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Auditions Set For 4th Annual Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

Scene from the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe radio drama

Scene from the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe radio drama

Live Sound Effects at a past Poe drama

Live Sound Effects at a past Poe drama

For the fourth year in a row, students of the New England School of Communications will produce an old fashioned radio drama adaptation of the work of Edgar Allan Poe. The half hour dramas, which began in 2010 are performed live from the stage of the Gracie Theatre at Husson University and aired live on 89.3 FM, WHSN.

Each years show highlights pieces of Poe’s work including The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontialldo. The 2013 installment of “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination” will feature “The Masque of the Red Death” as well as the Poe classic “The Pit and the Pendulum”.

Auditions are set for Tuesday, October 8th from 6-8PM in the Black Box Theatre (located upstairs at the Gracie Theatre). Auditions will include

casting for performers and for live sound effects crew. There will also be a need to tech positions as well including stage crew, lighting design and costuming.

The 2013 Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination will take place one night only on Wednesday, October 30th, 7:30PM at the Gracie Theatre. Admission is free to be part of the live audience or listen in on 89.3FM in the Bangor area or whsn-fm.com worldwide.

 

 

2006 Audio Engineering Alum Bret Johnson Wins First Emmy

Congratulations to 2006 alum Bret Johnson on his first Emmy; Outstanding Sound mixing for non-fiction programming for his work as Sound Re-Recordist for History Of The Eagles. The Emmy was awarded at yesterday’s¬†Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

l-r: Elliot Scheiner (Music Mixer), Tom Fleischman (Re-Recording Mixer), Bret Johnson (Sound Re-Recordist).
Photo credit: Invision/AP

Creative Conners Inc. demos stage automation systems for Entertainment Production students

Entertainment Production students and faculty at the New England School of Communications got a close up look and demonstration of some elegant scenic automation gear when Ian Donahue of Creative Connors Inc. visited the campus on September 10th. ¬†Describing their systems as “plug and play,” Ian demonstrated how automation can be programmed to revolve a stage, pull or push scenery, elevate and lower set pieces, operate curtains and more. Equipment from Creative Connors is the most widely used automation gear in U.S. Regional Theaters and they supply many touring productions with automation systems. Knowledge of stage automation gear and protocol is a significant advantage for stage technicians today.

Ian Donahue of Creative Connors Inc.

Ian Donahue of Creative Connors Inc.

Creative Conners Stagehand motor controllers

Creative Conners Stagehand motor controllers

The Creative Conners Revolver system

The Creative Conners Revolver system