Changing Roles
Sara Garonzik has led the Philadelphia Theatre Company since 1982.
Sara Garonzik has led the Philadelphia Theatre Company since 1982.

After 35 years, Sara Garonzik will leave the Philadelphia Theatre Company during the 2016-2017 season, after a replacement has been found. Under Garonzik’s stewardship, Philadelphia Theatre Company produced 30 world premieres. Garonzik is active in the Philadelphia artistic community. She sits on the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council, the Advisory Boards of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, and PlayPenn, a play development organization. After she leaves PTC she will remain in Philadelphia and pursue consulting and independent producing.

Read more: Sara Garonzik to Leave Philadelphia Theatre Company

Theatre Buzz
The deadline to nominate a school is  Sunday, Sept. 18.
The deadline to nominate a school is Sunday, Sept. 18.

Artists earn awards—but theatre training programs give them the skills and create the environment for them to succeed. The Stage Directions High School Theatre Honors Program celebrates the dedicated and talented people who create programs for theatre artists to succeed now and in the future. Students, parents, volunteers and teachers are encouraged to nominate outstanding high school theatre programs for the 2016 awards now at www.bit.ly/sd2016tophs!

Read more: Stage Directions' 2016 High School Theatre Honors Program Now Accepting Nominations!

Industry News
Lin-Manuel Miranda (left) stood with New York Senator Charles E. Schumer as Schumer introduced legislation to curb online scalping.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (left) stood with New York Senator Charles E. Schumer as Schumer introduced legislation to curb online scalping.

Lin-Manuel Miranda stood with New York Senator Charles E. Schumer as Schumer introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to help stop cyber scalping. Schumer’s “Better On-Line Ticket Sales Act of 2016” or the “BOTS” act, aims to give fans of theatre and other live events a “fair chance” to buy tickets without being exploited by scalpers. This has become a flash point among artists in recent years, as online scalpers use sophisticated programs (“bots”) to snap up tickets online as soon as they’re available, and then re-sell them at exorbitant costs. According to the New York Times, scalpers earned more than $15.5 million from the 100 Hamilton performances before Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final performance. Daniel Kreps, reporting for Rolling Stone, quoted Lin-Manuel Miranda as saying “The bot software that's used right now basically makes the price range – even a special event price range – out of the range for most Americans.”

Read more: Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams with NY Senator Charles E. Schumer to Stop Scalpers

Changing Roles
Jake Halverson, new sales administrator for Riedel’s North America team
Jake Halverson, new sales administrator for Riedel’s North America team

In order to keep up with increasing sales in North America, Riedel has added Jake Halverson as sales administrator. Halverson will be responsible for the efficient handling of sales orders in support of outside sales staff  and more. He comes to Riedel from PRG, where he served as the used equipment sales manager.

Read more: Riedel Hires Jake Halverson

Industry News
Nady moved a little north to Richmond, Calif.
Nady moved a little north to Richmond, Calif.

After four decades in the San Francisco Bay city of Emeryville, CA, pro audio and M.I. manufacturer Nady Systems has moved to a new facility in Richmond, CA (about 10 miles north). The new address is 870 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804.

Read more: Nady Systems Relocates

Changing Roles
New Behind the Scenes board member, Dawn Chiang
New Behind the Scenes board member, Dawn Chiang

Lighting designer and theatre consultant Dawn Chiang joined the board of the Behind the Scenes Foundation to continue their work to help injured or ill technology professionals in the entertainment industry. Chiang's designs have appeared on Broadway and across the country and she is also a senior consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants.

Read more: Dawn Chiang Named to Behind the Scenes Board

Industry News
CAD Audio has new distributors in Asia, Europe, South America, South Africa and more.
CAD Audio has new distributors in Asia, Europe, South America, South Africa and more.

CAD Audio has linked up with a host of new international distributors, expanding their reach in Japan, Brazil, Germany, Chile, Australia, France and more.

Read more: CAD Audio Expands International Availability

Industry News
Equity’s new website aims to explain the new contracts and showcase what opportunities are still available for actors.
Equity’s new website aims to explain the new contracts and showcase what opportunities are still available for actors.

Actors’ Equity created a website to provide official information about the new contracts and membership rules available for use in LA County theatres with 99 seats or fewer. This website is designed to help Equity members and other interested parties better understand what the contracts and internal union membership rules mean, and learn more about the wide range of opportunities available for Equity members to participate in 99-seat theatre.

Read more: Actors’ Equity Launches 99-Seat-Plan Website

Industry News
The L-Acoustics Ultra-Compact Kiva II Line Array
The L-Acoustics Ultra-Compact Kiva II Line Array

The new Kiva II line array from L-Acoustics is an ultra-compact modular line source, adding 6dB of max SPL versus its predecessor, maximized amplifier density with 16 ohm impedance, and a new rugged enclosure material. Despite its ultra-compact format, the Kiva II features L-Acoustics’ Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST), giving it a long throw capability and delivering even SPL from the front row to the back of the audience. Its coplanar transducer arrangement and new K-shaped coplanar transducer configuration generates a symmetric horizontal coverage of 100 degrees without secondary lobes over the entire frequency range.

Read more: Video Tour: L-Acoustics Ultra-Compact Kiva II Line Array

Changing Roles
Tom Stanziano, 4Wall’s new business development manager
Tom Stanziano, 4Wall’s new business development manager

Tom Stanziano will operate as 4Wall Entertainment Lighting’s business development manager—a new position. He will be based in 4Wall’s Nashville office and support the southeast region.

Read more: 4Wall Hires Tom Stanziano

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