Video Timelapse: Creating the World of Wild Goose Dreams at The Public Theater

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Here's a timelapse video of the crew installing Wild Goose Dreams at The Public Theater in New York City. After its initial run in the Public Studio, Hansol Jung’s fascinating and unforgettable new play Wild Goose Dreams returned to The Public in a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it had a critically-acclaimed run last season. {youtube}v=WX67gkXlO4Y{/youtube}

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The New York City Macbeth Riot

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Here's a video from The History Guy on the Astor Place Riot of 1849, also known as the Shakespeare Riots. Amid the tensions of a growing America, a rivalry between two great actors turns violent in New York City. The rivalry between two Shakespearean actors of the day, British actor William Charles Macready and American Edwin Forrest, turned violent during a production of Macbeth at New York’s Astor Place Opera House, leaving at least 22 dead and more than 100 injured. {youtube}v=EWx2oQo-2I0{/youtube}

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Playing with Scale: How Stage Designers Use Set Models Exhibit at the National Theatre

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Playing with Scale: How Stage Designers Use Set Models is a new free exhibition at the National Theatre that explores how designers use set models for theatre-making. Playing with Scale unfolds the idea of a scale model and explains the importance of models as a design tool. This free exhibition is in the Wolfson Gallery and it’s open now and runs through March 23, 2019. Here’s a video of scenic designer, Bunny Christie using a set model for her design of The Comedy of Errors: {youtube}v=Tv_geitX9_4{/youtube}

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Point Source Audio Sounding Board Blog: Mic Concealment Made Easy

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One of the challenges that face both designers and technicians is how to hide a microphone on an actor. In their hair or in their costume; there weren’t a lot of good solutions to this challenge, until Point Source Audio created its EMBRACE™ Earmount microphone solution. As a customizable mic’ing solution that is engineered for concealing, EMBRACE has earned praise from end-users, as well as two patents from the U.S. Patent Office. The innovative design means the patented EMBRACE’s shapeable structure can be trimmed, bent and, shaped to a custom-fit for each user allowing for microphones to be easily concealed and quickly custom-fitted for the wearer—providing a placement of the microphone in just mere seconds that is consistent and stable. 

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The theater at the University of Atlántico in Columbia
The theater at the University of Atlántico in Columbia

Theatrical Looks at University of Atlantico in Columbia

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With 12,248 students and 656 full-time professors, the University of Atlántico is the largest higher education institution in Columbia. As part of a recent move to transform the University's multipurpose auditorium into a full-fledged theatre for its students, local AV specialists Schallertech provided a versatile lighting arrangement, specifying a number of CHAUVET Professional Ovation E-260WW, Ovation E-160WW, and Ovation F-95WW fixtures.

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Bill Groener, President of VLS
Bill Groener, President of VLS

Bill Groener Joins Vincent Lighting Systems as President

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Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) today announced that well-respected industry veteran Bill Groener will be joining VLS as its new President. Founder and former President, Paul Vincent, will remain connected with VLS as an advisor moving forward. Groener, who will be based in the Cleveland area, will be taking on the responsibilities of his new role immediately. He will work closely with the VLS Leadership Team to assure a smooth transition. 

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The staff of ETC France
The staff of ETC France

ETC Announces New Paris Office with Recent Acquisition

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ETC, announces the opening of their newest office in Paris, France. Local French distributor, Avab Transtechnik France (ATF) has been selling and supporting ETC products for over 15 years and has always shared strong values of service and innovation. When the owners of ATF, Jean-Louis Pernette and Christian Rezgui retired in May, an opportunity arose for ETC to acquire the French company and increase their presence in the European market. With this acquisition, ATF becomes part of the ETC family and is officially named ETC France.

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