Nataki Garrett has been appointed Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Bill Geenen
Nataki Garrett has been appointed Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Bill Geenen

Nataki Garrett Appointed Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) announces today that Nataki Garrett will become its sixth artistic director in August 2019, succeeding Bill Rauch. The announcement by OSF Emeritus Board Chair and Search Committee Chair Gail Lopes ends a nearly yearlong search.

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Lighting designer, Jeff Croiter
Lighting designer, Jeff Croiter

Jeff Croiter To Conduct USITT 2019 Session Sponsored By CHAUVET

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Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer, Jeff Croiter will offer a step-by-step tour of the creative process behind theatrical lighting design, when he conducts Start to Finish – The Designer’s Journey, an educational session sponsored by CHAUVET Professional at USITT. Scheduled to run on Thursday March 21 from 2:45 to 4 PM, the session will be held at Room M107 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

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Working in the Theatre Odd Jobs 2

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In this episode of Working in the Theatre, the American Theatre Wing revisits careers in the theatre that not only lack a spotlight, but whose specifics are unknown to those working behind the scenes. Nonetheless, they are crucial to the production of a stage show and make things move smoothly.
Custom Shoemaker Gino Bifulco produces shoes for some of the most well-known shows past and present.
Bruce and Sarah Barish, owners of Ernest Winzer Cleaners have cleaned, organized, and maintained costumes, props, and more for the Broadway stage. The family owned business has supported making cast comfortable and restoring the work of the great designers for over 110 years. 

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USITT Will Bring All Facets of Technical Production to Louisville

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Record Attendance Expected as Live Entertainment Industry’s Backstage Takes Center Stage
USITT’s 59th Annual Conference & Stage Expo will bring more than 5,000 members of the technical production and live entertainment industry and plenty of action to the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, March 20-23, 2019.

The Institute is on track to break attendance records this year, meaning more excitement, technology, and networking opportunities than ever before. The Conference & Stage Expo will showcase the world of live entertainment design and technology with more than 340 exhibitors of the latest products and services for creating live shows, plus over 250 presentations, demonstrations, and celebrations of work by top artists in the field.

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Les Petits Chanteurs De Laval with a lighting design by LD Érik Nowosielski-Lamoureux
Les Petits Chanteurs De Laval with a lighting design by LD Érik Nowosielski-Lamoureux

LD Erik Nowosielski-Lamoureux Lights the Les Petits Chanteurs De Laval Show

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Students who study lighting technology invariably dream of the day when they will be able to try out their own ideas in real world applications. For Érik Nowosielski-Lamoureux, this dream came true on when he lit a performance by the world-renowned children’s choir Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval that was produced by RobinSon Productions. Helping him realize his ambition in colorfully brilliant fashion was a collection of CHAUVET Professional Rogue fixtures that were part of the Maison des Arts de Laval in-house rig.

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Yvonne Ho and James Lamb announce the formation of Wider Pro, LLC
Yvonne Ho and James Lamb announce the formation of Wider Pro, LLC

Point Source Audio Launches Wider Pro, LLC

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Yvonne Ho and James Lamb, longtime partners in Point Source Audio, have announced the formation of Wider Pro, LLC, a new company to support their distributed lines that serve the broadcast industry. Based in Petaluma, CA, Wider Pro, LLC will be the company to represent North American distribution of Digigram, AuviTran, and other brands to be announced.

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Rob Cowles
Rob Cowles

Meyer Sound Continues Expansion with New Hires and Promotions

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Meyer Sound announced four new hires and one promotion. Rob Cowles has been appointed to the newly created position of director, product marketing. Daniel Rivera, with Meyer Sound since 2016, has been promoted to business development specialist. Taking Rivera’s prior position as business development House of Worship (HOW) specialist is Chris Gille. Kayla Knoll returns to Meyer Sound as sales support engineer, Midwest. Filling a similar position is Rich Hyland, newly appointed as regional sales engineer, Southern California.

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