The United States Institute for Theatre Technology held
their conference this year in Charlotte, North Carolina.
While there, I had the fortune of attending the Plenary
Session on Sustainable Production . Representatives from
three different organizations discussed current efforts
to develop more sustainable theatre practices. These included
Jeff Lemire and Anthony Runfola from Childsplay, a theatre
company for young audiences in Arizona and a recipient
of a Think It! Grant from TCG; Charles Deull, co-chair
of the Broadway Green Alliance; and Richard Cuthbert,
director of engineering and co-founder of Global Design
Solutions. The panel discussed changes to design and production
practices in order to reduce and reuse materials, and
ways to instill more sustainable practices within the
industry and in the everyday life of theatre patrons.
A video was made of this session. It is available on the
USITT website, at: http://www.usitt.org/2011VideoSelection2.aspx
(There is more than one video available at that address.
Choose "sustainability session," and then play.)
|July 26, 2011
ETC Debuts LED Source Four
Jacob Coakley, on Electronic Theatre Control's LED powered ellipsoidal.
This includes the article and a good slide show.