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  • Propping Angels in America, a “period” piece

    Jay Lasnik | Answer BoxProps | March 25, 2020This month’s Answer Box comes from Jay Lasnik, Props Master at Penn State University. Here Lasnik talks about building a “period” phone booth from the 1980s for a recent production of Angels in America at Penn State, as well as “Hunting & Gathering” props for this production. The Creative Team for this production included: Scenic […] Read More...
  • A Most Successful Balance: Lighting Designer Christina R. Giannelli

    Lisa Mulcahy | DesignIn the Limelight | March 25, 2020Christina R. Giannelli has earned the respect of countless peers and audiences for her elegant and powerful creativity and style. Giannelli has designed unique, original lighting for many prestigious ballets, including works by Julia Adam, Christopher Bruce, Jorma Elo, Donald McHale, Kenneth McMillan, Trey McIntyre, Dennis Nahat, Ben Stevenson, Glen Tetley, Natalie Weir, Stanton Welch, […] Read More...
  • Brilliance and Authenticity: Stage Manager Ross Jackson

    Lisa Mulcahy | In the LimelightStage Management | March 25, 2020Ross Jackson’s talent and unshakeable sense of self have carried him to the top rank of stage managers and have earned him respect from countless colleagues. Jackson works extensively with The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, where he is a production stage manager. His credits there include Key Largo, Skintight, The Niceties, Lights Out: Nat […] Read More...
  • Sound Engineer Paul Bevan on using a PSA EMBRACE earmount mic for a violin

    Point Source Audio, Stage Directions | Sounding BoardThe Sounding Board - Point Source Audio Blog | March 24, 2020With a growing number of theater productions, from Broadway shows to university’s stages, where an instrumentalist is also onstage as a performer, it’s the job of a sound engineer to figure out how to mic that instrument. Traditionally, lavalier microphones are the go-to mics for miking a violin for recording or in a live performance. […] Read More...
  • And then a truck drives through it…

    Michael S. Eddy | How-To | March 24, 2020The Bridgeport-based scenic company Global Scenic Services recently worked closely with scenic designer Clint Ramos constructing his set for the play Grand Horizons on Broadway. We caught up with Global’s Peter Falco and Rory Mulholland to, in their own words, walk us through the automation and scenic solution for the end of Act 1 finale […] Read More...
  • Making a House into a Home

    Michael S. Eddy | Design | March 24, 2020Clint Ramos is a scenic and costume designer based in New York City. He was recently named a 2020 Fellow by the United States Artists organization. He’s the recipient of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for his work on Eclipsed (the first person of color to win in his category) […] Read More...
  • The Warner Theatre Puts up the Nets

    Stage Directions | Safety | March 24, 2020Safety is the number one thing for everyone in a theater, no matter your role. Safety is an issue that effects everyone in the theater space—actors, musicians, crew, and audiences. There is one area in many theaters that doesn’t always get the same safety attention paid to it and that is the large hole at […] Read More...
  • Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Practice SAFE Microphone Etiquette

    Point Source Audio | Industry NewsThe Sounding Board - Point Source Audio Blog | March 18, 2020Some precautions that you can take to reduce the risk of spreading anything around Why Performers and Presenters Should Have Personal Mics Sharing is usually seen as a virtuous act, but this isn’t the case when it comes to a performer or presenter’s microphone. It may not seem like a problem that a multiple people […] Read More...
  • The Point Source Audio Family Continues to Grow

    Stage Directions | Changing RolesThe Sounding Board - Point Source Audio Blog | March 17, 2020Three new hires have helped to expand Point Source Audio’s education and customer service teams   The dedicated team at Point Source Audio has grown once again with three new additions across the education and customer service teams. Joe Cota has joined the manufacturer as Customer Education Specialist while Justin Hall becomes Key Account Manager […] Read More...
  • Point Source Audio: Sounding Board: Microphone Giveaway for World Theatre Day

    Point Source Audio | The Sounding Board - Point Source Audio Blog | March 11, 2020Point Source Audio is having a Microphone Giveaway! They want to support YOU! To celebrate #WorldTheatreDay on March 27, PSA wants to give young people the confidence to walk out on stage without a microphone getting in the way of their expression. Do you know a theatre, school, youth drama center, performing arts group, or any non-profit […] Read More...
  • Point Source Audio Expands with German Pro Audio Specialist, Mega Audio

    Point Source Audio | The Sounding Board - Point Source Audio Blog | March 3, 2020Point Source Audio has expanded its reach into the European market thanks to a new relationship with Mega Audio. The agreement sees Mega Audio take on the exclusive distribution of Point Source Audio’s products for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Read More...
  • Verdi at The Morgan Library

    Stage Directions | Design Inspiration | February 26, 2020Making their U.S. debut at The Morgan Library & Museum this past fall were some wonderful treasures from Milan’s famed Ricordi Archive as the basis of the Library’s insightful exhibit, Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff—Highlights from the Ricordi Archive. Read More...
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