March, 2017 Issue

From the Chair...




Student Scholarship Winners
Minutes from the September Member Meeting
Newsletter Archive Links
 Time to Renew Your Membership?


Monkey Wrench Productions- New Space
Gopher Stage Lighting Welcomes Josh Lentner
ETC CUE Professional Development Conference
Productions Around the Region
Student Scholarships to attend National Conference



• Member Renewal Form
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MonkeyWrenchMonkey Wrench Productions Swings Into New Space

    After another year of growth Monkey Wrench Productions has doubled its square footage so they can increase fixture demos, speed up fixture repair and stock more inventory. Head Chimp Seth Scott has expanded his business location to stock more of the high quality professional lighting, sound, and event equipment that put his Twin Cities business on the map. The new space highlights the retail portion of their business. With an expanded staff and space, Monkey Wrench is more prepared than ever to solve your production needs.
     “The expansion gives us back our demo room for shoot outs, demos, and makes more space for our repairs, system intergration and inventory display,” says owner Seth Scott. Monkey Wrench hosts regular shoot outs of similar fixtures from all of the industries heavy hitters. March's shoot out will be of of Hybrids.
    Monkey Wrench is a Production Retail and Repair business located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Their retail location stocks lamps, gel, fluid, rigging, industry tools, dmx, gaff tape and many more industry specific items.
    Monkey Wrench excels at taking care of their customers and finding the best solutions for their production and budget needs, demo-ing the latest in lighting fixtures, or packaging online orders while the shop dogs, Marnie and Irving, nap on the couch.

Swing on into our expanded Jungle!

gopher oldGopher Stage Lighting Welcomes New Controls Technician

Josh    Josh Lentner is a Minnesota native who received his undergraduate degree in Theatre Production from Saint Mary’s University of MN.  From there he went out to Las Vegas and attained his M.F.A. in Lighting Design from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  Finding that the design side was not technical enough, he fell back into the nuts and bolts of how a design comes to life.  In his free time Josh enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.  Josh is very excited to be joining the Gopher Team!

CUE Professional Development Conference- ETC

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Productions Around The Region

University of Minnesota- Duluth, Duluth, MN
UMD Theatre Season 2015-2016    

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

ARCC, Coon Rapids, MN
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University of North Dakota Grand Forks

Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN    507 933 7590

Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance
Mankato, MN

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND    701 231 8725

Winona State University, Winona, MN

St. Mary's University, Winona, MN

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

University Opera Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Ted Mann Concert Hall
Visit us next season!