Norcostco and USITT partnered for the workshop which takes place Sept. 20
Norcostco and USITT partnered for the workshop which takes place Sept. 20
USITT will offer a half-day workshop teaching airbrush makeup techniques and special effects like cuts and bruises on Sept. 20 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Norcostco Makeup Manager Kelsey Kruse will teach the class in the morning and afternoon to increase availability. The class is part of USITT Presents, a training series offering low-cost continuing education opportunities year-round and nationwide. More details from USITT after the jump.

Read more: USITT Offers Airbrush Makeup Workshop at Texas Tech

A Philips PLProfile1 LED, like the ones installed at Marshall Fundamental Secondary School
A Philips PLProfile1 LED, like the ones installed at Marshall Fundamental Secondary School
George Kwiter worked with Forman and Associates to renovate the lighting system the historic Marshall Fundamental Secondary School in Pasadena, Calif. Kwiter chose 18 PLprofile1, 12 PLfresnel1, and eight PLcyc1 LED luminaires from Philips Selecon for the renovation. Kwiter chose the fixtures after being impressed with them at a demo given by Forman, and chose the fixtures thanks to their energy efficiency, the fact the fixtures offered “the most up-to-date lighting equipment for the students to learn on” and wide color range, which offered students and designers “any color they wish.”

Read more: Marshall Fundamental Secondary School Chooses Philips PL Series Fixtures in Renovation

The Rosie’s Theater Kids scholarship fund was made possible by a $500,000 donation from The Gerald and Dorothy R. Friedman Foundation.
The Rosie’s Theater Kids scholarship fund was made possible by a $500,000 donation from The Gerald and Dorothy R. Friedman Foundation.
Rosie’s Theater Kids, a New York City arts education organization co-founded by Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Klinger, launched a new scholarship fund to help underserved New York City school kids pursue a degree in higher education in the field of their choice. The program is made possible by a $500,000 donation from The Gerald and Dorothy R. Friedman Foundation. The first recipient is Lauren, a 17-year-old originally from Queens, a senior at Professional Performing Arts High School in NYC who calls Rosie’s Theater Kids her “second family.” Lauren—and future scholarship recipients—will receive “gap funding,” the remaining balance of funds needed to fill the gap between a student’s financial aid reward and the cost of tuition.

Read more: Rosie’s Theater Kids Launches College Scholarship Program

The Link event takes place Nov. 14-15 in Atlanta
The Link event takes place Nov. 14-15 in Atlanta
USITT and SETC have teamed up to present Link, an affordable interviewing and networking event for grad school candidates. The event takes place Nov. 14-15 in Atlanta, and costs only $40 for each candidate to attend ($125 for a school wishing to attend). Link lets candidates submit portfolios online and schedule interviews with schools in advance. The event also include a Friday night reception, sponsored by Focal Press, for candidates and schools to network and socialize.

Read more: USITT, SETC and Focal Press Link Audition/Interview Event for Aspiring Grad Students

Rubbing Elbows with Experts, a service of Pacific Northwest Theatre Associates (PNTA), will present a webcast interview with theatrical lighting legend Richard Pilbrow on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Pilbrow will speak about his career in technical theatre, and registrants may submit questions before the interview for Pilbrow to answer. This is the inaugural interview webcast from Rubbing Elbows With Experts, which aims to present a series of educational interviews as a means to let Rubbing Elbows members learn from and connect with movers and shakers in the field of live production they might otherwise be unlikely to connect with.

Read more: Rubbing Elbows With Experts Presents Webcast Interview with Richard Pilbrow

The USITT Lighting Design Commission is searching for projects to use in the update to their Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design: A Compendium. Projects can range from concept papers to practical design projects and undergraduate to grad student in their difficulty. Deadline for submission of projects is October 15. USITT plans to offer the newly updated Compendium as a hard copy in a three-ring binder at the USITT Bookstore during Annual Convention & Stage Expos and as a print-on-demand/downloadable option throughout the year.

Read more: USITT Requests Projects for Teaching Lighting Design Compendium

A scene from The Greenshow, 2014, which featured students from Southern Utah University. (Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Karl Hugh.)
A scene from The Greenshow, 2014, which featured students from Southern Utah University. (Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Karl Hugh.)
The Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University have partnered to form the Festival Fellowship Program, providing SUU undergrads professional theatre experience via an internship program. Participating in the inaugural year are Henry Ballesteros, Madison Ford, Josh Hopkins, Amber James, Trevor Messenger, Kristy Dennett, Errin Gropp, Kristy Koslowski, Ryan Turpin, and Jacob Whitney.

Read more: 10 SUU Students Participate in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Inaugural Festival Fellowship Program

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has expanded its class roster for students and adults
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has expanded its class roster for students and adults
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will offer more classes this fall as part of their Shakespeare Theatre Academy. The most popular classes from last year will return along with seven new seminars. Classes meet once a week and include a new class for elementary school students grades 1-4, “Creative Dramatics” and the new Teen Actors Workshop that will train young artists in ensemble work and performance techniques. Classes for adults include: Adult Scene Study—Performing Shakespeare; and  Stage Makeup: Zombies, Vampires and Ghouls…Oh, my!, in which guest artist Stephen Davis will teach students about contouring, as well as techniques to create bruises and wounds, old age and decay using Ben Nye Theatrical Makeup.

Read more: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Expands Roster of Fall Classes

 The Production and Design Studio at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama will convert the Shop Theater to an LED rig to help students learn to use the lighting technology
The Production and Design Studio at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama will convert the Shop Theater to an LED rig to help students learn to use the lighting technology
The Department of Drama’s Production and Design Studio at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts will convert a performance space this summer to an LED rig. The transition will give students an opportunity to learn “the latest lighting design techniques on state-of-the-art LED equipment.” The “LED Project” will replace the majority of the lights in the department’s Shop Theater with LED fixtures, becoming the first theater space on campus to utilize LEDs as the primary source of stage light. The new LED equipment will include wash units, spot units, and moving heads. Students will participate in every stage of the LED Project—from evaluating fixtures and meeting with lighting manufacturers to using the fixtures in class and in their productions. The LED P&D Studio renovation was made possible by an anonymous gift to the NYU Tisch School, as well as matching funds from Tisch Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell.

Read more: NYU Converts Shop Theater to LED Lighting Rig

RADA lighting design student Amy Mae used the Selecon PLprofile1s and PLfresnel1s on Harold Pinter's Betrayal
RADA lighting design student Amy Mae used the Selecon PLprofile1s and PLfresnel1s on Harold Pinter's Betrayal
The London Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) used Philips Selecon’s PL range of LED fixtures for their productions of Betrayal and High Society in 2013. RADA's Head of Lighting Matt Prentice worked with Selecon to specify a mixture of PLprofile1s, PLfresnel1s and PLcyc1s for the shows. For Betrayal, Lighting Designer Amy Mae liked the Selecon PLprofile1s’ and PLfresnel1s’ colors and versatile beam angle, while Lighting Designer Matt Leventhall used the PLCyc1 and praised its “smooth” coverage.

Read more: RADA Uses Philips Selecon PL Range for Fall Plays

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