Group One Ltd.
Group One Ltd.

Group One Ltd. Appoints Two New Avolites Reps

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Avolites’ U.S. distributor, Farmingdale, NY-based Group One Limited, announces that it has recently partnered with two independent manufacturers’ representative firms—Right Track Marketing and Navatech + Warman Marketing—to service the Avolites and Ai brands in their respective territories. The announcement comes from Group One’s Brad White, national sales manager for Avolites, to whom both companies directly report.

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USITT is now accepting applications for its Board Mentorship Program
USITT is now accepting applications for its Board Mentorship Program

USITT Board Mentorship Program Now Accepting Applications

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USITT is offering a Board Mentorship Program, which offers students and early career members the opportunity to learn what it means to serve on a board of directors. This includes attending USITT board of director meetings, as well as participating in discussions and committee work over a one-year term. The application deadline is October 15.

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ESTA and USITT present the New World Rigging Symposium at USITT 2019
ESTA and USITT present the New World Rigging Symposium at USITT 2019

New World Rigging Symposium to Take Place at USITT 2019

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ESTA and USITT announce the second New World Rigging Symposium, taking place March 19-20, 2019 in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo 2019 in Louisville, KY. Building on the success of this year’s inaugural symposium, the 2019 event will once again provide an opportunity for riggers and those interested in the live entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies, and help shape the future of the industry.

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Elation is holding a series of open houses to demo lights, video, and control solutions across the U.S.
Elation is holding a series of open houses to demo lights, video, and control solutions across the U.S.

Elation to hold Open House events in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Tri-State New York Area

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Elation Professional invites lighting professionals to several upcoming Open House events featuring some of the company’s latest lighting, video, and control technology. The come one, come all events will be held August 13th in Las Vegas, August 21st in New Orleans and September 25th in Connecticut. See below for details on each event.

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The company of Woyzek. Photo Credit: Graeme Braidwood
The company of Woyzek. Photo Credit: Graeme Braidwood

LD Lee Curran and Sets/Costume Designer Neil Murray design Woyzeck

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From its very creation, Woyzeck has defied easy categorization. The German dramatist Georg Büchner died before he finished this woeful tale of a soldier returning home from war to an uncertain life, leaving the play, like a work of timeless jazz, open to endless interpretations by future writers who would “complete” his story in their own fashion. Over 180 years after its creator’s passing, Woyzeck resonates as powerfully as ever. This is very evident in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s recent production of the drama, which features some piercingly intense imagery that’s made all the more evocative by Lee Curran’s lighting design. Here’s a video of Designer Neil Murray, speaking about his scenic and costume designs for this production of Woyzeck: {youtube}v=gxRCZgXdti8{/youtube}

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ETCP Announces Changes to Portable Power Distribution Technician Eligibility Requirements

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After an extensive survey of stakeholders, employers, and subject matter experts, it was determined that candidates could acquire the foundational knowledge and skills to qualify to sit for the Portable Power Distribution Technician examination with a less stringent work requirement. Effective immediately, the ETCP Certification Council has lowered the eligibility requirements for candidates applying to take the PPDT examination to 20 points from the original 25 points.

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Chris Schyvinck, (Left) President and CEO at Shure receives the Global Excellence Award from Julian Phillips (Right) Executive Vice President at Whitlock, who also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for AVIXA.
Chris Schyvinck, (Left) President and CEO at Shure receives the Global Excellence Award from Julian Phillips (Right) Executive Vice President at Whitlock, who also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for AVIXA.

Shure Receives 2018 Global Excellence Award

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The Global Presence Alliance (GPA), the “Star Alliance” of the Integrated Audio-Visual Experience Industry, has again recognized Shure as a 2018 Global Excellence Award winner. As a reflection of the leading audio, visual, and UC manufacturers and vendors, the annual Global Excellence Awards honor vendors that exhibit the highest level of commitment to delivering superior experiences to GPA members and global customers. Shure was previously honored with this prestigious achievement in 2017 and 2016, shortly after the Company joined the GPA’s Accredited Vendor Program.

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The Chorus of Jagged Little Pill. Photos © Evgenia Eliseeva
The Chorus of Jagged Little Pill. Photos © Evgenia Eliseeva

Justin Townsend Lights Acclaimed Jagged Little Pill

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The world premiere of Jagged Little Pill, featuring the music of Alanis Morissette, ran for 79 sold-out performances – May 5th to July 15th – at American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA. This was the longest run of any production at the theater. The show, which incorporates music from Morissette’s 1995 Grammy Award-winning album such as “Ironic” and “You Oughta Know,” is an original story that deals with some of today’s most significant issues like opiate addiction, gun control and gender identity.

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Students lighting designers work on their presentation for the CHAUVET Student Lighting Showcase at the The Montalbán
Students lighting designers work on their presentation for the CHAUVET Student Lighting Showcase at the The Montalbán

CHAUVET Professional 5th Annual Student Lighting Showcase

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The Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, which is owned by the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation as part of its mission to promote theatre education and the work of Latino artists, recently hosted the the CHAUVET Professional Student Lighting Showcase. Now in its fifth year, the annual interactive educational event, which was sponsored by 4Wall Entertainment, gives lighting students from Los Angeles-area college theatre programs an opportunity to collaborate on design projects and have their work evaluated by noted lighting designers. This year’s group of designers included Jeff Ravitz, Matt Ford, James Schipper, Rachel Miller, Mark Devlin, and Aron Altmark.

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