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Welcome New Member

We welcome Mallatt Pharmacy and Costume as a new Sustaining member of USITT. The organization, which will be exhibiting at Stage Expo in 2010, is based in Wisconsin and offers a wide range of products and services including theatrical makeup, expert advice, masks, hats, colored hairsprays, face paint, wigs, and moustaches as well as rentals of costumes and accessories. Visit them at

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Light Used on Killers Tour

There’s something about stumbling upon the perfect tool for the job, the one thing that can do exactly what is needed, that has obtained near-Holy Grail mythos among lighting designers. For Steven Douglas, that one thing was the Wybron BP-2 Beam Luminaire.

Mr. Douglas is the show/lighting/video designer on the current tour for the Killers, the Grammy-nominated post-punk revivalists.

The Wybron Beam Projector produces an extremely intense, narrow, soft-edge 10-degree beam of light several times more intense than an ordinary spotlight of similar wattage. It weighs in at only 11.3 pounds, light enough to use in hand.

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Company Supports Automation Education

As one of the leading specialists in the field of automation, Stage Technologies was instrumental in organizing the first United Kingdom Education Symposium on the subject hosted by the Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre based at the Central School of Speech and Drama in Swiss Cottage, London.

Delegates attended from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Guildford School of Acting, Rose Bruford College, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The event was chaired by Ric Green from Opera North.

While this symposium was UK focused, Stage Technologies continues to develop links with universities and colleges overseas as an increasingly international marketplace encourages graduates to move around the globe seeking jobs and further education.

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Front-Loading Arbor Convenient, Secure

The Brickhouse Front-Loading Arbor from Thern Stage Equipment (TSE) delivers a level of convenience and security unavailable from conventional arbors, providing stagehands with a solution that solves many of the problems of traditional counterweight rigging.

Using a revolutionary new front-loading design, it makes operation ergonomic and convenient for users.

To learn more about the Brickhouse Front-Loading Arbor, call TSE at 800-553-2204, e-mail, or online at

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Firm Helps Design Theatre

In collaboration with REX/OMA, Theatre Projects Consultants, Inc. designed the versatile, multiform Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas. The theatre can be configured for up to 575 seats in proscenium, thrust, traverse, and flat floor arrangements. The theatre is part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

For more information, visit

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Products Offered at Charlotte Exhibition

TOMCAT USA Inc. was on hand for this year’s WFX Exhibition October 29 to 30 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

TOMCAT manufactures staging, lighting, and support systems for the entertainment, audiovisual and exhibit industries, as well as products suited for worship facilities. For more information, visit

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