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  • I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA: New Performing Arts Center Benefits Entire Community

    Wenger l JR Clancy | Current IssueRenovations & Installations | September 9, 2020Before becoming the renowned performing arts and STEM school that it is today, I.M. Terrell High School was a secondary school located in Fort Worth, Texas. The school opened in 1882 as the city’s first public school for black students, during the era of formal segregation in the United States. The school was renamed I.M. Terrell High School in 1921, […] Read More...
  • The Dramaturgy of Design: A Conversation with Scenic and Costume Designer Arnulfo Maldonado

    Michael S. Eddy | Current IssueDesign Insight | September 9, 2020Arnulfo Maldonado is a New York City-based scenic and costume designer. Maldonado, a graduate of NYU Tisch’s Department of Design for Stage and Film, is a recipient of a Princess Grace Fabergé Theater Award and a multiple Henry Hewes Design nominee. He recently received the 2020 Obie for Sustained Excellence in Set Design, as well […] Read More...
  • USITT and EdTA Launch Technical Theatre Pilot Exam in High Schools

    Stage Directions | FeatureIndustry News | September 8, 2020The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and the Educational Theatre Association(EdTA) have selected 171 schools from 39 states and Taiwan to participate in the BACKstage Technical Theatre Pilot Exam, a digital test for high school students designed to measure their competency in a broad range of technical theatre knowledge. Several thousand students are […] Read More...
  • Talking Technical Direction with 5th Avenue’s TD Erik Holden

    Michael S. Eddy | Current IssueTD Talk | September 2, 2020Recently, Stage Directions had the pleasure to speak by phone with Erik Holden the Technical Director at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. Holden has been the TD there for a little over seven years. Read More...
  • Lessons Learned

    Jay Duckworth | Answer BoxCurrent Issue | September 2, 2020After 12 years as the Resident Properties Master at The Public Theater, Jay Duckworth has chosen to leave The Public to pursue the next act in his career, teaching. “With all theater shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I took this opportunity to really do some reflection on my work as well as my teaching […] Read More...
  • Take It Outdoors: The Catamounts Hit The Links

    Stage Directions | Current Issue | September 2, 2020The Catamounts is a Boulder, CO-based performance group dedicated to ‘creating boundary-defying, progressive, contemporary performance through a collaborative process that integrates theater, music, and dance.’ The group likes presenting innovative work and recently partnered with the City of Westminster, CO, the city’s Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department, and the public Legacy Ridge Golf Course to […] Read More...
  • It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

    Michael S. Eddy | Current IssueEditor's Note | September 2, 2020Welcome to the September issue of Stage Directions magazine. While we hope that you are all doing well and staying safe and healthy through these erratic times, we know that everyone in the theater community’s experience is unique to their circumstances and the level of disruption to their professional and personal lives. Here, in the […] Read More...
  • Mental Health Resources for Behind the Scenes Workers

    Stage Directions | The Callboard | July 29, 2020Mental health is an important issue to address and these days, with all that is going on in the world, including an extended intermission due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, it’s even more important to take care of our mental health. During these difficult times many are dealing with anxiety or depression; struggling to maintain […] Read More...
  • Illustrating Scripts: A conversation with Video Designer Lucy Mackinnon

    Michael S. Eddy | Artist Spotlight | July 29, 2020Lucy Mackinnon is a New York City-based video designer, motion graphics artist, and illustrator. Broadway credits include Jagged Little Pill, Regina Spektor on Broadway, Lifespan of a Fact, Six Degrees of Separation, and Deaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway, she has worked with The Public Theater, The Atlantic Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, and MCC among others. Regional theater credits include Williamstown […] Read More...
  • Serving the Story: Talking Lighting with Jen Schriever

    Michael S. Eddy | Design Insight | July 29, 2020Jen Schriever is a New York City-based lighting designer. Her Broadway credits include Grand Horizons, What the Constitution Means to Me, Lifespan of a Fact, Eclipsed, and John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown (also filmed for HBO). Schriever’s Off-Broadway credits include work with Second Stage Theatre, the Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater Company, SoHo Playhouse, and more. Regionally, […] Read More...
  • Jay Duckworth looks at #Lift The Curtain: End Unpaid Arts Internships

    Jay Duckworth | Early Career | July 29, 2020Prop artisan Eric Hart tweeted “When theater comes back, it should come back with no more unpaid internships or less-than-minimum wage apprenticeships. Most of them are illegal anyways, and it only allows the privileged among us to build a good resume.” At the time of writing this, the tweet had 1.4K retweets and comments and […] Read More...
  • Editor’s Note for August | Too Big to Fail

    Michael S. Eddy | Editor's NoteIndustry News | July 22, 2020As Congress is working on its fourth package of federal relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is still much more work to be done to support theatermakers and theater companies. My Editor’s Note, Too Big to Fail for the August issue of Stage Directions magazine focuses on the incredible economic engine that […] Read More...
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