Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Set up by Fusion Unity, the technicians who streamed the website’s first interactive comedy gig with Jimmy Carr, the production can be viewed by any of the seven million Second Life ‘residents’ around the world when it is streamed live on August 4 at 7.30pm."
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 30, 2007; Page A07
Washington Post Article
Linda Babcock, the professor noted in this article, was my negotiation instructor last year. I had the privilege of hearing about the recently published study discussed in this article during one of her school-wide lectures as well as periodically throughout the class. This article is a pretty brief overview, but a very worthwhile read none-the-less. Her research is quite remarkable.
If you're interested in learning more about her earlier research, she wrote a great book called "Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change"
It's a great read for both men and women, supervisors and applicants.
Wendy - DRA '05 PTM
Monday, July 30, 2007
But the 1957 production that unleashed Bernstein’s fizzing West Side Story on an unprepared Broadway audience threw out the old formulas."
That's the upshot of a daylong board meeting Saturday at SAG headquarters in Los Angeles -- though like most Hollywood labor matters, the matter is a bit more complicated than that."
Fans are still leaving Nickel Creek's concert at Cain Park when reporter-turned-roadie Chuck Yarborough begins the tear-down of the guitar station."
Sunday, July 29, 2007
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – The Geffen Playhouse (LORT B) seeks a Technical Director to oversee technical operations of scenic, property, lighting and sound departments. TD prepares scenic bid packages including appropriate drawings and specifications, coordinates construction activity with commercial scene shop and schedules, staffs and supervises load-in, work calls and strike. You know the rest. Full job description is available upon request. Candidate must exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to work constructively with artistic team, vendors and staff. Cover letter and resume to: Daniel Ionazzi Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Penelopiad: Margaret Atwood's novel arrives on British stage with help from some Canadian friends
Bond, 48, will be Syracuse Stage's fourth artistic leader in its nearly 35-year history, and its first 'producing artistic director' since Arthur Storch held the position from 1974 to 1992. As producing artistic director for both Syracuse Stage and S.U. Drama, Bond 'will oversee the valuable nexus between Syracuse Stage and the department, which constitutes a 'teaching hospital' relationship between the two,' according to the announcement. Syracuse Stage and S.U. Drama are housed in the Regent Theatre Complex in Syracuse, NY."
Friends and colleagues will recall the late director, who played an active role nurturing writers and others at The O'Neill Center, where he was artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference 1968-99. Many of the scores of actors, directors, designers and playwrights who worked with Richards at the O'Neill over the years lovingly referred to him as 'Papa.'"
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
The two sides took a recess last week until after the contract runs out, and this being one labor-management showdown in which all parties can generally afford summer homes, who can blame them? After all, the only certain outcome of the negotiations is that when the dust settles, everyone will claim victory -- and ticket prices will go up."
Command profiles that you can access through toolbar or DASHBOARD can help you to create a path or a solid model by extruding by a certain height. Let’s see the most primitive way of using the command."
Thursday, July 26, 2007
At Little Lake Theater, Director Carol Lauck pointed out that the farce 'Charley's Aunt,' which opens tonight, debuted in 1892."
Written by Nicola Barber, Will Brumley, Brooke Fox and Kurt Gellersted, Williamsburg! The Musical features music by Gellersted, lyrics by Fox and will be directed and choreographed by Deborah Wolfson."
As Disney's first stage musical, Beauty and the Beast, plays its final week on Broadway, the company's latest offering, The Little Mermaid, begins its pre-Broadway engagement July 26 at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Ellie Caulkins Opera House."
Its foremost attraction is lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe's score of classic and romantic songs."
The 70,000-member union, which represents performers and other artists, said Wednesday that it has struck a 'strategic alliance' with IATSE, the crafts and trades union with about 110,000 members, including an estimated 30,000 members in Los Angeles alone."
The unions said Wednesday that they've created committees to explore opportunities for cooperation and a closer strategic alliance, such as unionizing non-union productions."
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Podcast with Noel Zahler, Miller Gallery, Future Tenant (Call for Artists), PGH events
LabA6 Podcast ____________________________________________________________
Get acquainted with composer Noel Zahler, who is beginning his first year as head of the School of Music. Join him, Jeff Nytch, and Nathan Hall for a discussion of trends in contemporary music and how technology has been applied to the arts. Also, find out how and why new music is commissioned and how new music impacts audiences.
Marge Myers, associate director, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Noel Zahler, head, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music Jeff Nytch, vice president for artistic development, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Nathan Hall, graduate student, School of Music
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery ______________________________________________
The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University will present an exhibition of furniture pieces and other work created by Japanese-American artist and architect George Nakashima. The exhibition, which runs from Aug. 31 through Oct. 21, will showcase approximately 15 pieces of furniture from Carnegie Mellon's collection, as well as historical photographs and original design sketches. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. All events and exhibitions at the gallery are free and open to the public.
