Thursday, July 31, 2008
You might rather ask what he doesn't. Executive producer Van Kaplan praises his staff, but he's inevitably involved in just about everything. The only thing he usually doesn't do is hands-on direct the show itself."
That's how it is with the plays of John Millington Synge (1871-1909), who made the drama of the Irish countryside a seminal force in the heightened naturalism of the 20th century. There he found the colorful settings and characters for his six shorter plays that join with 'The Playboy of the Western World' to create what Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre calls its Synge Cycle."
Molotov Theatre Group Wins "Best Overall" Award at 2008 Capital Fringe; Audience Showers Gooey Outpouring of Support on Show Wrong-Headedly Called "Gr
Very Unusual Jewelry Designs Done In CAD By Temple University Students. This One Is A Necklace Aptly Named "Vertebrae" A...
NOTCOT.ORG: "Very unusual jewelry designs done in CAD by Temple University students. This one is a necklace aptly named 'Vertebrae' and is constructed out of glass-filled nylon."
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
So say the presenters of “Bodies…the Exhibition,” the controversial show–featuring cadavers, body parts, and organs–being presented here at Claypool Court. And they are saying it only after New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo came after them."
It will clarify who owns the joint."
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
She recently combined her love for teaching and theater by organizing Camp Curtain Call at the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale.
The camp offers more than just theater skills. It also teaches skills that can be used in everyday life."
Forget Iraq, global warming or the race for the White House. The answer to Slayton was clear: Fashion a farce around the 10 percent drink tax, which is generating millions of dollars for Port Authority."
I want you to resist this urge. I want you to instead do do something so stunning, so unexpected, that it may take a moment for you to regain your senses: I want you to get started on the assignment the same day it’s assigned"
She’s looking for the following two types of students to interview:
1. Students who are so busy that they don’t have much time left for relaxation or a social life.
2. Students who used to be too busy but have since reformed their behavior."
Saturday, July 26, 2008
43 Folders: "There are several new slides in today’s deck that I’ll be premiering with this version of the talk — the one above reflects something I’ve been returning to a lot lately in helping people to spend less time fiddling with their messages: stop obsessing about “organizing” your email."
In The Playboy of the Western World, the three play a trio of feisty village girls: Sara Tansey (Mixon), Susan Brady (Berkman-Rivera), and Honor Blake (Cooper.) Berkman-Rivera, class of 2010, plays the title role in Deirdre of the Sorrows, Girl in The Well of the Saints, and ensemble in Riders to the Sea. She received the Drama Desk scholarship Award for acting and production in 2006, and her favorite roles include Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Cooper, class of 2010, plays a role named Bride in both When the Moon Has Set and The Well of the Saints, ensemble in Riders to the Sea. She recently produced and starred as Mercedes in the musical version of The Count of Monte Cristo for Playground, and was also in the films Smart People and Homecoming. Mixon, class of 2009, plays Nora in Riders to the Sea and Molly Byrne in The Well of the Saints. Mixon received the Thomas Auclair Memorial Award for excellent contributions to the School of Drama, and has played roles on campus such as Princess Eboli in Don Carlos and Sganarelle's wife in Moliere's Sganarelle or The Imaginary Cuckhold.
Tickets for The Playboy of the Western World are $17 to $47. Tickets for the Synge Cycle One-Acts programs are $20 ($17 for persons under 25). A $50 pass for Synge Cycle entitles patron to attend all three of the Synge Cycle One-Act programs. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling ProArts Tickets at 412-394-3353 or visiting www.proartstickets.org. More information is available on the PICT website, www.picttheatre.org.
July 31 - August 24, 2008
Outdoors in Mellon Park
Written by William Shakespeare | Directed by Karla Boos
Tickets $25-$35 ($15 students)
Is it a comedy, a tragedy, a romance? Like Quantum Theatre, Shakespeare's Cymbeline breaks the rules and doesn't care. At its heart, Cymbeline is a story about who we are, where we come from, and how we find our way home.
Quantum tells this tale intimately. We're family. Let's talk among ourselves.
And welcome our cousin collaborators, the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
Cymbeline is a Robot 250 Project.
To order pre-show picnic dinners from Enrico Biscotti Cafe, call 412.697.2929.
NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY
PRODUCTION TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
FULL-TIME CALENDAR YEAR POSITION
POSITION: Production Technical Director
DEPARTMENT: Theatre Arts
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of the
Qualifications: Required: BA in technical theater required; Significant professional experience as Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director required; Mastery of current standards and practices in Technical Direction (carpentry, rigging, welding, electrical work, budgeting, planning, purchasing, and oversight of student and professional workers) also required.
Preferred: MFA or equivalent professional experience in Technical Direction; Experience in teaching technical courses at the college level; Experience with VectorWorks (CAD software) and LightWright. Professional credits in Set, Lighting, or Sound Design also highly desirable.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentialsTO APPLY: Interested, qualified applicants should submit cover letters of application, a resume and a list of references to The University of the Arts, Office of Personnel Services,
POSTING #: 1042
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
“Never lift what you can drag, never drag what you can roll, never roll what you can leave.”People who hurt their backs often think the injury was a result of that one incident that caused immediate pain. But many back disorders often develop slowly over time as a result of repeated stress. Therefore it is imperative that good lifting practices be made part of the normal day to day procedures."
