USITT Releases Session Schedule for 2015 Show

Jacob Coakley

The session schedule for the 2015 USITT show in Cincinnati has more than 200 listings, including more sessions on new technology, emerging fields like projection design and advanced learning. Projection pioneer Wendall Harrington, who teaches projection design at Yale School of Drama, will receive USITT’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Education in a special session on her work.

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Robe Unveils Products at LDI

Jacob Coakley

Robe will introduce new products at LDI in a large booth designed to emphasize their BMFL Spot fixture, a mega-bright long-throw signature fixture. Other new products include the miniPointe, a tiny agile air cutter specifically designed to produce sharp beam and aerial effects especially in venues with size constraints; the Robin LEDBeam 1000, an LED fixture with a 4-60 degree zoom that can be used as a beam or wash light; and the Robin ParFect 100, an LED source ACL beam available at an affordable price and manufactured in Europe.

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Berkeley Rep Launches Charles Dean Award

Jacob Coakley

The Charles Dean Award comes with a $10,000 cash prize endowed by the Robinson Family Fund for the Arts and will be administered by the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The award recognizes a Bay Area actor who has dedicated his or her career to Bay Area theatre. The inaugural award was presented to its namesake, Charles Dean at the inaugural Bay Area Theatre Awards.

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