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  • The Great Work Begins: From isolation, a benefit supporting amfAR’s Fund to Fight COVID-19 comes together

    Stage Directions | Design Inspiration | March 3, 2021This story can be read below or in our March 2021 digitial edition             The Great Work Begins: scenes from Angels In America was named one of the New York Times Best Theatre of 2020 picks, noting that the production ‘showed how classic plays speak not only to their time […] Read More...
  • Designer Paul Tate dePoo III: Scale, Vision and Meticulous Detail

    Michael S. Eddy | Scenic Design | March 3, 2021This story can be read below or in our March 2021 digitial edition             Paul Tate dePoo III is a Cuban-American scenic, projection, and production designer. Growing up in Key West, FL, he watched Super Bowl halftime shows and Olympic ceremonies, as well as saw David Copperfield, touring productions, and […] Read More...
  • A Conversation with Sound Designer Joshua D. Reid

    Michael S. Eddy | Sound Design | March 3, 2021This story can be read below or in our March 2021 digitial edition             Joshua D. Reid, an award-winning theatrical sound designer based in New York City, designs for musicals, plays, concerts, and special events on and off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. In the Fall of 2020 he remounted his award-winning sound design for […] Read More...
  • Uncorking a Carrot

    Jay Duckworth | Answer Box | March 3, 2021This story can be read below or in our March 2021 digitial edition                     I never understood the phrase ‘time is money’ until I became a props master and saw how long it took to get final drawings from designers! There’s a trickle-down effect if the drawings […] Read More...
  • Q&A with Edward Pierce, the Newly-Elected President of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, IATSE

    Michael S. Eddy | The Callboard | February 3, 2021This past fall designer Edward Pierce was elected president of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, IATSE and was sworn into his three-year term. Pierce, an active member of USA 829 for 25 years, has previously represented members as a national trustee for 12 years and pension trustee for nine years. He takes over the […] Read More...
  • Sharing the Knowledge: Projection Designer/Educator Wendall K. Harrington

    Michael S. Eddy | Master Teacher | February 3, 2021Wendall K. Harrington’s career has embraced diverse disciplines including theater, dance, opera, concert touring, film, and more. Affectionately known by her students as the ‘Queen of Projection’, Harrington has been working in the field of projected media for live events since the mid 1970’s where she’s constantly pushed the boundaries of multi-image/video design and projection. […] Read More...
  • Integrated Imagery: Sven Ortel Talks about Teaching at UT-Austin

    Michael S. Eddy | Educators | February 3, 2021Sven Ortel is a projection designer with 20 years of experience who works internationally and nationally creating projections and imagery for theater, opera, dance, and more. Born and raised in Cologne, Germany, he started in lighting design, which he went on to study in London. With Dick Straker, and his company Mesmer, Ortel explored the […] Read More...
  • Editor’s Note: What’s In Your Toolbox

    Michael S. Eddy | Editor's Note | February 3, 2021Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Stage Directions magazine. As editor I have tried to cover the work of all the talented people who make theater every day. And I do mean ALL the people, as I have tried to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in the magazine, because I think it is a […] Read More...
  • Shawn Boyle: Projection and Lighting Designer

    Stage Directions | Early Career | February 3, 2021Shawn Boyle works out of Boston, MA and is a projection and lighting designer. He has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he studied projection design with Wendall K Harrington. See more of his work at www.sboyledesign.com.  Is there something specific in terms of approach to the work that you learned from […] Read More...
  • Kate Ducey: Projection and Lighting Designer

    Stage Directions | Early Career | February 3, 2021Kate Ducey is a Projection and Lighting Designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has an MFA in Integrated Media from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied with Sven Ortel. She is also a founder/creative partner in Remarkable Squirrel Productions: www.remarkablesquirrel.com. See more of her work at www.kateducey.com.  Is there something specific in […] Read More...
  • Jesse Easdon: Experiential and Media Designer

    Kathy Eddy | Early Career | February 3, 2021Experiential and Media Designer, Jesse Easdon is based in Austin, TX and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MFA in Integrated Media after studying with Sven Ortel. See more of his work at www.jesseeasdon.com.  Is there something specific in terms of approach to the work that you learned from Sven which […] Read More...
  • Rasean Davonte Johnson: Video Artist and Projection Designer

    Stage Directions | Early Career | February 3, 2021Based in Chicago, Rasean Davonte Johnson is a video artist and projection designer. He has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he studied projection design with Wendall K Harrington. See more of his work at www.raseandavontejohnson.com. Is there something specific in terms of approach to the work that you learned from Wendall […] Read More...
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