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Ed Donohue presents check to Rick Rudolph at USITT 2015 in CincinnatiRosco Laboratories presented their seventh annual royalty check from sales of Roscolux #359 Medium Violet to Behind the Scenes at USITT.

Read more: Behind the Scenes Counts on Roscolux #359

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2014 ETC LDI Student Sponsorship recipients with Fred FosterSponsorship recipients will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip to the LDI tradeshow in Las Vegas, October 23-25.

Read more: 2015 ETC LDI Student Sponsorship Application Now Available

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 Performance Network's Summer Star Camp for Kids dates and registration announced.

Read more: Study and Perform with Award­-winning Professionals During Performance Network’s Summer Star Camp...

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Terrence Spivey delivering the keynote address at the 2015 USITT Conference and Stage ExpoThe 2015 USITT Conference and Stage Expo opened this morning with Terrence Spivey delivering a call for greater diversity in the arts as well as exhorting artists everywhere to use the power of the arts to bridge racial divides and promote a healing, unified society. “There's a fear in not understanding other cultures. This is our chance in the arts,” Spivey said. “Art is the savior, the healing process.” You can read my full coverage of Spivey’s address on here. I will be live-blogging sessions throughout the USITT Expo (which runs March 18-21), including the RC4 Wireless session on wireless dimming for props, costumes and set pieces on Wednesday afternoon. You can find all the live-blogs on the home page. And the quickest way to stay up to date with everything that’s happening at the show, including new products, pics from the show floor, live-tweets from sessions and more is to follow Stage Directions on Twitter.

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Miss Saigon at London West End's Prince Edward TheatreLighting designer Bruno Poet used Cast’s Wysiwyg software to previsualise his lighting design for the latest West End production of Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon.

Read more: Wysiwyg Raises Lighting Design for Miss Saigon

Changing Roles

Ryan MauerWith a wide range of sales leadershp and recruitment experience, Ryan Mauer will head up the National Sales Division at Full Compass.

Read more: Ryan Mauer Joins Full Compass as National Sales Manager

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Thanks to the Reva & David Logan Foundation, in collaboration with The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center can provide full scholarships for journalists who want to be a part of the 2015 National Critics Institute. 

Read more: Eugene O’Neill Critics Institute to Provide Scholarships

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2015 Rose Brand/USITT Action Design Competition judges

The fourth Rose Brand/USITT Action Design Competition -- which challenges student designers from around the country to create the best scenic environment possible given limited supplies, limited time to design, and limited time to get to know their teammates -- will be judged by Tony Award-winning costume designer Jane Greenwood, Douglas Schmidt, Teresa Eyring, and Terrence Spivey.

Read more: Judges Named for 2015 Rose Brand/USITT Action Design Competition

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Gene O'DonovanThe Broadway Technical Theatre History Project at Purchase College - SUNY will honor Gene O’Donovan, one of Broadway’s most respected and successful theatre technicians, with the award on April 20. 

Read more: Gene O’Donovan to Receive Backstage Legends and Masters Award


Xochitl Gonzalez Quintanilla of MexicoIn addition to showcasing manufacturers and their gear -- including new technology on their Innovation Stage --  the 55th annual USITT Conference & Stage Expo will include such special sessions as Japanese master mask-maker Hideta Kitazawa, one of the last wood mask carvers in Tokyo, discussing the history, art, and techniques of Noh mask-making and Lighting Designer Xochitl Gonzalez Quintanilla of Mexico, winner of the 2013 World Stage Design award for outstanding lighting design, presenting examples of her work. 

Read more: Record-breaking USITT 2015 Show Adds New Attractions

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