The Stormrider production
The Stormrider production

Lighting Designer, Marc Heinz Rides the Storm

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It’s not every day that the chance comes up to light a large-scale musical spectacular starring over 100 majestic Friesian horses, geese, a dog, a falcon… together a few famous actors and singers as well, so Lighting Designer, Marc Heinz relished the opportunity of working on De Stormruiter (The Stormrider) with a cast that truly ticked the ‘diverse’ box in every aspect. Here's a video trailer for The Stormrider: {youtube}v=3dphQ6dECLU{/youtube}

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Backstage Video: Building the Sea Wall at The Alley Theatre for Twelfth Night

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Here’s a behind-the-scenes of the Sea Wall being built and painted for the Alley Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s tale of unrequited love, Twelfth Night. Alley carpenters and painters have been working to bring Shakespeare's Illyria to life. Check out the 20-foot Sea Wall that was built in the Alley Theatre's Production Center from a Scenic Design by Todd Rosenthal. {youtube}v=x67ymmwxH3Q{/youtube}

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Behind the Scenes: Projections for Coriolanus at the Stratford Festival

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This summer, William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus has been playing at Canada’s Stratford Festival. Director and Set Designer, Robert Lepage made his Stratford Festival debut with this genre-defying production of Coriolanus that was created in collaboration with Ex Machina. Here is a video with Technical Director for the Avon Theatre, Elissa Horscroft and Lepage talking about the projection design for Coriolanus: {youtube} v=tOqAl6gnu5c{/youtube}

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Behind the Scenes: The Set for Coriolanus at the Stratford Festival

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This summer, William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus has been playing at Canada’s Stratford Festival. Director and Set Designer, Robert Lepage made his Stratford Festival debut with this genre-defying production of Coriolanus that was created in collaboration with Ex Machina. Here is a video with Technical Director for the Avon Theatre, Elissa Horscroft and Lepage talking about the set for this inventive production: {youtube}v=yeOZAmZ1m58{/youtube}

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AMP with lighting design by Stacey Boggs. Photo by Hunter Canning
AMP was honored with a NYIT award for Outstanding Lighting Design by Stacey Boggs. Photo by Hunter Canning

2018 New York Innovative Theatre Awards

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On Monday, September 24, the Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 14 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, presented 26 awards and four honorary awards for outstanding achievement in theatre at the 14th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony, at Centennial Memorial Theatre.

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The Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management Awards

Michael Eddy

On Monday evening, September 17, 2018, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) gathered at Connolly's Pub & Restaurant in Times Square, NYC held its annual Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management Awards. The evening honored three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, regional theatre, and dance: Roy Harris, Lyle Raper, and Maxine Glorsky. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA recognized Peter Sargent of Webster University with a special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for his work as an educator.

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The Institute of Outdoor Theatre is holding its National Conference, October 16-18 in Manteo, NC
The Institute of Outdoor Theatre is holding its National Conference, October 16-18 in Manteo, NC

National Conference on Outdoor Theatre Is Fast Approaching

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Join fellow theater leaders for The National Conference on Outdoor Theatre, a multi-day networking event where attendees can trade insights and explore new concepts. This is an opportunity to meet others in the industry and share your experience.The 55th National Conference on Outdoor Theatre will be hosted by The Lost Colony, Oct. 16-18, 2018 in Manteo, NC. While this conference is about outdoor theatre, all of the content applies very much to indoor theatres as well. It is a small, intimate conference with rich programming. Learn more about all that is planned and join the conversation this fall at the 55th National Conference on Outdoor Theatre.
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