CMU School of Drama

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Faculty Course Evaluations

The On-Line Faculty Course Evaluation (FCE) system is now open for Spring 06 courses, and will remain open until 8AM Monday, May 8th.

Research by the Eberly Center and other institutions shows that the single most effective way to increase student participation substantially is for you to explain to students why the evaluation is important to you and how you use the information. If you take just a few minutes to encourage your students to complete the evaluation for your course, your response rates are likely to increase significantly.


Ok.

The school uses FCEs mostly to monitor faculty effectiveness as teachers. That information is used to determine who teaches what, whether adjuncts are a good investment, and in the renewal process for professors. It is probably the most effective way students have to say that they like someone's work, or that they appreciate the way an instructor has structured their experience.

I use FCEs to make sure that the level of the material is appropriate to the level of the class, that the amount of work is appropriate, and that I am accessible enough for students to get through the material. When someone says something I have experimented with worked well, that thing definitely finds its way into next year's syllabus.

Since you are sitting at a computer right now, why not take a few minutes to fill out your FCEs for my class - and remember to tell them how helpful I was in providing this reminder!

FCE login: here

Conservatory Hour

Monday, May 1

Critique for EQUUS in the Checco Studio A

4:30pm

Friday, April 28, 2006

New job: Backstage Sound and Dresser needed at TheatreWorks


Backstage Sound and Dresser needed at TheatreWorks
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I\'m looking for a backstage sound person and a dresser to run VANITIES, TheatreWorks first show of the new season, at MVCPA. Please email me if interested, thanks :)
Dates: Jun 14, 2006-Jul 23, 2006

LA Showcase

SCHOOL SHOWING!!! SCHOOL SHOWING!!! SCHOOL SHOWING!!!

Showcase of New Talent
Los Angeles Version

Sunday, April 30
2:00pm
Chosky Theatre

Featuring the class of 2006! Donations Gleefully accepted.

New Play (and Screenplay) Readings

It's that time of year again!! Please join the Graduate Dramatic Writers
for our End of the Semester New Play (and Screenplay) Readings...
Schedule as follows.
All readings are FREE and take place in Checco Studio A... Hope to see
you there!!
Sunday, April 30th
8:00 PM: Confessions Of An 8th Grade Nobody, a musical by Christopher
Dimond Directed by Ed Iskandar

Monday, May 1st
8:00 PM: Goat Song for Asa Jacobs, a play by Jason Williamson
Directed by Ed Iskandar

Tuesday, May 2nd
5:00 PM: Whisper, a play by Michael Herman
Directed by Kathleen Amshoff

8:00 PM: ?Life, Death, & Swinging a Big Stick,? a screenplay by Toussaint
McClellan Directed by Michael Petranek

Wednesday, May 3rd
8:00 PM: Sheena, a play by James McManus
Directed by Kristina Ball

Thursday, May 4th
8:00 PM: ?Done Made Wrong,? a screenplay by Michael Scotto
Directed by Michael Petranek

Friday, May 5th
8:00 PM: Band Fags! a play by Frank Anthony Polito
Directed by Laura Konsin

Saturday, May 6th
2:00 PM: TBA, a play by Mary Unser
Directed by Kathleen Amshoff

Did Critics Sing the Praises of The Wedding Singer?

Broadway.com Buzz

'Drowsy Chaperone' receives 14 Drama Desk nominations

Post Gazette

City Theatre's lineup focuses on new plays

Post Gazette

Three new plays on tap at City Theatre

Tribune-Review

Campus pirates under attack from film, music biz - Yahoo! News

Yahoo! News

Jazz Up Your Interpersonal Skills

lifehack.org

Use Design Methods to Define Problems

lifehack.org

Porn star reality TV challenge

Entertainment - smh.com.au

Geek to Live: Clear your dashboard

Lifehacker

United 93

Google News

Get Involved With Behind The Scenes

Live Design

2006 Drama Desk Nominations Announced

Live Design

Thursday, April 27, 2006

j-o-b -s

AUDIO ENGINEER/DESIGNER , John Drew Theater

Full-time, seasonal position available June 12 to September 3 at the historic John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, a 381-seat proscenium venue located in the resort community of East Hampton, NY. High profile, high turnaround schedule includes: celebrity film series and playreadings, pop concerts, Caroline's Comedy, cabaret and piano revues, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Wilson's Persephone, KidFest matinees, etc. Responsibilities: design and implement sound for all productions, including set-up and operation of sound system; equipment maintenance; board operation; liaison with composers; and any necessary recording and documentation. Experience with live mixing and concert sound engineering required. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and have strong communication skills. Qualifications: BFA in theatre technology or equivalent professional experience. Salary: $600/week + housing provided 2 blocks from theater and beach. Send resume, letter, and three references to: Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY 11937. Fax: 631-324-2722. Email:joshgladstone@guildhall.org. www.guildhall.org.

Guild Hall is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.



TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, John Drew Theater

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR IN THE HAMPTONS - Full-time, seasonal position available immediately to November 1 at the historic John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, a 381-seat proscenium venue located in the resort community of East Hampton, NY. High profile, high turnaround schedule includes: celebrity film series and playreadings, Caroline?s Comedy, cabaret, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Wilson's Persephone, KidFest matinees, etc. Responsibilities: manage all technical aspects of Guild Hall programs and staff of 3 technicians; liaison with touring companies; oversee production budgets, equipment inventories and tech riders; and maintain a positive, clean and safe work environment. Ideal candidate is computer literate w/ knowledge of theatrical lighting, sound, stage carpentry, AV and rigging; and should be self-starter with excellent communication skills and proven track record of leadership in the field. Qualifications: BFA in theatre technology or equivalent professional experience, MFA preferred. Salary: $1,000/week + housing provided 2 blocks from theater and beach. Send resume, letter, and three references to: Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY 11937. Fax: 631-324-2722. Email:joshgladstone@guildhall.org. www.guildhall.org

Guild Hall is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Scholars Discover 23 Blank Pages That May As Well Be Lost Samuel Beckett Play

The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Eberly Center Names 2006 Wimmer Faculty Fellows

Carnegie Mellon Today

Did Critics Relish Revisiting The Voysey Inheritance?

Theatre.com

Status Cues and the Presentation of You

lifehack.org

Grant for Signature piece

Variety.com

Theatrical agents accused of charging illegal 'up-front' fees

Independent Online Edition > News

Stage Review: Valerie Harper delivers a manic history lesson as Israeli Prime Minister

Post Gazette

San Francisco AEA Members Garner Bay Area Critics Circle Awards

actorsequity.org | News #038; Media

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

j-o-b

JOB OPPORTUNITY

College Laboratory Technician: Production Manager/Technical Director
Queensborough Community College
Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
The City University of New York
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364

Title: College Lab Technician
Department: Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
Issue Date: 3/27/2006
Closing Date: Open until filled with first review of resumes to begin on or
after April 30, 2006
Salary: $29,960 - $40,067
PVN Number: SS - 11708

Duties: Anticipated vacancy. Support all technical and production aspects of departmental productions. Assist faculty in supervising students during lab hours. Assist in oversight of black box theatre, technical shops and departmental labs. Perform basic or schedule preventive maintenance on theatrical systems and equipment. Maintain various inventories. Assist in maintaining budgets and calendars. Schedule and facilitate weekly production meetings. Communicate with the technical director of campus performing arts center and appropriate campus offices as necessary. Supervise load-ins and strikes. Some evenings and weekend hours required. Other duties as assigned.


Qualification Requirements: Minimum requirements for College Laboratory Technician: High School diploma and (a) four years of paid full-time relevant theatre experience, or (b) a relevant Associates Degree from an accredited college and two years of related paid full-time experience, or (c) a relevant Bachelor's Degree, or (d) a combination of at least (4) years relevant theatre education and relevant working experience beyond high school. MFA in Technical Theatre, Production Management or Artistic Administration preferred. BA in related field is minimum preferred. Experience as Stage Manager, Production Manager and/or Technical Director required. Working knowledge of MS Excel and other MS Office Programs required. Working knowledge of Vector Works, Spotlight and/or Lightwright preferred. Working knowledge of scenic carpentry, stage rigging, counter weight system, stage lighting and sound, and other theatrical equipment preferred.


