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  • American DJ Emerald Green Lasers

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 26, 2007 American DJ introduces three new 4.9 mW DMX-512 green lasers — Emerald Sky, Emerald Scan II and Mini Emerald Beam.  Read More...
  • PRG Reported to Launch $385 Million Buyout Loan

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 20, 2007 Jere Harris, PRGNEW YORK — According to current postings on forums and newsgroups, Goldman Sachs provided $385 million in financing to back the Jordan Cos.' roughly $600 million purchase of Production Resources Group.  Read More...
  • Royal Opera House Gets First U.K. SeaChanger from White

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | July 19, 2007  LONDON — Leading entertainment lighting supplier White Light has supplied the first SeaChanger color engines to be used in the U.K. to the Royal Opera House in London.   Read More...
  • The Color Purple Goes on the Road with Drawmer

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | July 19, 2007  CHICAGO — An adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple Broadway musical has taken to the road and is currently playing an extended engagement in Chicago. Sound designer Jon Weston chose Drawmer for the tour.   Read More...
  • Movecat ERFW Trolleys

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 19, 2007 Movecat, distributed through Think Abele in Nufringen, Germany, introduces a new series of single-pin push trolleys for use in theatres, events halls, etc. There are currently three models in the series: ERFW 500/1000, 1000/2000 and 1600/3200, which are designed for IPE girders with flanges ranging from 66 to 310 mm in width.  Read More...
  • ACT Begins Search for New Managing Director

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | July 18, 2007SEATTLE — ACT – A Contemporary Theatre has begun a search for a managing director for the 42-year-old regional theatre. Jolanne Stanton, currently serving as MD, is leaving after a few months on the job. Misha Berson in the Seattle Times reported that “The March 2007 hiring of Stanton, a nonprofit consultant who has served on ACT's board of directors, was a surprise to many because she had not run a theater before.” Read More...
  • Sheldon Epps Wins Irvine Leadership Award

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | July 18, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO — Sheldon Epps, artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse has been honored with a 2007 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, worth $125,000. The goal of the awards program, now in its second year, is to recognize and celebrate individuals who have demonstrated ingenuity, dedication, and collaboration — and to encourage other leaders to adopt similar approaches and solutions.  Read More...
  • Burning Wheel Hosts Bogart

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | July 17, 2007LOS ANGELES — Backstage.com is reporting that Los Angeles theatre company Burning Wheel will present A Conversation with Anne Bogart on July 19 in Los Angeles. The event is free and open to the public. Bogart is Artistic Director of the New York-based SITI Company, which she founded in 1992 with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki. […] Read More...
  • Olney Theatre Artistic Director Resigns

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | July 12, 2007 OLNEY, MD — Jim Petosa, artistic director of the Olney Theatre Center since 1994, will leave his post at the end of next year’s season. Since 2002, Petosa has been splitting his time between the Olney and Boston University’s theatre school and has been commuting between the two. He explained, "I needed to move on or come back to this place full time. I realized the best thing now for the institution to do is to really look at where we are and determine what the desires for the future are."  Read More...
  • Tiny FO7 from Look Solutions

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 11, 2007 Look Solutions announces debut of the Tiny Fogger 2007. Made in Germany and known as the TINY F07, it is the modified successor of the battery-operated, programmable Tiny-Fogger. Only four inches long, its palm-sized dimensions enable it to be easily incorporated into costumes, props and scenery for use in concerts, theatre and special effects applications.  Read More...
  • Ecole des Beaux Arts in Le Mans Teams up with ETC Paris

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 11, 2007 LE MANS, FRANCE — Large format projection specialists /ETC/ Paris were called in to collaborate with students and lecturers from l’ESBAM (Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts du Mans) to create a massive public projection of specially created artworks in an urban space in central Le Mans, France. Video and projection artists Yves Trémorin and Tania Mouraud worked alongside /ETC/ ’s crew members Eric Dauvin and Christophe Aubry.  Read More...
  • Richard Stein Leaves Laguna Playhouse Post

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | July 11, 2007 LAGUNA BEACH, CA — After 17 years with the company, Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Richard Stein announced that he was resigning his post, citing that he wanted to be more actively engaged in the artistic side of theatre. Stein remarked, “I have longed to spend more time on the artistic side of theatre, and that's difficult to do while meeting the demands of being an executive director."  Read More...
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