Southwest Shakespeare will rise from the ashes
Southwest Shakespeare will rise from the ashes

Southwest Shakespeare Needs Help to Rise from the Ashes

Michael Eddy

On Saturday, June 17, a fire destroyed Mesa, AZ-based Southwest Shakespeare Company's (SSC) production warehouse. Fortunately, no one was injured, but 23 years of stored materials and tools were lost in the fire. A GoFundMe page has been created to help raise funds to help rebuild. Alternatively, if any theater companies or theater artisans have extra props, costumes, or equipment that they don't need, consider reaching out to them to help. SSC opens their new season on September 8, with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
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The Nutcracker, performed at Teatro del Bicentenario. Lighting design by Ruben Conde
The Nutcracker, performed at Teatro del Bicentenario. Lighting design by Ruben Conde

LD Fabricio Ballarati Oversees Lighting Upgrade for Teatro del Bicentenario

Michael Eddy

The ultra-modern 195,903-square-foot Teatro del Bicentenario in Argentina recently upgraded its house lighting package, overseen by Lighting Designer, Fabricio Ballarati. The Teatro del Bicentenario’s lighting package was installed by NASH Ingeniería and contained a range of fixtures from Chauvet Professional, including Maverick MK2 Washes, Maverick MK1 Hybrids, Ovation C-640FC cycloramas, STRIKE 4 multi formatted fixtures, and COLORdash PAR-Quad 18s.

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio
AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Announces Education Program

Michael Eddy

To be held concurrently with The 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is an education and training program being presented by the Audio Engineering Society. The four-day symposium comprises a unique, high-end education and training program targeted at professionals working in live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts. AES@NAMM will be held in the NAMM Education Campus located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, and adjacent to a brand-new exhibit space showcasing pro audio’s leading brands.

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Matt Shakman has been named the new Artistic Director at the Geffen Playhouse
Matt Shakman has been named the new Artistic Director at the Geffen Playhouse

Matt Shakman Named Artistic Director at the Geffen Playhouse

Michael Eddy

Theater, film, and television director Matt Shakman has been named Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse, the non-profit theater’s Board of Directors announced. Shakman, a veteran director whose work spans stages on both coasts and the screen, will work alongside the Geffen’s Executive Director Gil Cates, Jr. to stage new work and revivals of classic plays with a focus on exceptional storytelling and audience experience. He will join the Geffen staff and begin the work of building the 2018/2019 season on September 20.

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Stuart Thompson (Photo by Marc Bryan-Brown)
Stuart Thompson (Photo by Marc Bryan-Brown)

Broadway Dims Marquees for Producer Stuart Thompson

Michael Eddy

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award® winner Stuart Thompson, who died on August 17th at age 62. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York were dimmed in his memory on Tuesday, August 22nd at exactly 6:45pm for one minute. Thompson, who produced the three longest running Broadway plays of the past 25 years, won the Tony Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2015), Skylight (2015), Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (2012), The Book of Mormon (2011), God of Carnage (2009), and Proof (2001). 
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The exterior of the FRABA plant in Slubice
The exterior of the FRABA plant in Slubice

POSITAL-FRABA Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Sensor Production Facility

Michael Eddy

POSITAL-FRABA, a supplier of industrial position sensors used in a wide variety of motion control and safety systems, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its main production facility, located in Slubice, Poland. The factory, which has been recognized for its striking architecture, was designed from the outset for small-batch/high variability production of precision industrial position and motion sensors.

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Denise Gough (Harper) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Mr Lies) in Angels in America - Millennium Approaches (Photo: Helen Maybanks)
Denise Gough (Harper) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Mr Lies) in Angels in America - Millennium Approaches (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

National Theatre Expands Lighting Inventory

Michael Eddy

The National Theatre on London’s South Bank is once again expanding its lighting inventory with the addition of a second round of GLP’s impression X4 Bar 20’s. NT Lighting Resources Manager, Paul Hornsby, had initially ordered 18 of the unit which he purchased as soon as they first became available. Hornsby added a further 20 units in order to meet the increasing demand. Both orders were supplied by GLP dealer, White Light.

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Suspended Gravity at Fringe Fest. Photo by Nate Brown
Suspended Gravity at Fringe Fest. Photo by Nate Brown

Bandit Lites Assists Nashville Sideshow Fringe Festival

Michael Eddy

Nashville’s annual Sideshow Fringe Festival celebrates a variety of performing arts, with the two weekends of shows running the gamut of entertainment, from performing arts, circus acts, dance, and clowning to improv and storytelling. The event took place at Belmont University’s Black Box Theater and for lighting support, the team from the Sideshow Fringe Festival turned to Bandit Lites.

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The proposed new Tom Patterson Theatre
The proposed new Tom Patterson Theatre

A Virtual Tour of the Proposed New Tom Patterson Theatre

Kathy Eddy

The Stratford Theatre Festival believes that to be the best requires one thing above all: the constant striving to be even better. As they note, "Stratford is a glorious city in which to live; its Festival is second to none as a centre for great theatre. But neither can thrive on the accomplishments of the past: it is on the plans we make now that our future success depends. And it is with that future in mind that we are excited to be embarking on a transformative and long overdue project."
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