Include application/cover letter and resume, with PVN number to:
Speech and Theatre CLT Search Committee
Affirmative Action and Compliance Office, A-309
Queensborough Community College
The City University of New York
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364

CMU in EMMY Magazine

Two great opportunities ---

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(1) Today: VIDEOCONFERENCE on Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30-5:45 ;
Baker Hall A53

The Honorable Newt Gingrich on
"Abraham Lincoln and the Long War"

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(2) May 1 from 4:30 to 6pm in Rangos 2
TheHonorable Jim Woolsey, President Clinton's CIA director,
will speak on Energy, Security, and the Long War on .

Open to the university community.

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Vermont's award-winning regional theatre seeks an experienced Technical Director for its 2006 Summer season (Equity LORT D). Engineering, construction, installation and strike of all scenic elements for 6 shows on 2 stages. Supervise scene shop staff of 5. Advanced scenic construction, engineering and rigging skills required. Proficiency in managing staff, budget and schedule. CAD skills preferred.


Stuart Duke
Managing Director
Weston Playhouse Theatre Co.
sduke@westonplayhouse.org

Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts Announcement: WEEK of May 1- 7

Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts Announcement: WEEK of May 1- 7, Campus Events, PGH Events, Call for Artists

Campus Events____________________________________________

Elizabeth Bradley, head of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, announces the production of Shakespeare's “As You Like It,” which will preview April 27 and run through May 6, 2006 at Carnegie Mellon's Philip Chosky Theater. Di Trevis will be guest directing the production. Tickets are $22-$25 with discounts for students, seniors and Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff.

PGH Events_______________________________________________

Ken Carbone - Curiously Curious Lecture
Presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the AIGA

Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
FREE for AIGA Members
$10 for non-members

Highlighting excerpts from his personal journals, Ken Carbone (co-founder, Carbone Smolan Agency) provides a visual guide to drawing ideas from art, science, architecture, film, technology, music and life. This presentation offers ways to ignite a designer's natural curiosity and translate it into inspired design.

www.pittsburgh.aiga.org | Sponsored by Sterling Paper and JB Kreider Printing

Call for Artists_______________________________

Oakland Business Improvement District
The Doors of Oakland Public Art Project
Call for Artists: Request for Qualifications

Project: The Doors of Oakland

Commissioning Organization
The Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID) was established in 1999 to undertake Economic Development initiatives for the Central Oakland business district. OBID is dedicated to improving the cleanliness, appearance, and perception of safety in Oakland, bringing about revitalization, preserving Oakland's unique commercial environment, and undertaking marketing and development initiatives to make Oakland a vibrant destination for visitors, residents, owners, employees and students

Application Deadline: Postmark Deadline: Monday May 22, 2006 by 4:30 p.m.

Project Description: Commission of New Work
The Doors of Oakland project is a public art initiative focused on enhancing the visual landscape. The OBID is inviting artists to create new works of art to improve the streetscape and pedestrian sightlines of the business district through the design improvement to commercial storefront entrances and bland doorways which front the heavily traveled sidewalks of Oakland.

In 2005, the first two (2) Doors were completed as part of a Pilot Project initiative. The OBID is looking to complete eight (8) additional doors which will bring the project to total of 10 completed doorways. Properties chosen for the doorway project will be strategically located in high traffic areas and prominent corners at varied sites throughout the Central Business District of Oakland specifically the Fifth and Forbes Avenues corridors and the side streets including: McKee Place, Atwood, Halket, Coltart and South Bouquet Streets, Meyran and Oakland Avenues.

Application Requirements
The following is a list of materials artist should include with their applications:
o Letter of Interest: Please describe your interest in this project, your approach to creating public art and any past relevant experience.
o Visual Support: include minimum 5 images of past work, showcasing 2-dimensional and/ or relief design. The images should be JPG files, at least 150-200 dpi and no larger than 4” x 5”. Send as individual files and not imbedded within powerpoint or other programs.
o Resume
o 2 References from professional colleagues familiar with your work

Deadline
Postmarked Monday May 22, 2006 by 4:30 p.m.

Submission Address
Oakland Business Improvement District
Georgia S. Petropoulos
Executive Director
235 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Selection Process
All artists will be selected as part of a jury process. The jury will be made up of prominent local and regional stakeholders including Oakland residents, business owners and property owners and members of Pittsburgh based museum and university art departments. The jury will determine the number of artists who will receive commissions. It is possible that artists may receive commissions for more than one door.

Project Timeline

May-September, 2006
o Submission Deadline: May 22, 2006
o Artist decision and project location: Made by June 30
o Artist Notification: Friday, July 7
o Artist Designs Completed and approved: Friday, August 4
o City of Pittsburgh Public Art Commission presentation: August Agenda
o Complete Doorways: Friday September 15, 2006.
o Ribbon Cutting Event: End of September, 2006

Carnegie Mellon School of Art Senior Awarded Fulbright Scholarship To Travel to Korea

Carnegie Mellon Press Release: April 26, 2006

Were Critics Moved by Simon Stephens' Motortown at the Royal Court?

Theatre.com

Shakespeare's Globe Acquires Roof for Titus Andronicus

Theatre.com

SAVE THE LAST DANCE

News-Audtions: Show Business Weekly

Major film resource centers may go dark

News: Show Business Weekly

Entertainment | Disappointing start for Elton musical

BBC NEWS

Yes, and... the Chicago Improv Festival Returns

Backstage

To Join or Not to Join Equity Is the Question

Backstage

Light Sculptures Decorate Liverpool Shopping Mall

Projection, Lights and Staging News

From a freshman: Five tips for success in college

lifehack.org

Monologues are more than 'Talking Heads'

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Shipping containers celebrate their 50th birthday

Boing Boing

Did Lestat Make the Critics Swoon?

Broadway.com Buzz

Stage Review: 'Barefoot' starts well, but then loses appeal

Post Gazette

VectorWorks 12 Training Workbooks Now Available

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

TKTS Booth in Duffy Square Will Close April 30 and Re-Open May 1 at Marriott Marquis

Playbill News

Edited: Props and Carpentry Interns/ Apprentices

Maine State Music Theatre is searching for Apprentices and Interns in Props, Carpentry, Stage Management and Stage Operations. Here are the available jobs:

CARPENTERS: 1- Apprentice
PROPS: 1-Intern, 1 Apprentice
SM: 1- Apprentice
STAGE OPERATIONS: 1- Apprentice

The contracts are from the end of May until the end of August. More details are available when you email or call Kathi Kacinski, Company Manager at jobs@msmt.org or 207-725-8760, extension 11. Please respond ASAP!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Mechanics of Choice: More Isn't Always Better

NPR

Through the Looking Glass - Visualizing Place and Others in China

The Aesthetics Out of Bounds Lecture Series presents

Katheryn Linduff

"Through the Looking Glass - Visualizing Place and Others in China"

Monday, May 1 5:00pm University Center, McConomy Auditorium - on the Carnegie Mellon campus


"Through the Looking Glass - Visualizing Place and Others in China" is also the title of Katheryn Linduff's current book-length project about cultural boundaries, or about depicting who is and who is not Chinese and why that is a constant theme in Chinese visual and performing arts. Topics included in the book are: Archaeological Settings and Barbarians inside the Core of Early China; Regularization of a World View and Official Art that Expresses It; Ritualized Artifacts and Identity: Outsiders on the Inside of China; To Be or Not to Be Chinese During The Song Empire; Inside the Inside: The Art of Propaganda and Protest; Contemporary Identity: Global Outsiders or Insiders? This talk will draw on all of these themes in some fashion, but will concentrate especially on the much-illustrated story of a Chinese woman named Lady Wenji, who spent her young adult life during the second century CE with nomadic peoples beyond the Great Wall. Of interest is how and why her story has been sustained and illustrated throughout Chinese history, from the 12th through the 21st centuries. The story spells out the timeless dilemma of trying to maintain Confucian notions of loyalty and duty to China vs. the world of individuals and their relationships, especially those with ethnic outsiders or "barbarians."

