Magazine article Stage Directions

Who's Who in 2005

Magazine article Stage Directions

Who's Who in 2005

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Brian Arnott


Brian Arnott is widely regarded as a pioneer in the methods and practice of capital development for theater facilities. Since the early 197Os, Arnott's firm, Novita, has conducted over 500 planning and development studies for new and renovated facilities. Arnott has also written widely on cultural policy, arts management and theater architecture. Under Arnott's direction, Novita has also provided theater consulting services on more than 100 facilities in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Arnott has served on the boards for several arts organizations and is the past chair of Factory Theatre in Toronto. Arnott was trained as a designer of costumes, scenery and lighting; he also has worked extensively as a designer in Canada and Britain. Visit us online at or e-mail us at

Artec Consultants

Artec Consultants Inc. provides design and planning services for performing arts facilities all around the world, spanning the areas of feasibility and business planning; auditorium design; acoustics; facility (theater) planning; and the design and planning of specialized performance equipment systems. Artec's projects range from modest-budget community centers to the most prestigious landmark performing arts centers. Since its founding in 1970, the firm has built a distinguished reputation for excellence based on its ability to provide its clients, and the artists who perform in our facilities, with high-quality solutions tailored to their needs and resources.

Loyce L. Arthur

University of Iowa, Graduate Design Program

Loyce L. Arthur (MFA, New York University) is head of the design program at the University of Iowa's Theatre Arts Department, which specializes in innovative and new works for the stage. The MFA is an intensive three-year program for passionate, dedicated students who are committed to the theater and care deeply about the global society in which theater artists work. Ms. Arthur is recruiting students for fall 2006, who want to grow as artists and aspire to be leaders in the theater-design profession. For more information contact or visit

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander are design consultants for awardwinning performing arts projects worldwide, including worship spaces, museums, planetariums, opera houses and professional repertory theatres, concert halls, performing arts training facilities and popular entertainment venues in theme parks, casinos, cruise ships and night clubs. The firm's services range from initial planning and programming through the design and documentation of all theatrical systems including sound, video and communications, to the management and construction administration of each project. Locations: San Francisco, 415-392-7528; New York, 212-764-5630; and Minneapolis, 952-930-0818. For more information, visit or email


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David Boevers

Carnegie Mellon University

David Boevers joined the School of Drama's faculty in Production Technology and Management in the fall of 2000. …

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