LATCs new Managing Director, Jorge Sciupac
LATCs new Managing Director, Jorge Sciupac

Jorge Sciupac Joins Los Angeles Theatre Center as Managing Director

Michael Eddy

LOS ANGELES, CA—Following an extensive search, Jorge Sciupac has been chosen as managing director of both The Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Latino Theater Company. The Latino Theater Company has operated the City-owned Los Angeles Theatre Center since 2006. Sciupac will oversee the development and execution of the LATC’s strategic plan and manage day-to-day theater operations, sales and marketing, fund development, financial reporting and compliance, employee relations, and ongoing achievement of the LATC’s mission.

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David Byrne's Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater
David Byrne's Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater

LD Justin Townsend Lights David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into the Fire

Michael Eddy

LOS ANGELES, CA—Multi award-winning and Tony-nominated lighting designer Justin Townsend (The Humans, American Psycho, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) recently designed the world premiere of David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, at New York’s Public Theate in their Newman Theater. The venue is an intimate 300-seat capacity yet it is long and deep to the back, so Townsend was looking for lighting that could both embrace the intimacy and reach to the furthest recesses of the space.

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Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP)
Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP)

Roundabout Theatre & IATSE's TWDP a Model for Training the Next Generation Backstage

Kathy Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced the Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP), the theatre industry's first workforce development program to train and place young adults in professional technical theatre careers. This new initiative aims to break down the barriers that prevent young adults from joining the industry and empower a diverse new generation of theatre professionals. In partnership with the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the youth development non-for- profit, The Door, Roundabout's new program marks the first collaboration between a theatrical employer and the union that represents backstage workers to train and place young adults in professional careers as Stagehands, Riggers, Electricians, Sound Engineers, Carpenters, Hairstylists, Makeup Artists and Wardrobe Workers.

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Kevin Bitterman, TCG's new director of institutional advancement and partnerships
Kevin Bitterman, TCG's new director of institutional advancement and partnerships

TCG Appoints Kevin Bitterman as Director of Institutional Advancement and Partnerships

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces the appointment of Kevin Bitterman as its new director of institutional advancement and partnerships. Since 2008, Bitterman has served as the associate director of artistic and international programs at TCG where he has managed a portfolio of grantmaking, professional development, and global initiatives. Add a comment

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Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of the Resident Show Division of Cirque du Soleil
Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of the Resident Show Division of Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division Receives USITT Award

Michael Eddy

SYRACUSE, NY—The Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil® received the Institute’s highest honor, the USITT Award, at USITT 2017. The award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the performing arts and entertainment communities. It was presented at the 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 8 in St. Louis, MO. Add a comment

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The historic Strand Theatre in Rockland, ME
The historic Strand Theatre in Rockland, ME

Historic Strand Theatre Upgrades with Fulcrum Acoustic Loudspeakers

Michael Eddy

ROCKLAND, ME—The Strand Theatre has been entertaining audiences in Rockland, Maine since 1923 and is listed on the National Historic Register. To provide sound reinforcement for its diverse programming, the Strand Theatre upgraded their system with Fulcrum Acoustic high-efficiency, full-range coaxial horn systems.

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David North
David North

ETC establishes the David North Memorial Scholarship

Michael Eddy

MIDDLETON, WI—ETC, Inc. has established the David North Memorial Scholarship for Lighting Technology at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  ETC’s intention in making this gift is to provide financial need-based support for the study of lighting technology in memory of our longtime employee and friend, David A. North, a North Carolina gentleman and supporter of The School of Design and Production. Add a comment

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