It's your last chance to apply for the Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant to help support props artisans starting their careers
It's your last chance to apply for the Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant to help support props artisans starting their careers

Society of Properties Artisan Managers Grant Applications - Last Chance

Michael Eddy

It's your LAST CHANCE to apply for a $1,000 internship grant to help props personnel with their expenses for the summer. 
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS TOMORROW NIGHT, MAY 15th at MIDNIGHT! 
What are you waiting for? Get your stuff in now!

These are 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 at Midnight.

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A scene from The Cher Show. Photo by Mary Hamrick
A scene from The Cher Show. Photo by Mary Hamrick

Video and Digital Lighting Solutions for The Cher Show

Stage Directions

The Cher Show, a jukebox musical showcasing the career of the entertainment icon, is running at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre with a video systems package from WorldStage.The production traces the life of Cher by using three actresses to portray her as “Babe,” “Lady” and “Star.”  The stage set, featuring lots of sparkle and reflective elements, comprises automated scenic pieces with lighting and video capabilities. The ever-changing set is a backdrop for many of Cher’s most famous performances, including memorable turns on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Britain’s Top of the Pops.

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A scene from The Kyoto Sushi Theater, lit by LD Andy Hinago
A scene from The Kyoto Sushi Theater, lit by LD Andy Hinago

LD Andy Hinago Adds Sparkle to The Kyoto Sushi Theater

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Both world-class dining and entertainment offerings are found in the Kyoto Sushi Theater, a lively venue that serves up a culinary and artistic feast for its customers by providing delicious food choices and captivating theatrical performances. Creating a colorful and engaging backdrop for this dual experience is an Andy Hinago-designed lightshow that features a collection of CHAUVET Professional fixtures, supplied by PRG Japan.

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The new Electronic Libretto System (ELS)  mounted in the seat backs at the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera
The new Electronic Libretto System (ELS) mounted in the seat backs at the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera Pioneers Next-Generation Technology to Better Serve Opera Audiences

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Susan G. Marineau, President of the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Opera announced that on Opening Night of the 2019 Season, a new generation of seatback titles will debut in the Crosby Theatre. The new Electronic Libretto System (ELS) represents the second generation of seatback title technology and will replace the prior system, which was installed by Figaro Systems in 1999.

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Take1 Insurance Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Event Safety Summit

Stage Directions

Leading entertainment industry insurance solutions provider Take1 Insurance announced that it will again serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Event Safety Alliance Event Safety Summit. The three-day event will take place November 20-22, 2019 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, PA, with pre-summit training courses also being offered on November 18-19 for those interested in delving deeper into specific subject areas. Registration is now open.

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Five ESTA Standards in Public Review

Stage Directions

ESTA has five documents posted for public review on the ESTA Technical Standards Program website. Two are new draft standards, while three are postings for reaffirmation of existing standards. People materially affected by these standards or proposed standards are invited to visit the website and to comment on them before the comment due dates noted. In order of due-date and then alpha-numeric designation, the documents are:

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Vietgone with a lighting design by Jen Fok. Photos by Paul Fox
Vietgone with a lighting design by Jen Fok. Photos by Paul Fox

LD Jen Fok Uses Color to Capture Moments in Vietgone

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Jen Fok says that she enjoys making “large gestures” that mix color and shadow. She’s quite talented at creating these intense visual statements too, as evidenced by her work as the lighting designer on Qui Nguyen’s rollicking family saga Vietgone, which is running at the Boston Center for the Arts from April 26 through May 25. This production was directed by Michelle Aguillon and is presented by Company One Theatre in partnership with Pao Arts Center.

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34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Recipients

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The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out to recipients in 19 categories, with one special award and three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Drama Desk Award-nominated writer and performer of The New One, Mike Birbiglia. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

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JR Lighting Design, Inc. is Now JRLX, Inc.
JR Lighting Design, Inc. is Now JRLX, Inc.

JR Lighting Design, Inc. is Now JRLX, Inc.

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JR Lighting Design, Inc. is now JRLX, Inc. “We are NOT a design firm and this rebranding is a great opportunity to tell our story of evolution,” says Director of Operations Kevin Rosenhagen. “Lighting is “in our DNA” - it is front-and-center - “LX” is a well-known industry abbreviation for “lighting”,” states JRLX, Inc. President Jason Reberski. “X” represents an unknown, defining variable – and that is EXACTLY what it will always represent for us – it can change as needed to encompass any industry discipline. We are solutions-driven and often integrate video, special effects, and custom fabrication elements for our touring and integration customers in addition to lighting. We have recently expanded our tour-prep/rehearsal and pre-viz facilities in Chicago and launched a multi-substrate printing and graphics department to assist our touring and production customers,” Reberski continues.

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