Madis Kirkmann, head of lighting at Nuku (Puppet) Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia
Madis Kirkmann, head of lighting at Nuku (Puppet) Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia

No Strings Attached for Robe

Michael Eddy

The new Nuku (Puppet) Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia has installed 52 of Robe’s LED-baed DL4S Profiles and DL4F Fresnels that were specified by head of lighting Madis Kirkmann. This world-famous theater has just opened a completely new space—formerly an outside courtyard—at its theater complex in the heart of the picturesque and vibrant Estonian capital. Sustainability is important in Estonia and a principal that all arts organizations fully embrace, so LED was also a good and practical choice.

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Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Theatre Company Names David Ivers as new Artistic Director

Michael Eddy

After a nationwide search, the Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board of directors has named David Ivers, most recently the artistic director at Utah Shakespeare Festival, as ATC’s new Artistic Director. Ivers will begin his new role on July 1. ATC’s current artistic director, David Ira Goldstein, will remain with the company until June 30 when his enduring 25-year tenure will officially come to end and he moves on to pursue new challenges and opportunities. He will become Artistic Director Emeritus.

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Void Acoustics
Void Acoustics

Void Acoustics at InfoComm 2017

Michael Eddy

Continuing its expansion into North America, Void Acoustics announces that they will showcase a wide variety of products for the first time in America at InfoComm, June 14-16, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. InfoComm 2017 will also be an opportunity for North American customers to meet with Void Acoustics’ new North American Director of Operations, Rob Hofkamp.

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AES at NAMM
AES at NAMM

AES at NAMM, the Audio Engineering Society to Join The 2018 NAMM Show

Kathy Eddy

With a vision to continue to strengthen the music and pro audio industries, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.

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The Summer King at Pittsburgh Opera
The Summer King at Pittsburgh Opera

Video Integral to The Summer King at Pittsburgh Opera

Kathy Eddy

Daniel Sonenberg’s The Summer King recently had its world-premiere at Pittsburgh Opera. The opera tells the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson, considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He was a star in the Negro League but died without the opportunity to ever play in the Major League and a year before the color-barrier was broken by Jackie Robinson. After facing heartbreak and discrimination throughout his career and life, Gibson is today enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

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The Apprentice and the Poet (Asia Mark, Steven Sapp, with Ensemble) are transfixed as Terror #1: Seamstress (Christiana Clark, right) sings of her childhood. Photos by Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Apprentice and the Poet (Asia Mark, Steven Sapp, with Ensemble) are transfixed as Terror #1: Seamstress (Christiana Clark, right) sings of her childhood. Photos by Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

LD Alex Jainchill Lights UniSon at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Michael Eddy

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has celebrated William Shakespeare’s legacy since 1935 with another busy summer season of plays underway. OSF also stages plays by other playwrights and is presenting UniSon at the Angus Bowmer Theatre through October, a new musical inspired by the poetry of August Wilson. Lighting Designer Alex Jainchill is using dynamic lighting from Elation Professional on the play, including ZCL 360 Bar™ wash/effect lights and Platinum Wash 16R Pro™ moving heads, as well as color-changing Elation Flex LED Tape™.

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Jay O. Glerum
Jay O. Glerum

Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses to Take Place Summer 2017

Michael Eddy

USITT’s Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses are slated for June in Atlanta, GA and August in Hartford, CT. The masterclasses honor the memory of one of our industry's greatest advocates for safety and training, Jay O. Glerum. The Rigging Masterclasses offer a hands-on learning experience for each attendee in both advanced and entry level tracks providing the best of the best in training by the internationally recognized seasoned and skilled trainers.

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