Lincoln Center Education

Lincoln Center Education Announces $4 Million Gift from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to Support Arts Outreach

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—As it enters its 41st year of providing arts education to students of all levels, Lincoln Center Education announced that it’s receiving a $4 million grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to support its wide-ranging programs. This generous gift will provide $1 million per year for four consecutive years, beginning with 2016–2017 and will strengthen the extensive programming central to LCE’s mission. The grant is the largest single donation to LCE in history.

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Susan McGuirl
Susan McGuirl

Susan McGuirl Joins Behind the Scenes Foundation Board

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—Susan McGuirl, the Head of North America Entertainment, Entertainment Division, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, has accepted an invitation to join the Behind the Scenes Foundation Board of Directors. Susan has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years holding various leadership positions in both claims and underwriting.

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Rose Brand
Rose Brand

Rose Brand West Moves Offices

Michael Eddy

SECAUCUS, NJ—Rose Brand West has moved to 11440 Sheldon Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352, just three miles from its former location and is easily accessible from the I-5, 210, and 170 freeways. The new office covers 68,750 ft2, which is a 60% increase in space. The new space provides more room for inventory, custom sewing services, larger rental stock, and room for growth.

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The Wally Russell Foundation
The Wally Russell Foundation

Wally Russell Foundation Makes 25th Annual Contribution to Los Angeles Opera

Michael Eddy

LOS ANGELES, CA—The Wally Russell Foundation just made its 25th annual $7,500.00 contribution to the Los Angeles Opera Wally Russell Lighting Intern program. The Foundation has now provided annual funding to the Los Angeles Opera totaling over $187,500.00 since the foundation was formed following the untimely death of Wally Russell in 1992.

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Ming Cho Lee
Ming Cho Lee

Ming Cho Lee Will Step Down from Teaching at Yale School of Drama in 2017

Michael Eddy

NEW HAVEN, CT—Ming Cho Lee, the Donald M. Oenslager Professor Adjunct of Design, will step down from teaching at the Yale School of Drama at the end of the fall 2017 semester. At that time, he will have taught for 48 1/2 years, full-time at the School of Drama, 43 of which he also served as Chair or Co-Chair of the Design Department.

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Scenic Artist and Instructor Theresa Dringenberg teaches sign painting at Cobalt Studios
Scenic Artist and Instructor Theresa Dringenberg teaches sign painting at Cobalt Studios

Cobalt Studios Offers Sign Painting Seminar

Michael Eddy

WHITE LAKE, NY—Cobalt Studios scenic painting school is offering a five-day seminar on Sign Painting: The Art of Lettering for Film and Theatre in March. You can get the opportunity to study with instructor Theresa Dringenberg, who draws from her classical lettering training and over 30+ years' experience lettering for the Film and Museum industries. The seminars take place from March 13 – 17, 2017 at Cobalt Studios in White Lake, NY.

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Artistic Director Blake Robison in front of the Vontz Theatre Center. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography
Artistic Director Blake Robison in front of the Vontz Theatre Center. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography

Cincinnati Playhouse Announces New Building Campaign, Will Stay in Eden Park

Michael Eddy

CINCINNATI, OH—Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Artistic Director Blake Robison has announced the Playhouse will remain in Eden Park and will move forward with a major capital campaign to replace the current mainstage with a new state-of-the-art facility commensurate with the Playhouse’s artistry and national reputation. No major improvements have been made to the Marx Theatre, since its construction in 1968, nearly 50 years ago. It is the oldest un-renovated mainstage facility of any regional theatre in the country. 

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Outer Critics Circle
Outer Critics Circle

The Outer Critics Circle Announces Two New Awards including Outstanding Sound Design

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway announces that it’s adding two new award categories—Outstanding Sound Design and Outstanding Orchestrations for its 2017 awards. The Sound Design category is especially interesting for the New York sound community since the Tony Awards discontinued them in 2015.

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USITT’s President-Elect, Dan Culhane
USITT’s President-Elect, Dan Culhane

USITT 2017 Board of Directors Election Results

Michael Eddy

SYRACUSE, NY—USITT have announced the results of the 2017 USITT Board of Directors election, with a new president, secretary, vice presidents of commissions and six directors being chosen. The board oversees leadership of USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, the national non-profit for performing arts design and technology professionals. 

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