Katheryn Linduff is the University Center for International Studies Research Professor in the Department of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on Eurasian and Chinese art history and archaeology. Selected publications include Gender and Chinese Archeology with Sun Yan (editors), Altamira Press, June 2004; The Beginnings of Metallurgy from the Urals to the Yellow Rivers, (editor), Mellen Press, April 2004; and Chifeng International Archaelogical Research Project, Regional Settlement Survey in Eastern Inner Mongolia: A Methodological Exploration, Beijing: Science Press, 2003.

Aesthetics Out of Bounds is a series of free public lectures being offered at Carnegie Mellon University during the fall 2005 and spring of 2006. Sponsored by the Center for the Arts in Society with a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the series features a distinguished group of internationally recognized scholars who will discuss the plastic, visual, performing, and literary arts in multiple historical contexts. Drawing scholars from the United States and Europe, the series will chart out new directions in the fields of aesthetics, arts historiography, critical theory and visual culture for a broad and intellectually engaged audience.

For more information about the series please visit; http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/mwitmore/aesthetics/index.html

EQUUS

EQUUS BY: Peter Shaffer
AN MFA Thesis Production

DIRECTED BY: Laura Gross
FEATURING THE TALENTS OF: Anderson Davis, Jeff Omura, Marissa Lesch, Matt Burns, Eryn Joslyn, Michelle Wong, Robert Maxhimer, Abbie McFarlane, Jordan Dean, Bobby May, Joanna Strapp and Tyler Ruebensaal.

SCENIC DESIGN: J.Patrick Adair
COSTUME DESIGN: Deanna R Frieman
LIGHTING DESIGN: Andrew Moore

Wednesday April 26 at 7:30 Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 Friday, April 28 at 4pm and 8pm Saturday, April 29 at 2pm and 8pm

The Rauh Studio Theater

99-305: The Year is 1905: E= mc2, photons and relativity

99- 305: "The Year is 1905": E= mc2, photons and relativity
Fall 2006; Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30

Instructors: Gregg Franklin, Physics
Indira Nair, Engineering and Public Policy

"2005 has been declared as The World Year of Physics, an international celebration of physics by the United Nations, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's "miraculous year"." http://www.physics2005.org/

1905 has been called "Annus Mirabilis", the year of miracles in Physics because Albert Einstein, then a patent clerk in Switzerland, published four papers that changed the face of physics. In 1905, Einstein revolutionized much of science with three groundbreaking advances: he proved the existence of atoms and molecules, he validated the emerging field of quantum mechanics, and he developed the theory of special relativity - which led to the most famous equation ever written, E=mc2.

The United Nations has officially declared 2005 the International Year of Physics, and more than thirty nations are participating in the year-long celebrations with public lectures, museum exhibits, and educational projects." (http://www.physics2005.org/, http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/).

The primary objective of the course is to make the "miracle" of 1905 conceptually accessible to all students and to place the discoveries in the contexts of history and culture. In addition to the basic physical principles of the discoveries, this course will look at the phenomenon of 1905 with lenses of history, sociology and of the culture of science. The first reference below has all these components, and will be augmented by some of the readings on the culture and history of science, such as works by Thomas Kuhn and Gerald Holton. Students will discover the significance of Einstein's work with a survey of the history of concepts that led up to that point, the culture of the doing of science, the importance of the 1905 papers, and the social and historical consequences of E=mc2.

The course is open to students of all majors and years. Students are not expected to have a mathematics background, but are required to read the readings completely, be active in class and Blackboard discussions and complete several writing assignments and projects.


The course will meet once a week for two hours, in order to give students time for reading the books, and to write a reflective piece each week. It is our hope that the students will leave the course with an appreciation for physics in general and aware of the meaning of the great conceptual leaps in 1905.

Did Critics Fall for Clare Higgins in Phaedra at the Donmar?

Theatre.com

Sneak Preview: Tisch School Of The Arts 2006 MFA Design Showcase

Live Design

'Swan Lake' Cancels Warner Run

Washington Post

ABC, unions reach deal on cell phone TV shows

Yahoo! News

More than 40 Free Open Source Project Management Applications

lifehack.org

Theaters in Japan offer new sensory experience to moviegoers: aromas synched with film

Post Gazette

Playhouse director says he won't resign

MiamiHerald.com | 04/25/2006

'Wedding' tied to style era

New York Daily News - Theater

Monday, April 24, 2006

Technical Design - Stock Scenery

[23:23] TDStudent: Hey David, quick question for you regarding the stock scenery assignment.
[23:23] eProf: uhhuh
[23:23] TDStudent: You say not to consider soft goods, because we already have them. But, I got alot of good suggestions from people about goods that we don't have. Can I include them in the inventory and budget and such.
[23:24] eProf: break it out as a separate submission
[23:24] eProf: stock scenery
[23:24] eProf: stock softgoods addition
[23:24] TDStudent: Alrighty, will do. Thanks.

HOMEMADE FUSION

"HOMEMADE FUSION" to PITTSBURGH CLO!

Featuring the Musical Theatre Class of 2006

Cabaret Theatre in Theatre Square
10:00pm - Friday, May 19th
10:00pm - Saturday, May 20th
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--- Music by: Michael Kooman
Lyrics by: Christopher Dimond

Featuring:
Anderson Davis, Dan Amboyer, Johanna Brickey, Jesmille Darbouze, Marissa
Lesch, Wilson Scott, PaTina Miller, Michael Strassheim, Andrew Kober and
Kara Lindsay
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--- CDs available after the performance. Tickets and more information
coming soon!

Awards and Ice Cream Sunday...

School of Drama Awards Ceremony
Sunday May 7, 2006
12:00noon-1:30 - Chosky Theater

After the Ceremony
The Biggest Best Bar-B-Que
The Warner Hall Parking Lot

Vegans and Vegetarians are NOT forgotten
There will be selections for you

Spend time dining with Drama Alumni

Back by Popular demand??????..

Create your very own
Ice Cream Sunday

CHOOSE YOUR
FAVORITE FLAVOR********

Choose your favorite Topping!!!!!!!!

The Geek Mind Behind Dorkbot

Wired News

Getting to Done: The Ultimate Home Office

Lifehacker

Young teams dominate this year's Mobot race

The Tartan Online

S 'n' S takes audiences to a *City of Angels*

The Tartan Online

AB Concerts brings Big City Rock, Phantom Planet, and The Secret Machines to Carnival

The Tartan Online

Where did Booth 2006 take you?

The Tartan Online

Fully operational

The Tartan Online

Gaby Wood on the New York Globe project

Guardian Unlimited Arts

Investment in non-profits

Marketplace

FRESH EYE ON 'THE GLASS MENAGERIE'

San Francisoc Chronicle

Did The History Boys Earn Top Grades from the Critics?

