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Rose Brand acquired Swag Décor, an Orlando, Fla., based event and venue décor company to create a Florida presence for themselves and grow their Florida market. Swag Décor will now call itself Swag Décor, a Rose Brand Company.

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The company of Cymbeline in The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.Matthew Bell, assistant audio supervisor at The Public Theater, used two RF Venue products, the Spotlight antenna and Optix fiber-optic remote antenna system, to address and simplify the RF difficulties on the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.

Read more: RF Venue Tames Wireless for Shakespeare in the Park

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The Actors Theatre of Louisville has selected its apprentice and intern company for their 2015-2016 season, choosing 20 acting apprentices and 20 interns.

Read more: Actors Theatre of Louisville Selects A/I Company

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Eight new standards are in public review until Sept. 28, 2015. They include standards from the Control Protocols, Electrical Power, Floors, and Rigging and Stage Lifts working groups.

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The Arena Stage continues its partnership with the U.S. Department of State and foreign embassies with a seven-day workshop for 25 students from Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania, capped by the performance of an original play developed in the workshop at the Tresnja Theater in Zagreb.

Read more: Arena Stage Takes Message of Community Building Abroad

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Three- and six-month leases on Wysiwyg software are now available,Cast Software has made it easier for designers to switch to wysiwyg Design and Perform software by offering three- and six-month leases.

Read more: Cast Offers Short-term Leases on Wysiwyg Software

Changing Roles

Tim Carroll will take over as artistic director of the Fest at the end of 2016Tim Carroll will be the next artistic director of the Shaw Festival, taking over officially on Dec. 1, 2016. Among his other credits, while he was the associate director of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, Carroll’s productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III enjoyed record-breaking runs in London’s West End and a Tony Award-winning visit to Broadway.

Read more: Tim Caroll Named AD of Shaw Festival

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Sustained growth drove LynTec to a larger facility, where they will have 50% more manufacturing space to meet demand for their electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems.

Read more: LynTec Moves to Larger Facility

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The Allen & Heath GLD digital system installed at FOH in M TheatreAn Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixer is the heart of the audio system in the new M Theatre inside the Oriental Media Centre in Beijing, and has impressed with its “outstanding sound.”

Read more: Allen & Heath’s GLD System Installed in Oriental Media Centre

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The curtain call for Hairspray at Ft. Lauderdale High School, the 2014 Stage Directions High School Theatre Honors Program winner in the Southeast.High schools prepare the stars of tomorrow—but it’s time to recognize the star high school programs today! The 2015 Stage Directions High School Theatre Honors Program has begun and this fall we’ll honor five of the best programs from across the United States. Students, parents, volunteers and teachers are encouraged to nominate outstanding high school theatre programs at now!

Read more: Stage Directions 2015 High School Theatre Honors Program Now Accepting Nominations!

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