5th Annual Q2Q Comics Costume Contest!

Stage Directions

It’s October, so of course Q2Q Comics is doing their costume contest again! Submit photographic proof of you dressed as your favorite Q2Q Comics character for Halloween and you can win fabulous prizes! Creativity, effort, and attention to detail will all help you earn points. You can enter by yourself, with a friend, or as a whole danged group if you want.

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Behind the Scenes of Wicked: Creativity in Set Design

Stage Directions

October 30, 2018 is the 15th Anniversary of the opening night of Wicked, The Musical. We here at Stage Directions send our congratulations on this big occasion in the life of this production. Wicked, The Musical's Tony-Award winning scene design, by Scenic Designer, Eugene Lee, has been seen by audiences not only on Broadway, but around the world through its many tours. The show has been dazzling audiences with one of the most creative and innovative sets ever created. In this video from Artrageous with Nate, an Emmy award-winning video series, they get a behind the scenes look at the set from Wicked's Associate Scenic Designer, Edward Pierce. {youtube}v=3DHcON8JKhY&{/youtube}

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Working in the Theatre: Wigs

Stage Directions

Everyone knows that great wig work is important to the artistic process of creating theater, but few know just how much work and skill go into producing the incredible design and execution of a wig. In this Working in the Theatre video from the American Theatre Wing, Paul Huntley, one of the most esteemed wig designers (and a past Tony Honoree), shares his career journey and spotlights the creative, economic, and technical processes of working in the hair and wig department. {youtube}v=5XsOMG6q860{/youtube}

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Q2Q Comics #320 Class Up the Place
Q2Q Comics #320 Class Up the Place

From the Q2Q Comics Archive #320: Class Up the Place

Steve Younkins

Stage Directions brings you classic Q2Q Comics from the Q2Q Archive. Here’s #320: Class Up the Place from August 24, 2016. In honor of International Stage Manager Appreciation Day, we thought that it would be good to find a Q2Q Comic with Morty, the Stage Manager. There are a lot of good ones with her, but this one struck us as funny; as it could so easily happen to an SM! Enjoy and show your appreciation for your favorite Stage Managers!

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Be sure to celebrate the Stage Manager in your life today!
Be sure to celebrate the Stage Manager in your life today!

Celebrate International Stage Manager Appreciation Day, Wednesday October 10th

Stage Directions

Today is October 10th, which in the theater world is International Stage Manager Appreciation Day! We here at Stage Directions Magazine would like to give a shout-out of appreciation for all the Stage Managers in our lives. We suggest that everyone in theater—Designers, Technicians, Directors, Actors, and Management all celebrate and honor the women and men who make your shows run like clockwork. The official hashtage is: #StageMgrs18

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