Broadway.com Buzz

Review: 'Talking Heads' reflects touching comic moments

Post Gazette

Review: 'I Am My Own Wife' is more story than play

Post Gazette

Scott Weldin, 60, theatrical-set designer

The Seattle Times: Theater & arts

Hollywood battle on Broadway: Tarzan vs vampire

Reuters.com

No quarter

The Dallas Morning News | Performing Arts

American DJ Introduces Color Short

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

9/11-inspired work a haunting tapestry

The Cincinatti Enquirer

DANCE REVIEW - Thinking on top of the box

LA Times

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Carnegie Mellon Unveils Plans for New Gates Center for Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon Press Release: April 21, 2006

Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama Announces 2006-2007 Season

Carnegie Mellon Press Release: April 21, 2006

Multimedia Play Staged at Manhattan Festival

Projection, Lights and Staging News

Rivals in DVD format battle await consumer response

Yahoo! News

Admiration for Meir drew actress to 'Golda's Balcony'

Tribune Review

Royal Company to Put All of Shakespeare on Stage

NPR

Sore Throats - Howard Brenton

Theater - New York Times

Lestat

Theater - New York Times

1,000 words (or less) #151; 'Gone to Texas' musical heads to Big Apple

MySA.com: Stage

Stage Preview: Valerie Harper digs for gold in 'Golda'

Post Gazette

Artistic director at Playhouse asked to resign

MiamiHerald.com | 04/22/2006

Under pressure, and excelling

The Dallas Morning News | Performing Arts

AA (Acronyms Anonymous)

SVC

What's New:
Video Technology

SVC

Big stars hit Broadway with mixed results

Chicago Tribune

Friday, April 21, 2006

New job: Light and sound board operator wanted


Light and sound board operator wanted
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The Magic Theatre is looking for a light and sound operator for the west coast premere of Paula Vogal\'s, \"A Long Christmas Ride Home\" Experiance with ETC lightboards perfered but not required. This job runs from May 8 to June 11. If interested please call Jamie Mulligan at (415) 441-8001 x29
Dates: Aug 6, 2005-Nov 6, 2006
Pay: 14 hour for tech 50 per show

j-o-b

If you know anyone who would be interested in working at APT as a carpenter,
from May 8 - June 29, (or in the case of some of you, if you are interested
personally) please let me know. I am looking for someone who is fast,
accurate, does not need a lot of supervision, and can work well in steel as
well as in wood.

Michael Broh
Production Manager
American Players Theatre
608-588-7402 x118
PO Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588

j-o-b

Technical Director

The Cleveland Play House (LORT C), the oldest continuously operating regional theatre in America, is accepting applications for a TD. The Play House is a four theater complex with all shops and storage facilities located on site. The TD is responsible for making sure all shows are built on time and on budget, leading a shop of four I.A.T.S.E carpenters and an ATD. Qualified candidates should have 3-5 years professional experience, preferably in regional theatre. TD must be able to accurately cost out materials and labor from designer drawings. Experience with VectorWorks essential. Thorough knowledge of rigging and mechanics (winches, turntables, elevators) necessary. Position requires a highly organized person with strong communication and supervisory skills. Ability to leap tall buildings in a signal bound helpful but not essential. Salary is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. E-mail letter of interest, resume and references to jmartin@clevelandplayhouse.com or mail to Joe Martin, Production Manager, Cleveland Play House, 8500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106. EOE/AA

DEMOLITION BEGINS MONDAY TO PREPARE FOR NEW GATES CENTER

To prepare for the new Gates Center for Computer Science, demolition of the Planetary Robotics Building will begin Monday, April 24, according to the latest reports. In the next several months, three existing structures will also be razed: the Campus Printing and Publications Building, the Row Garages and the Old Student Center. The Printing and Publications Building and Row Garages will come down between May 1 and June 1, and the Old Student Center between June 1 and August 1.

Carnegie Mellon University Announces 2006 Inductees Into Robot Hall of Fame

Carnegie Mellon Press Release: April 19, 2006

Ring run extended

TorontoSun.com - Theatre

Lord of the Rings to run through September

globeandmail.com

New I-Motion Expert-T From Movecat

Live Design

Hill Street Blues producer dies

BBC NEWS

Listen to your writing

Lifehacker

Drama League Announces Noms

Backstage

Sundance Theater Lab picks plays, scribes

Variety.com

SUIT VS. 'FRIENDS' NIXED AS @#! DUMB

AP - New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

Harley Granville-Barker: How he radicalised the British stage

Independent Online Edition > Features

Dirty Dancing show having the time of its life

nzhearald.co.nz

Details of Cirque du Soleil's Beatles Project Announced

Broadway.com Buzz

Critics Take in Roundabout's Revival of The Threepenny Opera

Broadway.com Buzz

Were Critics Charmed by Judi Dench in West End Hay Fever Revival?

Broadway.com Buzz

Pittsburgh is rated No. 3 midsized arts city

Post Gazette

Theater & arts: Come for characters, stay for the set design

The Seattle Times

THEATER CHAT: Here's hoping New American Theatre Project can survive

reviewjournal.com -- Neon

SHOW REVIEW: 'Le Reve'

reviewjournal.com -- Neon

Approval of Industry Coordinating Committees

actorsequity.org

Elation Road Show Product Training Seminar Drawing Large Turnouts

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

SEEING STARS ... AND DIRECTING THEM

Chicago Tribune

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Did Critics Get Their Feet Tapping to Footloose - The Musical?

Theatre.com

All you need is Love, and some acrobats

globeandmail.com

Find An ETCP Certified Rigger Online

Live Design

Vegas Shows the Beatles Some "Love"

E! Online News

Equity Says 'No' to Nude Group

Backstage

Cirque Du Soleil to Go Vegas with Beatles Show

Backstage

Ready to get a BoyGroove on

TheStar.com

Cirque feels 'LOVE'

Variety.com

Broadway Baby

Metropolis Magazine

Did Critics Take a Shine to Roberts in Three Days of Rain?

Broadway.com Buzz

Playhouse show previews dropped

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MIKE WEATHERFORD: Blue Man Group, 'Hairspray' work to overcome unexpected obstacles

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Heroics aside, 'Dolittle' off to strange start

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The French Connection

City Theatrical Releases Battery-Operated Wireless Power/Data Supply for Color Kinetics Products

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ETCP Certified Riggers Now Listed Online

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Drama League Announces Play and Musical Nominations for 2006 Awards

Playbill News

Cirque's 'music in motion' deliriously entertaining

Orlando Sentinel : Theater

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Stratford shakeup

TorontoSun.com - Theatre

City Design Group And Marcad Lighting Design Merge

Live Design

Unions Go After Web Revenue

Broadway News: Show Business Weekly

Cirque du Soleil's LOVE to Open in Las Vegas -

Theater News

2 months of prison for liberating and damaging Cattelan's dolls

we make money not art

Hollywood takes Broadway

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Did Awake and Sing! Speak to Critics?

Broadway.com Buzz

Stage Review: Pared-down 'Sweeney Todd' a thrilling reinterpretation

Post Gazette

Heads Up

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

An offbeat and smart Caryl Churchill salute

Philadelphia Inquirer

DPA Mics Play Key Role in Stage Lord of the Rings

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Behind the Scenes Now Accepting Applications for Assistance

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Same medium, different agenda

Pittsburgh Business Times:

Monday, April 17, 2006

DPs Recommend Electives

Intro. to Business Management - a good basic course that introduces all of the aspects of business (accounting, marketing, information systems, managing employees, etc.). Not too much work. Simple hw assignments for almost every time the class meets, short quizzes almost every time the class meets, 4 exams which are sometimes open book.

I also took a tennis class last semester (a mini) which gave me 3 units, was really fun and we would almost always end the class early.
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Take:
Business Communications- Good advice on writing e-mails, resume's, higher/Fire letters, and some oral communications in the form of group and single presentations. I took it with Chad Hermann..he is GREAT and very funny. Everyone will love him
Oral Communications- great class. Helps to focus speeches and meetings. I had Chad, which was great. There are lots of teachers, but Chad is the best.
Causation and Social Policy- Great class taught by a great professor, Scheines (sp). Not a lot of math, but some. Teaches about the relevancy/legitimacy of polls and things. Great for understanding more about how those polls and studies affect Social and government policies.
Interpersonal Communication- good for figuring out more about your own personality. Great for people who want to learn more about networking and how to deal with interesting work-related circumstances.
Rape Agression Defense- great class for women. Really easy and you learn a lot of techniques on how to defend yourself.

DO NOT TAKE:
Organizational Behavior- seems like a good class, it was painful. Taylor took it too.
Conflict Dispute Resolution- without checking out the teacher. Mine was taught by a really annoying guy from Duquesene. You think it will be a good class, and it could be with a different teacher.

