Alberta Government Hosting 'Backstage Access' Event

The Alberta government is presenting Backstage Access: Production Expo at the Jube on Jan. 17, 2013. This event consist of theatre production seminars and a technology expo for theatre technicians of all abilities and anyone else who would like to expand their knowledge of staging, lighting, audio, and video in performance events.

A number of manufacturers and distributors will be displaying their latest technologies at a trade expo. As well, factory specialists from a number of lighting, sound, and video companies will be in attendance to answer questions and provide demonstrations.

Additionally, there will be seminars on audio, lighting, video, wardrobe, and stage and production management will be presented by industry professionals. There will be advanced technology subjects lead by local and North American experts, as well as seminars designed to give volunteer and amateur theatre technicians more knowledge in working on their own shows.

A hot topic for theatre production and artistic staff, and one that many theatres struggle with is designing the show. A major session will be presented to help attendees address these issues. The Design Forum will showcase the work of award winning set, costume, lighting, and sound designers who will be sharing their work and thoughts on the process and development of designing a show.

Backstage Access will take place at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium: 11455 – 87th Avenue Edmonton, AB T6G 2T2

Date: Jan. 17, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, a full list of seminar sessions, and/or to register, go to

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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