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Chicago Flyhouse Offers 2005-2006 Rigging Grant
The Chicago Flyhouse is pleased to announce its 2005-2006 Flyhouse Rigging Grant, open to all tax-exempt theater and performing arts companies based in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Wisconsin - USA. An annual, project-oriented award not to exceed $10,000, the Rigging Grant can be used for a production flying or rigging effect, or a permanent installation for the improvement of a venue.  The 2005-2006 Flyhouse Rigging Grant application submission deadline is August 1, 2005. The Chicago Flyhouse is a nationally known Chicago-based rigging company, with a client roster including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Lexus, The Field Museum of Chicago, The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, The Harris Dance Theater of Millennium Park, The California Theater San Jose,  Hale Theatre Utah, Lookingglass Theater Company, and The Second City, to name a few. "Part of our company mission is to improve the quality and application of theatrical rigging throughout the industry," states Flyhouse Senior Project Manager Mark Witteveen. "This community helped build our company to where it is today, allowing us to develop new rigging techniques and technologies. We want to say 'thank you' by offering local companies the opportunity to take advantage of our rigging developments and broaden their artistic vision without taking on financial risk." 2004-2005 Flyhouse Rigging Grant recipients The House Theater of Chicago used the award to create breathtaking flying combat sequences for their Jeff-nominated Samurai rock-and-roll spectacular, "Curse of the Crying Heart."  House Artistic Director Nathan Allen says, "The spectacle made possible by Chicago Flyhouse is amongst the most magically cathartic moments I have ever witnessed in the theatre, and one The House will never ever forget." Companies interested in applying for the Flyhouse Rigging Grant can contact the Flyhouse directly at 773-728-8455 xt:112, or visit the Chicago Flyhouse website www.flyhouse.com for a downloadable grant application. For consideration, all materials required by the grant application must be delivered by August 1, 2005 Contact: Mark Witteveen  at +1.773-728-8455 - 2005grant@flyhouse.com

Miss HIV
Producer of the Polish play Miss HIV (www.misshiv.waw.pl) is currently in the US - looking for theatres that would be interested in staging Miss HIV in this country. Contact: Michael Molka, mihalski@hotmail.com – Phone:5341142

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