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 A moment from Pine at Hampstead Theatre in London, with lighting design from Johanna Town
A moment from Pine at Hampstead Theatre in London, with lighting design from Johanna Town

Lighting designer Johanna Town chose Robe’s new DL4S profile fixtures for a new production of Pine at Hampstead Theatre in London. Town chose the Robe DL4S movind head profiles because she needed a fixture that could provide a number of different looks, but had a compact size and near-silent operation to fix in the small theatre.

Read more: Lighting Designer Pines with Robe DL4S Profiles

Changing Roles
Camala Letrick, new director of marketing at Masque Sound
Camala Letrick, new director of marketing at Masque Sound

Masque Sound hired Camala Letrick as director of marketing. Letrick, who joins Masque Sound after three-plus years as client relations manager & operations support at Life Juice, will be responsible for the development of a new branding and content marketing strategy, establishing Masque Sound as a trusted source of expertise, guidance and products to meet the audio needs of potential customers. She is also tasked with guiding the creation of Masque Sound’s new website.

Read more: Masque Sounds Hires Camala Letrick as Director of Marketing

Industry News
Francesco Adinolfi chose 18 Alpha Profile 800 STs from Clay Paky to light Roman Holiday.
Francesco Adinolfi chose 18 Alpha Profile 800 STs from Clay Paky to light Roman Holiday.

Lighting designer Francesco Adinolfi chose 18 Alpha Profile 800 STs, 10 Alpha Profile 1500 STs and several glow-up Strip 100 LED bars to light a revival of the musical Roman Holiday in Rome. Adinololfi chose the fixtures because his design of “deep cutting light, intense sunlight, and the pictorial compositions of cast shadows in a theatre suggested the use of modern Clay Paky Profile-series moving-head beam shapers, which are ideal for the most demanding set lighting needs.”

Read more: Clay Paky Lights Roman Holiday Revival

Industry News
USITT Rose Brand Scene Design Winner Mingshuo Zhao’s design for Battlecruiser Aristotle
USITT Rose Brand Scene Design Winner Mingshuo Zhao’s design for Battlecruiser Aristotle

USITT will celebrate 10 early career designers and technicians with its 2016 Young Designers & Technicians awards. The winners were chosen in 6 categories (costumes, scenic, technology, lighting, sound and stage management) and will each receive free registration to the USITT Conference as well as cash and prizes from each of the awards’ sponsors.

Read more: USITT Names Young Designers and Technicians Winners for 2016

Industry News
L-Acoustics Kiva/SB15m arrays flank the Brackett Theatre’s stage
L-Acoustics Kiva/SB15m arrays flank the Brackett Theatre’s stage

Oklahoma University renovated its Rupel J. Jones Fine Arts Center, including its 570-seat main theatre, the newly-renamed Elsie C. Brackett Theatre. OU is the only public university with a School of Musical Theatre, so to ensure they had great sound for all the performances, AVL project coordinator BOLD-Multimedia turned to Oklahoma City-based Skylark AV, which designed and installed an L-Acoustics Kiva loudspeaker system.

Read more: Oklahoma University Chooses L-Acoustics to Support Musical Theatre Program

Industry News
The Hemmens Theatre has a new Nexo line array and a Yamaha CL5 at FOH.
The Hemmens Theatre has a new Nexo line array and a Yamaha CL5 at FOH.

Gand Sound Installations outfitted the Hemmens Theatre in Elgin, Ill., with a wide array of Nexo and Yamaha gear, including a Nexo line array speaker system, Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console and Dante-equipped Rio stage boxes.

Read more: Hemmens Theatre Chooses Nexo and Yamaha for Clarity, Control and Ease of Use

Changing Roles
Timothy Bond will be a full professor in the School of Drama at the University of Washington.
Timothy Bond will be a full professor in the School of Drama at the University of Washington.

Timothy Bond will leave Syracuse Stage after the 2015-2016 season to take a full professor position at the University of Washington’s School of Drama. ““I am thrilled about returning to my artistic birthplace in Seattle and honored to join the distinguished faculty at the University of Washington School of Drama. I look forward to sharing my passion for social activism and inclusive theatre with the next generation of artistic leaders and global citizens," Bond said in a statement. Robert Hupp will follow Bond as artistic director at Syracuse Stage.

Read more: Timothy Bond Leaves Syracuse Stage for UW

Theatre Buzz
Mark Lamos, artistic director of Westport Country Playhouse and head of hteir New Works initiative
Mark Lamos, artistic director of Westport Country Playhouse and head of hteir New Works initiative

The New Works initiative at Westport Country Playhouse will develop new plays and musicals through workshop and reading opportunities. First up is Out of the Mouths of Babes by Israel Horovitz, in partnership with New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre, and The Rivals, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by Stephen Weiner, based on the 1775 play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Read more: Westport Country Playhouse Launches New Works Initiative

Industry News
Sound Space Vision combines the talents of Sound Space Design and Anne Minors Performance Consultants
Sound Space Vision combines the talents of Sound Space Design and Anne Minors Performance Consultants

Sound Space Design and Anne Minors Performance Consultants have formalized their long-standing working relationship and formed a new consultancy: Sound Space Vision, offering a complete acoustics and theatre consultancy service.

Read more: Theatre Consultants Combine to Form Sound Space Design

Changing Roles
William O’Keefe, new manufacturing manager at PWS
William O’Keefe, new manufacturing manager at PWS

William O’Keefe returns to Professional Wireless Systems for a role as manufacturing manager, where he will be will be responsible for maintaining PWS’ current product line, fabricating custom prototypes for new, cutting-edge products, streamlining manufacturing processes and staying up-to-date on the latest RF and wireless trends.

Read more: Professional Wireless Systems Names William O’Keefe Manufacturing Manager

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