From the 2017 Michael Merritt Awards
From the 2017 Michael Merritt Awards

2018 Michael Merritt Awards and Design Exposition

Stage Directions

The 25th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 14th, 2017 at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Broadway, film, television, and regional theatre costume designer Toni-Leslie James (Come From Away, August Wilson's Jitney) will receive the 2018 Merritt Award. Draper Beth Uber, Projections Designer Rasean Davonte Johnson, and Technical Director Becca Venable will also receive major awards in addition to student and exhibition prizes.

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Rosalind Chao as Etsuko in Francis Turnly’s ‘The Great Wave’ at the National Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet
Rosalind Chao as Etsuko in Francis Turnly’s ‘The Great Wave’ at the National Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet

Projection Mapping The Great Wave at the National Theatre

Stage Directions

Here’s a behind the scenes video from The National Theatre of the projection mapping for the recent production of The Great Wave in the Dorfman Theatre in London. Lighting desk programmer, Neville Billimoria walks us through his programming for the video on this production.

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Titanic, The Musical
Titanic, The Musical

'Titanic the Musical' in U.K. Disrupted by Falling Plaster on Opening Night

Michael Eddy

Halfway through its “maiden voyage” — opening night for a 10-night run at the Mayflower Theatre April 12-21 — the production of 'Titanic the Musical' had to be halted when, just as the ship hit the iceberg in the show, plaster from a backstage wall fell to the stage. Although the show was halted as a precaution, investigators found no major structural issues, and the production continued the next night as scheduled.

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