Lectrosonics announces its 600 MHz trade-in special program for North American customers
Lectrosonics announces its 600 MHz trade-in special program for North American customers

Lectrosonics Announces 600 MHz Trade-In Special Program for North American Customers

Michael Eddy

As a company with a strong focus on customer service, Lectrosonics has long maintained the goal of ensuring that users have the best tools available and can rely on their utility for many years, even decades. In order to assist customers in complying with the new regulations regarding the 600 MHz spectrum in North America, the Company is pleased to announce their 600 MHz Trade-in Special Program, which will allow equipment owners in the US and Canada to trade in their older wireless transmitters, receivers and IFB units and systems while purchasing new Lectrosonics products from an authorized US or Canadian dealer.

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American Idiot was lit by Ariel del Mastro in Buenos Aires
American Idiot was lit by Ariel del Mastro in Buenos Aires

LD Ariel del Mastro Lights American Idiot in Buenos Aires

Michael Eddy

A top Argentinian creative team including director, set and lighting designer Ariel del Mastro, award-winning lighting director Ariel “el gato” Ponce, and video designer Maxi Vecco have created a stunning production design for Green Day’s rock opera American Idiot, currently playing at the Broadway Theatre in Buenos Aires. It is the first time that the show has been sung in Spanish, and in fact the first time it has been produced in any language other than English.

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Theater Artist Taylor Mac Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Kathy Eddy

Taylor Mac is a writer, director, actor, singer, and performance artist whose fearlessly experimental works dramatize the power of theater as a space for building community. Mac (who uses judy [lowercase] as a gender pronoun) merges high and low theatrical conventions—from classical Japanese theater to popular music concerts—and interacts with the audience to inspire a reconsideration of assumptions about gender, identity, ethnicity, and performance itself.

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Opera Director/ Producer Yuval Sharon Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Kathy Eddy

Yuval Sharon is a director and producer of opera expanding the possibilities of where, when, and how opera can be performed. As founder and artistic director of The Industry, a Los Angeles–based production company, Sharon brings together singers, instrumentalists, and emerging technologies in nontraditional performance spaces, transforming opera from an experience of passive listening to one that is immersive, multisensory, and mobile.

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Playwright Annie Baker Named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Kathy Eddy

Annie Baker is a playwright exploring the complexities of human behavior and the ways in which language is often inadequate to build true understanding between people. With a keen ear for the subtleties of everyday speech, a masterful command of dramatic structure, and a willingness to allow silences to linger on stage (often to a point of discomfort), she brings to life the erratic rhythms of human interaction. In mining the minutiae of how we speak, act, and relate to one another, Baker captures the humor, absurdity, and tragedy that result from the limitations of language and our fraught search for more meaningful human connections.

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Lighting Designer Al Crawford
Lighting Designer Al Crawford

Lighting Designer Al Crawford Joins UNSCA Board of Trustees

Michael Eddy

Lighting design alumnus Al Crawford has been appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). A 1997 graduate of the School of Design and Production(D&P), he succeeds Justin Poindexter (High School ’01, Music ’06) whose term as alumni member expired. 

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The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund Dedicates the Shubert Pavilion

Michael Eddy

The Actors Fund Home, an assisted living and skilled nursing care facility for the performing arts and entertainment community, recently celebrated the opening of The Shubert Pavilion at their facility in Englewood, NJ. The event marked the mid-point of a capital campaign to rebuild, expand, and preserve The Actors Fund Home, which will ultimately add an additional 45 beds to the residence.

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USITT is looking for a few good Stage Managers
USITT is looking for a few good Stage Managers

USITT Stage Management Mentor Program Accepting Applications

Michael Eddy

October 10th, is International Stage Managers Day. In recognition of that, we're sharing the news that the USITT Stage Management Mentor Program (SMMP) is open and looking for participants. The deadline to apply is November 15. The SMMP program offers students and young professionals interested in stage management the opportunity to participate in a practical training experience.

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Part of the Plan with a set design by Jason Sherwood and a lighting design by Jason Kantrowitz
Part of the Plan with a set design by Jason Sherwood and a lighting design by Jason Kantrowitz

LD Jason Kantrowitz Lights the New Musical, "Part of the Plan"

Michael Eddy

A new, and hopefully Broadway-bound musical, Part of the Plan, draws its score and inspiration from the deep catalog of singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. Lighting Designer Jason Kantrowitz provided a rich and varied lighting design for the musical’s debut at Nashville’s James K. Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). 

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