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  • Obsidian Control Systems: ONYX 4.4 Release Featuring DYLOS™ Pixel Composer

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | February 21, 2020Obsidian Control Systems announces the release of ONYX 4.4 lighting control software, which fully integrates Obsidian’s intuitive and artistic DYLOS™ pixel composer, opening up new possibilities for the creative designer. Integration of DYLOS into the ONYX platform brings an innovative toolset of media composition, effects, content and text generators, along with a large variety of […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Adam Savage Examines the Props of Hamilton SF

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 21, 2020In this Backstage Video from Adam Savage’s Tested, Savage goes backstage of the San Francisco production of Hamilton The Musical at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre. He gets a tour of the props from Mike Eickmeyer, Prop Master Hamilton, SF. Eickmeyer takes Savage around the stage and lets him examine a range of props, from King […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Timelapse of the Load-In for Twelfth Night at The Guthrie

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 21, 2020In this timelapse video from the Guthrie Theater, you can watch a condensed load-in of their production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. From a moat of water to a swoon-worthy swing, you can witness the Guthrie’s Production Team constructing the playground of dreams for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Read More...
  • City Theatrical: Now Shipping Multiverse Receiver Cards

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | February 21, 2020City Theatrical’s Multiverse® Receiver Cards are products that any lighting user can use to implement wireless DMX/RDM into entertainment projects or lighting equipment in a simple way. Multiverse Receiver Cards are now available in either the 2.4GHz or 900MHz* band through City Theatrical distributors worldwide. Read More...
  • UNCSA News: Interactive Soundscape installation at the Stevens Center

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 21, 2020Students in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Design & Production (D&P) have created an interactive installation, Soundscape, that explores the information we exchange, the spaces where we exchange it, and the technology that assists that conversation. The installation is free and open to public viewing in the lobby space […] Read More...
  • Bill Mensching to be Honored with Backstage Legends and Masters Award

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 20, 2020Purchase College, State University of New York’s Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will present the Ninth Annual Broadway technical Backstage Legends and Masters Award to theater legend, William M. (Bill) Mensching on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center on campus, located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, NY. […] Read More...
  • Stage Manager Matthew Aaron Stern to Present a Keynote Speech at the SETC Convention

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsUncategorized | February 20, 2020Accomplished Stage Manager, Matthew Aaron Stern will join the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) as a keynote speaker at the 71st annual SETC Convention in Louisville, KY. Stern’s keynote speech will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020. His keynote topic will be: How Stage Management Can Change the World. Read More...
  • Riedel Provides Comms System for Belgium’s Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 20, 2020The historic Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, also known as the De Munt Theatre, has upgraded its entire staff communications infrastructure based on intercom equipment from Riedel Communications. Consisting of the Artist digital matrix intercom, Bolero wireless intercom in both integrated and standalone modes, and SmartPanel multifunctional user interfaces, the Riedel solution surpasses the theater’s […] Read More...
  • USITT 2020 News: Student Ambassadors Selected for USITT 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 19, 2020Building additional bridges established from the North American cluster of exhibitions from Mexico, Canada, Quebec, and the United States, the International Committee invited three guests from Latin America to present at the upcoming Conference & Stage Expo in Houston. The call for entries in the Student Ambassador program targeted Spanish-speaking applicants for this unique opportunity […] Read More...
  • From the Q2Q Comics Archive #89: FINE TUNING

    Steve Younkins | Theatre Buzz | February 19, 2020Stage Directions brings you classic Q2Q Comics from the Q2Q Archive. Here’s #89: FINE TUNING from September 3, 2014. Read More...
  • New Ownership at Tyler Truss

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 19, 2020After 15 years of solid growth, driven by quality, innovation, and superior customer service, Tyler Truss is under new ownership. In October 2019, Glenn Cleland, former CEO/Owner of Magna-Tech Manufacturing and other manufacturing entities took the reins. Read More...
  • Canto USA: RETRO PAR

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | February 19, 2020Due to popular demand, Canto USA now offers the RETRO-PAR. The RETRO has been offered as a direct PAR lamp replacement since 2014. Since there are so many thousands of iterations of The RETRO, the PAR needed its opportunity to stand out and shine. Many manufacturers making incandescent PAR 56 and 64 lamps are discontinuing due […] Read More...
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