Ralph Stockley with the sign at the new Texas Prolyte office
Ralph Stockley with the sign at the new Texas Prolyte office

Prolyte Launches North America Office in Texas

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In response to increased worldwide demand for its staging products and solutions, Prolyte Group announces its expansion across North America with the opening of its office in Pearland, TX. The Netherlands-based company is a manufacturer of hardware and structural solutions for the entertainment industry with a product line that includes the aluminum truss structures, roofing, staging, crowd barriers, and hoist systems.

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Tony Hagopian, Executive Director and Christy Hamilton, Managing Director of URTA
Tony Hagopian, Executive Director and Christy Hamilton, Managing Director of URTA

URTA Announces New Leadership with Tony Hagopian and Christy Hamilton

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The University Resident Theatre Association's board of directors announces the appointment of Tony Hagopian to the position of executive director. Joining Hagopian on the new leadership team will be Christy Hamilton as managing director. The team will work to drive the organization's continued growth.

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Allen & Heath dLive presented at SoundGirls Expo 2018 by Live Audio Technician Willa Snow. Photo credit: Jerri Kaplan
Allen & Heath dLive presented at SoundGirls Expo 2018 by Live Audio Technician Willa Snow. Photo credit: Jerri Kaplan

Allen & Heath Supports Inaugural Florida Soundgirls Expo

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Hosted by Full Sail University, the inaugural SoundGirls Expo was presented at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida on July 14 and July 15, 2018. Organized by the local Orlando SoundGirls Chapter, the event featured a number of panel discussions, seminars and audio manufacturer demos and training sessions. Allen & Heath was a featured expo vendor alongside companies such as Analog Way, Clear Tune Monitors, and Shure.

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"Avenue Q the Musical" as performed by Lindenwood University students wearing the CO-8WL lavalier microphone. Credits: Designer, Kaitlynn Ferris (Lindenwood BFA Technical Theater Major) | Photographer, John Lamb | Actors, Weston Lundy and Jacob Quiggins
"Avenue Q the Musical" as performed by Lindenwood University students wearing the CO-8WL lavalier microphone. Credits: Designer, Kaitlynn Ferris (Lindenwood BFA Technical Theater Major) | Photographer, John Lamb | Actors, Weston Lundy and Jacob Quiggins

The Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Why (mic) Sensitivity Matters

Point Source Audio

An Audio Director’s First Criteria for Mic Choice
Before standardizing on Point Source Audio’s CO-8WL Waterproof Lavalier Microphones, Brian Bird, Lindenwood University’s audio director and adjunct professor, A/B tested a number of lavalier microphones in a wide range of performance settings in the university’s two performance spaces. Ultimately, the Point Source Audio CO-8WLs outperformed all other lavalier mics tested with regards to Bird’s key performance criteria. But most notably, Bird discovered the CO-8WLs excelled over all other mics with regards to his number one criteria: high gain before feedback.

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A production as a part of theater summer camp at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
A production as a part of theater summer camp at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Theatre Summer Camp at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi holds a theatre summer camp each year and this year Elation Professional was proud to have been a sponsor by making available both LED and discharge-based moving heads that allowed students the hands-on opportunity to work with state-of-the-art lighting gear. Camp on the Coast: Creating Leaders in Life and on the Stage is a theatre camp that teaches more than acting, lighting, props, and costume design. Here's a video on Texas A&M University-Corpus Chriti's Camp on the Coast program: {youtube}v=YFbKqOiUb04{/youtube}

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Video introduction of the new Nevill Holt Opera House with acoustical consultants from Sound Space Vision
Video introduction of the new Nevill Holt Opera House with acoustical consultants from Sound Space Vision

The New Nevill Holt Opera House is a Home for Music

Michael Eddy

The newly-opened Nevill Holt Opera House, universally acclaimed as ‘a superb new venue’ by the London Times and ‘an indisputable triumph’ by the Telegraph, is located in the elegantly converted 17th century stable block of the Nevill Holt Estate, Leicestershire. Its official inauguration took place on 14 June for the start of Nevill Holt Opera’s annual season, which this year ran from 14-30 June. Here’s a video of the new opera house: {youtube}v=lhcwT3R-sb8{/youtube}

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J.A. Moad II, in “Outside Paducah - the Wars at Home” that received two NYIT nominations, Outstanding Innovative Design - Lisa Renkel for her projection design and J.A. Moad II for Outstanding Solo Performance.
J.A. Moad II, in “Outside Paducah - the Wars at Home” that received two NYIT nominations, Outstanding Innovative Design - Lisa Renkel for her projection design and J.A. Moad II for Outstanding Solo Performance.

The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Announces 2018 Nominations

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On Monday, July 23, 2018, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation (NYIT), the organization who for the past 14 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2018 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. The 2018 recipients will be awarded from a pool of 157 individual artists, 53 different productions, and 52 different theatre companies. 

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