Rachel Delphia, an adjunct professor in the School of Design, is curating the exhibition with help from a team of design students. "I first noticed Nakashima's furniture at Carnegie Mellon when I was a student, and I remember thinking that it was too beautiful to be hiding in offices," said Delphia, a 2002 graduate of the College of Fine Arts. "I feel very privileged to have the chance to reveal the collection at this point and to celebrate it with the campus community."
Carnegie Mellon owns about 60 pieces of Nakashima furniture, most of which was installed in 1965 and 1966 at the request of interior designer Paul Planert. Nakashima was a primary player in the American studio furniture movement, and his daughter, Mira Nakashima-Yarnall, has revived his business in New Hope, Pa. Nakashima, who referred to himself by the traditional title "woodworker," created one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture that revealed the natural beauty of each piece of wood that he used. Since Nakashima's death in 1990, his furniture has become highly collectible, with art historians praising the work for its simple aesthetic. Major museums around the country, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, have acquired pieces of Nakashima's furniture.
A full-color catalog created by Delphia will be available for purchase at the exhibition. The catalog features Carnegie Mellon's Nakashima collection, published in its entirety for the first time. The catalogue will be available at the exhibition Web site at www.cmu.edu/nakashimarevealed. To listen to a news podcast with Delphia visit www.cmu.edu/cfa/labA6.html and click on the link "News: Nakashima Furniture Exhibit."
The Miller Gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Visitor parking is available in the East Campus Parking Garage on Forbes Avenue, just east of the Morewood Avenue intersection. For more information, call 412-268-3618.
Future Tenant _____________________________________________________________
Thursday, August 2
Farewell to 801 Liberty Party 7 pm
Featuring Hustlebot, Bait & Switch, Uke Skywalker and Tuba Fett, and Eric and the Electric MP3 Player
CALL FOR WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA
want need abuse take share reach submit use deny crave dominate choose protect display gather desire lose
the definition of feminine power
September 28 October 20, 2007
Is a word that can stand alone, but without it by our side we feel vulnerable.
What is it to be a woman with power, a woman without power? How do we achieve it, share it, and reach it and why is it so important? As artists, we use art to express power, but there are so many areas where woman don¹t have power.
Expressions of Power are everywhere; its various uses and abuses. Our obsessions.
It is on the magazine stands, newspapers, in the clothes we wear, the hair we fling, the cars we drive, and the money we spend. Considering that women represent a great majority of buying power, yet, that power is an empty shell when such issues as, poverty, equal pay, childcare, health care, to name a few, are not being addressed with vigor.
With historical milestones upon us, such as the first woman as speaker of the house in America and the prospect of a woman running for president, I think the question that begs to be asked, but remains in the realm of assumptions, is what does power mean to women and how have they and how would they utilize it?
We hear and live through the definitions of what men think of a woman¹s power, daily. A man can be intelligent, but a woman is considered cold and calculating; a man can be assertive, but a woman is pushy; a man can implement plans and strategies, but a woman is a nagging mother hen; a man can be strong, but a woman¹s strength is defined as bitchy and when a woman exhibits strong leadership abilities, she is accused of imitating a man.
Though these definitions may apply to some, they do not apply to all and are limiting, as well as demeaning.
As women, how do we define POWER?
This group exhibit will collectively express the definition of feminine power through the eyes, heart and souls of twenty women, a myriad of meanings of power. Each participating artist will have one piece on display.
Why one piece? Because more often than not, that is all one gets, one chance to make an impression, one chance to express your power.
The exhibit will represent diversity ranging from the mediums used, the age, experience and culture of the artists. The work can be realized in different
media: paintings, photos, digital prints, drawings, sketches, fiber, video presentations, sound works, etc.
There are 5 open slots for emerging artists.
Exhibit dates: September 28th to October 20th All submissions must include:
- description of work and how it best fits the show -One page Artist Statement -10 images on disk -You may also submit VHS/DVD if the work is video or sound work (10 min or
less) by Snail Mail
-Descriptive list for visual material (title, date, dimension, medium)
- $ 10 fee
Deadline for submissions is August 13th, 2007.
Please send materials to:
Mail to the Future Tenant Gallery, 803 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Future Tenant is located within Pittsburgh's Cultural District.
Future Tenant is not responsible for lost or damaged submissions. Do not send original artworks or master tapes.
