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  • USITT | Community Conversations: No More 10 out of 12s – Why it’s Time for Change

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | January 23, 2021Coming up on Wednesday January 27, 2021 is the next USITT Community Conversation: No More 10-out-of-12s – Why it’s Time for Change. This free webinar will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. You do need to register for this session. For years, 10-out-of-12 technical rehearsals and six-day work weeks have been seen […] Read More...
  • in 1: the podcast | #103 Anna Robb

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | January 22, 2021Today’s very special guest is technically not a designer, but she brings together ALL the design elements which makes her the perfect person to talk to. For Episode #103, in 1: the podcast hosts, Cory Pattak and Jen Schriever are hanging with Production Stage Manager, Anna Robb! Read More...
  • Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton Recognizes the Costume Industry Coalition

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | January 21, 2021The Costume Industry Coalition (CIC) is honored to have the support of one of the theatre industry’s greatest champions: Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. Here is that video message from Secretary Clinton: Read More...
  • Rose Brand Introduces its 2021 E-Catalog

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | January 21, 2021In recognition of the changing work environment, Rose Brand introduces its 2021 Theatrical & Event Production Catalog in electronic format only. The e-catalog provides access to over 15,000 SKUs of products and related services, including production fabrics, custom sewn curtains, customized and off-the-shelf hardware, scenic supplies, tapes, flooring, projections screens, and more. Read More...
  • NAMM’s Believe in Music Week is here and you can still register for free!

    Stage Directions | Industry News | January 20, 2021NAMM’s Believe in Music Week is here! Register today so you don’t miss the Pro Production Sessions presented by PLSN and FOH magazines as part of the Entertainment Technology Track on Jan. 21 and 22. Register today at https://attend.believeinmusic.tv/ Each of these half-hour long video sessions will offers an in-depth look at the direction of […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Bass Hall Virtual Backstage Tour & Unique Ghost Light

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | January 20, 2021In this backstage video from Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, TX, Technical Director Charles McCormick takes us on a virtual backstage tour of many of the technical areas in Bass Hall. The video ends covering Bass Hall’s Ghost Light, which has been burning bright since March of 2020. Below is some history of Bass […] Read More...
  • 2021 SETC Virtual Convention | Announce Design Keynote Speakers

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | January 20, 2021The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) will be holding its 2021 convention as a 100% virtual event from March 3 – 7, 2021. Convention program details, including the full line of virtual offerings and pricing, will be sent via the SETC News email newsletters or you can log onto SETC’s convention website for updates on this […] Read More...
  • Update on Leadership at the National Endowment for the Arts

    Stage Directions | Industry News | January 19, 2021National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chair Mary Anne Carter recently sent an email to interested stakeholders announcing her resignation from the independent federal agency, effective tomorrow, January 20. It is expected that the Biden-Harris Administration will name a new group of leadership appointees in the coming days. Chief of Staff Mark Griffin will remain […] Read More...
  • Obsidian Control Systems: ONYX Training Webinar Series

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | January 19, 2021Obsidian Control Systems announces a new 4-part webinar series for its popular ONYX Control Platform. Starting January 26th, the free webinar series will be presented in an easy-to-follow online format, allowing anyone with OR without ONYX experience to get a comprehensive understanding of the powerful software. Read More...
  • AES Welcomes Jonathan Wyner as President

    Stage Directions | Changing RolesIndustry News | January 19, 2021Jonathan Wyner has started his term as the president of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), which started on January 1. “Jonathan has proven his leadership and vision during his year on the AES Board of Directors as President-Elect,” said outgoing AES president Agnieszka Roginska. “The AES is in excellent hands for the coming year.” President […] Read More...
  • Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces Scholars for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | January 19, 2021The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) and veteran Broadway stage manager Cody Renard Richard announce the 15 recipients of The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program, dedicated to honoring, uplifting and supporting the next generation of Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) theatre makers working behind the scenes. Read More...
  • ChamSys Expands Into Germany

    Stage Directions | Industry News | January 18, 2021Chauvet Germany GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of ChamSys’ parent company, is now exclusively responsible for selling and servicing the complete line of ChamSys products in the German market. In conjunction with this move, which reflects ChamSys’ commitment to building on its success in Germany, Frank Alofs has been appointed the German Business Development, Training […] Read More...
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