Industry News
Ivins, Utah’s Tuacahn Center for the Arts recently upgraded its house sound reinforcement rig from L-Acoustics’ dV-DOSC to Kara
Ivins, Utah’s Tuacahn Center for the Arts recently upgraded its house sound reinforcement rig from L-Acoustics’ dV-DOSC to Kara

Tuacahn Center for the Arts upgraded their speakers this spring, and chose an L-Acoustics Kara line array system to replace their previous L-Acoustics system. The environment at Tuacahn is brutal on speakers—intense heat, rain and more—but the previous L-Acoustics rig handled it so well, when it came time to upgrade, they were happy to Poll Sound’s recommendation of the new Kara system. 

Read more: Tuacahn Sticks with L-Acoustics

Changing Roles
Thierry Pouliot Fletcher is the new director of business development for Show Distribution
Thierry Pouliot Fletcher is the new director of business development for Show Distribution

Thierry Pouliot Fletcher joins Show Distribution as their new director of business development. Fletcher comes to scenic, rigging and automation company from MDG. He also serves as treasure for CITT, has worked at Solotech  and is an IATSE member since the age of 16. 

Read more: Thierry Pouliot Fletcher Joins Show Distribution

Industry News
The 2016 Knights of Illumination Award Winners
The 2016 Knights of Illumination Award Winners

The ninth Knights of Illumination Awards were held on September 18 in London. Among other winners, Mark Henderson took home the Hawthorn Award for Musicals for his work on Sunset Boulevard at the English National Opera. The Elation Professional Award for Plays was given to Jan Versweyveld for Songs from Far Away at the Young Vic. Full list of winners in Dance, Opera, Projection design and more after the jump. 

Read more: 2016 Knights of Illumination Award Winners Named

Changing Roles
Stage Left Theatre ensemble members Jason A. Fleece and Amy Szerlong will now lead Stage Left Theatre.
Stage Left Theatre ensemble members Jason A. Fleece and Amy Szerlong will now lead Stage Left Theatre.

Jason A. Fleece and Amy Szerlong will be the new co-artistic directors at Chicago's Stage Left Theatre. 

Read more: Stage Left Theatre Announces New Artistic Directors

Industry News
NATEAC attendees at the 2016 charity dinner at Sardi’s
NATEAC attendees at the 2016 charity dinner at Sardi’s

There were 150 attendees at the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) charity dinner at Sardi’s this year, and together they raised more than $11,000 for Behind the Scenes. 

Read more: NATEAC Raises $11,000 for Behind the Scenes

Industry News
The 2016 Long Reach Long Riders charity ride went through the New Mexico and other Southwestern locales.
The 2016 Long Reach Long Riders charity ride went through the New Mexico and other Southwestern locales.

It’s hard to argue with the success of a charity event that has raised more than $550k for Behind the Scenes and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but Long Reach Long Riders are changing things up to make next year’s ride even more successful. After several requests, they have begun fundraising now, instead of waiting until spring. 

Read more: LRLR Begin Fundraising for 2017 Ride

Industry News
ESTA will honor Eddie Raymond at their annual general meeting, Thursday, Oct. 20.
ESTA will honor Eddie Raymond at their annual general meeting, Thursday, Oct. 20.

ESTA has named the winners of their 2016 Eva Swan Award and the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award. Eddie Raymond, current ESTA president, will be honored with the Eva Swan Award, recognizing exceptional long-term commitment to the association. The Volunteer of the Year Award goes to the members of two project committees: the Technical Standards Program’s Stage Lifts Working Group and the ETCP Subject Matter Experts for the Portable Power Distribution Technician Certification. 

Read more: ESTA Names Winners of Two Awards

Theatre Buzz
Theatre Nova and Ellipsis Theatre will turn The Yellow Barn into a year-round venue.
Theatre Nova and Ellipsis Theatre will turn The Yellow Barn into a year-round venue.

Theatre Nova and Ellipsis Theatre will produce 10 shows at the Yellow Barn Stage in Ann Arbor, Mich., turning the theatre into a year-round destination for theatre. 

Read more: Michigan Theatres Partner for Space Sharing

Industry News
Fred Foster, CEO of ETC
Fred Foster, CEO of ETC

Behind the Scenes will honor Fred Foster for his contributions to the industry (and his support of Behind the Scenes) with the Fred Foster Scholarship Fund. The fund will assist children of Behind the Scenes grant recipients so they can continue their education which may otherwise be in jeopardy due to their family's current financial situation. 

Read more: Behind the Scenes Launches Fred Foster Scholarship Fund

Industry News
ESTA’s working group for The Event Safety Guide will first meet Oct. 21.
ESTA’s working group for The Event Safety Guide will first meet Oct. 21.

The Event Safety Alliance and ESTA have agreed on a joint copyright for the second edition of The Event Safety Guide. The agreement will let the new Event Safety Guide be published as an American National Standard. First meeting of the working group writing the next version will take place October 21 in Las Vegas, during LDI. 

Read more: Event Safety Guide to Become a Standard

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