Marty Postma
Marty Postma

Marty Postma Joins Robe

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Lighting designer and creative technology expert Marty Postma is coming off the road and joining Robe North America’s sales force as regional sales manager for the Northeast. Postma has over 20 years’ experience on the front-line of concert touring and live events, working as a lighting designer, director, programmer, operator, and technician, all of which will be a huge asset to Robe.

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Behind the Scenes: Projections for Coriolanus at the Stratford Festival

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This summer, William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus has been playing at Canada’s Stratford Festival. Director and Set Designer, Robert Lepage made his Stratford Festival debut with this genre-defying production of Coriolanus that was created in collaboration with Ex Machina. Here is a video with Technical Director for the Avon Theatre, Elissa Horscroft and Lepage talking about the projection design for Coriolanus: {youtube} v=tOqAl6gnu5c{/youtube}

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Behind the Scenes: The Set for Coriolanus at the Stratford Festival

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This summer, William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus has been playing at Canada’s Stratford Festival. Director and Set Designer, Robert Lepage made his Stratford Festival debut with this genre-defying production of Coriolanus that was created in collaboration with Ex Machina. Here is a video with Technical Director for the Avon Theatre, Elissa Horscroft and Lepage talking about the set for this inventive production: {youtube}v=yeOZAmZ1m58{/youtube}

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USITT19: Upcoming Opportunities and Approaching Deadlines

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There are a number of different opportunities for you to consider for the upcoming USITT Conference and Stage Expo 2019 that will take place in Louisville, KY on March 20-23, 2019. While that date may seem a long way off, there is a lot going on to get prepared for USITT19. Here is a list, with links for more information, along with the deadlines to register for each of them. 

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The Point Source Audio Sounding Board: How to Roar with Stage Confidence

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Does the thought of getting on stage and performing for an audience make you sweat and shake? It’s not just you — stage fright effects everyone from professional musicians to business executives. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, public speaking is the biggest fear reported by many American adults, topping flying, financial ruin, and sickness.

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ESTA Publishes New Standard for Raked Stages

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ANSI E1.60 – 2018, Guidelines for the Use of Raked Stages in Live Performance Environments, was approved by ANSI’s Board of Standards Review on Friday, September 21, and published on Monday, September 24. It can be downloaded at no cost from the ESTA TSP website at http://tsp.esta.org/freestandards. The no-cost download is made possible by the sponsorship of ProSight Specialty Insurance. It may be purchased for $40 from ANSI and IHS at https://webstore.ansi.org/ and https://global.ihs.com/respectively.

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