Lighting designer Mike Billings lit Gulf View Drive at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, CA
Lighting designer Mike Billings lit Gulf View Drive at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, CA

Mike Billings Lights Gulf View Drive at Rubicon Theatre

Michael Eddy

VENTURA, CA—Lighting Designer, Mike Billings recently lit Gulf View Drive, the third and final drama in Arlene Hutton’s Nibroc Trilogy at the Rubicon Theatre Company. The play deals with the passage of time and the way it shapes our lives, as it follows the lives of a young couple over a decade after World War II. Billings knew color would be important to the narrative so he chose to use Chauvet Professional Ovation E-910FC color mixing ellipsoidals.

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The Joffrey Ballet’s reimagined The Nutcracker
The Joffrey Ballet’s reimagined The Nutcracker

The Joffrey Ballet’s Reimagined Nutcracker Boasts a New Setting

Michael Eddy

CHICAGO, IL—After almost ten years in the making, The Joffrey Ballet introduced its world premiere and reimagined version of The Nutcracker this winter. While Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s alluring music remains, the rest of the show got a complete makeover as created and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. This included the Broadway scaled set designed by Julian Crouch, of which nine major pieces were tasked to Chicago Scenic Studios Inc. (CSSI)

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2017 TMT Institute Fellows
2017 TMT Institute Fellows

Target Margin Theater Names 5 as 2017 TMT Institute Fellows

Kathy Eddy

NEW YORK, NY – As part of their 25th Anniversary Season, the OBIE Award-winning Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Director; Sarah Hughes & Moe Yousuf, Co-Artistic Producers) is proud to announce the 2017 TMT Institute Fellows – CB Goodman, Ayun Halliday, Brian Lawlor, Aaron Minerbrook, and Anthony Wills, Jr. The Institute is a year-long fellowship (January – December) that harnesses Target Margin Theater’s history of nurturing emerging talent, providing a $1,000 stipend, support, and space for Fellows to challenge themselves and their art-making practices.

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Artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah and managing director Michael Ross
Artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah and managing director Michael Ross

Baltimore Center Stage - New Name, New Look, New Stage

Michael Eddy

BALTIMORE, MD—Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland, announced several changes accompanying the grand re-opening of their historic space—an updated name and new logo. The theatre is adding “Baltimore” to its name to become Baltimore Center Stage. The name change is a reflection of the theater’s roots in the Baltimore community. Baltimore Center Stage, having undergone a $28 million renovation to its building at 700 North Calvert Street, including its mainstage, the Head Theater, will reopen to the public on March 3 with opening night of The White Snake.

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IATSE International President Matthew Loeb with Anthony DePaulo, who stepped down as 3rd International Vice President, and new 13th International Vice President James J. Claffey, Jr.
IATSE International President Matthew Loeb with Anthony DePaulo, who stepped down as 3rd International Vice President, and new 13th International Vice President James J. Claffey, Jr.

James J. Claffey Jr. Elected as 13th International VP of IATSE

Michael Eddy

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Third International Vice President Anthony DePaulo announced that he is stepping down from the General Executive Board effective immediately. The announcement was made at the IATSE’s Mid-Winter General Executive Board Meeting. DePaulo will continue to stay involved as the Co-Director of the Stagecraft Department until his retirement in 2018. The General Executive Board then unanimously elected IATSE Local One President James J. Claffey, Jr., as 13th International Vice President.

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Strong Lighting is Back

Michael Eddy

OMAHA, NE- A new company with a familiar name, Strong Lighting, has arisen. The new Strong Lighting will carry on the traditions started in 1926 by Harry Strong of innovative products and outstanding customer service. Leading the new Strong Lighting company will be Paul Rabinovitz, who serves as president. Add a comment

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