L-Acoustics has appointed Jeff Rocha to the newly created position of Director of Product Management and promoted Germain Simon to Product Manager (L to R)
L-Acoustics has appointed Jeff Rocha to the newly created position of Director of Product Management and promoted Germain Simon to Product Manager (L to R)

L-Acoustics Promotes Jeff Rocha and Germain Simon

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L-Acoustics has appointed Jeff Rocha, formerly Head of Market Development for North America, to the newly created position of Director of Product Management. L-Acoustics Application Engineer Germain Simon has also been promoted to Product Manager.

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ArKaos expands North American network with Elation Lighting
ArKaos expands North American network with Elation Lighting

ArKaos Expands North American Network with Elation Lighting

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ArKaos announces the expansion of its U.S. distribution network with the appointment of Elation Lighting Inc. based in Los Angeles, CA, as a new distributor for the U.S. and Mexico. The move comes with a general evolution and widening of ArKaos’s product range which includes control products like MediaMaster, a range of video servers for live shows, GrandVJ for clubs, and the new cloud-based An-Ki which is specifically designed for ‘architainment’ applications.

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Barbizon's John Gebbie leads a tour of Barbizon for the Fellows from the Theatrical Workplace Development Program
Barbizon's John Gebbie leads a tour of Barbizon for the Fellows from the Theatrical Workplace Development Program

Barbizon Welcomed Fellows from the Theatrical Workplace Development Program

Tom Madden

Here's a post from Tom Madden, President & CEO of Barbizon Lighting.
On May 30, we were thrilled to welcome 17 fellows from
Roundabout Theatre Company'sTheatrical Workplace Development Program to Barbizon Lighting Company’s NYC Office today! We toured the facilities and had workshops with some cool lighting tech as we talk about Systems Integration and Project Management job opportunities. We hope that we provided insight into the very cool non-theatrical work that we do with our theatrical production backgrounds. This is a great program established by Roundabout and we are thankful for the opportunity to be their partner.

Here’s a video about the Theatrical Workplace Development Program:
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Melody Herzfeld, drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, has been named the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award
Melody Herzfeld, drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, has been named the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award

Melody Herzfeld Named 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award Winner

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The Tony Awards has announced that Melody Herzfeld of Parkland, FL, has been named the fourth recipient of the Excellence in Theatre Education Award. The Tony Awards announced the news with higher education partner and award presenter Carnegie Mellon University. Herzfeld, a drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will receive the award at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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A.C. Lighting has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Luminex networking products
A.C. Lighting has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Luminex networking products

Luminex Names A.C. Lighting Inc. Exclusive North American Distributor

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A.C. Lighting Inc. announces an exclusive distribution agreement with Luminex Network Intelligence, manufacturer of data distribution equipment for professional lighting, audio, and video applications. As per this distribution agreement, AC Lighting will now be responsible for promoting, distributing, and servicing all Luminex products in North America.

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Actor Lisa Birnbaum as Elizabeth Taylor in the Alley Theatre's World Premiere of Cleo  Photo by Lynn Lane.
Actor Lisa Birnbaum as Elizabeth Taylor in the Alley Theatre's World Premiere of Cleo Photo by Lynn Lane.

Alley Wig Assistant and Makeup Artist Alison Hora had a lot to do for Cleo at the Alley Theatre

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The world premiere of CLEO by Lawrence Wright at Houston’s Alley Theatre, directed By Bob Balaban recently concluded its run. The design team included: Scenic designer Richard Hoover, Costume designer Alejo Vietti, Lighting designer David Weiner and Sound designers Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen. Check out this timelapse video of Alley Wig Assistant and Makeup Artist Alison Hora transforming Actor Lisa Birnbaum into Cleopatra for her role as Elizabeth Taylor in the Alley's production of Cleo.

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Lauren Patten as Jo and the company of American Repertory Theater's Jagged Little Pill. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva
Lauren Patten as Jo and the company of American Repertory Theater's Jagged Little Pill. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva

Jagged Little Pill at American Repertory Theater Features a Sound Design by Jonathan Deans

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A daring stage production inspired by Alanis Morissette’s iconic album Jagged Little Pill, which premiered in May at the American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Drama Center, has pushed the limits of immersive sound design in a musical drama that moves seamlessly between interior intimacy and arena-sized intensity. To accomplish this daunting task, the production relied on eminent sound designer Jonathan Deans — a pioneer in immersive audio technologies. 

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Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards announces first round of 2018 recipients
Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards announces first round of 2018 recipients

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announces First Round of 2018 Recipients

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Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $263,000, allow nine productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.

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