Fantastic Journey on Princess Cruises used 270-degree projection mapping
Fantastic Journey on Princess Cruises used 270-degree projection mapping

Fantastic Journey on Princess Cruises Honored with a Thea Production Award

Stage Directions

Green Hippo notes that the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has honored Fantastic Journey – the extraordinary theatrical show exclusively created for Princess Cruises – with a Thea Awards of Outstanding Achievement (Thea Awards recipients were officially announced in November 2018). The 3D-mapped show pushed the technical boundaries, delivering 270-degree, 3D-mapped imagery and Green Hippo technology was at the helm, tracking the entire show. Here’s a video of the show from Princess Cruises: {youtube}v=0SW-qdkSSLo{/youtube}

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Scenes from Varoffer. All Photos ©Håkan Larsson
Scenes from Varoffer. All Photos ©Håkan Larsson

Humans and Robots Unite for Varoffer Performance

Stage Directions

As the worlds of humans and machines collide and the relationships between nature, technology, and artificial intelligence become daily more inextricably intertwined, urban dance impresario Fredrik ‘Benke’ Rydman made this mutually dependent alliance the subject of his amazing Varoffer performance, which ran at Stockholm Kulturhuset Stadsteater in Sweden. Here is a behind the scenes video of integrating the robot into Varoffer: {youtube}v=m9oPe9CsUpI{/youtube}

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The front view of the Shure ADX1M Micro Bodypack Transmitter
The front view of the Shure ADX1M Micro Bodypack Transmitter

GEAR IN FOCUS: Shure ADX1M Micro Bodypack Transmitter

Kathy Eddy

Shure recently introduced the ADX1M Micro Bodypack Transmitter which is compatible with its Axient Digital Wireless Systems. Real proof that big things can come in small packages, the ADX1M offers theatrical designers more flexibility in placement and concealment of the bodypack transmitter. Everything about the design of Shure’s new Micro Bodypack Transmitter is well thought out and shows an understanding of the challenges and needs of the theater application.

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Behind the Scenes of Network

Michael Eddy

Here’s a behind the scenes video about some of the design decisions for Network, from its original run at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre. Network is now running on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Here from Director, Ivo van Hove; Costume Designer, An D’Huys; scenic and lighting designer, Jan Versweyveld; and Associate Video Designer, Christopher Ash. Production management on Broadway was handled by Aurora Productions; and the Production Stage Manager was Timothy R. Semon.{youtube} v=PM8Lv-3Ms2E{/youtube}

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Shaking the Tree

Lisa Mulcahy

Reflections on Writing My Eighth Book
I remember my first days at Brandeis University, when I entered the school’s wonderful theater arts program as a freshman. It felt magical and special to walk into the vast Spingold Theater and imagine myself performing on its stage (which I started doing soon after, loving every minute of it). As my years at Brandeis happily progressed, I learned EVERYTHING—every aspect of top-notch theater study and practice was available right in front of me. I studied acting with the late, great Ted Kazanoff and playwrighting with the incredible Edward Albee, sang and performed many classic musical theater roles, worked as a production sound designer, studied theater history (which I found fascinating), and completed my honors thesis in directing. I learned the practical skills that made me tough enough to survive as an actress in Boston theater right after graduation, and honed the chutzpah I needed to direct, produce, and teach professionally in Boston and New York, too. 

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