Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 USITT Architecture Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 USITT Architecture Awards

Applications are Being Accepted for the 2019 USITT Architecture Awards

Michael Eddy

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 USITT Architecture Awards. The worldwide honor is given to architecture firms for designing theatres that epitomize creative image, contextual resonance, community contribution, explorations in new technologies, and functional operations. The deadline for applications is September 4, 2018.

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Young Frankenstein as lit by Lighting Designer, Nick Glen
Young Frankenstein as lit by Lighting Designer, Nick Glen

LD Nick Glen Balances Comedy and Drama in Young Frankenstein

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The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (more commonly called Young Frankenstein) has been a popular staple in regional theatres across the globe since its 2007 Broadway debut. At a recent production of the musical comedy at the Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, designer Nick Glen supported the fantastical story of an American doctor who finds his body parts in Transylvania with a lighting design that smoothly balanced comedic and dramatic elements.

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George Masek rejoins Philips Vari-Lite
George Masek rejoins Philips Vari-Lite

George Masek Returns to Philips Vari-Lite

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Signify Entertainment Lighting announces the return of Philips Vari-Lite veteran George Masek. His appointment closely follows the arrival of Brian Friborg as the new Head of Signify Entertainment Lighting, and of Gary W. Sanders as Sales Manager for the Americas. Based at the company's Dallas office, Masek will look after Business Development for the Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Strand Lighting, Philips Selecon, and Showline brands.

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A group shot of the 2018 Long Reach Long Riders at an authentic New England covered bridge. Photo by: Bill Ellis, Candela Controls
A group shot of the 2018 Long Reach Long Riders at an authentic New England covered bridge. Photo by: Bill Ellis, Candela Controls

Long Beach Riders Charity Ride a Success

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The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) announce the successful completion of their 15th annual charity motorcycle ride. The ride, which benefits the Behind the Scenes Charity and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS began in Manchester, NH on June 24th and finished back in Manchester on June 30th. The group, which was comprised of 25 motorcycles and 3 chase cars, raised over $54,500.00, bringing the total raised by the LRLR, since its inception in 2004, to more than $650,000.00.

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FRABA, POSITAL’s Parent Company, Celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2018
FRABA, POSITAL’s Parent Company, Celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2018

The FRABA Group Marks its 100th Anniversary

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FRABA is 100 years old this year. The company traces its history back to 1918, when the “Franz Baumgartner elektrische Apparate GmbH” was founded in Cologne, Germany. This enterprise specialized in building mechanical relays and controls for industry and grew into a successful mid-size enterprise.

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Lighting distributor, ACT Lighting moves Aaron Hubbard to Central Regional Sales and creates a new Northeast Regional Sales position
Lighting distributor, ACT Lighting moves Aaron Hubbard to Central Regional Sales and creates a new Northeast Regional Sales position

ACT Lighting Names Aaron Hubbard to Central Regional Sales and Establishes Northeast Regional Sales Position

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ACT Lighting, Inc. announced that Aaron Hubbard will move to the post of Central Regional Sales from his current role in Western Regional Sales. The company, a leading importer and distributor of lighting products, will also establish a new Northeast Regional Sales territory to better manage customer demand for its growing product line.

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Jamie Gahlon is the new Director for HowlRound. Photo by Todd McNeel
Jamie Gahlon is the new Director for HowlRound. Photo by Todd McNeel

HowlRound Announces Jamie Gahlon as Director

Michael Eddy

HowlRound, a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide located at Emerson College, announces Jamie Gahlon as its new director. Gahlon is a co-founder of HowlRound and most recently served as its interim director following the departure of co-founder/director P. Carl in November 2017. Previously, she was senior creative producer.

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The Ghost of Christmas Future in B&Bs Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol employs projections
The Ghost of Christmas Future in B&Bs Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol employs projections

Bag&Baggage Productions Projects into the Future

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As its name implies, Bag&Baggage Productions (B&B) is a malleable theater company. What was started as a touring company in 2005 with nothing more than just a van, simple sets, and a handful of actors, the Hillsboro, OR-based troupe quickly become known for its artistic quality, affordability, and a unique, provocative sense of humor. The company’s services grew in greater demand, with double the audience numbers and budget size. The company's Technical Director, Jim Ricks-White, talks about how Bag&Baggage turned their move into a new permanent home into a projection opportunity.

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