Backstage Video: Hanging the Sign Props for Sweat at The Denver Center

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Building a bar with mud, Sweat, and just the right beer signs

In this video from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Robin Payne, Properties Director of the DCPA Theatre Company talks about the challenge of dressing the bar setting for its recent production of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat that played in the Space Theatre:
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Backstage Video: Designing Peter Gynt at the National Theatre

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Peter Gynt is a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, written by David Hare after Henrik Ibsen that’s playing at the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre through October 8. In this video, Set and Costume Designer Richard Hudson and Associate Set and Costume Designer Cara Newman discuss designing for the often deemed 'unstageable play' that is Peter Gynt:
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Working in the Theatre: Expansive Technology

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The use of expanding technology such as AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) in theatre today is encouraging and presents wonderful challenges to storytellers throughout the world. Watch this Working in Theatre: Expansive Technology video from the American Theatre Wing as it follows the teams of Krysztof Garbaczewski of Dream Adoption Society and the creative visionaries behind Frankenstein AI at The Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab develop, demonstrate, and perform with new technology that enhances the audience experience and shows us all what is possible in the next generation of storytelling.
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Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Harold Prince on July 31, 2019 at 7:45pm

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The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific producer, director, writer, and the individual recipient of the most Tony Awards® in multiple categories in history, Harold Prince, who passed away on July 31, 2019 at age 91. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, July 31 at exactly 7:45pm. 

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Everest - Beck Weathers (Kevin Burdette) - Dallas Opera, 2015. Photo Karen Almond
Everest - Beck Weathers (Kevin Burdette) - Dallas Opera, 2015. Photo Karen Almond

Nominees and Winners of The 2018-19 Betty Mitchell Awards

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On June 24, 2019, the 22nd Annual Betty Mitchell Awards were held at the Vertigo Theatre in Calgary, Canada. The Betty Mitchell Awards, named for a pioneer of Calgary’s theatrical community, Dr. Betty Mitchell, were started in 1998 to celebrate and honor outstanding achievement in Calgary’s professional theatre community. Calgary Opera's production of Everest has garnered two Betty Mitchell awards – Set Design by Robert Brill and Projection Design by Elaine J. McCarthy. Here’s a video from Calgary Opera of Everest:
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