PGH Events ________________________________________________________________
AMERICAN SHORTS READING SERIES PRESENTS
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS OPERATION HOMECOMING AT THE NEW HAZLETT THEATER THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007
The American Shorts Reading Series presents The National Endowment for the Arts Operation Homecoming on Thursday, July 26 at the New Hazlett Theater, Northside. Join us for an evening of reflection and discovery as we present selections from the best-selling anthology, Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families, read and preformed by local actors. As a part of this exciting program, American Shorts will present a new short film by Shawn D. Bronson, a Pennsylvania National Guardsman who served as a gunner stationed at Camp Habbaniya and whose films have aired on The Discovery Channel. Special guest host will be Andrew Carroll, the founder of the Legacy Project and the editor of three New York Times bestsellers, including Letters of a Nation and War Letters, in addition to Operation Homecoming.
In 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts created Operation Homecoming, a writing project designed to help U.S. troops and their families write about their wartime experiences. Through this program, some of America's most distinguished writers including Tobias Wolff, Tom Clancy, Jeff Shaara, and Bobbie Ann Mason conducted writing workshops at 25 domestic and overseas military installations with soldiers. Operation Homecoming also offered an open call for writing submissions to troops who have served since 9/11, along with their spouses and families. That call resulted in more than 10,000 pages of submissions. Drawn from the acclaimed NEA program and edited by the best-selling author Andrew Carroll, the anthology, Operation
Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S.
Troops and Their Families includes nearly 100 uncensored and never-before-published eyewitness accounts, private journals, short stories, letters, e-mails, poems. Other personal writings show an extremely intimate and human side of war. Filmmaker Shawn D. Bronson will also participate in the program to discuss his wartime experience both as a guardsman and an artist.
Doors at The New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, open at 7PM, reading starts at 7:30. Tickets are $7 and available at the door. For program information please visit: www.pittsburghlectures.org
Remaining American Shorts Reading Series Schedule:
For the fifth year in a row, join us for the hottest erotic tales in the lovely Mattress Factory Winifred Lutz Garden on the Northside. Picnics welcome!
American Shorts: Not another novel idea.
ANTICIPATED MASTER CARPENTER POSITION
Department of Theater and Dance
Theater-by-the-Grove, the producing theater of the Department of Theater and Dance, anticipates having a full time position with benefits open this fall for a "master carpenter" that serves as a scene studio supervisor. The pay is adequate, with benefits which are competitive.
Although the position doesn't require a college degree, a degree in theater and a year of experience running a scenery studio is preferred. This is a typical university scenery building job, leading the scenery construction studio, and with an obligation to assist practicum students (who are also learning in the Stagecraft and other technology classes). Theater-by-the-Grove produces 3 plays, one musical, one dance concert and a touring production each year.
The work is 37.5 hrs/wk typically Monday thru Friday. Begins August 15 to September 15 as a one month contract paid by Theater-by-the-Grove, but without benefits. Then applications will be taken by IUP’s Department of Human Resources for the 9 month position with benefits. Adjustments can be made in the schedule to get whoever is in the position out into whatever summer work they do for the summer of 2008.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to Brian Jones (email@example.com), TBTG director of production, in reply to this message, or to Department Chair Barb Blackledge (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Department of Theatre and Dance
Perform specialized carpentry work in the construction, repair, and maintenance of scenic staging, platforms, stairways, flattage, doors, windows, scaffolding, decorative units, furniture and props.
Employ a broad range of scenic construction materials, including but not limited to plastics, steel, aluminum, adhesives and scenic paints.
Clean, sharpen, maintain, and repair hand, bench, and floor-standing shop equipment.
Work, operate, and store equipment in accord with the safety standards of the carpentry trade; use safety equipment as necessary; clean up work area routinely; maintain a safe work area; ensure that safe operating practices are employed at all times by student assistants.
Develop scenery construction schedules defined by specific budgets for at least six major productions per year.
Estimate time and material required for assigned tasks.
Work effectively with faculty, guest and/or student designers and technical directors as a collaborative member of the production team.
Assist the department in tracking and maintaining equipment and supply inventories.
Initiate departmental purchase requests for equipment and supplies related to the scenery studio. Maintain a record of expenditures.
Supervise work-study students by scheduling, assigning work, providing assistance, conducting on-the-job training, and reviewing their work for adherence to specifications, standards, and safety.
Assist the faculty technical director or faculty scene designer by scheduling those students working in the shop for academic credit, assigning work, providing assistance, and reviewing their work for adherence to specifications, standards, and safety.
Perform related duties as assigned by the department’s Director of Production or the Department Chair.
Monday, July 23, 2007
According to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald, numerous lines and at least two numbers were omitted from the musical last week after Christie Whelan, who plays April, opted out and there was no understudy to replace her. The audience was not notified of the cuts and the perf wrapped 20 minutes early."
