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  • League of American Theatres and Producers Names Grant Recipients

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 13, 2007 New York, NY — The League of American Theatres and Producers Inc. has announced the recipients of its twelfth annual National Education Grants.  These grants support innovative programs that enable students from coast to coast to experience touring Broadway as a form of artistic expression and as an educational tool.  Read More...
  • UMass Boston Auditorium Plays Well with Meyer Sound

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 12, 2007 BOSTON — As the largest auditorium on the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) campus, the 510-seat Herbert Lipke Auditorium is used continually for lectures, guest speakers and panel discussions to name a few. In order to provide audio quality to such a broad spectrum of events, the university’s technical management team implemented a Meyer Sound self-powered UPJ-1P compact VariO loudspeaker. Read More...
  • Angelo Barone Joins Lifeline Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 11, 2007CHICAGO — Lifeline Theatre kicks off its 25th anniversary season by welcoming new Managing Director Angelo Barone as of August 15. Barone will be responsible for all nonartistic functions, including operations, finance, marketing and strategic planning, and has oversight of all development and fundraising.   Read More...
  • Doug Hughes Joins Roundabout Theatre Company As Resident Director

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 7, 2007 NEW YORK CITY — Roundabout Theatre Company Artistic Director Todd Haimes is proud to announce the appointment of Doug Hughes as resident director, effective September 2007, to serve as a part time year-round artistic advisor for Roundabout productions.  This new position was created to provide an additional voice for Todd Haimes and his colleagues as they make artistic decisions.  Read More...
  • Robe Show Lighting and Martin Professional Sign Licensing Agreement

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 6, 2007RADHOSTEM, CZECH REPUBLIC and ARHUS, DENMARK — Martin and Robe have entered into a licensing agreement, entitling Robe and its affiliated companies to utilize Martin’s United States patents 6,601,973 (the “973-patent”), 6,971,770 (the “770-patent”) and 7,222,997 on gobo holder and animation wheel technology, covering Robe’s Color Spot product series. The licensing agreement also entitles Martin and its affiliated companies to utilize technology covered by Robe’s United States patent application 10/534927. Read More...
  • Lark Announces New Playwriting Fellowship

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 6, 2007 NEW YORK CITY — The Lark Play Development Center — the theatre that has been the writing home for such playwrights as Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius) and David Henry Hwang (Yellow Face) since it opened its doors in 1994 — announces a new playwriting fellowship, the “Playwrights of New York.” (PONY). Read More...
  • National Playwrights Conference Accepting Submissions

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 6, 2007 The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center is now accepting submissions from Sept. 17 to Oct. 15 for the National Playwrights Conference. Read More...
  • Virginia Samford Theatre Celebrates 80 Years with Broadway Gala

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 4, 2007 BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Virginia Samford Theatre announces plans to celebrate 80 years of musical theatre in Birmingham. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-8 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The Gala performances will be a 90-minute musical tribute featuring the best of Broadway performed by Birmingham talent. Read More...
  • New Suzanne Roberts Theatre Open House

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 4, 2007PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Theatre Company will host a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Open House at their new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, at Broad and Lombard Streets on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. Read More...
  • American DJ Introduces Mega Series LED Stage/Wall Washes

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 4, 2007LOS ANGELES — American DJ has introduced its Mega Series LED washes, which consist of 3 LED stage/wall wash-type fixtures — the Mega Bar LED and Mega Panel LED color washes, and ultraviolet Mega Bar UV50 — all of which employ 10mm LEDs as their light source. Read More...
  • SlimDim SD2

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 30, 2007Lehigh introduces the SlimDim SD2, a 2X 1.2kW distributed dimming system. Designed for fixed or portable applications, the SlimDim SD2 covers a multitude of locations such as corners, coves, ceiling ports, stage or studio plug-in boxes — mounted in the grid, on the wall, or as a dimmer drop box. Read More...
  • City Stage Co. Founder Susan Gassett Announces Retirement

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 29, 2007BOSTON — City Stage Co. Founder and Artistic Director Susan Gassett has announced her retirement as of Aug. 31, 2007. The Board of Directors has named City Stage Co. Associate Director Larry Coen to succeed Gassett. Read More...
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