Jacob Coakley
Jacob Coakley

Stage Directions' Editor-in-Chief Jacob Coakley Exits After Successful 10-Year Tenure

Michael Eddy

“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” ― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Timeless Communications and Stage Directions Magazine are sad to say goodbye to our SD editor-in-chief Jacob Coakley who is leaving after ten years with us. He has over his time shared his wit, his talent, calm under pressure and above all his passion for theatre with us, his colleagues and all of our readers. 
 
As the consumate, and always ahead of schedule professional he is, Jacob himself has crafted a goodbye we couldn't top! To that end we wish him great success moving forward but suggest you share this video moment with him as he looks back.
 
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Group One Limited's Winter Roadshow
Group One Limited's Winter Roadshow

Group One Limited Announces Winter Lighting Roadshow Dates

Michael Eddy

FARMINGDALE, NY—Group One Limited, the US distributor for Avolites, Designed To Shine (DTS) Lighting, and elektraLite, announces the third leg of its 2016-2017 Lighting Roadshow. This edition of their winter roadshow will be visiting Central and Southern US dealers and customers. Featurng products and personnel from all three lighting manufacturers, the roadshow tour allows customers to personally interact with each brand’s latest product and software innovations.

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Pablo Santiago accepts the Richard E. Sherwood Award during the 27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards held at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging
Pablo Santiago accepts the Richard E. Sherwood Award during the 27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards held at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Pablo Santiago Selected as 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award Winner

Michael Eddy

LOS ANGELES, CA—Center Theatre Group recognized the recipient of the 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award, lighting designer Pablo Santiago, for his exceptional contribution to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and his work as innovative and adventurous artist.

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Camberley Theatre in Camberley UK, recently renovated and added Elation Professional lights to its inventory.
Camberley Theatre in Camberley UK, recently renovated and added Elation Professional lights to its inventory.

UK’s Camberley Theatre Adds Elation Professional Products

Michael Eddy

CAMBERLEY, UK—Camberley Theatre, a thriving performance venue in Camberley Surrey southwest of London, recently underwent extensive refurbishment, including significant additions to its in-house lighting package. A new installation of Elation Professional fixtures, supplied by Yes Events Ltd, provides flexibility for this multipurpose community space.

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The GALAXY 816, GALAXY 816-AES3, and GALAXY 408 part of the Galileo GALAXY network platform
The GALAXY 816, GALAXY 816-AES3, and GALAXY 408 part of the Galileo GALAXY network platform

Meyer Sound GALAXY Granted AVnu Certification for Network Interoperability

Kathy Eddy

BERKELEY, CA—Meyer Sound announced that its Galileo GALAXY network platform has been certified by the AVnu Alliance as fully compliant with the open AVB/TSN (Audio Video Bridging and Time-Sensitive Networking) protocols developed through IEEE. AVnu certification assures consultants, system designers, and rental company operators that Meyer Sound systems based around GALAXY can be integrated into larger networked audio and video systems involving input, playback, and processing components from multiple manufacturers.

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LD Josh Murphy designed Macbeth at Webster University
LD Josh Murphy designed Macbeth at Webster University

Webster University’s Macbeth Uses Claypaky Scenius Spots

Kathy Eddy

ST. LOUIS, MO—For a student-designed and produced production of Macbeth at Webster University, directed by Bruce Longworth, LD Josh Murphy's lighting rig included four Claypaky Scenius moving head spotlights. To realize his design Murphy wanted to use units not in the school's inventory so spoke with Seth Jackson, head Webster's concert design program and assistant professor of theatrical design, who called A.C.T Lighting, exclusive distributor of Claypaky fixtures, to get some lights.

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