Applications are now open for the fall round of the USITT Rigging Safety Initiative
Applications are now open for the fall round of the USITT Rigging Safety Initiative

Applications Now Open for the USITT Rigging Safety Initiative

Stage Directions

Has your school's rigging been thoroughly inspected recently? If not, USITT's Rigging Safety Initiative (RSI) is a great option to make sure everything is up to code. The deadline for the fall 2018 cycle is November 15, 2018. The RSI offers free stage rigging inspections and safety training for secondary schools across America. Schools can apply for the service twice a year in spring and fall. #RigSafe

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David Empey, theater manager for the Madison Center for the Arts talks about the new venue
David Empey, theater manager for the Madison Center for the Arts talks about the new venue

A Look at the New Madison Center for the Arts

Michael Eddy

David Empey, Theater Manager at the Madison Center for the Arts, in Phoenix, AZ, gives us a sneak peek of what’s gone into making the new venue rider-friendly and future proof. Clearwing Systems Integration handled the audio, lighting, rigging, and video systems for this new venue.
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The EU submits a revised draft of the Ecodesign regulation
The EU submits a revised draft of the Ecodesign regulation

Ecodesign Industry Task Force Positive as EU Submits Revised Draft

Stage Directions

As the professional entertainment lighting industry continues to seek an exemption for specialist lighting from the European Union’s Ecodesign regulation, an industry task force has said the situation is “far more positive” and “greatly improved” following the latest round of talks with the EU.

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The Lifespan of a Fact will feature Broadway's first all-female design team
The Lifespan of a Fact will feature Broadway's first all-female design team

First All-Female Design Team Announced for The Lifespan of a Fact on Broadway

Michael Eddy

Tony nominated director Leigh Silverman has assembled Broadway’s first all-female design team for this fall’s world premiere Broadway play, The Lifespan of a FactThe production will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Mimi Lien (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), costume design by Tony Award winner Linda Cho (The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), sound design by Palmer Hefferan (Sugar in Our Wounds), and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon (Six Degrees of Separation).

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