The cover of The Designs of William Ivey Long
The cover of The Designs of William Ivey Long

Book Signing and Discussion: The Designs of William Ivey Long at The Drama Book Shop

Michael Eddy

Join USITT, costume designer William Ivey Long, and author Bobbi Owen Thursday, April 19, at The Drama Book Shop in New York City, for a signing and discussion of The Designs of William Ivey Long by Bobbi Owen, the 12th and final book in USITT’s series documenting the work of America’s best theatrical designers. This will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Howard Jones has taught in the UNCSA School of Design & Production for 28 years.
Howard Jones has taught in the UNCSA School of Design & Production for 28 years.

Howard Jones Wins Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence

Michael Eddy

Howard Jones, Director of Scenic Art and Scene Painting at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, has been named as one of the 17 (one faculty member from each of the UNC campuses) recipients of the 2018 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence. 

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The Lucille Lortel Awards celebrates theatre makers working Off-Broadway
The Lucille Lortel Awards celebrates theatre makers working Off-Broadway

33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations Announced

Stage Directions

The Off-Broadway League has announced nominations for the 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards, which honor the work of theatre makers Off-Broadway will be presented on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at NYU Skirball Center. This year's event will be hosted by actors Laura Benanti and Jason Jones. It will once again serve as a benefit for The Actors Fund.

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Two Days Time Lapse Shows What Being a Stagehand in Repertory Opera Really Means

Stage Directions

A great time-lapse look at what it really means to be a stagehand at a world-class opera house that works in repertory. The NY Times Magazine takes a wonderful behind the curtain peek at two days setting and unsetting the stage at the Metropolitan Opera. In order of appearance: set up for La Rondine, set assembly for L'Elisir d'Amore, stage rehearsal of Rigoletto and set up for Le Comte Ory.
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John Iacovelli Receives 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award at USITT

Stage Directions

Designer John Iacovelli, received one of USITT highest honors, the 2018 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Scenic Design & Technology. Iacovelli is an Emmy Award Winner, an LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Career Achievement recipient, and has received two NAACP Image Awards for Best Design. He also teaches in the MFA design program of the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. 
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