(L to R) Former general director David Gockley with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company’s highest honor with SFO General Director Matthew Shilvock. ©Drew Altizer Photography
(L to R) Former general director David Gockley with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company’s highest honor with SFO General Director Matthew Shilvock. ©Drew Altizer Photography

San Francisco Opera Medal Awarded to David Gockley

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In an onstage presentation following the July 1 performance of Richard Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented former general director David Gockley with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company’s highest honor. An industry pioneer who helped shape the operatic repertory and build new audiences for the artform, Gockley served 10 years at the helm of San Francisco Opera and is currently the Company’s General Director Emeritus.

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Kayla Carroll, the winner of the 2018 Edie Whitsett Grant and Danielle Wermedal, the winner of the 2018 Jen Trieloff Grant (Left to Right)
Kayla Carroll, the winner of the 2018 Edie Whitsett Grant and Danielle Wermedal, the winner of the 2018 Jen Trieloff Grant (Left to Right)

Society of Properties Artisan Managers Announce 2018 Grant Winners

Michael Eddy

The Society of Properties Artisan Managers (S*P*A*M) announce the winners of their two annual grants 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. The winner of the 2018 Edie Whitsett Grant is Kayla Carroll. The winner of the 2018 Jen Trieloff Grant is Danielle Wermedal.

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The Lifespan of a Fact will feature Broadway's first all-female design team
The Lifespan of a Fact will feature Broadway's first all-female design team

First All-Female Design Team Announced for The Lifespan of a Fact on Broadway

Michael Eddy

Tony nominated director Leigh Silverman has assembled Broadway’s first all-female design team for this fall’s world premiere Broadway play, The Lifespan of a FactThe production will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Mimi Lien (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), costume design by Tony Award winner Linda Cho (The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), sound design by Palmer Hefferan (Sugar in Our Wounds), and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon (Six Degrees of Separation).

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Henry IV at the The Shakespeare Center of L.A. was built by Veterans
Henry IV at the The Shakespeare Center of L.A. was built by Veterans

Henry IV by The Shakespeare Center of L.A. was Built by Veterans

Michael Eddy

The L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health has partnered with The Shakespeare Center of L.A. in presenting Shakespeare's Henry IV, which is being performed at the Japanese Gardens on the West Los Angeles V.A. campus. In this video, you will see that the stage, and much of the show, was built with the help of many U.S. military veterans. Henry IV, which opened on June 8th, is running through July 1st. {youtube}v=02dmgMoiv98{/youtube}

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Mélat will perform a free show at The Kennedy Center in recognition of World Refugee Day
Mélat will perform a free show at The Kennedy Center in recognition of World Refugee Day

The Kennedy Center and UNHCR Present a Free Performance on June 20 by Mélat in Recognition of World Refugee Day

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Every year on June 20, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency holds special events for World Refugee Day to recognize the lives of refugees and all those dedicated to helping them. On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 6-7pm EDT, on the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage, Austin, Texas-based singer and songwriter Mélat will perform a free performance in recognition of World Refugee Day. This year’s World Refugee Day #WithRefugees campaign aims to bring the public closer to the refugee story, showing them as ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances.

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