CONSIDER TAKING:
Principles of Econ- ONLY WITH KLEPPER! He's harder, but he teaches you things. The other teacher supposedly grades easier, but that's only if you already understand Econ. Klepper does lots of experiment funness.

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Principles Of Economics:

Basic, entry level economics course required as a pre-requisite for many additional economics and business courses. Level of work depends on the instructor.

Required as a pre-requisite for anyone considering the MAM or MEIM 3-1-1 program.
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Business Communications It's a class that teaches students how to act professional in a professional setting. (speech, body/verbal communication, attitude) -Teaches on how to motivate and work efficiently with people you are managing -Thoroughly reviews resumes and interviews -Not a lot of work

Organizational Behavior: -Good for PTm students bc you learn how to efficiently work in groups and understand reasons for peoples behavior -kinda time consuming, a lot of group meetings

Eurhythmics I (probably for stage managers) -It helps you understand beats, rhythms -Helps to read scores quickly and understand meters and etc.. -Very helpful for sms into musicals
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Hi Boevers....Ok, so I took this class this semester called Tutoring, Mentoring, and Role Modeling....It was such an easy/rewarding class...It was Tuesday mornings from 9-10:20, and you had to complete 24 hours of community service...however, the instructor found the places for you to work that fit into your schedule....definitely a good find. Her name is Judith Hallinen....don't remember the course number. Its a 6 unit course.
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I've really enjoyed the music extension program. I'm surprised more people don't know about it...

You have to pay for it, but you can get up to 9 credits for it, and take private instruments in any instrument you like, even voice lessons!

I recommend drum lessons because the teacher is fantastic and it's a great way to chill out form the craziness of this life, but whatever instrument makes someone happy is probably good.

Also, don't take Decision Processes in American Political Institutions unless you want to learn every angle of the statistics of voting. Because if you don't, it's really boring and a lot of work.

Other than that, most of my electives that I really liked no longer exist (like Introduction to Journalism because the teacher left) or the bad ones (Art and Culture...again, no teacher anymore).

So that's all I got.
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I have taken two great electives.

The one i am currently in is called "Tutoring, Mentoring & Role Modeling". It meets once a week (for an hour and a half), and teaches different types of mentoring as well as tutoring techniques. In addition to the one class period a week, we are expected to complete 24 hours of "service" over the course of the semester. This is grest because not only do you get to "get out of purnell", but you get to get off campus and go to local schools. The teacher does her best to place us in areas/age groups we are interested in, and will accomodate any schedule. Dominique, Jessika Aldrige and Christina See are also in it with me, so it can easily be done on our school of drama schedules.

Last semester I took a Eurythmics class (for non-majors). It was a lot of fun and a great way to let out energy while learning about music. There is very little work in this class, and it only meets twice a week (for an hour each).

Hope this helps...
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15-100 - Intro to programming was fun and there are 5 million sections of it, so its easy to get into. It is a fair bit of work though. I thought it was really interesting.

Contemp. American Fiction was great but I don't think they are offering it in the Fall...but I would recommend other classes with prof. Williams. I think he mostly teaches grad courses though.

I wouldn't take Abnormal Psych again. But it was easy and mildly interesting - its also a lecture course, so you can kinda go when you want.

None of these have any particular merit for PTM students really, but that's the only 2 cents I've got to give.
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Social Psychology.

good for management folks, and figuring out people and how they work. theres a good emphasis in the text book on how to correctly manage people by influencing them in the correct manners, etc.

fair warning, however, there is a heavy workload for this course.

A new great schism? The (lack of) separation of church and entertainment

The Tartan Online

A key technique for staying calm during an argument

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How To Change People’s Perception Of You

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Working Delusions

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1950 Popular Mechanics on making of Pinocchio

Boing Boing

Landscape of the Body Faces New York Critics

Broadway.com Buzz

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

King of Hearts

Pro Video Gaming Set For TV Debut

CBS News

Art, politics don't mix in Belarus

Sun Times

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Edited: Overhire Carpenters


Overhire Carpenters
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Not an official post-

The Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas is looking for a few good carpenters for overhire work asap. I\'m just a sound engineer so I don\'t have every detail, but to my knowledge they are looking for a couple weeks of your time, paying very well, housing you and paying for travel. If you are interested contact the Assistant Production Manager, Jamie Gross at jamieg@alleytheatre.org ASAP.
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Posted by Bridget O'Connor


Beckett, Master of the Bleak, Gets a Birthday Bash in Dublin

New York Times

'Lestat' revamps for Broadway

Variety.com

Networks Sue Over Indecency Rulings

Washington Post

KITSCH & MAKEUP By MANDY STADTMILLER

New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

Friday, April 14, 2006

New job: Apprentices and Interns


Apprentices and Interns
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Another unofficial post:
Maine State Music Theatre is searching for Apprentices and Interns of all kinds. Here are the available jobs:

CARPENTERS: 2- Apprentices
COSTUMES: 1- Apprentice 1-Intern
PROPS: 1-Intern
SM: 1- Apprentice
STAGE OPERATIONS: 1- Apprentice
WARDROBE: 2-Apprentices, 1-Intern
MARKETING: 1-Intern

The contracts are from the end of May until the end of August. More details are available when you email or call Kathi Kacinski, Company Manager at jobs@msmt.org or 207-725-8760, extension 11. Please respond ASAP!
Dates: May 23, 2006-Aug 30, 2006
Pay:

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Posted by Bridget O'Connor

Ever Wonder if you are a Dorkbot?

Yahoo! News

Cirque shoots the moon

TorontoSun.com - Theatre

Did Critics Treasure The Royal Hunt of the Sun at the National?

Theatre.com

Cirque on a human scale

globeandmail.com

How To Get Rid of Negative Thinking

Lifehacker

Geek to Live: Take great notes

Lifehacker

Actor-Driven Theatre in Atlanta Is Out of Hand

Backstage

'Ragtime,' 'Frogs' highlight Point Park Conservatory season - PittsburghLIVE.com

Tribune Review

Cultural Trust wins long 'Waiting' game

Tribune Review

Experience Music Project hasn't caught on

Marketplace

Peer Gynt

Theater - New York Times

Did NYC Critics Vote for David Hare's Politically Charged Stuff Happens?

Broadway.com Buzz

Dublin troupe bringing 'Godot' here

Post Gazette

Dr. Goddess: A Homegirl’s Homecoming

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Coconut Grove Open Again, But Red Ink Is a Threat

Playbill News

Genetic engineering gets very personal

Philadelphia Inquirer

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Job

CPS Productions

Technical Director Position

Summer 2006

CPS Productions, the producing arm of the Community Performance Series in residence at the State University of New York in Potsdam, is seeking a Technical Director for our 2006 summer season. Productions include: Always…Patsy Cline and The Sound of Music. Candidates should have excellent carpentry skills, strong organizational skills and be comfortable supervising a mixed staff of professionals and volunteers.

Salary:

The Technical Director will be paid $550 a week plus housing.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and a resume, as well as names and contact information for three references to Amy Flack at flackal@potsdam.edu or faxed to (315)267-2869.

Dates:

The season will begin June 12 and run through August 6.

WAITING FOR GODOT

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces its spotlight event for fall of 2006:

The Gate Theatre's production of

WAITING FOR GODOT

October 18-22, 2006, at the Byham Theater

PITTSBURGH (April 14, 2006)...The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today its spotlight event of its 2006 fall Trust Presents series, The Gate Theatre's production of Waiting for Godot on October 18-22, 2006, at the Byham Theater. Waiting for Godot features Stephen Brennan (Lucky), Barry McGovern (Vladimir), Johnny Murphy (Estragon) and Alan Stanford (Pozzo). Single tickets will go on sale in August at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.pgharts.org, and by calling at (412) 456-6666. For advanced group reservations and discount information, call (412) 471-6930.

