Monday, June 30, 2008
· It's a tireless Broadway phenomenon, so beloved (and still selling all its tickets) that it opened the Tony Awards telecast this year a full decade after it opened."
Sunday, June 29, 2008
The report also suggests that the type of job a person has influences their choice to attend cultural events."
Saturday, June 28, 2008
99-333 Agriculture, Food and Environment
Instructors: Dr. Larry Patrick and Renee Roy
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:50 PM
Location: Porter Hall 125B
This course reifies Michael Pollan’s (2006) recent assertion that food must be good for the stomach and for the brain. Our present (omnivore’s) dilemma, as it were, is that we in America don’t think about our food. This course takes its participants from the mindless act of consuming food to the brink of true astonishment over the power and impact food production has exerted on the human race and on earth systems over the last ten thousand years. Students taking this course will encounter the agriculture revolution itself and its full impact on societal organization and on natural systems wherever it spread. Both historical and geographical approaches are used to bring students mindfully to their latest encounter with the foods they eat.
Detailed analysis will be given to the relationship of food production to the themes of 1) subsistence livelihood (anthropology and cultural geography), 2) food surplus and the rise of urban-based patriarchy (sociology), 3) the environmental impact of industry-model agriculture (ecology and political economy), 4) today’s agriculture in the context of peak oil (economics), 5) today’s agriculture and the question of its water/carbon footprint, and 6) contemporary, post-industrial farming practices including sustainable agriculture, organic farming, and urban/peri-urban farming in today’s metropolitan areas of the world. Please contact Larry Patrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Renee Roy (email@example.com) with any course-related questions.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
He succeeds Mark Weinstein, who left in January to become executive director of Washington National Opera in the nation's capital."
Mr. Hahn, who joined the opera company in 2000, succeeds Mark Weinstein, who left for Washington National Opera in January."
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Inventor LT 2009 has been posted and is available for download! Here you will find the next best thing to the full Inventor package (Autodesk's solid modeling package for manufacturing). Be sure to visit labs.autodesk.com (the land of awesome 'FREE' stuff) to download it."
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
A very intense engineer, but an engineer nonetheless."
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Applications are available for enrollment in the summer theater school sponsored by California University of Pennsylvania's Department of Theater and Dance."
Saturday, June 21, 2008
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Karla Boos
July 31 - August 24, 2008
Outdoors in Mellon Park
The Museum of Desire
From a story by John Berger
Directed by Dan Jemmett
November 6 - 23, 2008
The Frick Art & Historical Center
By Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Melanie Dreyer
Location to be Announced
January 29 - February 22, 2009
Mouth to Mouth
By Kevin Elyot
Starring Karla Boos
Location to be Announced
April 2 - 26, 2009
More About Us
Positions are still available for Long Wharf Theatre’s 2008-2009 Next Stage Residency Program!
While all of our artistic positions have been filled, we are still looking for enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable residents in the areas of Electrics, Props and Sound. Below is a description of the program taken off our website, and I am attaching an application should you know of anyone who may be interested. We haven’t had much luck in finding viable applicants in these areas!
Obviously we are still taking applications in those three areas, and a quick email to me from any possible applicants would be greatly appreciated! Thanks…
Next Stage is our Early Career Development Program, which is dedicated to engaging and employing a new generation of diverse theatre artists, administrators and leaders.
Residents will work among professionals to learn from hands-on experience and be exposed to the many elements that make a professional theater work.
Besides the individual experience for each Resident position, Next Stage will offer seminars and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to produce a theatrical event highlighting the skills and talents of the Next Stage Program participants.
NEXT STAGE RESIDENT PROGRAM: 2008-2009 SEASON
A Resident is an early career professional working in a specific field gaining hands-on experience and engaging professionals on a daily basis. A Resident is a seasonal full-time position, 2008-2009 dates to be announced.
* Weekly Stipend of $100 * Housing (including utilities) is provided * Seminars and Educational Forums * Complimentary tickets to all Long Wharf Theatre Productions * Networking opportunities * Residents will be welcomed at all general staff functions * Residents will be assigned Mentors from the staff. * Job Placement assistance
The Residents participate in and run Next Stage Productions, and present a theatrical event to the public as a showcase of their talents.
Residents are selected by application and interview. Applications received before April 15 will be given first consideration, however we will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.
We are currently accepting applicants for the 2008-2009 season:
Long Wharf Theatre Next Stage Job Descriptions for the THREE areas we are still in need of. 2008-2009
Lighting This Resident will work primarily with the Master Electrician in hanging and focusing, creation of special effects, assisting in the run of the show, board operation and the maintenance of lighting equipment.
