The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza has two new L-Acoustics sound systems, including these ARCS WIFO constant curvature line source arrays
The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza has two new L-Acoustics sound systems, including these ARCS WIFO constant curvature line source arrays
The Thousand Oaks Arts Plaza chose L-Acoustics twice. Rat Sound installed a L-Acoustics K2 line source array system, alongside KARA and XTi elements in the Fred Kavli Theatre and ARCS WIFO constant curvature line source array systems with XTi elements in the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre.

Read more: Rat Sound Installs Two L-Acoustics Systems at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Students from the Shanghai Theatre Academy during a visit to USC in October 2014. Credit: Stacey Rizzo
Students from the Shanghai Theatre Academy during a visit to USC in October 2014. Credit: Stacey Rizzo
Designed to prepare actors for a professional career in global co-productions, the Summer Institute for International Actors at the USC School of Dramatic Arts will be a five-week intensive program combining immersive English language training with rigorous acting and professional development courses.

Read more: USC School of Dramatic Arts Launches Summer Institute for International Actors

USITT president-elect Mark Shanda, of The Ohio State University
USITT president-elect Mark Shanda, of The Ohio State University
USITT spent three years on the revisions to their guidelines (the first update since 2000) which offer a method for evaluating college theatre production faculty whose primary research and creative activity outlet is performance.

Read more: USITT Releases Revised Tenure and Promotion Guidelines for College Theatre Production Faculty

Logan Reagan, third-year MFA student in scenic design at SIU
Logan Reagan, third-year MFA student in scenic design at SIU
Logan Reagan, a third-year student MFA in the Southern Illinois University Department of Theater studying scenic design, was awarded the R. Eugene Jackson Scholarship to honor his “promise, dedication and enthusiasm for theater.”

Read more: Logan Reagan Receives Jackson Scholarship from SIU

The 2015 UISTT Expo is in Cincinnati
The 2015 UISTT Expo is in Cincinnati
Early-bird registration for USITT 2015 in Cincinnati closes Thursday, Dec. 4. Prices will go up by $70 after the deadline, and again after Feb. 5.

Read more: Early-Bird Registration for USITT Closing Thursday, Dec. 4

Qui Nguyen will write the play for the 2015 senior class at Waterwell’s Professional Performing Arts School in New York City.

Read more: Qui Nguyen Named Waterwell 2015 New Works Lab Playwright

Ben Shahar and Maisie Vincent prepping equipment in Colour Sound’s west London warehouse.
Ben Shahar and Maisie Vincent prepping equipment in Colour Sound’s west London warehouse.
Elstree University Technical College has partnered with London-based lighting rental house Colour Sound Experiment to offer students practical experience in entertainment lighting.

Read more: London School and Rental Company Team Up for Students

Marla Schulz, winner Stuart Fischoff Excellence in Musical Theater Award for fall 2014Marla Schulz, a junior in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Musical Theater program, won Stuart Fischoff Excellence in Musical Theater Award for fall 2014. The award honors a student in the SIU Department of Theater and School of Music who shows outstanding excellence and exhibits great potential for success in their career.

Read more: Marla Schulz Wins Stuart Fischoff Excellence in Musical Theater Award

Listings are now being accepted for the Stage Directions Summer Study Directory
Listings are now being accepted for the Stage Directions Summer Study Directory
Stage Directions kicks off summer in January with the Summer Study Directory. The annual Directory is a compendium of all the educational programs available to actors, designers, technicians and everyone else in theatre, no matter their age. From summer camps for grade schoolers, to pre-college programs, to study opportunities for college students, to continuing education for professionals, if it happens during the summer, it can be found in the Summer Study Directory. And if your program isn’t a part of it, it should be! Organizations can submit their free listing for the Directory at trd.stage-directions.com/summerstudy.

Read more: Summer Study Directory Now Accepting Submissions

James and Catherine Denny will receive the 2014 Leadership Award for Excellence from The Theatre School at DePaul University
James and Catherine Denny will receive the 2014 Leadership Award for Excellence from The Theatre School at DePaul University
The 2014 Awards for Excellence in the Arts gala from The Theatre School at DePaul University will take place Monday, Nov. 3 and will honor James and Catherine Denny with the 2014 Leadership Award for Excellence in the Arts and Theatre School Alumnus P.J. Byrne will receive the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Read more: The Theatre School at DePaul University Hosts Awards Gala

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