Samuel Beckett did not attend the first performance of Waiting for Godot in the tiny Théâtre de Babylone in Paris on January 5, 1953. He need not have been nervous. Waiting for Godot went on to become what it remains today, a modern classic which changed the course of 20th century theatre. With this play Beckett was to join the select company of writers who have created characters who enter the popular imagination, even if Godot himself fails to make an appearance. This is, after all, the play in which, famously, "nothing happens twice."

This production of Waiting for Godot was first produced in 1988 at the request of Samuel Beckett himself. It was he who recommended that Walter Asmus, who had been his assistant director on the famous Schiller Theatre production, direct; and that Louis le Brocquy, the world-renowned Irish artist, design.

The Gate Theatre was founded in 1928 and has since become internationally renowned as one of the most adventurous playhouses in Europe. Under the current artistic directorship of Michael Colgan, the Gate continues to produce and present high quality new and classic drama from Ireland and Europe, both at home and abroad. In 1991, the Gate became the first theatre in the world to present a full retrospective of all 19 of Samuel Beckett's stage plays. The Beckett Festival was a unique tribute to Beckett and his remarkable work. The Festival met with international and critical acclaim when it toured to the Lincoln Center, New York in 1996 and the Barbican Centre, London in 1999. The Gate has toured Waiting for Godot to many other cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Melbourne, Toronto, Seville, Beijing and Shanghai.

Irish playwright, critic and fiction writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) was one of the great literary pioneers of the 20th century. His bleak imaginary landscapes examined the incomprehensible reality of humanity through new dramatic and literary forms. Beckett tirelessly explored the human condition in his work and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1969. Waiting for Godot, probably his best-known work, was written in French in 1949.

Historians strive to save old sounds

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Unions' Meeting with Advertisers 'Productive'

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Woman dies after riding Disney "rocket"

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There's new life for the Fab Four

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Actresses share monologues, not the stage - PittsburghLIVE.com

Tribune Review

At Beckett's Centenary, His American Discoverer Looks Back

New York Times

Epcot's Mission: Space kills a second rider in a year's time

Boing Boing

Remembering Atlanta theater pioneer Frank Wittow | AccessAtlanta

Journal Constitution

Stage Review: Love reigns in liberating 'King of Hearts'

Post Gazette

Stage Review: 'Annie,' once again

Post Gazette

Stage Preview: Aussie actor wedded to a most remarkable 'Wife'

Post Gazette

Stage Preview: 'Talking Heads' playwright now swims in mainstream

Post Gazette

'Phantom,' Beatles show to attract national attention

reviewjournal.com -- Living

King of Hearts

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Spacey fights on at Old Vic despite mauling

Reuters.com

Scented Movies Come To Japan

CBS News

Coconut Grove shuttered - by Elizabeth Maupin

Orlando Sentinel

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts Announcement: WEEK of April 17 - 23

Campus Events____________________________________________

Paula Dobriansky, the U.S. under secretary of state, speak via video conference from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Apruil 13, in Posner Hall. Her talk is titled "From Avian Influenza to Global Internet Freedom." Dobriansky will be speaking as a guest of the International Relations Program, and her talk is open to the entire campus community.

PGH Events_______________________________________________

MUSIC 101 TEACHES AND ENTERTAINS

The Pittsburgh Symphony Association welcomes Gretchen Van Hoesen, Principal Harp of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, to lead a Music 101 discussion on Wednesday, April 19, 12:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Van Hoesen, who has been with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1977, will discuss the role of the harp in a symphony orchestra and share some anecdotes and insights from her rich experience with various orchestras.

The Music 101 lunchtime lecture and musical demonstration series is designed to further the audiences appreciation and knowledge of classical music, conductors and musicians. Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra family lend their expertise, insight and talent as series guest speakers. Presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association (PSA), the volunteer fundraising arm of the PSO, this free, informal series is open to the public and held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms in Heinz Hall.

Participants may bring their own bag lunch, or may purchase a lunch from Truffles and Flourishes Catering for $7.50 by calling the PSA members at 724.773.0878. The deadline for orders is Monday, April 17. Soft drinks, coffee and tea will be provided.


Call for Singers_______________________________

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will host auditions for the 2006-2007 Season.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 23 for volunteer and
professional core positions, by appointment only.

They are to call Jeanne Miller, Membership Secretary, at (412) 561-3353 or one
can e-mail at mcp1908@verizon.net to make an appointment.

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh season will include five concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, including Messiah.

Call for Designers__________________________________

Enrollment Services Invites You to Participate in
The 2006 Campus Wide ID Card Design Contest!

Open to all Carnegie Mellon students, staff and faculty

We are seeking a design for the NEW Carnegie Mellon ID Card!

Your Design must include:

¢ Student Photo Space (1" x 1-1/8" tall)
¢ Student Name and Status
¢ The Carnegie Mellon Wordmark
o (see www.cmu.edu/identity/id_wordmark.html
for additional guidelines)
¢ The NEW Carnegie Mellon Card logo (for you to design)
¢ 9 digit card number (i.e. 8101234567)
¢ 16 digit ISO number (i.e. 1111 2222 3333 4444)
¢ A Card Expiration Date

Submission Requirements:

1 Card Size 3-3/8" x 2-1/8"
(may be either landscape or portrait)
2 Full Color (if using Carnegie Mellon maroon, use Pantone 187c)
3 Theme Must reflect all of Carnegie Mellon
and cannot be campus specific
4 Format Submit your design as a PDF file
5 Email to campxprs@andrew.cmu.edu

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2006

Winning Entry receives $250 PlaidCa$h

For more information, contact Michelle McClory at 8-1922

All entries become the property of Carnegie Mellon University.

DGA President Supports Fighting P2P

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Coffee sleeves advertise theater's season lineup - PittsburghLIVE.com

Tribune Review

Deaf Theater Troupes Reel From Federal Cuts

New York Times

Stage Review: 'Dr. Goddess' delivers diagnosis in insightful one-woman show

Post Gazette

CMU's Gates Center design veers off the yellow brick road

Post Gazette

Got a Taste for Antiques? Modiste Displays Classic 1905 Workmanship

village voice > theater > by Michael Feingold

Bennett, Quinn, Amico, Huffman, Win Carbonell Design Awards

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Intermissionless Producers May Play Las Vegas

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Disney plans 'Nemo' musical

LA times

Discovering Products in Contemporary Robotics: Toward a Theory of Product in Design

Thesis Defense in requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Design

Thesis Title: "Discovering Products in Contemporary Robotics: Toward a Theory of Product in Design"

Carl DiSalvo, PhD Candidate in Design

Tuesday, 18th April 2006, 3pm Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, Room 121

Abstract: Throughout the many fields and definitions of design products remain central because products are what designers create. But despite the fact that products are central to the practice and study of design, we lack substantive theories of products: coherent and comprehensive sets of principles to address and order products from the perspective of design. Put most simply we could ask, ?What are we talking about when we talk about products?? The aim of this dissertation is to contribute toward a theory of product that allows designers and those who study design to better characterize the varied nature of contemporary products, in order to produce more insightful and exacting descriptions, analyses, and critiques of contemporary products and of the practice of design.

I begin the dissertation by introducing a set of dimensions common to all products: expression, material, form, and function. I argue that it is along these dimensions that products are brought to serve common purposes and enable, engender, and thwart different experiences. The dimensions of the product are rarely, if ever, in balance with one another, resulting in different kinds of products. These product kinds may be characterized by the distributions of significance and influence across the dimensions and the skew of the relationships between them. In addition, each kind of product has the effect of configuring different agencies between the designer, the product, and the public. I propose four kinds of products ordered along the dimensions of expression, material, form, and function. These are: the authored product, the embodied product, the idealized product, and the performative product.

