Some of the Collaborators at the NYC party (Left to Right) Back row: Jason Oneal, Lindsay Jones, Ien Denio, Joanna Lynne Staub, Patrick Calhoun, Christopher Baine, Laura Brauner; and front row: John Gromada, Jane Shaw, and Evan Cook
Some of the Collaborators at the NYC party (Left to Right) Back row: Jason Oneal, Lindsay Jones, Ien Denio, Joanna Lynne Staub, Patrick Calhoun, Christopher Baine, Laura Brauner; and front row: John Gromada, Jane Shaw, and Evan Cook

The Collaborator Party Smashes Previous Attendance Records in its Fourth Sold-Out Year

Michael Eddy

The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, announced that their event was a complete sell-out for the fourth year in a row. The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the entire theatre community. The main party was held June 10, 2018 in NYc at Houston Hall, with additional parties held simultaneously in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and southern Indiana. Jones and Gromada were joined by a new panel of co-hosts selected from theatrical fields that are frequently overlooked by award ceremonies.

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The Doors Open in 10 - Reflections on The Collaborator Party

Jay Duckworth

Sunday night’s Collaborator Party was a huge success drawing the largest gathering of backstage talent the industry has to offer. There were satellite parties all across the country. Chicago, LA, the Bay Area, Houston, and Indiana where people could gather together and celebrate the creative process. Then there were summer stock folk watching on their laptops at Berkshire Theater Group and even up in Brunswick Maine, where I know the tech folk flipped between the Tony Awards and Collaborators party. 

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Katrina Lindsay and Christine Jones, Tony Award Winning Designers for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Katrina Lindsay and Christine Jones, Tony Award Winning Designers for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

The Design Winners for the 2018 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards

Stage Directions

The winners for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® were announced last night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Here are the winners, highlighted in the design categories along with the best play, and best musical. We congratulate all of the winners and all of the nominees.

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The nominations are now open for the USITT Awards
The nominations are now open for the USITT Awards

USITT Award Nominations are Now Open

Stage Directions

USITT has announced that its Institute Awards are now open for nominations. USITT recognizes excellence and significant contributions in the performing arts and entertainment industry, in the areas of design and technology, through a variety of awards. These awards honor established professionals and performing arts/entertainment-focused organizations throughout the world. Nominations for these special awards are accepted from the membership-at-large.

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ABTT Awards 2018
ABTT Awards 2018

ABTT Theatre Awards 2018

Michael Eddy

The Association of British Theatre Technicians Theatre Awards 2018 took place on the evening of June 6, after the first day of the ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London. The five highly sort after Awards for Sound, Lighting, and Engineering Products of Year, Widget and Stand of the Year, were this year complemented by a Special Award to celebrate the retiring Theatre Show Director, Roger Fox, acknowledging his 40 years work on building the Show from scratch in 1978, to the flourishing two-day event showcasing the very best of technology and excellent technical practice we know today.

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A Look at the Tony Award Nominated Designs for a Musical (Week 5)

Stage Directions

Over the next 5 weeks, counting down to the TONY Awards, we will be highlighting the productions that recieved nominations for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design and Sound Design of a musical. We congratulate all of the nominees. The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on June 10th.
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A Look at the Tony Award Nominated Designs for a Play (Week 5)

Stage Directions

Stage Directions is pleased to highlight productions that recieved nominations for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®,  presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design and Sound Design of a Play. We congratulate all of the nominees. The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on June 10th.

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