Industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins Christie Lites Rentals
Industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins Christie Lites Rentals

Pete Heffernan Joins Christie Lites Rentals

Michael Eddy

NASHVILLE, TN—Longtime industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins stage lighting rental company Christie Lites. Heffernan was president of Bandit Lites for eight years prior to joining Christie Lites and his career spans more than three decades including as promoter of an Elvis Presley concert, lighting designer, production manager, and as a corporate executive. Heffernan is now based in Nashville to focus on customer relations and market development for the Christie Lites.

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Martha Callaghan
Martha Callaghan

Martha Callaghan Joins Martin Audio as North East Regional Sales Manager

Michael Eddy

GLENDALE, CA––Martin Audio has named Martha Callaghan to the position of North East Regional Sales Manager. Callaghan’s duties will include engaging more closely with the company’s customers in the region while optimizing and building new relationships and helping to further develop and grow the vertical markets Martin Audio addresses.

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Paige Price
Paige Price

Paige Price Named as Artistic Director of Philadelphia Theatre Company

Michael Eddy

PHILADELPHIA,PA—The Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) announces that Paige Price will join the organization as Producing Artistic Director. Price brings more than thirty years of experience in the performing arts to PTC, most recently serving as Executive and Artistic Director at the nationally-renowned Theatre Aspen in Aspen, Colorado.

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USITT’s President-Elect, Dan Culhane
USITT’s President-Elect, Dan Culhane

USITT 2017 Board of Directors Election Results

Michael Eddy

SYRACUSE, NY—USITT have announced the results of the 2017 USITT Board of Directors election, with a new president, secretary, vice presidents of commissions and six directors being chosen. The board oversees leadership of USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, the national non-profit for performing arts design and technology professionals. 

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New faces at ETC include:(L to R) David Hilton, Erin Giblin, Jacob Coakley
New faces at ETC include:(L to R) David Hilton, Erin Giblin, Jacob Coakley

ETC Announces Two New Employees and a Role Change

Michael Eddy

MIDDLETON, WI—In 2016, ETC hired a record number of new employees and had more internal job transfers than any year before. So far in 2017 has started out the same, with many new employees joining the ETC team and employees moving into new jobs within the company. Erin Giblin and Jacob Coakley are two of those new faces, while David Hilton transitions into a new role at ETC.

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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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Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone
Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone

Tony Taccone to Step Down as Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep

Michael Eddy

BERKELEY, CA—Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that long-time Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone will depart the company at the end of its 50th anniversary season, 2018-19. When Taccone leaves, he will have been on staff at the company for 33 years, 22 of which he will have served as artistic director.

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