I proceed to examine each kind of product and its attendant agencies through the lens of contemporary robotics. I investigate a diversity of robotic products including SIG, PINO, and Posy designed by Tatsuya Matsui, the iRobot Roomba, NASA projects in human-robot interaction, the NEC PaPeRo, and MapMover, a robotic installation I collaboratively designed. I conclude the dissertation by revisiting the question ?What are we talking about when we talk about products?? and examine the importance of the product to the practice of design.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

School of Drama Awards

The Annual School of Drama Awards Sunday May 7, 2006 12:00pm-1:30pm Philip Chosky Theater

This will be our last big Drama Celebration before we cheer at Graduation

Highlights include:

Mingle with prestigious alumni from:
New York Drama Clan & West Coast Drama Clan

Meet our generous benefactors:
Phil Chosky and Richard Rauh

Cheer for the Seniors and Grads as they join the Professional World of Theatre.

And the Biggest Picnic/Bar-B-Q for one and all. Vegetarians & Vegans We will have selections for you.

See you there. May 7, 2006 Chosky Theater 12:00pm-1:30pm Picnic- Warner Hall Parking Lot - 1:30-4:30

Did Critics Welcome Mack and Mabel Back to the Stage?

Theatre.com

Were Critics Moved by West End Debut of Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out?

Theatre.com

Freelancer self-assessment

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10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed

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One Hundred Rules for NASA Project Managers

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Opportunities for Wood/Natural Fiber-Plastic Composites in Residential and Industrial Applications

eBuild

Reports from Disney's real Everest expedition

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Strand Lighting Announces New Control Consoles at USITT

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Super Vision Files New Patent Infringement Suit Against Color Kinetics

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The Light in the Piazza to Air June 15 on "Live From Lincoln Center"

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Internships

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program aims to provide unique
career exploration opportunities to diverse undergraduate and graduate
students in the field of historic preservation/cultural resources work. The
program offers paid internships with National Park Service sites and
offices, state historic preservation offices, and private nonprofit
organizations.

We are pleased to announce the internship opportunities that are available
during the 2006 summer program. We would appreciate you recommending our
program to students who are interested in the fields of history, ethnic
studies, the social sciences, architecture, planning, anthropology &
archeology, education, communications and related fields.

Additional information and materials (brochure & flyer) are available upon
request or you may visit our website at http://www.cr.nps.gov/crdi, click
'Internships.' Below is a "quick list" of the 15 internships offered in
summer.

HELP PRESERVE

HISTORIC PLACES!

(AND BUILD YOUR RESUME, TOO!)

15 SUMMER PROJECTS TO CHOOSE FROM

The National Park Service and the Student Conservation Association seek
qualified diverse undergraduate and graduate students for internships at
National Park Service sites and offices, other federal agencies, state
historic preservation offices, and private nonprofit organizations
throughout the country.

Apply Now!

· · Oral Traditions of Cane River Community (Natchitoches, LA)
· Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program (Santa Fe, NM)
· National Historic Landmarks in Baltimore (Philadelphia, PA)
· Preservation & Collections at Indiana Dunes (Porter, IN)
· State of the Parks Research at NPCA (Washington, DC)
· Cultural Diversity with National Register (Washington, DC)
· Curatorial Assistance at Womens Rights National Historical Park (Seneca
Falls, NY)
· Cultural Resources at Independence National Historical Park
(Philadelphia, PA)
· Museum Assistance at MLK, Jr, National Historic Site (Atlanta, GA)
· American Indian Heritage Preservation with NAGPRA (Washington, DC)
· Historic Significance at Gateway National Recreation Area (Staten
Island, NY)
· Architectural Archives with HABS (Washington, DC)
· Archival Research at Booker T. Washington National Monument (Hardy, VA)
· Museum Assistance and Interpretation at Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee,
AL)
· Research with National Underground Railroad Network (Omaha, NE)

APPLY through the Student Conservation Association: contact Justin Chow at
703-524-2441or email: jchow@thesca.org. Applications are due April 10,
2006, or until positions are filled.

Summer internships are 10 weeks and paid weekly. Undergraduate and
graduate students are eligible. Visit the National Park Service?s Cultural
Resources Diversity Program website: www.cr.nps.gov/crdi, click
?Internships.?

The 21st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Announced

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Ad Industry Talks of 'Fair' After Fueling Flames

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Actors' Equity Seminar: Meet the Agents

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Oscar-winning actress eyes Pittsburgh for film

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Spacey's shows cancelled as audiences quit Old Vic

Sunday Times - Times Online

Beckett's Centenary: Revisiting a Legacy

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Did Critics Find Off-Broadway's Tryst Involving?

Broadway.com Buzz

Stage Reviews: Out of nine London plays, just about all prove to be letdowns

Post Gazette

Denis Hamill: Her way

New York Daily News - Theater

Brilliant playwright is doing extraordinary things

Chicago Tribune

Friday, April 07, 2006

New job: Over-hire Carpenters


Over-hire Carpenters
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Chicago Shakespeare Theater is looking for carpenters of all skill levels to work as over-hire crew for load-ins, strikes, and other work calls. Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude and a good work ethic, and the ability to do physical labor such as loading trucks and moving scenic units. Experience in scenic construction, welding and theatrical rigging is also a plus. We have immediate opportunities for work. Pay is competitive with other theater in the area. Interested parties should contact Jen Lampson at 312-595-5612 or jlampson@chicagoshakes.com. Applicants from the Chicago area only please.
Dates: Dec 31, 1969-Dec 31, 1969
Pay: competitive

Job

The City of Bloomington, Illinois seeks a full-time Assistant Technical Director to assist in the start up of a newly renovated historic theatre currently completing a $15 million upgrade with all new theatrical lighting, sound, rigging and stage support systems.

The Center will be a busy presenting hall as well as serving as home to over a dozen regional arts organizations. It is the centerpiece of a multi-facility Cultural District that will serve a growing metro area of 120,000, 100 miles south of Chicago .

The ATD will assist in hiring, supervising and scheduling seasonal staff (20-40 crew members) to service performance events. This person will monitor supply/equipment inventories to ensure the needs of the productions, operate stage equipment and assist in the supervision of load in, set up, performance and strike of events. The ATD also serves as secondary technical liaison between the Cultural District and external user groups.

Bachelor’s degree in theater production or related field plus two years experience in a performing arts presenting venue or busy theatre shop desired, or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Salary: $33,128 - $49,693 plus excellent benefits.

City application and resume must be postmarked to City of Bloomington by April 28, 2006. Applications available at www.cityblm.org or 109 E. Olive St. Bloomington , IL 61701 . Information about the Bloomington Cultural District available at www.artsblooming.org .

Man is Man

This Sunday: a sneak preview of next season's most revolutionary project, MAN IS MAN! This staged reading will be presented as part of Pittsburgh Organizing Group's Counter-recruitment Conference. [www.organizepittsburgh.org/conference -- sharing strategies for resisting military recruiting]

WHEN: Sunday, April 9 at 1:45 pm

WHERE: Doherty 2315 -- On the second floor in Doherty, way down the hall. [Bring your lunch. Lunch will be provided for conference participants]

WHAT: A hilarious half-hour taste of Brecht's MAN is MAN -- the original counter-recruiting comedy. In a mythical India, a man leaves his house to buy a fish. Swayed by the persuasive powers of three charming soldiers, he denies his identity, forsakes his wife, and becomes a killing machine.

Directed by Kathleen Amshoff

Featuring: Joanna Strapp, Michelle Wong, Michael Denis, Emily Rossell, Jarid Faubel, Sean Hamrin, Laura Mixon, Ben Goldberg, and more!

How Did Critics Judge The Crucible at the Gielgud?

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Notre Dame criticized over Vagina Monologues

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Interns Wanted For LDI2006

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Tonys Turn 60

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Sao Paulo's "open sewer" becomes a stage

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Brainwaves

Guardian Unlimited Arts

Hitler musical big hit in Israel

BBC NEWS | World

Were Critics Attracted to Paul Weitz's Show People?

