Guild of Scenic Artists at USITT 2018
Guild of Scenic Artists at USITT 2018

The Guild of Scenic Artists at USITT 2018

Stage Directions

The Guild of Scenic Artists have left winter behind and travelled to sunny Florida for the 2018 USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Fort Lauderdale, March 14-17. Stop by the Guild of Scenic Artists’ Booth #1939 to say hello and get some swag! They are eager to talk about the resources the Guild offers for fellow Scenic Artists, plans they have for the future, and to listen to your feedback on how they can better serve you.

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Reading From a Manuscript Before him, He Continuously Whispers the Lines.  James O. Spearing. “The Prompter’s Art Lost to America.” New York Times, June 19, 1927. ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Reading From a Manuscript Before him, He Continuously Whispers the Lines. James O. Spearing. “The Prompter’s Art Lost to America.” New York Times, June 19, 1927. ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Historical SM Calling Technology: Bells, Whistles, Flags, and Call Boys

Jennifer Leigh Sears Scheier

Tracking technological developments over time might be my favorite subtopic within the scope of stage management history. Calling technology predictably changed over time, however, it also affected how audiences related to backstage life. Before Clear-Coms and lightweight headsets, there were telephone switchboards and before that, there were cue lights. But let me tell you a little secret: before electricity, calling the show had an aural impact on the performance.

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Maria Manuela Goyanes is the new Artistic Director for Woolly Mammoth Theater Company
Maria Manuela Goyanes is the new Artistic Director for Woolly Mammoth Theater Company

Woolly Mammoth Names Maria Manuela Goyanes as New Artistic Director

Michael Eddy

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the selection of Maria Manuela Goyanes to succeed co-founder Howard Shalwitz as the organization’s Artistic Director. Goyanes is currently serving as the Director of Producing and Artistic Planning at The Public Theater in New York.

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