(Left to right) Ralph Stockley (CCO Prolyte Group), Remi Bourgeois (Sales Representative A.C. Lighting Inc.), Fred Mikeska (VP Sales A.C. Lighting Inc.), Lambert Bouwmeester (CEO Prolyte Group), and Matthijs Meijer (Distributor Manager Prolyte Group)
(Left to right) Ralph Stockley (CCO Prolyte Group), Remi Bourgeois (Sales Representative A.C. Lighting Inc.), Fred Mikeska (VP Sales A.C. Lighting Inc.), Lambert Bouwmeester (CEO Prolyte Group), and Matthijs Meijer (Distributor Manager Prolyte Group)

A.C. Lighting Awarded Strategic Growth Award from Prolyte

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A.C. Lighting Inc. was honored to be presented the Strategic Growth Award by long-time business partner Prolyte Group during LDI2018. The Strategic Growth Award is part of a program that honors Prolyte Distributors and individuals that have had exceptional growth and development with the Prolyte Product line and provides effective Prolyte Campus training programs.

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L-R: Bruce Lemon, Kristina Wong and Marike Splint, finalists for Center Theatre Group’s 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging.
L-R: Bruce Lemon, Kristina Wong and Marike Splint, finalists for Center Theatre Group’s 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging.

Finalists Announced for 2019 Richard E. Sherwood Award

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Three finalists have been selected for Center Theatre Group’s 2019 Richard E. Sherwood Award: Bruce Lemon, Marike Splint and Kristina Wong. Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates this year’s finalists for their exceptional contributions to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and their work as innovative and adventurous artists.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with lighting design by Ryan Joseph Stafford. Photo Credit: Charles Michael Duke
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with lighting design by Ryan Joseph Stafford. Photo Credit: Charles Michael Duke

LD Ryan Joseph Stafford Lights Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Based on the Ian Fleming novel of the same name and the 1968 musical film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the theatrical musical version still centers around the main protagonist – the flying red and gold car – that has succeeded in ensuring the story’s continuing longevity. Tasked with providing supporting visuals for a recent theatrical run of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Bournemouth Pavilion theatre in the UK was LD Ryan Joseph Stafford, who specified a number of CHAUVET Professional Ovation E-910FC and Maverick MK2 Spot fixtures in support of his lighting concept, which sought to translate the magic of the film to the stage.

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Jacob G. Padrón is the new Artistic Director for the Long Wharf Theatre. Photo: Marc J. Franklin
Jacob G. Padrón is the new Artistic Director for the Long Wharf Theatre. Photo: Marc J. Franklin

Long Wharf Theatre Names Jacob G. Padron Artistic Director

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Jacob G. Padrón, 38, has been named the new Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre and will begin his role February 1, 2019.  “Long Wharf Theatre is one of the most important companies in the American theatre. I am overjoyed to join the board, staff, and New Haven community as we embark on new journey and aim to build a boundary breaking future together,” Padrón said.

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Working in the Theatre Video: Wardrobe

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Here's a video from the American Theatre Wing that takes a look at the work of the Wardrobe Department, specifically for the current production of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater. The costumes are created to fulfill the epic world that a play or musical inhabits. It takes lots of organization, maintenance, and often creativity to get the performers ready for each and every scene (and maybe even a quick change during a scene). They interview Patrick Bevilacqua, Assistant Costume Designer / Wardrobe Supervisor, Jessica Firorella, Internal Costume Swing, and Dean Amato, Male Principal Dresser for My Fair Lady {youtube}v=bQDJBHpzMPU{/youtube}

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Gloria Kelly as the witch wearing a CO-8WD SERIES8 Omni Headset mic, (costume & makeup designer: Caitlin Quinn)
Gloria Kelly as the witch wearing a CO-8WD SERIES8 Omni Headset mic, (costume & makeup designer: Caitlin Quinn)

The Point Source Audio Sounding Board: University of South Dakota Dept. of Theatre Makes Good Use of Tech Award

Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio (PSA) this year held a $10K Anniversary Giveaway in celebration of its 10-year anniversary and “give back” initiative to benefit the performing arts. Each of the three prize winners got to select from Point Source’s full catalog of miniature microphones and headsets. “The award winners exemplified to us how it is possible to use the performing arts to entertain while also magnanimously create goodwill throughout their community,” said James Lamb, president of Point Source Audio. One of the three winners, The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre brings artistic/educational outreach to the surrounding area’s Native American community and farming populations as part of the university theater season. They used the PSA award for five of the double-eared SERIES8s mics.

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