Broadway.com Buzz

New Orleans artists reflect on tragedy, vibrancy | AccessAtlanta

Journal Constitution

THEATER CHAT: Nudity hasn't hampered 'Take Me Out' ticket sales

reviewjournal.com -- Neon

Rock 'n' roll odyssey at CTC

Star Tribune

Tosca

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Masterworks Lighting Invents New "Digital Chandelier"

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Design and Drafting Launches CAD Content

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PROP CORNER

Chicago Tribune

Is reading this story against the law?

Chicago Tribune

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Shakespeare Festival director to retire

DenverPost.com - Theater

Your Responsiveness on Email helps your Professional Reputation

lifehack.org

The Most Underutilized Tool for Effective Communication

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The 'West' Shall Rise Again

The Austin Chronicle: Arts

St. Vincent experiments with avant-garde '60s work

Tribune Review

Young at heart

Tribune Review

Longoria: Plus-sized cover girl

USATODAY.com

Did Critics Find Sandra Bernhard's New Show Beautiful?

Broadway.com Buzz

Theater Review: Textures of Texas on stage at Brillobox

Post Gazette

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

CFA Announcement

Tonight__________________________________________________

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic
Juan Pablo Izquierdo, music director
Sir Andrew Davis, guest conductor
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts 8 pm
Tickets: $5 at the door
Carnegie Mellon Students free with ID

Campus Events_______________________________________________

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Kinetic Typography Showcase
McConomy Auditorium
7:00 pm

A review of ten years of time-based communication work from students in the School of Design. Hosted by Head of the School of Design, Dan Boyarski, with special guest Heebok Lee.

PGH Events___________________________________________________

Yugma

Odissi Bharatanatyam Sculptural Kinetic

in two temple dance traditions of India

Sreyashi Dey & Manoranjan Pradhan (Odissi)
Nalini Prakash & Vijay Palaparty (Bharatanatyam)

Saturday, April 8 at 5pm
Sunday, April 9 at 2pm

Kelly Strayhorn Performing Arts Center
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Tickets: $12 general admission, $10 students and seniors
For tickets, call ProArts Tickets at 412 394 3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org
For information, call 412 361 1478 or visit www.srishtidances.org
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POETRY READING AT THE MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM
An evening of poetry with Terrance Hayes, Jim Daniels and Jeff Thomson


Thursday, April 6, 2006, 7:30 PM
Guided Museum Tour at 6 PM.
Museum Shop and COCA cafe open until 9 PM.
Reservations suggested: 412-231-3169 or education@mattress.org.
Free with Museum Admission.
www.mattress.org

Celebrate National Poetry Month and join us for a special evening of readings featuring acclaimed poets Terrance Hayes, Jim Daniels and Jeff Thomson. Working in collaboration with Mattress Factory Artist in Residence Dennis Marsico, all three poets contributed original work in conjunction with Marsico's installation, Passion or Politics, now on view as part of the museum's Messages & Communications exhibition. Artist Dennis Marsico will be available to discuss his installation and collaborative
process with museum visitors during the 6 PM Museum Tour.
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Future Tenant Gallery located at 801 Liberty Avenue in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District proudly presents a variety of works by the Master of Fine Arts (second year) students of Carnegie Mellon University. All the artists, although unique in their backgrounds, are connected by a single wooly mammoth who, despite having slim chances of survival, is still "showing signs of life". Hence, these talented artists have come together, inspired to present a variety of innovative creations.

Come and see the show during Future Tenant's gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday from noon till 8:00 and Saturday from noon till 6:00. "Showing Signs of Life" will open on April 7, 2006 and run through April 28th (suggested donations taken at the door). There will be a reception in honor of the show on April 21st in conjunction with the gallery crawl featuring food by Quiet Storm and free beer.

The artists featured in the show are: Lauren Adams, Jan Descartes, Ian Ingram, Gunnhildur Jonsdottir, David Halsell, and David Tinapple. Together, they present a variety of works, including video, projections, machinery, and other mediums. The artists take their inspiration from diverse sources: from Upton Sinclair to Andy Warhol to present a variety of interactive and visual creations.

For more information, please visit our website at www.futuretenant.org or call us at 412.325.7037.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Shakespeare's R & J

Now is the time of night. . .

For "Shakespeare's R & J" by Joe Calarco

a story of love, lust and death all told through song and dance- wait,
that was last week.

THIS week, we're using verse (with a little prose thrown in for fun).

Starring:

Grant Tanguma, Craig De Lorenzo, Jackson Tobiska and Alex Cole

Costume Design by Jennifer Henn
Lighting Design by Maya Nigrosh
Sound Design by David Ogle
Directed by Naomi August

In the Wells Studio Theatre, starting 5 April 2006.
Wednesday and Thursday: 7:30
Friday: 4:00 and 8:00

It's free, and it's only and hour and a half, so you have no reason not
to come.

Public Info sessions and the Website re: Gates Center details

There are two Public Information Sessions scheduled for the campus to learn more about the Gates Center for Computer Science Project. Following up on Mack Scogin's successful presentation last night at the School of Architecture's Lecture Series, the first information session is today, April 4, 2006 at 4:30. It will be held in the McConomy Auditorium in the University Center. The second session will be held on Thursday April 20 at 5PM in the Auditorium in Doherty, Room 2315. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend one or both sessions to learn more about this exciting project.


For more information on the project goals and its design development, please go to the attached link, provided by Ralph Horgan of the Campus Design staff and by Guy Blelloch, the Building and Program Committee coordinator for SCS for the Gates Project.

http://www.scs.cmu.edu/GatesInfo.pdf

Shakespeare Monologues from AS YOU LIKE IT

First Year Voice 1, Actors and MTS
Shakespeare Monologues from AS YOU LIKE IT
Under Guidance of Janet Madelle Feindel and Ingrid Sonnichsen

Special thanks to Barbara MW, Tony and Ingrid and Paloma

Goal is to integrate voice principles with clear text and precise use of language, being propelled by the movement of thought.

4:45-5:45 Wed, April 5/06 in Checco Studio.

Feel free to come to all or part of it.

From Influenza to the Internet: New Dimensions in U.S. Foreign

Thursday, April 13 at 11-12:15, Rangos 3.
Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State, Democracy and Global Affairs
will speak on campus,

Topic: "From Influenza to the Internet: New Dimensions in U.S. Foreign
Policy."

Biography:

Paula J. Dobriansky was nominated by President Bush on March 12, 2001,
unanimously confirmed by the Senate on April 26, and on May 1, sworn in as
Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. On July 29, 2005, she became
Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. In this
capacity, she is responsible for a broad range of foreign policy issues,
including democracy, human rights, labor, refugee and humanitarian relief
matters, and environmental/science issues. She has also been designated as
the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.

Prior to her appointment, Dr. Dobriansky served as Senior Vice President
and Director of the Washington Office of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She was responsible for managing the Council's office and operations in
D.C. and for leading Council meetings, study groups, and seminars that
served over 1,000 area members. She was also the Council's first George F.
Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Previously, Dr. Dobriansky served as Senior International Affairs and Trade Advisor at the law firm of Hunton & Williams, and also as Co-Chair of the International TV Council at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Her government appointments include Associate Director for Policy and Programs at the United States Information Agency, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Deputy Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 1990 Copenhagen Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the 1985 U.N. Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, and Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council, the White House.

Dr. Dobriansky received a B.S.F.S. summa cum laude in International
Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.A.
and Ph.D. in Soviet political/military affairs from Harvard University. She is a Fulbright-Hays scholar, Ford and Rotary Foundation Fellow, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of various honors, including Georgetown University's Annual Alumni Achievement Award, the State Department's Superior Honor Award, Dialogue on Diversity's International Award 2001, National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Democracy Service Medal, Poland's Highest Medal of Merit, Grand Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Westminster College, Roger Williams University and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Flagler College.
Dr. Dobriansky has served on various boards, including the Western NIS
Enterprise Fund, National Endowment for Democracy (Vice Chairman), Freedom
House, American Council of Young Political Leaders, and the American Bar
Association Central/East European Law Initiative, and the U.S. Advisory
Commission on Public Diplomacy. She has a working knowledge of French,
Russian Italian and Dutch.

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