David Ivers
David Ivers

South Coast Repertory Names David Ivers as Artistic Director

Stage Directions

South Coast Repertory and its Board of Trustees announced that David Ivers, director, educator, and actor, will be the theatre’s new artistic director. The appointment followed an extensive national search. Ivers joins Paula Tomei, managing director, as co-chief executive officer of the 55-year-old Tony Award-winning theatre, and takes up the position fulltime next March. Until then, he will be wrapping up prior projects and commitments, while working collaboratively to program SCR’s 2019-20 season.

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The Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management Awards

Michael Eddy

On Monday evening, September 17, 2018, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) gathered at Connolly's Pub & Restaurant in Times Square, NYC held its annual Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management Awards. The evening honored three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, regional theatre, and dance: Roy Harris, Lyle Raper, and Maxine Glorsky. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA recognized Peter Sargent of Webster University with a special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for his work as an educator.

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PSA lavaliers offered the right vocal reinforcement through all the blood, sweat and tears of Sweeney Todd for San Francisco Opera.
PSA lavaliers offered the right vocal reinforcement through all the blood, sweat and tears of Sweeney Todd for San Francisco Opera.

Mic'ing Messy Halloween & Horror Performances

Point Source Audio

With Halloween on the horizon, untold buckets of faux blood and guts will be spilled on stages across the country. The shock and awe of macabre special effects are all fun and games—until you kill an expensive microphone with a splash of Kensington Gore.

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The Institute of Outdoor Theatre is holding its National Conference, October 16-18 in Manteo, NC
The Institute of Outdoor Theatre is holding its National Conference, October 16-18 in Manteo, NC

National Conference on Outdoor Theatre Is Fast Approaching

Stage Directions

Join fellow theater leaders for The National Conference on Outdoor Theatre, a multi-day networking event where attendees can trade insights and explore new concepts. This is an opportunity to meet others in the industry and share your experience.The 55th National Conference on Outdoor Theatre will be hosted by The Lost Colony, Oct. 16-18, 2018 in Manteo, NC. While this conference is about outdoor theatre, all of the content applies very much to indoor theatres as well. It is a small, intimate conference with rich programming. Learn more about all that is planned and join the conversation this fall at the 55th National Conference on Outdoor Theatre.
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USITT and SETC LiNK, Where Masters Candidates and Recruiters Connect

Stage Directions

SETC and USITT partner each fall to bring graduate theatre degree programs together with people considering options for interviews, auditions, and information exchange. The next LiNK interview and audition conference, will be held November 9 – 11, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atlanta Airport. Connect with more than 50 programs across theatre disciplines including Design, Technology, Management, and Acting. Explore your options for advanced education and find your dream grad program in one convenient, affordable location.
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Chris Gonzalez is the new western territory sales manager for DAS Audio
Chris Gonzalez is the new western territory sales manager for DAS Audio

DAS Audio Appoints Chris Gonzalez Western Territory Sales Manager

Stage Directions

DAS Audio announces the appointment of Chris Gonzalez to the position of Western Territory Sales Manager. In his new company role, Gonzalez will be responsible for all DAS Audio sales throughout the western territory, including but not limited to independent dealers, integrators, and consultants. This position also involves the gathering of competitive data as well as generating comparative analysis on the company’s existing and new products in relation to offerings of competing firms. Further, training, demonstration, and tradeshow support are also an integral part of this position. Gonzalez is stationed at DAS Audio’s Miami office.

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The recently upgraded 500-seat Kalamazoo Civic Community Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI
The recently upgraded 500-seat Kalamazoo Civic Community Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI

Cultural Cornerstone Upgrades Sound System

Stage Directions

For 90 years strong, the Civic, as it is known by those in Kalamazoo, MI, has been entertaining patrons with theatrical productions for children and adults, from Hello Dolly to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and has served as the training ground for many young performers who have taken their talents beyond Michigan.

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The Center Theatre Group presents a Workforce Readiness symposium
The Center Theatre Group presents a Workforce Readiness symposium

Saturday, Sept. 22nd, Center Theatre Group Presents Workforce Readiness Symposium

Stage Directions

Center Theatre Group invites representatives from the Southern California higher education community to attend the free Workforce Readiness Symposium on Saturday, September 22, at East Los Angeles College from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Workforce Symposium is a daylong event for members of the higher education community who work with students studying theater to connect with colleagues, learn more about hiring challenges and needs in the field and develop a collaborative framework for how best to prepare theater students to go from college to working in their desired career pathway.

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