Tuscan Festival Calls for Theatre Companies

by Jacob Coakley

The Pilar Ternera, a theatre company in the Tuscany region of Italy, is looking for theatre companies to play at their 2014 season of Nuovo Teatro delle Commedie. They aim to create a cultural exchange and examine new ways of creating theatre. Information on how to contact the theatre and deadline for entry after the jump.

UC Berkeley Zellerbach Auditorium Stays Connected with Clear-Com

by Stage Directions

BERKELEY, Calif. – Clear-Com Communication Systems is helping the production team at the University of California at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium stay connected. The 2,000-seat performing arts center, operated by Cal Performances, has integrated Clear-Com’s CellCom10 digital wireless system into its existing wired setup, realizing an immediate improvement in reception and reliability. 

Unions Protest NYC Opera’s Move, Cuts

by Jacob Coakley
American Guild of Musical Artists and Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians organized a protest against New York City Opera's proposed move and contract negotiations.

 

American Guild of Musical Artists and Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians organized a protest against New York City Opera's proposed move and contract negotiations.

On Tuesday, July 12, the unions representing the musicians, singers, and dancers working on the New York City Opera staged a protest outside the Guggenheim Museum, minutes before George Steel, the general manager and artistic director of New York City Opera, was to present the upcoming season plans for the opera. The protest was triggered by Steel’s plans—announced in May—to have the Opera leave Lincoln Center, and perform in various venues around New York City. This move was accompanied by the Opera opening new contract negotiations with its production unions that would eliminate guarantees of work, vacation pay and health insurance.

University of Glamorgan Takes Audient to Heart at ATRiuM

by Stage Directions
CARDIFF, Wales  – Audient is among the list of manufacturers that have been chosen to kit out ATRiuM, the £35-million University of Glamorgan campus in the center of the Welsh capital, which is now into its third term of teaching tomorrow's creative industry professionals.

USITT and Meyer Sound Partner for System Design Principles Class

by Jacob Coakley
USITT and Meyer Sound will present the System Design Prinicples class on Friday, Aug. 16.

 


USITT and Meyer Sound will present the System Design Prinicples class on Friday, Aug. 16.

USITT and Meyer Sound have teamed up for a one-day training session on system design principles. The System Design Principles class will take place Friday, Aug. 16 at Meyer Sound Labs in Berkeley, Calif., and will be led by Meyer Sound Instructor Mauricio Ramirez. It is designed to “provide a broad overview of essential principles of design and measurement of complex sound reinforcement systems, and includes hands-on experience with Meyer Sound MAPP Online and the SIM 3 audio analyzer, among other tools.” Attendees will need to bring their own Internet-ready laptop.

USITT and the AIA Issues Call for Submissions for Praque Quadrennial Architectural Exhibit

by Stage Directions
SYRACUSE, NY—The USITT and the Review Jury for the United States Architectural Exhibit to the Prague Quadrennial 2011 (PQ2011) have issued a call for submissions for the Architectural exhibit for the upcoming Quadrennial. The exhibit is conceived as a sculptural collage of sketches, photos, models and videos. The goal of the US Architectural Exhibit is to present 100s of spaces for the performing arts that have been constructed in the US since 2006, all types, sizes and locations, showcasing the diverse communities and strong regions across the U.S., each with their own traditions and architectural character.

USITT Announces Celebrity Speakers for 2010 Show

by Jacob Coakley

SYRACUSE, NY—USITT has announced a partial line-up of special speakers and session presenters for its 50th Annual Conference in 2010. Sally Struthers will kick off the organization’s four day lineup of focused sessions and special exhibitions at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31 with her Keynote presentation at the Kansas City Convention Center. Jennifer Tipton, who in 2008 was honored with a MacArthur Foundation “genius award” will speak on Friday morning to start the Conference day.

USITT Releases USITT 365 App

by Jacob Coakley

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 app, created by a2z, includes a feature which allows USITT to share changes and information via its Buzz feature, plus connections to a variety of social media. Schuler Shook partnered with USITT to make the app a reality. The app is free to download and update.

USITT Sets Deadline for 2012 Architecture Awards

by Jacob Coakley
Architects or owners can submit their application for the USITT Architecture Awards before Sept. 1.

 


Architects or owners can submit their application for the USITT Architecture Awards before Sept. 1.

The deadline for the USITT 2012 Architecture Awards program nominations is September 1 this year. The USITT Architecture Awards honor “performance space projects that demonstrate design excellence and the ability to resolve aesthetic, regulatory, technical, and operational challenges for old and new theatres.” Three “leading” architecture and theatrical design professionals will serve as jurors for the award, but any architect, designer or owner is welcome to submit their application by September 1. A winner will be announced at the 2013 USITT Show Expo in Milwaukee, Wisc.