A shot from the Women Count March, a march to advocate for equal representation for women in theatre
A shot from the Women Count March, a march to advocate for equal representation for women in theatre

The League of Professional Theatre Women Releases Third Women Count Report Quantifying Lack of Gender Parity

Stage Directions

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, has published the third in a series of reports authored by Martha Wade Steketee with Judy Binus, on the status of women employed in New York City theatres, with the goal of changing the conversation from anecdote to action.

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The New York Critics' Circle
The New York Critics' Circle

New York Drama Critics' Circle 2017-18 Awards

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The New York Drama Critics' Circle today named Mary Jane by Amy Herzogbest play of the 2017-18 season.  Hangmen by Martin McDonagh was named best foreign play. No award was given for best musical. The selections were made at the organization’s 83rd annual voting meeting. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on Thursday, May 10.

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GLP highlights the #SaveStageLighting campaign in their demos
GLP highlights the #SaveStageLighting campaign in their demos

GLP Joins the Campaign to Save Stage Lighting

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Lighting manufacturers have reacted strongly to publication of the EU Eco-Design laws which would have major impact to stage lighting and our industry. The new EU legislation on Ecodesign and energy labelling sets out to improve the energy efficiency of products in line with the worldwide demand for more efficient products to reduce energy and resource consumption.

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Pictured on the vacated stand at PL+S are (L-R) Managing director of MA Lighting Technology Michael Adenau, Avolites sales director Koy Neminathan, managing director of MA Lighting Technology Gerhard Krude, Avolites sales manager Stephen Baird-Smith and chairman of MA Lighting International Ralph-Jörg Wezorke.
Pictured on the vacated stand at PL+S are (L-R) Managing director of MA Lighting Technology Michael Adenau, Avolites sales director Koy Neminathan, managing director of MA Lighting Technology Gerhard Krude, Avolites sales manager Stephen Baird-Smith and chairman of MA Lighting International Ralph-Jörg Wezorke.

Avolites and MA Lighting Shut Down Counterfeit Business at Prolight+Sound 2018: No Tolerance

Michael Eddy

Avolites and MA Lighting recently joined forces with the organizers of entertainment technology trade event Prolight+Sound to shut down the booth of prolific counterfeit operation PPL (Popular Lighting) from Guangzhou, China. This is just one of a number of steps that both businesses are taking to prevent the distribution of counterfeits. It also sends out a clear message to all manufacturers making direct copies that their actions will not be tolerated. 

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The VUE al-4 line array installed at the Calvin Christian School
The VUE al-4 line array installed at the Calvin Christian School

A New Audio System for Calvin Performing Arts Theater

Stage Directions

When the Calvin Christian School set out to construct a new performing arts center, school leaders hoped to achieve something far greater – they wanted a facility that would nurture the creative gifts of its students while enabling the inspirational delivery of the spoken word. Situated on the School’s 25-acre campus in Escondido, CA, the new 10,000 square-foot facility was designed to support large-scale play productions, live music, and worship services with a variety of content.

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