April 2011

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April 2011

News & Notices:


Name Travel Award Winner

Mike Wilga has been named the winner of the 2012 USITT International Student Travel Award. His application was reviewed by the USITT International Committee, and formalized by action of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wilga, from Purdue University, tied his application to. AdInfinitum3, an original production created by a team of faculty, staff, and students in the Purdue University School of Visual and Performing Arts. It is inspired by Karel and Josef ńĆapek's, The Insect Play, and will be part of the performances in DISK Stories at Scenofest, at the Prague Quadrennial.

Mr. Wilga is the director of interactive technologies and will manage the creation and operation of systems that enable audience interaction with AdInfinitum3. The audience will become a part of the production through a user interface on their web-enabled devices. Mr. Wilga's faculty sponsor was Richard K. Thomas.

North American Offices Have New Address

The PLASA North American and Lighting & Sound America offices have moved to 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036; phone 212-244-1505; and fax 212-244-1502.

Joins PLASA Staff

Richard Cadena, a lighting designer and entertainment technology media professional, has joined the PLASA staff as technical editor for Lighting & Sound America and Lighting & Sound International magazines, and Protocol magazine. He also will serve as assistant technical standards manager.

Mr. Cadena has worked in the entertainment technology industry for over 25 years most recently at PLSN magazine. Before that, he worked at High End Systems and Martin Professional. He has volunteered on the ESTA-now PLASA -Technical Standards Committee, is an ETCP certified Entertainment Electrician, teaches throughout the year with his Academy of Production Technology training program, and has written four books on theatre lighting.