recognized trainer Richard Cadena will lead the course on behalf of Tour School co-founders Ed Wannebo and Dr. Susan…

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New Zealand Secondary School Installs Jands Benchmark Hoists

“Compared to other hoists on the market, the Benchmark is smaller, lighter and much easier to use and service, without compromising on any safety aspects,” Guilford Young College's campus in Glenorchy, New Zealand recently completed its new performing arts center. The school, an affiliate of the Catholic secondary school based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, was outfitted with Jands' new Benchmark…

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DNJ Pro Named Behind the Scenes Pledge-a-Product Partner

DNJ Pro Logo DNJ Pro, a Baltimore-based distributor for professional entertainment products across North America, has also become a Pledge-a-Product Partner with the industry's Behind the Scenes charity. DNJ Pro has pledged to donate a percentage of the profits from sales of the Novalight Nova-Scope…

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theatre plays set in texas

 Can you let me know of any plays that are set in Texas that have a religious theme, please  I have Corpus Christi and Hand to God Thank youContinue

Started by Thomas Donnarumma in Literary Jun 22.

Summer Improvements

The last week or so here in Las Vegas, summer has really come on with a vengeance. It's 100 degrees before 10 a.m. in the morning. Summer, it seems, is either a time of frantic busy-ness (think…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Literary Jun 22.

The biggest thing yet

The South Devon Players Theatre & Film company - thats us - at a big film and TV convention alongside Game of Thrones and Ghostbusters stars, as the only local or "non-famous" team there! , with…Continue

Started by South Devon Players in Literary Jun 15.

DVD for high school theatre class 6 Replies

Does anyone know of a DVD that shares what jobs are part of putting up a play beyond the acting jobs?  I want to change up my curriculum for my tech theatre class this coming school year.Continue

Started by Laurie J Johnson in Backstage. Last reply by Laurie J Johnson May 26.

Swag, Piracy and Memories 1 Reply

My editor's note for the next issue of Stage Directions talk about the way we keeps shows alive -- whether that's swag from shows we worked on (show t-shirts, jackets, opening gifts, etc.); souvenirs…Continue

Tags: Bullets Over Broadway, swag, souvenirs, piracy

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Newton Koshi May 26.

Scenes for Young Actors (Pre-High School) 2 Replies

Hello all! I'm teaching at a theatre camp for the third year in a row, and I need new scenes to work with students! The students range in age from rising 1st graders to rising 9th graders. I…Continue

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Started by April B. in Onstage. Last reply by justine Brandy May 8.

Audio Experimentation 2 Replies

I was reading the New York Times this weekend (yes, I still read the Times. And yes, it's still on paper) and I could hardly miss a great big article about U2's new tour. Buried in the middle of the…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Jacob Coakley May 5.

Wizard of Oz - Projector 2 Replies

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 Last reply by John R. Dolphin May 4.

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.

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.

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Our Les Miserables film series cast doing panel talk at big film & TV convention

We can now confirm that many of our members, who are in our 20 hour film series Les Miserables, are appearing at this film and TV convention, alongside stars from such shows as Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Star Wars, etc. We will be there both days, with our panel talk on Sunday.

If you want to come and meet us at the event, book your tickets now, at…


Posted by South Devon Players on June 10, 2015 at 4:14am

Congrats to all the Tony Nominees and Winners!

Congrats to all the Tony Award winners and nominees! We have a full list of all the winners speeches after the jump -- so check 'em out! Also big congrats to Michael Hirt! He won our Tony Awards Pool with 18 correct! That's pretty phenomenal. It was also a big night for women at the Awards, with Marianne Elliott taking home the Best Direction of a Play Tony for her work on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. And when Lisa Kron (Best Book, Best Original Score) and Jeanine…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on June 8, 2015 at 1:00pm

2015 TheatreFace and Stage Directions Tony Awards Pick 'Em Pool!

The Tony Awards are almost here! The Awards take place this Sunday, June 7, from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. in a time zone near you. (Which is to say, they're tape delayed on the West Coast.) If you want to follow along live to the ceremonies -- and support the sound design community and their…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on June 1, 2015 at 11:30am

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


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