The Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses
The Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses

The Next Rounds of the Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses

Stage Directions

USITT’s Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses returns this summer. Entry, advanced, and new intermediate level tracks will be available this summer. The Masterclasses honor the memory of one of our industry's great advocates for safety and training, Jay O. Glerum. Taught annually beginning in 2016, these masterclasses now have three tracks of learning, advanced, intermediate, and entry level.

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Chris Wilson at the Allen & Heath dLive S Class S5000 for Million Dollar Quartet
Chris Wilson at the Allen & Heath dLive S Class S5000 for Million Dollar Quartet

A Look at the Audio Control for the Tour of Million Dollar Quartet

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Million Dollar Quartet, part theatre, part rock-and-roll concert, tells an amazing story of a day in 1956 when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley performed together at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records studio. An Allen & Heath dLive S Class S5000 with DM64 MixRack played a leading role on the show’s current North American tour.

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Tony Vincent, Kimberly Nichole, Rob Evan and Chloe Lowery  in Rocktopia. Photo credit Matthew Murphy
Tony Vincent, Kimberly Nichole, Rob Evan and Chloe Lowery in Rocktopia. Photo credit Matthew Murphy

Michael Stiller Lights 'Rocktopia' on Broadway

Stage Directions

Rocktopia is a theatrical concert that weaves rock and classical music together and eschews traditional notions about plot and characters as it examines the phases of life. Providing richly textured visuals to support this ambitious narrative, and punctuate its musical mix, was a lighting design from LD Michael Stiller.
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The 2018 Olivier Awards
The 2018 Olivier Awards

The 2018 Olivier Awards and the Work of Paul Brown

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The Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard ceremony took place were held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, April 8 and hosted by Catherine Tate. Established in 1976, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre. Best Lighting Design winner Howell Binkley, for Hamilton, became the first American LD to have won two Oliviers for lighting design. We congratulate all the nominees and winners. the list of design awards is below. 

Also among all the well-deserving nominations was the Outstanding Achievement in Opera for the late Paul Brown for his inventive designs for costumes and set of the English National Opera's production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Iolanthe. Brown sadly passed away in November of 2017. Below is a look at his beautiful work.
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The view of Reynolds Auditorium from the stage
The view of Reynolds Auditorium from the stage

Winston-Salem's Reynolds Auditorium Upgrades its Wireless Microphone System

Stage Directions

Reynolds Auditorium, in Winston-Salem, NC, has played host to well-regarded touring acts, from the Moscow Ballet to Sweet Honey in the Rock to the National Black Theater Festival. All the while, located on the campus of an area high school, community-centered productions are also a significant part of its oeuvre. These include everything from high school theater productions to a cappella performances. When it came time to upgrade Reynolds Auditorium’s wireless microphone capabilities, manager Liz May saw an opportunity to better accommodate performers of every level. 

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Wendall K. Harrington
Wendall K. Harrington

Wendall Harrington's Keynote Speech at USITT 2018

Michael Eddy

For those who weren't able to attend the USITT 2018 Conference and Stage Expo in Fort Lauderdale, or would like to hear it again, here's a video of Wendall K. Harrington's keynote speech. Harrington, a pioneer of projection design and head of the MFA program in Projection Design at the Yale School of Drama was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Conference & Stage Expo. Harrington’s career has embraced diverse disciplines including theatre, publishing, and multi-image/video design and production. She is well known for her work in projection design and has been the recipient of numerous theatrical awards, including the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the American Theatre Wing Award, the TCI Award for Technical Achievement, the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Projections, and was a USITT Distinguished Achievement Award winner in 2015. {youtube}v=IuK2N0PfOco{/youtube}

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