Technical Director/Production ManagerTechnical Director – Visiting Assistant Professor in Technical Theatre and Production Management. 9-month position to teach courses in technical production and serve as technical director and production manager for 3 show, main-stage season. Supervise student crews and oversee 600 seat proscenium theatre and shop spaces. MFA in Technical Theatre and/or Design is required. Evidence of College teaching, experience in wood and steel scenery construction, and secondary design area in sound, lighting, or scenery is desirable. Interested candidates should submit letter of application, vitae, three letters of recommendation, and samples of production work to TD Search Committee, Department of Theatre, Oklahoma State University, 121 Seretean Center, Stillwater, OK 74078-4076; email@example.com. OSU is a E-Verify/EOE/AA employer
Friday, July 25, 2008
Boing Boing: "The Camerahead Project is a Seattle protest group upset about the growing prevalence of CCTV cameras there -- they're staging a bit of theater tomorrow in Cal Anderson Park, walking around with giant cameras on their heads to get people thinking about what it means to have their public spaces under constant surveillance."
LEGO Blog: "The Lego Company has announced the upcoming release of a new robotics system, scheduled to be released in January of 2009. Geared towards grade school children, ages 7-11, WeDo is designed to introduce robotics to an age group that has been previously overlooked. By building robots that remain tethered to their computer, kids can write, download and tweak their programs, giving them the opportunity to see what changes occurred immediately. While it appears that, due to its tethered nature, it may have a limited use outside of the classroom, anything that introduces young children to robotics is a good thing in my book."
Charles Weldon, a 38-year vet of the org and its current a.d., hopes all that is about to change."
Thursday, July 24, 2008
You can see for yourself when Indy Fringe runs here from Aug. 22-31 (For a full schedule, click here)."
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
They will also be joined by a newcomer -- Absolut Vodka -- which will get its own star plaque as the first corporate sponsor of the 'Walk of Fame,' a Hollywood business group said on Tuesday."
Pop City: "You step into the hall and find yourself challenged by a robot to arm wrestle. Unbeknownst to you, the robot is communicating information about you across the building to a second robot, which is taking on another visitor. The result: Through robotics, you’re engaged in virtual arm wrestling with another human you can’t even see."
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Broadway, Off-Broadway, Theater : Theater things that don't make sense: Vol. 5. Regional theaters as authors.
‘Iron Man’ Director Lobbies Guvernator To Try Yet Again For Hollywood Tax Breaks; If So Marvel May Build $600
Keeling and Spencer succeed, respectively, Max Crumm and Laura Osnes, who played their final performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre July 20. Osnes and Crumm were winners in the 2007 televised competition that sought to cast the new Broadway revival of Grease. Spencer placed second. Keeling was a finalist."
Monday, July 21, 2008
ToolSnob.com: "If you've never played around with an oscillating tool, you've got something coming. Not only are they precise, but they can be used an a staggering number of situations; everything from sanding to flush cutting to grinding to polishing."
Core77 : "The Gallery Hotel Art in Florence takes the concept of subtle signage to whole new level with bent wires that spell the hotels name in a shadow when lit by a spotlight, not sure how you find this place in the daytime unless the wall is strategically positioned for high-noon."
Sunday, July 20, 2008
But with the weekend's forecast, festival organizer's say the job is a little more intense.
'We have actually a very large severe weather plan that we start to put into place when that starts coming our direction,” says Country Jam Marketing Director Kathy Wright."
I am happy to announce that Marianne Weems has accepted the position of Head of Graduate Directing. Because of prior commitments to her award-winning company, The Builders’ Association, she will not be fully in residence until January. She will, however, be with us several times during the Fall semester to begin to get up to speed with the workings of the
Also, please keep in mind that this is a new model for us as Marianne will be in residence in
Please join me in welcoming her and celebrating this exciting new chapter in graduate directing.Dick
on Broadband and the Digital Future
Featuring Carnegie Mellon Faculty and Spin Out Companies
as well as Other National Leaders
Date: Monday, July 21, 2008
Time: 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location: McConomy Auditorium,
The Commission will hear from expert panelists regarding broadband and the digital future.
The hearing at
Agenda and list of witnesses follows:
(All Eastern Daylight Time)
4:00 p.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 1 – The Future of Digital Media
Mark Cuban, Chairman & Co Founder HDNet, Owner –
Matthew Polka, President & CEO, American Cable Association
Jake Witherell, Sim Ops Studios
John Heffner, Conviva
Representative, You Tube
5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 2 – The Broadband of Tomorrow
David Farber, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy,
Robert W. Quinn, Jr., Senior Vice President – Federal Regulatory, AT&T, Inc.
Rey Ramsey, Chairman & CEO, One Economy Corporation
Rendall Harper, Board Member, Wireless Neighborhoods
Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
Marge Krueger, Administrative Director, Communications Workers of America District 13
6:30 p.m. Public Comment Period
8:30 p.m. Adjournment
A live web cast of the hearing will be available to the public on the FCC’s website at: http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/#jul21 -- you may also go to “FCC Meetings” from the homepage and then click on FCC Audio/Video events to access the web cast.
Sign language interpreters and open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation needed, and include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. You may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (Voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For additional information about the hearing, please visit the FCC’s website at http://www.fcc.gov. Press inquiries should be directed to Robert Kenny at 202-418-2668 or Clyde Ensslin at 202-418-0506.
News and other information about the Federal Communications Commission
is available at www.fcc.gov.