Sunday, July 22, 2007
The May 2006 federal budget raised the Canada Council's funding by $20 million in 2006-7 and $30 million the following year, but the increase was not guaranteed in future."
Saturday, July 21, 2007
A Senate committee is expected to support legislation that would authorize regulators to enforce a nearly zero-tolerance policy on the broadcast of certain expletives that was struck down last month."
But no soaring arias or over-the-top special effects are used to create such theatrical effects. The plays’ sweeping power exists in direct proportion to the performers’ extreme attention to detail. Everything is finished. Everything satisfies — profoundly, the way a humble task, done correctly, should."
Central New Jersey is swarming with community theaters, dozens of them, almost all populated by unpaid actors picked up through the old-friend network or listings in newspapers and online."
It's the fact that the intricate show is being created in a figurative fishbowl, under intense industry scrutiny."
Friday, July 20, 2007
In the third article of our series of articles about solid modeling, I explained about UNION and SUBTRACT and gave an example. And in this article, I will explain more about positioning the solid entities that make up the solid."
The composer has signed with WMA, taking his first Hollywood agent ever because he wants to make a network deal for an American reality show that he'll topline, searching for a young unknown to star in one of his stage musical productions. WMA will not handle his stage business, which continues to go through his Really Useful Group."
DeYoung's new musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, will play Chicago's Bailiwick Repertory Theatre May 8–July 6, 2008."
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Dr Barry Cheetham, a senior lecturer in The School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, is seeking to combine his academic expertise in communications, networks and digital signal processing with his love of choral singing."
There are 3 reasons you might stay in a conversation that you want to leave"
That will change tonight, when Brainerd Duffield's version of 'Alice in Wonderland' opens on the Little Theatre's stage with a youthful cast and crew of nearly 50."
The plays, according to press notes, 'surf the wikipedia wave through seventeen related entries.' The works were written by members of the Play Group, a mix of up-n-coming writers who gather twice a month at the Ars Nova to share their work."
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
So it's not surprising she would sign up to play the promiscuous, chain-smoking, pill-popping, booze-swilling, world-weary Oklahoma City detective Grace Hanadrako in TNT's 'Saving Grace,' which debuts July 23 (10 p.m. EDT)."
They are all part of an emerging downtown trend, as cabaret acts superimpose a risqué German style onto the performance art and theater scene below 14th Street."
The production, created by Korea's Yegam Theater Company, will bring the martial arts comedy to American audiences after successful productions in Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Macao, Malaysia, Madrid, Osaka, Isreal, London and Edinburgh."
Monday, July 16, 2007
The Model Health Inquiry is advising the organisers of London Fashion Week."
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sidle up to any theater practitioner the week before an opening and ask him or her how it's going.
Chances are you'll be told they would sell their soul if it would buy them an extra week or a couple thousand more dollars."
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Do you want to inspire people and change the world with creative exhibit design? In a city known for its rich arts community and great museums, the Senator John Heinz History Center (a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to American History with a regional connection) stands out as a dynamic and fast-growing institution. The Exhibits Designer manages the design, installation, and maintenance of exhibits in over 60,000 sq. feet of long-term and changing gallery space with responsibility for both traveling exhibit installation and the design of new exhibits. A design degree is preferred along with a minimum of 3 years design experience, ideally in museums. Project management, budgeting, and exhibit construction experience are essential. Demonstrated leadership and communication skills coupled with the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams are required. Send resume and letter of interest with salary requirements to:
HR Director / EDD
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4200
Friday, July 13, 2007
One of Broadway's classic musical comedies, 'The Pajama Game' opens Friday at the Theatre Factory in Trafford. The musical features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross that includes some familiar standards, including 'Hey There,' 'Steam Heat' and 'Hernando's Hideaway.'"
She accepted the conventional wisdom that Pittsburgh was and is a blue-collar town with blue-collar tastes, a town that rejected new theatrical ideas and had no professional theaters before the Pittsburgh Public Theater opened in 1975."
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Musical venue site in
Successful candidates will have state of the art technology experience in the following areas:
►Running AV systems
►DLP and LCD projectors
►Biamp Audio programming, equalizing, cobranet setup
►Computers/Networking, setting up IP addresses, ghosting and restoring pc's, network switch maintenance and programming, storage server setup, XP operating system
►Watchout: creating and editing timelines, loading shows
►Medialon programming: creating and editing timelines, loading shows, modifying triggers, show control
►Troubleshooting: wiring- CAT-5, Fiber optic, Audio, Video; PC; Network; Audio; Color matching; Light Blending; Software
►Ability to read and understand schematics
►Organized: keep repair logs, keep lamp replacement logs
SEND RESUME AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO: AKHALED@CORNELLASSOCIATES.COM IN THE SUBJECT LINE ADD Job Code: 3753