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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Meet one of the Co-Hosts for the 2018 Collaborator Party - Nikiya Mathis
Meet one of the Co-Hosts for the 2018 Collaborator Party - Nikiya Mathis

The Collaborator Party 2018 - Meet The Co-hosts

Michael Eddy

The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the entire theatre community and this year, The Collaborator Party has a number of Co-Hosts joining the original hosts Lindsay Jones and John Gromada. Here are videos with each of the guest co-hosts introducing themselves and speaking about the importance of being involved in The Collaborators Party.

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Students from UNCSA went to Las Vegas to work on Cirque du Soleil water benefit show
Students from UNCSA went to Las Vegas to work on Cirque du Soleil water benefit show

UNCSA Students Selected for Cirque du Soleil Fellowships

Michael Eddy

Students from UNCSA's School of Design & Production were selected to travel to Las Vegas in early 2018 to work on Cirque du Soleil's annual fundraiser, One Night for One Drop. An annual philanthropic event in which Cirque du Soleil cast and crew donate their talent and time to create a unique and breathtaking theatrical spectacle for one night only in support of One Drop, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water to people across the globe. 

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It's the Last Call for The Collaborator Party
It's the Last Call for The Collaborator Party

Last Call for the Collaborator Party 2018 and Meet Co-Host Jay Duckworth

Michael Eddy

The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, is returning for its fourth year in New York City, this Sunday night, June 10. Here's the last call for The Collaborator Party, which is the official Tony night party for the entire theatre community. Admission to the event in all cities is free, but all attendees must sign up in advance!

Here’s a new video of the last call for this year’s event:
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Here’s a video introduction to Collaborator Party Co-Host: Jay Duckworth:
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Melody Herzfeld, drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, has been named the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award
Melody Herzfeld, drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, has been named the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award

Melody Herzfeld Named 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award Winner

Stage Directions

The Tony Awards has announced that Melody Herzfeld of Parkland, FL, has been named the fourth recipient of the Excellence in Theatre Education Award. The Tony Awards announced the news with higher education partner and award presenter Carnegie Mellon University. Herzfeld, a drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will receive the award at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Actor Lisa Birnbaum as Elizabeth Taylor in the Alley Theatre's World Premiere of Cleo  Photo by Lynn Lane.
Actor Lisa Birnbaum as Elizabeth Taylor in the Alley Theatre's World Premiere of Cleo Photo by Lynn Lane.

Alley Wig Assistant and Makeup Artist Alison Hora had a lot to do for Cleo at the Alley Theatre

Stage Directions

The world premiere of CLEO by Lawrence Wright at Houston’s Alley Theatre, directed By Bob Balaban recently concluded its run. The design team included: Scenic designer Richard Hoover, Costume designer Alejo Vietti, Lighting designer David Weiner and Sound designers Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen. Check out this timelapse video of Alley Wig Assistant and Makeup Artist Alison Hora transforming Actor Lisa Birnbaum into Cleopatra for her role as Elizabeth Taylor in the Alley's production of Cleo.

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Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards announces first round of 2018 recipients
Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards announces first round of 2018 recipients

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announces First Round of 2018 Recipients

Stage Directions

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $263,000, allow nine productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.

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