Stephanie Ybarra is the new Artistic Director at Baltimore Center Stage
Stephanie Ybarra is the new Artistic Director at Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Stephanie Ybarra as New Artistic Director

Michael Eddy

After a nationwide search, Baltimore Center Stage announces Stephanie Ybarra has been tapped to become the theater’s next Artistic Director. Ybarra comes to Baltimore Center Stage from The Public Theater in New York, where she currently serves as Director of Special Artistic Projects. She will transition to Center Stage beginning in October and join the staff full-time in December.

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Susan Butera joins Full Compass as VP of Marketing
Susan Butera joins Full Compass as VP of Marketing

Full Compass Hires New Vice President of Marketing

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Full Compass announced that Susan Butera has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. In her role, she will lead the marketing team and help drive continued growth of the business. Butera comes to Full Compass with deep experience in brand strategy, digital and catalog marketing. Her focus at the company will be on acquiring new customers, retaining existing customers, communicating the brand value proposition and creating an outstanding experience for all customers.

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Drew Bongiorno joins A.C. Lighting as sales representative for the Southeastern U.S.
Drew Bongiorno joins A.C. Lighting as sales representative for the Southeastern U.S.

A.C. Lighting Welcomes Drew Bongiorno as Sales Representative for Southeastern U.S.

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A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of lighting, rigging and video technologies, announces the hiring of Drew Bongiorno as Sales Representative for the Southeastern U.S. Reporting to Fred Mikeska, Vice President, Sales, Drew will be responsible for growing the business with existing and new clients for the Southeastern U.S. market.

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Professor Franz Kraus and Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser (L to R), board members with the ARRI Group
Professor Franz Kraus and Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser (L to R), board members with the ARRI Group

New Executive Board Member for Technology at the ARRI Group

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The Supervisory Board of the ARRI Group with headquarters in Munich, Germany, appointed Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser, effective September 1, 2018, as the new Executive Board member responsible for technology. He is the successor to Professor Franz Kraus, former Executive Board member for technology of the ARRI Group, who, after more than 30 years of highly successful work for the ARRI Group, joins the Supervisory Board and will continue to be closely associated with the company.

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Jody Kovalick has been named Principal in Minneapolis for Schuler Shook
Jody Kovalick has been named Principal in Minneapolis for Schuler Shook

Schuler Shook Announces Jody Kovalick as Principal in Minneapolis

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Schuler Shook announces the promotion of theatre consultant, Jody Kovalick, ASTC, to Principal. Kovalick joined Schuler Shook’s Theatre Planning team in 2001. Dedicated and passionate about theatre production, Jody has a BFA from Pennsylvania State University and an MFA in Technical Design and Production from Yale School of Drama.  He is also an active member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants.

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Hana S. Sharif is the new Artistic Director for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Hana S. Sharif is the new Artistic Director for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Names Hana S. Sharif as its New Artistic Director

Michael Eddy

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announces Hana S. Sharif as its new artistic director. Currently the associate artistic director at Baltimore Center Stage, Sharif will take over as The Rep’s next artistic leader following Steven Woolf’s retirement at the end of the 2018-2019 season. Sharif will hold the title of Augustin Family Artistic Director. Here's a video of Sharif answering the question, Why Theatre? from Oregon Shakespeare Festival: {youtube}v=_PZ_HeW2p_k{/youtube}

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George Masek rejoins Philips Vari-Lite
George Masek rejoins Philips Vari-Lite

George Masek Returns to Philips Vari-Lite

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Signify Entertainment Lighting announces the return of Philips Vari-Lite veteran George Masek. His appointment closely follows the arrival of Brian Friborg as the new Head of Signify Entertainment Lighting, and of Gary W. Sanders as Sales Manager for the Americas. Based at the company's Dallas office, Masek will look after Business Development for the Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Strand Lighting, Philips Selecon, and Showline brands.

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