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CORE Lighting Fast Forward at National Theatre (c) Cameron SlaterCORE Lighting PinPoint wireless LED pin-spots and ColourPoint Mk II wireless LED uplighters commissioned for the London's National Theatre 2015 Fast Forward Gala event.

Read more: CORE Lighting Wireless Gear Utilized at 2015 Fast Forward Gala

Theatre Buzz

Venus In Fir (c) Jennifer Van BuskirkLD Elizabeth Kline chooses Showline's SL NITRO 510 LED Luminaire for Nevada Conservatory Theatre and Cockroach Theatre Company's collaborative venture, Venus In Fir.

Read more: Showline SL NITRO 510 LED Luminaire Chosen for "Venus In Fur"


Smith Auditorium at Denison High School receives complete Philips Strand Lighting system with NEO lighting console, installed by Batts AVLDenison High School commissions Batts AVL to install a complete Philips Strand Lighting System as part of a lighting upgrade to its Smith Auditorium.

Read more: Complete Philips Strand Lighting System Installed at Denison High School's Smith Auditorium

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A view of The BlueShore at Cap’s new house systemBlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University upgrades its audio array with an L-Acoustics sound system installed by Solotech Vancouver.

Read more: BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts Installs New L-Acoustics Sound System

Theatre Buzz

Humanitas and Center Theatre Group (CTG) are now accepting submissions from Southern California Playwrites for their new playwriting prize, a $5,000 award for the best new, unproduced play.

Read more: Humanitas and CTG Now Accepting Submissions for New Playwriting Prize

Changing Roles

Denny McLane, Business Development Leader, Western U.S.Harman Professional appointed Denny McLane to Business Development Leader, Western U.S.; and Saben Shawhan to Business Development Leader, Eastern U.S.

Read more: Harman Names Denny McLane, Saben Shawhan to New Roles

Industry News

Dennis SheehanDennis Sheehan, longtime tour manager for U2 and 2008 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement award winner, died May 27, reportedly of cardiac arrest. Sheehan had been in Los Angeles with U2 for a series of shows kicking off their 2015 “Innocence + Experience” Tour. U2 had opened the first of five shows at the Forum the night before.

Read more: In Memoriam: Dennis Sheehan

Changing Roles

Nick Wurzel, ETC Entertainment National Sales ManagerIn his new role as Entertainment National Sales Manager, Nick Wurzel will oversee ETC’s entertainment regional managers and be responsible for the sales territories of North and South America, Australia and India.

Read more: Nick Wurzel Appointed ETC Entertainment National Sales Manager

Theatre Buzz

The TDF Open Doors Graduation ceremony, taking place June 1, will honor both current and former graduates, as well as mentors. Open Doors is a theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein. In Open Doors, dedicated theatre and dance professionals each mentor eight underserved New York City high school students and bring their groups to six Broadway and/or Off Broadway performances over the course of an entire school year.

Read more: TDF Open Doors Graduation Ceremony Details Released

Changing Roles

(L-R) Larry Fisher, Gordon Moore, Karl WinklerLarry Fisher, the president of Lectrosonics, will retire June 1. Gordon Moore will replace him as newly-promoted President, and Karl Winkler has been appointed Vice President - Sales/Service.

Read more: Lectrosonics President Larry Fisher Retires

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