Soldaat van Oranje - The Musical. Photo By Joris van Bennekom
Soldaat van Oranje - The Musical. Photo By Joris van Bennekom

Soldaat van Oranje - The Musical Gets More Realistic Stage Lighting

Stage Directions

Over 2.5 million spectators have visited the TheaterHangaar, a former military aircraft hangar, to see Soldaat van Oranje - The Musical since its debut in 2010. The longest running performance in the history of Dutch theatre, the show tells the story of World War II resistance fighter Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema. The TheaterHangaar recently added a range of static wash lights to replace the original fixtures in the venue.
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4Wall has acquired Boston-based Advanced Lighting & Production Services (ALPS)
4Wall has acquired Boston-based Advanced Lighting & Production Services (ALPS)

4Wall’s Wes Bailey Discusses Acquisition of ALPS

Stage Directions

4Wall Entertainment recently reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Boston-based stage and theatrical lighting services provider, Advanced Lighting & Production Services (ALPS). Recently, Stage Directions spoke with Wes Bailey, 4Wall VP of M&A and Product Strategy about this acquisition as well as the company’s continuing plans for growth.

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Listen Technologies Recognized for Actively Working to Break Technology’s Glass Ceiling
Listen Technologies Recognized for Actively Working to Break Technology’s Glass Ceiling

Listen Technologies Recognized for Actively Working to Break the Glass Ceiling

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Listen Technologies, a provider of assistive listening products for 20 years, announced it has been recognized in the Women Tech Council’s 2018 Shatter List for actively employing measures to help break technology’s glass ceiling. Listen Technologies was among 44 companies recognized based on the development and successful implementation of measures that create inclusive cultures where women can contribute and succeed.

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The Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant will support props artisans starting their careers
The Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant will support props artisans starting their careers

Society of Properties Artisan Managers Grant Applications Due Soon

Michael Eddy

There’s still time to apply for the two annual grants from The Society of Properties Artisan Managers for props personnel looking to further their career: the Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant. Both are intended to assist with transportation, housing, or necessities while completing an internship in the field of properties. Applications are due by May 15.

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A shot from the Women Count March, a march to advocate for equal representation for women in theatre
A shot from the Women Count March, a march to advocate for equal representation for women in theatre

The League of Professional Theatre Women Releases Third Women Count Report Quantifying Lack of Gender Parity

Stage Directions

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, has published the third in a series of reports authored by Martha Wade Steketee with Judy Binus, on the status of women employed in New York City theatres, with the goal of changing the conversation from anecdote to action.

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GLP highlights the #SaveStageLighting campaign in their demos
GLP highlights the #SaveStageLighting campaign in their demos

GLP Joins the Campaign to Save Stage Lighting

Stage Directions

Lighting manufacturers have reacted strongly to publication of the EU Eco-Design laws which would have major impact to stage lighting and our industry. The new EU legislation on Ecodesign and energy labelling sets out to improve the energy efficiency of products in line with the worldwide demand for more efficient products to reduce energy and resource consumption.

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