AMP with lighting design by Stacey Boggs. Photo by Hunter Canning
AMP was honored with a NYIT award for Outstanding Lighting Design by Stacey Boggs. Photo by Hunter Canning

2018 New York Innovative Theatre Awards

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On Monday, September 24, the Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 14 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, presented 26 awards and four honorary awards for outstanding achievement in theatre at the 14th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony, at Centennial Memorial Theatre.

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Bakersfield High School has gone all LED with their stage lighting
Bakersfield High School has gone all LED with their stage lighting

Bakersfield HS Learns the Benefits of Going all LED

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Bakersfield High School’s Harvey Auditorium has gone all LED with an installation of 198 High End Systems lighting products. The California school district started the process a few years ago, wishing to enjoy the bounty of benefits that LED technology brings. When Auditorium Supervisor/Tech Director Dale Olvera was asked about the cost to convert the theater over to LED lighting versus conventional, he contacted High End Systems right off the bat.

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The team from Robert Juliat celebrating the PLASA 2018 Innovation Award for the SpotMe followspot control system
The team from Robert Juliat celebrating the PLASA 2018 Innovation Award for the SpotMe followspot control system

Robert Juliat SpotMe Wins PLASA 2018 Award for Innovation

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Robert Juliat is thrilled to have been awarded a PLASA Award for Innovation for its SpotMe a tracking system that works in association with followspots. The Innovation Awards took place at the PLASA London show last week amid huge competition, with 47 entries and only eight awards presented.

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ESTA Posts Revised Standard for Mounting Overhead Equipment for Public Review

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BSR E1.53, a revision of ANSI E1.53-2016, Overhead mounting of luminaires, lighting accessories, and other portable devices: specification and practice, has been posted for public review on the ESTA website. The standard covers specifications for the primary and secondary mounting devices for portable stage and studio luminaires and accessories (e.g., c-clamps and safety cables). It also covers their use. The existing standard is being revised to clarify marking requirements and environmental considerations. Comments are due before November 20.
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Daryl Sutton is the new house of worship specialist with Chauvet
Daryl Sutton is the new house of worship specialist with Chauvet

Daryl Sutton Joins CHAUVET as House of Worship Specialist

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CHAUVET announced that Daryl Sutton has joined the company as its National Worship Resource Manager. A founding director of the Worship Arts Technology Summit (W.A.T.S.), Sutton brings a wealth of experience in serving churches to his new position. Prior to joining CHAUVET, he was with Martin Professional/HARMAN International for 17 years, filling a number of positions related to the house of worship market, most recently as Global Business Development & Solutions Manager – Worship.

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The various PLASA Award for Innovation winners at PLASA 2018
The various PLASA Award for Innovation winners at PLASA 2018

Avolites Synergy Wins PLASA Innovation Award

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Avolites’ video and lighting control integration system, Synergy, has won a coveted PLASA Innovation Award 2018. Picked by an expert panel of judges, Synergy stood out because it “opens up the creative opportunities for visual effects on stage as well as providing time-saving opportunities in production workflow.”

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Lewis Long joins CHAUVET as Southeast business development manager
Lewis Long joins CHAUVET as Southeast business development manager

CHAUVET Professional Appoints Lewis Long Southeast Business Development Manager

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Lewis Long has been named Southeast Business Development Manager of CHAUVET Professional. Long, who will be based out of the company’s Sunrise, FL global headquarters, will be representing the CHAUVET Professional and ILUMINARC lines of lighting, as well as ChamSys consoles.

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David Ivers
David Ivers

South Coast Repertory Names David Ivers as Artistic Director

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South Coast Repertory and its Board of Trustees announced that David Ivers, director, educator, and actor, will be the theatre’s new artistic director. The appointment followed an extensive national search. Ivers joins Paula Tomei, managing director, as co-chief executive officer of the 55-year-old Tony Award-winning theatre, and takes up the position fulltime next March. Until then, he will be wrapping up prior projects and commitments, while working collaboratively to program SCR’s 2019-20 season.

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