Stage Directions - SD Latest News http://www.stage-directions.com/ Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:12:08 -0800 MYOB en-gb jharris@plsn.com (Stage Directions) American Conservatory Theater Accepting Applications for Space-Sharing Initiative http://www.stage-directions.com/theatre-buzz/8106-american-conservatory-theater-accepting-applications-for-space-sharing-initiative.html http://www.stage-directions.com/theatre-buzz/8106-american-conservatory-theater-accepting-applications-for-space-sharing-initiative.html ACT will offer two of their spaces for free to Bay Area arts orgs
ACT will offer two of their spaces for free to Bay Area arts orgs

San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater is offering no-cost performance space to Bay Area artists and organizations at their Costume Shop space (a 49-seat black-box venue) and The Rueff, a multi-use event and performance space located at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater. Applications are due by March 18.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:20:42 -0800
Eclipsed Brings Underserved Young Women to Broadway http://www.stage-directions.com/theatre-buzz/8105-eclipsed-brings-underserved-young-women-to-broadway.html http://www.stage-directions.com/theatre-buzz/8105-eclipsed-brings-underserved-young-women-to-broadway.html Eclipsed, soon to open on Broadway at the Golden Theater, has partnered with the National Urban League to launch the “10,000 Girls Campaign,” which will offer 10,000 free tickets to the show to underserved women and girls aged 16-24 in the Tri-State area.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:19:09 -0800
PixelFlex Adds Video Wall to If/Then Tour http://www.stage-directions.com/industry-news/8104-pixelflex-adds-video-wall-to-if-then-tour.html http://www.stage-directions.com/industry-news/8104-pixelflex-adds-video-wall-to-if-then-tour.html The national tour of If/Then uses FlexCurtain LED video panels from PixelFlex
The national tour of If/Then uses FlexCurtain LED video panels from PixelFlex

Production designers Peter Nigrini and Dan Scully reimagined their design for the national tour of If/Then, replacing a large mirror from the Broadway production with an LED video wall. Together with WorldStage they came up with a design that utilized 22 FlexCurtain HD LED screen from PixelFlex.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:25:32 -0800
ETC Remembers Sonny Sonnenfeld http://www.stage-directions.com/industry-news/8103-etc-remembers-sonny-sonnenfeld.html http://www.stage-directions.com/industry-news/8103-etc-remembers-sonny-sonnenfeld.html Sonny Sonnenfeld
Sonny Sonnenfeld

Sonny Sonnenfeld was a legend in the lighting industry, and when he died on Feb. 10, people and companies were moved to share their remembrances and stories about his vibrant life. Now Fred Foster, CEO of ETC, where Sonny worked for years, reflects on his accopmlishments.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:54:35 -0800
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $2.43M to Build Demand for the Arts http://www.stage-directions.com/theatre-buzz/8101-doris-duke-charitable-foundation-awards-2-43m-to-build-demand-for-the-arts.html http://www.stage-directions.com/theatre-buzz/8101-doris-duke-charitable-foundation-awards-2-43m-to-build-demand-for-the-arts.html The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation gave $2.43 million to 24 organizations to increase demand for the arts
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation gave $2.43 million to 24 organizations to increase demand for the arts

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation chose 24 pairs of artists and arts organizations as part of their “Building Demand for the Arts” initiative and granted them $2.43 million to drive public demand for jazz, theatre and/or contemporary dance.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:55:08 -0800
Chauvet DJ Gets Called Up to Broadway for On Your Feet http://www.stage-directions.com/industry-news/8100-chauvet-dj-gets-called-up-to-broadway-for-on-your-feet.html http://www.stage-directions.com/industry-news/8100-chauvet-dj-gets-called-up-to-broadway-for-on-your-feet.html The Broadway cast of On Your Feet, lit with Chauvet DJ Intimidator Beam LED 350 moving fixtures
The Broadway cast of On Your Feet, lit with Chauvet DJ Intimidator Beam LED 350 moving fixtures

Lighting Designer Ken Posner chose 59 Chauvet DJ Intimidator Beam LED 350 moving fixtures for the Broadway production of the Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine bio-musical On Your Feet. Posner chose the Chauvet fixtures because the Intimidator Beam LED 350 luminaires were able to “transform the space and transport us from the intimate family scenes of the Estefans’ home to full out concert sequences.”

