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  • Thompson Joins Manchester International Festival

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | April 11, 2007 MANCHESTER, UK — Following on from project managing the Northumberland Lights lighting design, White Light’s Jack Thompson has taken on the role of technical director of theatre for the Manchester International Festival. Read More...
  • Asolo, Verizon Foundation Team for Beyond the Book

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 11, 2007 SARASOTA, FL — Asolo Repertory Theatre and the Verizon Foundation are collaborating on a project called Beyond the Book. This is the first partnership between the two. Beyond the Book has been developed to promote literacy and encourage reading through events and promotion. Read More...
  • Christopher Ashley Named Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | April 11, 2007 SAN DIEGO, CA — The La Jolla Playhouse has appointed Christopher Ashley artistic director. Des McAnuff, who held the position previously, will shift to a newly created position known as Playhouse director emeritus. Read More...
  • Yamaha Appoints Dist. Manager

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | April 11, 2007 BUENA PARK, CA. — Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has appointed Jake Jacoby district manager for Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. In his new position, Jacoby is responsible for all sales activities and the implementation of marketing plans throughout the territory. Read More...
  • Harman Donates $50,000 to NSCA Education Foundation

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 10, 2007CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Harman Pro Group has announced that they have made a $50,000 donation to the NSCA Education Foundation. Read More...
  • Paper Mill Playhouse Snags 11th Hour Loan

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | April 9, 2007MILLBURN, NJ — After fiscal difficulties that threatened to close its doors, two real estate companies have agreed to back a bank loan for the Paper Mill Playhouse, which should secure the current season’s completion. Read More...
  • Saltzman Joins A.C.T

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 4, 2007 LOS ANGELES — Ben Saltzman has joined A.C.T Lighting in the newly created post of executive vice president. A.C.T. Lighting is an importer and distributor of lighting products in North America. Read More...
  • Clear-Com Relocates Americas and Asia Headquarters

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 4, 2007 ALAMEDA, CA and CAMBRIDGE, UK — Clear-Com, a provider of professional communication systems, has relocated to Alameda, adjacent to San Francisco, Calif. Read More...
  • Berkeley Rep Uncorks Season

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 4, 2007 BERKELEY, CA — Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced six of the seven shows selected for the theatre’s 2007/08 season — a mix of work to commemorate Berkeley Rep’s 40th birthday. Read More...
  • Old Globe Launches $75 Million Campaign

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | April 3, 2007 SAN DIEGO, CA — On March 16, 2006, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Calif., announced the launch of a five-year fundraising campaign, “Securing a San Diego Landmark,” aiming to raise $75 million by the Theatre’s 75th Anniversary in 2010. The announcement was made at a special event for Globe donors and friends by executive director Louis Spisto, artistic director Jack O’Brien and campaign chairs Harvey P. White and Karen Cohn. Read More...
  • Kennedy Center Announces Awards

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 3, 2007WASHINGTON, D.C. — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the awards and scholarship nominees for the 39th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), April 17-22, 2007.  Selected participants from eight regional festivals held in January and February at colleges and universities across the country are invited to showcase their talents at the nation’s center for the performing arts, to be considered for scholarships and awards and to participate in master classes with artists in their field.  Students participating in the regional and national festivals are eligible for awards for outstanding acting, stage design, playwriting, directing and dramatic criticism. Read More...
  • Play About Woman Killed by Israeli Bulldozer Canceled

    The Florida Sun-Sentinel | Industry News | April 2, 2007BROWARD COUNTY, FL — The controversial play My Name Is Rachel Corrie has been canceled by the board of Plantation's Mosaic Theatre Company in the face of opposition from some Jewish groups over its seemingly pro-Palestinian stance. Read More...
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