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Donald R. Seawell,Donald R. Seawell was founder and chairman emeritus of Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As a lawyer in New York City he represented such theatre legends as Noel Coward, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, among others. He was the first to bring the RSC in its current form to the USA, directing and presenting The Hollow Crown on Broadway and on tour in 1962. He moved to Denver in the ‘60s where he was the prime mover in creating the not-for-profit Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), which is now a four-block, 12-acre site that today is managed by the City of Denver. Now called the Denver Performing Arts Complex, it is home to 10 performance venues that feature ballet, symphony, opera, theatre and musicals. He was also instrumental in the creation of the NEA.

Read more: In Memoriam: Donald R. Seawell, 1912-2015

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Masque Sound provided a custom audio package for the world premiere of Moonshine in DallasJohn Shivers and Kevin Kennedy used Masque Sound to raise a ruckus for the world premiere of Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical.

Read more: Masque Sound Goes Country

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Jennifer Tipton will talk lighting at the 2016 Stage Lighting Super Saturday.Tony Award-winning lighting designer, and revered lighting design teacher, Jennifer Tipton will speak at the 2016 Stage Lighting Super Saturday on Jan. 9.

Read more: Jennifer Tipton to Shine at Stage Lighting Super Saturday

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Theatre Bay Area developed a new stragic plan to serve theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area, and announced a bevy of structural changes, new hires (two), promotions (one) and departures (two) to support the new plan. Full details on all the restructuring after the jump.

Read more: TBA Restructures

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The inside of Northern Stage’s new Jack & Dorothy Byrne Theater at the Barrett Center for the ArtsNorthern Stage in Norwalk, Conn., opened their new home, the Barrett Center for the Arts, a 17,000-square-foot facility that was designed in collaboration by Theatre Projects, Bread Loaf and Akustiks.

Read more: Northern Stage Opens New Home

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USITT 2016 takes place March 16-19 in Salt Lake CityThose looking to lock in early-bird discount rates for USITT can do so, as registration for the 2016 USITT show in Salt Lake City is now open.

Read more: USITT 2016 Registration Now Open

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Ohio University awarded Chicago native Robert Shook, founding partner of Schuler Shook, with The Medal of Merit for achieving distinction as an award-winning professional theatrical designer, theatre planner and architectural lighting designer. Shook earned his master’s degree in fine arts from Ohio University in 1974.

Read more: Ohio University Honors Robert Shook

Changing Roles

Kevin Sessums will oversee all editorial content for “Curran: Under Construction” programs, as well as curating and hosting an occasional on-stage series of conversation and performance.

Read more: Kevin Sessums Named Editor-At-Large for Curran Theatre

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 Luminex has three new distributors in the U.S.Luminex has added new sales and distributor partners across the United States this fall. Techrep Marketing will represent them in Michigan and the Ohio Valley; Camano Distributing is its new sales management partner west of the Mississippi; and Midwest AV Group will handle eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Read more: Luminex Adds Partners in U.S.

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Wenger has launched mobile-friendly websites for each of its core markets.Wenger has launched three new websites to help its core markets find the equipment they need more quickly, no matter where they’re browsing from, thanks to their mobile-friendly design.

Read more: Wenger Launches New Websites

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