Rights are right...

Michael Eddy

Welcome to the June issue of Stage Directions magazine. Once again, students are graduating and moving on to the next stage of their studies, professional training, and/or starting the work of their professional career. For many, work in summer stock is the most immediate thing on the horizon. Spring also brings spring openings of new productions on stages across the country. Some revivals, some brand new original works and some new works from other sources, especially film adaptations. Film to stage has been a trend that seems to keep building momentum and one that adds a layer to a topic that is very important to any artist—theater or otherwise—copyright. 

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Reflections and Respect - A note from the Editor

Michael Eddy

Fall always makes me a bit reflective, assessing where things are at as they start to get back underway from the ‘lazy days’ of summer (a term coined by someone who has never done summer stock, obviously!). I was recently thinking about the fact that SD is 30 years old this year, which is almost as long as I’ve been married and five years younger than my professional career in theater. Things have changed over the past three decades, yet much has stayed the same. One of the things that I love about theater is that we have our traditions, our seasons, a shared way of working; yet we adapt and change over time. As technologies are created to improve our lives, much of what we do in theater is still created in similar manners and methods, just with better tools and processes. 

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