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:24:02 -0800
In Memoriam: Sonny Sonnenfeld, 1919-2016 http://www.stage-directions.com/industry-news/8099-in-memoriam-sonny-sonnenfeld-1919-2016.html http://www.stage-directions.com/industry-news/8099-in-memoriam-sonny-sonnenfeld-1919-2016.html Sonny Sonnenfeld speaking at Stage Lighting Super Saturday
Sonny Sonnenfeld speaking at Stage Lighting Super Saturday

Sonny Sonnenfeld, legendary lighting salesman, educator and architectural lighting designer in his own right, died Wednesday, Feb. 10 at his home in New York City. He was 96 years old. During a storied career Sonnenfeld worked sales for Century Lighting (now Phillips/Strand), Colortran, ETC, Wybron and again at Philips/Strand. As an extension of his sales work in architectural lighting Sonnenfeld was one of the pioneers in the field of architectural lighting design, receiving Architectural Lighting Magazine’s Living Legend Award. He also created the Broadway Lighting Master Classes and Super Saturday Stage Seminar.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:58:07 -0800
TDF to Honor Disney Theatrical and Thomas Schumacher at Gala http://www.stage-directions.com/theatre-buzz/8098-tdf-to-honor-disney-theatrical-and-thomas-schumacher-at-gala.html http://www.stage-directions.com/theatre-buzz/8098-tdf-to-honor-disney-theatrical-and-thomas-schumacher-at-gala.html TDF’s gala will be held March 14.
TDF’s gala will be held March 14.

Theatre Development Fund’s 2016 gala will honor Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer. The program was chosen to celebrate Disney and Schumacher’s support of TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative and Accessibility for Young Audiences program.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:18:04 -0800
Seth Jackson Joins TPI http://www.stage-directions.com/changing-roles/8097-seth-jackson-joins-tpi.html http://www.stage-directions.com/changing-roles/8097-seth-jackson-joins-tpi.html The new TPI Executive Team featuring (left to right): Gene Brian (Director Engineering/Operations); Seth Jackson (Production Designer), Elizabeth O’Keefe (Director Creative Services), and Michael O’Keefe (CEO).
The new TPI Executive Team featuring (left to right): Gene Brian (Director Engineering/Operations); Seth Jackson (Production Designer), Elizabeth O’Keefe (Director Creative Services), and Michael O’Keefe (CEO).

Seth Jackson joined Technical Productions, Inc., in St. Louis as a member of its executive creative team. Both sides praised the synergy of the deal, with TPI benefitting from Jackson’s design skills, while Jackson gains more design resources from TPI—and the ability to let the business folks handle the business details, leaving him more time to design.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:16:22 -0800
Westlake Reed Leskosky Welcomes New Owners http://www.stage-directions.com/changing-roles/8096-westlake-reed-leskosky-welcomes-new-owners.html http://www.stage-directions.com/changing-roles/8096-westlake-reed-leskosky-welcomes-new-owners.html The new members of WRL’s ownership team (l-r): Jason T. Adolff, Thomas Gallagher, Matthew A. Janiak
The new members of WRL’s ownership team (l-r): Jason T. Adolff, Thomas Gallagher, Matthew A. Janiak

Westlake Reed Leskosky welcomed three employees as new members of its ownership team: Jason T. Adolff, AIA, LEED AP, Owner, Principal, Director of Washington DC Studio; Thomas Gallagher, AIA, Owner, Principal, Director of New York Studio; and Matthew A. Janiak, AIA, LEED AP Owner, Principal, Senior Project Director, Cleveland Studio.

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jcoakley@stage-directions.com (Jacob Coakley) News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:14:41 -0800