A Word to the Wise on Resumes & Cover Letters

by Jay Duckworth

We get so many resumes here at the Public Theater it’s sometimes hard to go through all of them. So, there are some things I look for and some things that are just standard practices. With a lot of you graduating out there or applying for internships or maybe just old codgers like me looking to revisit and update your resume so you can remember where you worked and how cool it was, here are some good rules and tips from us, (myself and Sara Swanberg, the prop shop manager for The Public Theater), the people who have to actually read your resumes and make hiring decisions.

Never Stop Learning

by Michael Eddy

Stage Directions recently spoke with David Grindle, Executive Director of USITT on lifelong learning and the benefits of attending the USITT Conference and Stage Expo. This year’s conference will take place in Fort Lauderdale, FL from March 14-17.

No Fear - Scenic Artist Angelique Powers Shares Lessons of Forging her own Path

by Lisa Mulcahy

Angelique Powers is known for her bold, all-encompassing approach to scenic art. She is also co-founder of the Guild of Scenic Artists, a community for scenic artists seeking knowledge, professional development, and new product info, as well as feedback regarding industry challenges as a whole. She’s committed to helping others develop their careers through sharing the expertise she’s worked so hard to accrue; her fearless approach to her work is admirable and fascinating.

Small but Mighty

by Stage Directions

Stages Consultants (Stages), a theater and acoustics design consultancy, marked its fifth anniversary in business at the end of 2017. The firm is based in Highland Park, NJ with regional offices in Connecticut, NYC, Chicago, and Austin. Led by founders Alec Stoll and Damian Doria, they have nearly 40 years of combined consulting experience paired with another 30 years in the performing arts industry. Having both come from other consulting firms—Stoll from Fisher Dachs Associates and Doria from Artec—the two principals wanted a very client-centered approach. To that end, they are selective about the projects they pursue and accept, allowing them to give focused attention to their clients and to each project’s specific needs. Stages’ projects cover work on performing arts venues of all kinds, from drama theatres to nightclubs—from renovations and adaptive reuse through to the creation of completely new spaces.