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  • LD Robert Henderson Goes Rogue for London Production of West Side Story

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 18, 2020Tight deadlines! Sure, they can be stressful, but they often serve as a spark that ignites the creative engine. Robert Henderson’s work lighting the South London Youth Theatre’s recent production of West Side Story offers vivid proof of that. The Basingstoke-based LD captured the swirling passions of the classic Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim musical with a […] Read More...
  • The Plastic Bag Store

    Michael Eddy | Theatre Buzz | February 18, 2020Times Square Arts will present The Plastic Bag Store, a public art installation and immersive theater piece by artist and director Robin Frohardt employing humor, craft, and a critical lens to our culture of consumption and convenience—specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics. This installation and performance piece will run from March 18, 2020—April […] Read More...
  • Proteus Meets Hercules in New York’s Central Park

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 17, 2020At the end of its regular season of Shakespeare in the Park, New York’s Public Theater stages an open-air production at Central Park’s 1,800-seat open-air Delacorte Theater. This past season, the glorious story of Hercules was presented, a theatrical pageant brought to life by some 200 performers with an enchanting lighting design by Tony-award winning […] Read More...
  • Actors’ Equity Kicks Off Celebrations for the Year of the Stage Manager

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 15, 2020Actors’ Equity Association is officially commemorating the “Year of the Stage Manager” on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 – 100 years after a landmark decision that encoded the place of stage managers in the union. To mark the occasion, Equity is inviting members to share their stories working as or with a stage manager on social […] Read More...
  • North Carolina Black Repertory Company Honored with the SETC Distinguished Career Award

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 14, 2020Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) announces that the North Carolina Black Repertory Company will be honored at the annual SETC convention with the SETC 2020 Distinguished Career Award. The convention is being held Feb. 26 – March 1, 2020. Read More...
  • Lighting Designer Evan C. Anderson Awarded the 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 14, 2020The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced Yale School of Drama lighting designer Evan C. Anderson as the recipient of the 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship and its $25,000 award. The Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship was established in 2017 to help launch the careers of graduates from Yale School of Drama’s Design Departments. Each year, the […] Read More...
  • IATSE Announces Slate of Legislative Priorities for 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 13, 2020The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) released its list of key federal issues at a meeting of its General Executive Board in January. The document provides a glimpse into the issues facing middle-class workers employed throughout Hollywood and the greater entertainment industry. Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Creating the Dog Puppet/Prop for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 13, 2020Here’s a video from Jennie Marino, principal of Moonboots Productions. In this work in progress video, Marino details how she built this Wellington dog puppet/prop for productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. “Sometimes I make things that are sweet and cute, other times dead and yucky,” comments Marino. “This time […] Read More...
  • Michael Gennaro to Retire from Goodspeed at End of 2020 Season

    Stage Directions | Changing RolesIndustry News | February 13, 2020Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2020 season. Michael Gennaro, who has led the organization since 2015, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director in December of 2020. Read More...
  • Clifford Spulock Lights Two Worlds in Man of la Mancha With CHAUVET Professional

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 13, 2020Imagination sets us free. The wisdom of this adage is brought vividly to life in the Mitch Lee and Joe Darion classic Man of la Mancha. Inspired by Don Quixote, the multi-Tony Award winning musical stands as a monument to the soaring power of the human spirit to shine in even the darkest of times, […] Read More...
  • From the Q2Q Comics Archive #381: EMPTY BOBBIN

    Steve Younkins | Theatre Buzz | February 12, 2020Stage Directions brings you classic Q2Q Comics from the Q2Q Comics’ Archive. Here’s #381: EMPTY BOBBIN from April 17, 2017. Read More...
  • UNCSA School of Design and Production: Video of the Weekend of Women+ Panel

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 12, 2020Working to support an increasingly female student body entering a male-dominated field, the UNCSA School of Design and Production hosted an unprecedented Weekend of Women+ (WOW+) event on January 24 & 25. The Weekend of Women+ at UNCSA kicked off with a panel of industry experts from across the country, representing many of the programs […] Read More...
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