A scene from Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Matthew Murphy
A scene from Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Matthew Murphy

LD Peter Kaczorowski Lights Fiddler on the Roof

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A Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof opened at Stage 42 in New York City with direction by Joel Grey and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Part of the LDs design for this version of the acclaimed musical are Elation Colour 5 Profile™ LED ellipsoidal spots supplied by G Scott Designs, Inc. Here's a video preview of Fiddler on the Roof.
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Jackie Taylor Keynote Speech at USITT 2019
Jackie Taylor Keynote Speech at USITT 2019

The 2019 USITT Keynote Speech of Jackie Taylor

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At this year's USITT in March, Black Ensemble Theater founder Jackie Taylor delivered an unforgettable Keynote address about perseverance, reaching for the stars, and not letting anything or anybody get in their way of their career and life pursuits. It is truly inspiring and motiviating, USITT has posted the video of the speech so if you missed it in Louisville here it is:
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Jonathan Lipp, Full Compass Founder and CEO, and Susan Lipp, Full Compass Chairman of the Board
Jonathan Lipp, Full Compass Founder and CEO, and Susan Lipp, Full Compass Chairman of the Board

Full Compass Executives Head to Washington, D.C. to Advocate for Music Education

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Jonathan Lipp, Full Compass Founder and CEO, and Susan Lipp, Full Compass Chairman of the Board, will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to advocate for all children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs. The pair will join music industry leaders and artists as part of a delegation of music education advocates during the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In, May 20-23, 2019.

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From left to right: Fabian Stumpfl (CEO AV Stumpfl GmbH), Todd Liedahl (managing director U.S. subsidiary), Jenna George (account manager, screens), Jennifer Elliott (account manager, screens), Tobias Stumpfl (CEO AV Stumpfl GmbH), Matthew Briggs (logistics manager)
From left to right: Fabian Stumpfl (CEO AV Stumpfl GmbH), Todd Liedahl (managing director U.S. subsidiary), Jenna George (account manager, screens), Jennifer Elliott (account manager, screens), Tobias Stumpfl (CEO AV Stumpfl GmbH), Matthew Briggs (logistics manager)

AV Stumpfl Establishes Domestic Sales & Logistics Facility in the USA

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In 2018, the family owned AV Stumpfl GmbH established its first official subsidiary in the USA with direct ties to the Austrian parent company. From its headquarters in Atlanta, GA, the AV Stumpfl Inc. team offers its U.S. customers direct support, repairs, and sales consultation services.

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An aerial view of Blackout. Photo by Steve Porter
An aerial view of Blackout. Photo by Steve Porter

Blackout Addresses Mental Health with Great Support from the Industry

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At the beginning of May, a two-year project came to be realized for inspirational Guildford School of Acting lighting tutor Michelle (Mig) Burgess when her unique design installation Blackout was revealed to the industry. Harnessing the collective powers of light, sound and video in the hope of affecting genuine changes in an approach to mental health, Burgess set about on her quest over two years ago.

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Outer Critics Circle Announces 2019 Award Winners

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The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre, announced its award winners for the 2018-19 season in 27 categories. The design winners included Peter Hylenski for his sound design for King Kong; David Korins for his scenic design for Beetlejuice; Bob Mackie for his costume designs for The Cher Show; Bradley King for his lighting design for Hadestown; and Peter England for his projection design for King Kong.

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It's your last chance to apply for the Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant to help support props artisans starting their careers
It's your last chance to apply for the Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant to help support props artisans starting their careers

Society of Properties Artisan Managers Grant Applications - Last Chance

Michael Eddy

It's your LAST CHANCE to apply for a $1,000 internship grant to help props personnel with their expenses for the summer. 
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS TOMORROW NIGHT, MAY 15th at MIDNIGHT! 
What are you waiting for? Get your stuff in now!

These are the two annual grants from The Society of Properties Artisan Managers for props personnel looking to further their career: the Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant. Both are intended to assist with transportation, housing, or necessities while completing an internship in the field of properties. Applications are due by May 15 at Midnight.

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A scene from The Cher Show. Photo by Mary Hamrick
A scene from The Cher Show. Photo by Mary Hamrick

Video and Digital Lighting Solutions for The Cher Show

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The Cher Show, a jukebox musical showcasing the career of the entertainment icon, is running at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre with a video systems package from WorldStage.The production traces the life of Cher by using three actresses to portray her as “Babe,” “Lady” and “Star.”  The stage set, featuring lots of sparkle and reflective elements, comprises automated scenic pieces with lighting and video capabilities. The ever-changing set is a backdrop for many of Cher’s most famous performances, including memorable turns on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Britain’s Top of the Pops.

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