Props The Prop Resident will work hands-on with the properties department in the construction and acquisition of all props for each production, including rehearsal props. Candidates should have a basic understanding of the safe use of all basic power and hand tools, be able to lift furniture, and possess a valid drivers license, with a clean driving record. The Resident will work closely with staff artisans and carpenters, as well as designers, stage managers and directors.
Sound This Resident will gain experience with the Sound Supervisor, in areas of sound design, sound engineering, playback systems, equipment maintenance, sound editing, and will gain board operation experience on all Stage II shows.
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
SUPPORT all Studio, ENG, EFP and video-related activities and production involving multiple camera types, freelance and staff crews, tape stock, formats, support hardware, light and grip inventory and applications.
Maintain the studio operations which are not limited to NP Studio only but include location productions as well. NP productions may at times be scheduled seven days a week.
Liaison between freelance community and NPP.
Liaison between hardware vendors and NPP.
Ability to serve multiple production positions including but not limited to camera operator, audio, record, grip, teleprompter operator, etc.
Prep of gear and support hardware for next-day productions.
Management of production gear that may need picked up and or dropped off prior to and after productions.
Must work well with people, be a good communicator, have schedule flexibility and proficient with Microsoft Office applications. Operation of all production equipment including:
Basic working knowledge of NP production equipment, (new) and trusted video formats including lighting/grip equipment.
Camera systems including acquisition that is both tape-based and tapeless in workflow.
Audio recording systems applied to audio for ENG and EFP applications.
Basic lighting w/ in-house lighting packages as well as rented inventory when needed.
Studio lighting controls and applications. Accountability for all NP production equipment including:
Prep and Post-shoot needs for incoming and outgoing production packages.
Check-ins after usage and its proper storage.
Daily or end-of-day review of scheduled next day productions.
Communication with Account Personnel, Directors, Production Coordinator and Producers
Maintenance of all NPP equipment:
Basic maintenance of all NP equipment.
Reports for all equipment sent out of house for repair with mgmt approval.
Maintain production fleet including inspections, general regular service call, cleaning, fueling, weekly visual inspections and parking.
Maintain studio expendables inventories.
Maintain reasonable level of expendable resources for use in the studio and in the production vehicles.
Order expendables as needed using proper PO and management clearances. This will include the purchase of: Gels, diffusion, lamps. tape stock, labels, paint and production supplies, vehicle fuel, studio cleaning supplies, camera/lens cleaning supplies
General tasks to be done on open days will include the following:
General cleaning of front of building front walkways during winter season.
Support of in-house general maintenance around building: changing lamps, loading dock cleaning and organization.
Labeling all production tape stock with NP labels.
Supervise interns and log hours for reporting purposes.
Retrieve all freelancer reports approve or submit to producer, director or operations manager. Compensation Package:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Must have a minimum of years established in the industry
Must have three professional references. College, internship and or personal references will not be considered. Resumes and brief cover letter should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 20, 2008
Boakes is referring to the aftermath of the collapse of the church floor during a Starfield concert April 25."
Thursday, June 19, 2008
But one group of young people is taking its wild party to the stage, and not only do these youths invite others to join in, they hope to make it a regular event."
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Its first London production in 1892 was abandoned when England's Lord Chamberlain banned it. Wilde published the play in French in 1893 instead.
When he later commissioned his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, to translate it into English, the resulting script required mammoth revisions.
By the time it finally got staged in 1896 -- in France -- Wilde was in jail."
And are Toronto audiences ready for this 3 1/2-hour look at a dysfunctional family, which was crowned on Sunday with the Tony for the best play of the year?
That's a question David Mirvish is grappling with at the moment.
'It's definitely a challenge,' Mirvish said yesterday."
British media reports say an investment arm of the Kingdom of Dubai has offered the equivalent of close to $2-billion for the wildly successful Montreal-based circus company.
'Cirque du Soleil is not for sale,' Cirque spokesperson Renée-Claude Ménard wrote in an e-mailed statement to The Globe and Mail yesterday, calling the reports 'rumour and speculation.'"
I don’t think so. I need to be aware of these errors and be careful. Similarly, it is not unusual to miss a project deadline. No matter how well we plan, we may still miss a deadline at some point. Should we be afraid to plan because we fear our plans would slip?
Not at all. We have to put in our best effort and plan. Then we publish that plan, track its activities, anticipate slippages, re-plan and continue tracking."
We can’t escape inefficiency."
Like the 2002 Tony-winning hit 'Hairspray,' 'Cry-Baby' is based on a John Waters pic, but this time out the Waters-inspired material never found traction at the box office or with critics."
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The maverick who took the helm of the festival last year already has struck a chord with the Ashland community and forged that feedback into art."