Nicholas Cernovitch
Nicholas Cernovitch

In Memoriam: Nicholas Cernovitch, Dance Lighting Designer

Stage Directions

Nicholas Cernovitch, an early lighting designer, mainly for dance, died at the age of 88 on August 28, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Cernovitch was a influence on many lighting designers and theater artists over his long career and his designs can still be seen today, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Revelations and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens' The Nutcracker. Over his career, Cernovitch was a mentor to many lighting designers including Maxine Glorsky, Tony Tucci, and many others. There will be no service as per his wishes. Below is a biography of his career from his daughter. Special thanks to Stage Manager/Lighting Designer, Maxine Glorsky for sharing this information. Here is a video of Alvin Ailey's Revelations that still features Cernovitch's design: {youtube}v=LZuBFz6WYfs{/youtube}

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Photos courtesy S. Leonard Auerbach-FASTC
Photos courtesy S. Leonard Auerbach-FASTC

The American Society of Theatre Consultants Celebrates 35 Years

Kimberly Corbett Oates, ASTC

This year, ASTC celebrates 35 years since its founding in 1983. What was created as a small group of twelve men following a meeting in New York has grown into an organization with over 70 members. Here, we reflect on where we began and who we are today in conversation with a few members who’ve been active for more than a quarter century.

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A group shot of all of the 2018 Knight of Illumination Award winners
A group shot of all of the 2018 Knight of Illumination Award winners

Knight of Illumination Awards 2018, Theatre Awards

Stage Directions

Here are the winners of the 2018 Knight of Illumination Awards in theatre, which celebrate the achievements of lighting and video designers working in Theatre, Television and Concert Touring & Events. This, the eleventh Knight of Illumination Awards, saw more nominations than ever before, with the winners in each category chosen by a wholly independent panel of judges, all experts in their respective sectors.

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disguise is coming to Los Angeles at the end of September, 2018
disguise is coming to Los Angeles at the end of September, 2018

disguise to Launch A Creative Collaborative Workspace in Los Angeles

Stage Directions

disguise announces the opening of its LA collaborative workspace and introduce the newest members of the disguise team. With offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, the company is growing its international footprint with a launch of a brand-new location in Los Angeles. The disguise LA workspace will be opening in late September 2018 and is located in the Arts District: 421 Colyton Street Los Angeles, CA 90013.

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Joe Manning
Joe Manning

VUE Audiotechnik Appoints Joe Manning to Oversee APAC Territories

Stage Directions

On the heels of continued North American touring success and strong follow-on demand throughout the APAC region, VUE Audiotechnik announced that Joe Manning will assume responsibility for market development in all APAC territories with the exception of China. In his role as an independent manufacturers’ representative for the region, Manning will fuel the brand’s upward growth trajectory by supporting existing VUE sales partners and expanding the brand’s reach into the massive hospitality, entertainment, and house-of-worship projects throughout the region.

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(L to R) Rick Coleman, Sales Director, Southeastern U.S.; Roland Morcom, Sales Manager, U.K.; and Swapan Gandhi, Auditory Researcher
(L to R) Rick Coleman, Sales Director, Southeastern U.S.; Roland Morcom, Sales Manager, U.K.; and Swapan Gandhi, Auditory Researcher

Meyer Sound Announces New Hires and Promotions

Stage Directions

In response to increased global demand and expanding research activities at its Berkeley, California headquarters, Meyer Sound has added three new hires and announced a key promotion. Rick Coleman (pictured at left) has been promoted to Sales Director, Southeastern U.S.; and the appointments of Roland Morcom (pictured center) to Sales Manager, U.K., David Leuschner (not pictured) to Sales Manager, Southeastern U.S., and Swapan Gandhi (pictured right) to Auditory Researcher at company headquarters in Berkeley, CA.

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