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The newly renovated Bronxville Union Free School District auditorium
The newly renovated Bronxville Union Free School District auditorium

Theatre Projects provided concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification for the $10 million renovation of Bronxville Union Free School District auditorium. The renovation gave Bronxville’s elementary, middle, and high schools—all of which share the same campus—a multipurpose facility with the accessibility and flexibility that the schools have always wanted.

Read more: Theatre Projects Consultants Contributes to Bronxville Renovation

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C.J. Bathiany, Rachel Gordon Fischoff (on piano) and Nathanial Washington,
C.J. Bathiany, Rachel Gordon Fischoff (on piano) and Nathanial Washington,

Nathaniel Washington and C.J. Bathiany were each awarded the Stuart Fischoff Excellence in Musical Theater Award for spring 2016. Established in 2013 by Stuart Fischoff and Rachel Gordon Fischoff the award supports students at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) Department of Theater and School of Music who show outstanding excellence and exhibit great potential for success in their career. The award comes with a cash scholarship for each of $1,000.

Read more: Two Students Win Musical Theatre Prize at SIU

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Attendees in a session at the 2012 NATEAC conference.
Attendees in a session at the 2012 NATEAC conference.

The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) has released the panel lineup for its 2016 conference, taking place in New York City July 17-18. The schedule includes such topics as: LED Power Requirements; Gender Issues In Public Assembly Place Bathrooms; Immersive Environments and the 21st Century Audience; and Greening Initiatives in Theatres.

Read more: NATEAC Announces Sessions for 2016 Conference

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A moment from Mary Poppins, with textured gobos supplied by Chauvet Rogue R2 Spot moving LED fixtures
A moment from Mary Poppins, with textured gobos supplied by Chauvet Rogue R2 Spot moving LED fixtures

Lighting designer Toni Fernandez-Medina enhanced the magic of Mary Poppins recently in a theatrical production at San Juan’s Centro de Bellas Artes Santurce by calling on the versatility and gobo capabilities of the Rogue R2 Spot moving LED fixture from Chauvet Professional. She used 10 of the fixtures, supplied by Musique Xpress, because “their light is powerful, their spread good enough to be used as a wash, and at the same time they could be used as spot lights for effects.” Fernandez-Medina also relied on the fixtures gobos to create a richly textured environment to support the “magical aura” of the show’s choreography.

Read more: Chauvet Professional Rogue Fixtures Enhance Mary Poppins

Changing Roles
Elation’s new sales appointments, left to right: John Lopez, International Sales Manager - Latin America; John Dunn, National Sales Manager, U.S.; Raul Fonseca, Regional Sales Manager – West.
Elation’s new sales appointments, left to right: John Lopez, International Sales Manager - Latin America; John Dunn, National Sales Manager, U.S.; Raul Fonseca, Regional Sales Manager – West.

Elation Professional made new appointments to their sales staff to support their expansion plans. John Lopez, 15-year vet of Elation is now International Sales Manager - Latin America. John Dunn will assume the role of National Sales Manager for Elation’s U.S. market. And Raul Fonseca has been promoted to Regional Sales Manager - West.

Read more: Elation Shuffles Sales Staff for Success

Theatre Buzz
The winners of the 2016 Vilcek Prizes in arts and sciences
The winners of the 2016 Vilcek Prizes in arts and sciences

The Vilcek Foundation honors immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. This year’s prize drew from the realms of theatre and the biosciences. For theatre, Blanka Zizka receive the $100,000 Vilcek Prize in Theatre, honoring her “record of major achievement.” Three $50,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Theatre were awarded to Sarah Benson, Desdemona Chiang and Yi Zhao.

Read more: Vilcek Foundation Awards $250k in Prizes to Immigrant Theatre Artists

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Some architecture sessions at the 2016 USITT show will offer continuing education credits for architects.
Some architecture sessions at the 2016 USITT show will offer continuing education credits for architects.

Most of the architecture sessions at the 2016 USITT show—14 out of 16—will carry AIA Continuing Education credits that architects need to keep their licenses current.

Read more: USITT Offers AIA/CES for 2016 Architecture Sessions

Changing Roles
Felix Garcia (left) and Joe Sheppard have joined J.R. Clancy
Felix Garcia (left) and Joe Sheppard have joined J.R. Clancy

Felix Garcia joins J.R. Clancy as a controls engineer, designing, testing and troubleshooting circuits, processors and communications of installed equipment. Joe Sheppard joins Clancy as a systems project manager, returning to New York from George Mason University, where he served as technical supervisor for the Center of the Arts there.

Read more: J.R. Clancy Adds to Staff

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Showlight 2017 takes place May 20-23 in Florence, Italy.
Showlight 2017 takes place May 20-23 in Florence, Italy.

The Showlight Quadrennial, taking place in Florence in 2017 has issued a call for speakers, covering a broad range of subjects: from major international lighting events to innovative use of lighting in the village hall; from Broadway award winners to student practitioners.

Read more: Showlight 2017 Issues Call for Speakers

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A Wayne State University student interacts with school children as part of their “Performance Exchange” program.
A Wayne State University student interacts with school children as part of their “Performance Exchange” program.

Wayne State University’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance now offers a Master of Arts in Teaching Artistry. The program—which students can participate in as online only, or in hybrid format—will welcome its first class of students in the fall of 2016.

Read more: Wayne State Offers New MA in Teaching Artistry

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