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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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Bailey Theatre IATSE Local 210 has been certified by the Alberta Labour Relations Board as the bargaining agent for all theatre technicians working at the Bailey Theatre.

Read more: IATSE Local 210 Certifies Crew at the Bailey Theatre

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Shakespeare Theatre AcademyThe Shakespeare Academy at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will hold teen and adult classes and workshops in its third year. 

Read more: Adults and Teens can Take the Stage with the Shakespeare Theatre Academy

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Ellen RichardExecutive Director Ellen Richard of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater will depart after leading the company for five years.

Read more: ACT Executive Director 
to Depart

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(Clockwise): Csaba Szekely, Hassan Abdulrazzak, Ioana Ieronim, Elise Wilk, Marl Albert, Abudullah Alkafri, Amahl KhourlhotINK at The Lark will present four play readings by playwrights from the Middle East and Eastern Europe April 26-27. The playwrights will collaborate with NYC artists for two weeks before the readings. 

Read more: HotInk Announces Playwrights

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