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  • USITT Webinar | Props Paperwork: Using off-the-Shelf Software to Manage Show Files

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 6, 2020On Monday, August 1o, 2020 Prop Artisan Larry Heyman will leading a webinar focused on prop paperwork. In Props Paperwork: Using off-the-Shelf Software to Manage Show Files. Heyman will explore, examine, and demystify some lesser-known features of MS Office and Google Software. Creating forms, sheets, labels, work orders, and show books all from a single source is […] Read More...
  • ESTA has a new address

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 6, 2020ESTA has a new mailing address. As is the case with many businesses and organizations during the pandemic, ESTA is being faced with unprecedented challenges. Many of you have stopped by our office on Ninth Avenue in the Film Center Building over the years to visit and say hello. Sadly, we are closing that office […] Read More...
  • LDI 2020 Cancelled: It will be back in 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsUncategorized | August 6, 2020An announcement from the LDI Team about the cancellation of LDI 2020: Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult and unprecedented times. Questex, the parent company of Live Design International (LDI), today announces the event will be forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LDI was originally scheduled to run October […] Read More...
  • San Francisco Opera Workers Produce 10,000 PPE Masks

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | August 6, 2020Like many theater and opera companies around the country, San Francisco Opera has stepped up and deployed the skills of its costume and prop shops, as well as other technical departments at SFO to make PPE masks for first responders and medical workers. As of July 31, 2020, SFO has donated its 10,000th mask! We […] Read More...
  • Contact Your Members of Congress NOW

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 3, 2020On July 30, NAMM’s Public Affairs and Government Relations department and Bandit Lites chair Michael T. Strickland, among others, discussed the proposed HEROES and HEALS Acts, Education Stabilization Fund, and more in a NAMM-sponsored webinar on Covid-19 relief options. Hours later, Strickland reached out to PLSN with an open letter to the industry to request support for federal […] Read More...
  • ExtendPUA.org Organizing #JamTheLines Call Parties to Call on Senators on Tuesday August 4

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 2, 2020We are running out of time to help the 26 million people who are surviving on the $600 from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). It’s the last chance to call on the Senate to pass the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act) and improve guidelines for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) […] Read More...
  • The TDF Costume Collection Rental Program Reopened on Tuesday, August 4

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 1, 2020Here’s some good theatre news! TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, is thrilled to announce that the TDF Costume Collection Rental Program reopened for in-person and mail-order services on Tuesday, August 4. Read More...
  • Executive Director of Materials for the Arts, Harriet Taub Retires After 22 Years

    Stage Directions | Changing RolesTheatre Buzz | July 31, 2020July 31, 2020—After 22 years of service at Materials for the Arts, today, Harriet Taub is retiring as Executive Director. Under Taub’s leadership, MFTA has collected over 24 million pounds of materials, which have been diverted from the landfill and gone into the hands of thousands of prop artisans, set designers, artists, educators, performers, afterschool […] Read More...
  • Be An Arts Hero | Contact Congress

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 31, 2020Roundabout Theatre, and others, are pushing for everyone who work in theater and the Arts to reach out to Congress to implore the Senate to come to the aid of the Arts & Culture segment. Right now, you can help everyone who works in the arts. A group of arts-minded advocates has launched the #ArtsHero […] Read More...
  • Alley Theatre Flood Mitigation Project Progress | Backstage Video

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 30, 2020While they have not been performing on the stage at the Alley Theatre, they wanted to provide an update about what’s been happening at the Alley. They are working with FEMA to protect the Theatre’s legacy and future for generations to come with our flood mitigation project. Watch this video, led by the Alley’s Managing […] Read More...
  • Gena Buhler Joins Theatre Projects as Head of New Business Development in North America

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | July 30, 2020Theatre consulting firm, Theatre Projects Consultants announces that they have hired Gina Buhler as Head of New Business Development in North America. She joins TPC from Wheeler Opera House (Aspen, CO), where she was the executive and artistic director. Before that she was the theatre director at Vilar Performing Arts Center (Vail, CO), worked in […] Read More...
  • Baltimore Center Stage Announces First Round of Antiracist Artistic Practices

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 29, 2020Announcements include the elimination of 10 out of 12 technical rehearsals, the elimination of tiered fees between LORT B and LORT D performance spaces, paying playwrights for rehearsal time, and more In response to the We See You White American Theater (We See You WAT) demands released on July 8 by a national collective of […] Read More...
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