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Jim Hultquist Helps Design Ulumbarra Theatre image
6 Aug 2015
Jim Hultquist, ASTC, was pleased to be a part of the team that created the largest new regional theatre in Australia. Wrapped around an old gaol (jail), the recently opened new Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo, NSW, continues to receive accolades for its accomplishments as a regional theatre and a ... >>>
Duane Schuler Lights Bel Canto, New Opera for Lyric Opera, Jimmy Lopez image
30 Jul 2015
Composer Jimmy Lopez is just months away from seeing his new work, "Bel Canto," performed at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Duane Schuler is lighting the production, and he appears in this excellent interview of Mr. Lopez by John von Rhein for the Chicago Tribune. >>>
Turandot Opens Expo Milano 2015, with Lighting by Duane Schuler image
15 May 2015
Duane Schuler’s lighting for "Turandot" at La Scala was on display as the Puccini opera helped mark the opening of Expo Milano 2015 in Milan, Italy. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attended the opening at La Scala, along with several other high-ranking government officials. >>>
Joshua Grossman Mentors Theatre Students in ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge image
5 May 2015
Joshua Grossman, ASTC, served as a design mentor for USITT student members in the annual ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge. Josh worked with students on the DePaul University team who created solutions to improve the Merle Reskin Theatre in Chicago. >>>
Michael DiBlasi presented 'Historic Theatre Renovation 101' at Regional LHAT Conference image
1 May 2015
Michael shared insights about the pitfalls and challenges of renovating a historic theatre during LHAT’s recent regional conference in Des Moines. The conference allows professionals dedicated to sustaining America’s historic theatres to connect and work together. Save the date for LHAT’s annual con >>>
What is Behind the Glow of Chicago’s Skyline? image
24 Apr 2015
Why Chicago’s tell-tale orange skyline is becoming history, plus a look at whether the city will choose to go darker or light up like Disney World. Jim Baney spoke with Curious City’s Logan Jaffe to help answer a listener's question. >>>
Chip Ulich Elected Vice President of American Society of Theatre Consultants image
22 Apr 2015
Chip Ulich, ASTC, was elected Vice President of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) during the professional organization’s March meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ASTC is a professional organization dedicated to informing performing arts venue owners, users and planners about the value of thea >>>
University of Minnesota Honors Todd Hensley for His Work in Theatre image
31 Mar 2015
Todd Hensley was recently honored by the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts as an Alumnus of Notable Achievement. Todd and seven other alumni joined CLA Dean John Coleman for an induction ceremony on campus. This honor has been bestowed on fewer than 1% of CLA graduates. >>>
What Does It Take to Design a Theatre? image
13 Feb 2015
What do architects and theatre planners need to know in order to design a theatre building? And who is teaching the next generation of designers? Todd Hensley joins colleagues at the 2015 USITT conference to discuss the core elements of good theatre design. >>>
Robert Shook to Chair Modern Concert Hall Session at USITT Conference image
10 Feb 2015
Concert halls are now presenting less than half of their performances as classical music. Robert Shook, ASTC, will be moderating a discussion at the 2015 USITT conference about how the integration of high technology in today’s venues is allowing them to present a wider range of performance types. >>>