The Gio @5™ lighting-control desk from ETC
The Gio @5™ lighting-control desk from ETC

ETC to Offer Training Opportunities & Product Demos at USITT 2017

Michael Eddy

MIDDLETON, WI—Continuing its commitment to supporting students and educators, ETC is packing this year’s USITT tradeshow with activity. Product trainings; educational sessions; new-product demos booths 114, 214, and 314; and the popular Student Session are just a portion of what ETC will offer at USITT, March 9th to 11th, in St. Louis, MI. Add a comment

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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Curtis T. Bell Donates $2.5 Million to Power Plays Initiative at Arena Stage

Michael Eddy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces that Curtis T. Bell has made a $2.5 million gift towards the theater’s ambitious Power Plays initiative. Over the next 10 years, Arena Stage will commission and develop 25 new plays and musicals focused on stories of politics and power. Bell’s contribution will be leveraged as a matching gift challenge, ultimately raising an additional $2.5 million to fully fund the Presidential Voices cycle of the initiative. Add a comment

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Industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins Christie Lites Rentals
Industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins Christie Lites Rentals

Pete Heffernan Joins Christie Lites Rentals

Michael Eddy

NASHVILLE, TN—Longtime industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins stage lighting rental company Christie Lites. Heffernan was president of Bandit Lites for eight years prior to joining Christie Lites and his career spans more than three decades including as promoter of an Elvis Presley concert, lighting designer, production manager, and as a corporate executive. Heffernan is now based in Nashville to focus on customer relations and market development for the Christie Lites. Add a comment

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Humphry Slocombe's A.C.T.’s Golden Milk celebrates the 50th anniversary of A.C.T.
Humphry Slocombe's A.C.T.’s Golden Milk celebrates the 50th anniversary of A.C.T.

A Sweet Celebration of 50 Years

Michael Eddy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is celebrating the 50th anniversary of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) with the creation of a limited-edition ice cream flavor. Based on the traditional 50th anniversary gift of gold, A.C.T.’s Golden Milk is a unique combination of honey, fresh ginger, and turmeric, resulting in a creamy blend of exotic flavors. Humphry Slocombe will be providing complimentary scoops of the ice cream flavor at A.C.T.’s 50th Anniversary Open House being held at The Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) on Saturday, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.*

*while supplies last

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Le Maitre celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Le Maitre celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Le Maitre Celebrates a Hazy Four Decades

Michael Eddy

MITCHAM, SURREY, UK & LAS VEGAS, NV—Le Maitre is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Since it was established back in 1977 by Rick Wilson and Harold Berlinski, and joined three years later by Karen Cornacchia, the company has gone from strength to strength to become a global leader in its field of pyrotechnics and special effects.

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Altman Lighting's convection-cooled PHX 150W LED profile
Altman Lighting's convection-cooled PHX 150W LED profile

Altman Lighting Prepares for USITT 2017

Michael Eddy

YONKERS, NYAltman Lighting welcomes visitors to stop its booth #1100 at the USITT show in St. Louis with a range of products including their convection-cooled PHX 150W LED profile (pictured above), the mains-dimmable Pegasus LED Fresnel, the Chalice LED series of pendant house light luminaires, plus the complete family of Gallery 50W LED architectural luminaires.

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Aquila Theatre's Our Trojan War
Aquila Theatre's Our Trojan War

Veterans for the National Endowment for the Humanities: Voices of Democracy

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—The Society of Artistic Veterans and Aquila Theatre are staging a performance event in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on Saturday Feb 25 at Battery Park, NYC from 1-4pm. Members of Aquila Theatre’s NEH-funded Veteran’s program, The Warrior Chorus—all American veterans, will read scenes from Ancient Greek literature and philosophy, including Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Plato, the Federalist Papers, and speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy and others on democracy to heighten awareness of the essential work of the NEH and its highly regarded veteran’s programs in particular.

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Martha Callaghan
Martha Callaghan

Martha Callaghan Joins Martin Audio as North East Regional Sales Manager

Michael Eddy

GLENDALE, CA––Martin Audio has named Martha Callaghan to the position of North East Regional Sales Manager. Callaghan’s duties will include engaging more closely with the company’s customers in the region while optimizing and building new relationships and helping to further develop and grow the vertical markets Martin Audio addresses.

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