UF Professor, Stan Kaye lit with the High End Systems' SolaFrame Theatre luminaires
UF Professor, Stan Kaye lit with the High End Systems' SolaFrame Theatre luminaires

University of Florida Takes Delivery of SolaFrame Theatre Fixtures

Michael Eddy

The University of Florida School of Theater and Dance in Gainesville recently took delivery of the first U.S. shipment of High End Systems’ SolaFrame Theatre fixtures. The units were chosen by U of F Professor Stan Kaye, an LD and theatre consultant who is also a host of Light Talk with the Lumen Brothers. The only LED based automated luminaire engineered with no fans, the SolaFrame Theatre was a natural fit for the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, the university’s main theatrical performance space.

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The Association of British Theatre Technicians Theatre Awards
The Association of British Theatre Technicians Theatre Awards

ABTT 2017 Theatre Awards

Michael Eddy

The Association of British Theatre Technicians Theatre Awards 2017, took place on June 6, after the first day of the ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London. ABTT CEO Robin Townley announced the winners and ABTT Chairwoman Louise Jeffreys, the Barbican’s Director of Arts, presented each winner with one of ABTT’s hook-clamp trophies.

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Mitchell Hall at the University of Delaware upwards of 200 events each year
Mitchell Hall at the University of Delaware upwards of 200 events each year

The University of Delaware Chooses Martin by HARMAN MAC Quantum Profiles

Michael Eddy

Mitchell Hall, the largest theater on the University of Delaware campus, recently expanded their lighting inventory with the addition of Martin by HARMAN MAC Quantum Profile fixtures. The auditorium accommodates 650 people and hosts upwards of 200 events each year, including music and arts performances, guest lectures, and multimedia presentations. When the university found itself in need of new lights that could support a constant schedule of diverse activities, Stephen Litterst, Technical Operations Supervisor, selected the MAC Quantum Profile for its reliability, versatility, and low-noise operation.

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WHOCO Lighting & Controls
WHOCO Lighting & Controls

Promotions and Additions at WHOCO Lighting & Controls

Michael Eddy

WHOCO Lighting and Controls, manufacturer representatives for North and South Carolina and Bermuda, announces a staff promotion and new staff additions. Todd Bradsby has been promoted to Director of Inside Sales; Noah Trimner has joined the firm as Lighting and Controls Specialist; and Kaitlin Gill Rider has been added to the WHOCO team as Specifier Relationship Specialist. Lighting designer, and theatre consultant, Josh Allen, recently purchased the W.H. Onley Co. rep agency, formerly owned by the late Bill Onley.

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Behind the Scenes and HG Lighting Design work together as a part of the BTS Pledge-a-Service Partner program
Behind the Scenes and HG Lighting Design work together as a part of the BTS Pledge-a-Service Partner program

HG Lighting Design Announces Year-Round Donations to Behind the Scenes

Michael Eddy

Lighting Designer Herrick Goldman, principal of HG Lighting Design, recently announced that he will be donating a portion of his design fees throughout the year to the Behind the Scenes charity. He is the first designer to make an ongoing pledge of a portion of design fee profits to the charity. Designers have previously pledged a day’s royalties as well as generously made individual donations but Goldman is the first designer to pledge a portion of profits in an ongoing manner and becomes the charity’s first Pledge-a-Service Partner.

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Susan Lustig
Susan Lustig

The American Society of Theatre Consultants Announces New Honorary Member

Michael Eddy

The American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) is pleased to announce they have selected Susan J. Lustig as an Honorary Member of the Society because of her significant, numerous, and meritorious contributions to ASTC. ASTC’s Honorary Membership classification is intended to provide an avenue for the Society to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves by providing eminent service to the advancement of the profession of Theatre Consultation or in the allied Theatre Arts and Sciences.

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Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Takes a Stand on Health Care Reform
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Takes a Stand on Health Care Reform

Stage Directors & Choreographers Society take stand on Health Care Reform

Michael Eddy

The Executive Board of SDC, the theatrical union representing Stage Directors and Choreographers across the United States, unanimously voted to endorse the New York State Health Act (S4840) and the New York Health Program (A4738), sister bills designed to establish universal single-payer health care for all New York residents.

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Kwame Kwei-Armah to leave Baltimore Center Stage at the end of the 2017/18 season
Kwame Kwei-Armah to leave Baltimore Center Stage at the end of the 2017/18 season

AD Kwame Kwei-Armah Will Depart From Baltimore Center Stage

Michael Eddy

The Board of Directors of Baltimore Center Stage and Kwame Kwei-Armah jointly announced today that Kwei-Armah will leave his position as artistic director at the end of his contract on June 30, 2018. Kwei-Armah has served as artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage since 2011. 

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