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  • CHAUVET Professional Launches ReSet Fund to Help COVID-19 Impacted Lighting Designers, Technicians

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 26, 2020CHAUVET Professional announced that it will be donating up to $50,000 in funds to help live event industry members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CHAUVET Professional ReSet Fund will help fund grants to industry members through Behind the Scenes, a charity focused on supporting entertainment technology professionals. Read More...
  • The Olivier Awards 2020 Presented and the Winners are:

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 26, 2020The Olivier Awards 2020 were announced in a televised hybrid ceremony that saw host Jason Manford present the awards to the winners who accepted in a mix of in-person and virtual appearances. Established in 1976, the Olivier Awards celebrate the very best of London theatre. Though this year’s awards were postponed from their regular April […] Read More...
  • USITT News: Take the Survey for the Lighting Job Description Project

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 26, 2020The Lighting Commission of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) has a document titled Lighting Job Descriptions Project, which was last updated 10 years ago and is in need of revision. A working group has been created to update this document and they’ve put together a survey in hopes of gathering data that […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Ming Cho Lee, Scenic Designer and Teacher, 90

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 24, 2020Scenic Designer and Teacher, Ming Cho Lee died on October 23, 2020 at the age of 90. Lee had just celebrated his 90th birthday on October 3, 2020. We at Stage Directions send our sincere condolences to his wife Betsy, his family, friends, and his many students and colleagues. Read More...
  • United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, IATSE Elects New Leadership

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 23, 2020Edward Pierce has been elected President of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 and was sworn into his three-year term, alongside other Executive Officers at the USA 829 Board of Trustees meeting on October 13. Pierce, an active member of USA829 for 25 years, is a Broadway Designer. Previously he represented members as a National […] Read More...
  • October 22 | Utah Shakespeare Festival | Making it Real: Costumes & Costume Crafts Seminar

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | October 21, 2020Utah Shakespeare Festival is heading back to costumes for this week’s Virtual Seminar Grove – Making it Real: Costumes and Costume Crafts. This seminar takes place on Thursday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. MDT. This seminar will stream live on the USF Facebook page. Join guests Rosa M. Lazaro, costume crafts supervisor; […] Read More...
  • San Francisco Opera’s Online Costume Shop Sale, November 13–15, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 21, 2020This is a rare opportunity to collect one-of-a-kind costumes from The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Tannhäuser, and other operas. In a rare opportunity for opera fans and sartorial mavens, San Francisco Opera will offer costumes previously worn by artists on the War Memorial Opera House stage to the general public for just one weekend. Different […] Read More...
  • The Shows Must Go On: Free Stream of Jeff Wayne’s…The War of The Worlds, Friday October 23, 2020

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | October 21, 2020Here’s an opportunity to free stream another production from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s YouTube channel, The Shows Must Go On. On Friday, October 23, from 7:00pm BST / 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT, you will have 48 hours in the U.S. (24 hours in the UK) to stream Jeff Wayne’s star-studded musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’ […] Read More...
  • Scott Galatolie Joins WHOCO Lighting & Controls as Senior Lighting & Controls Specialist

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | October 20, 2020WHOCO Lighting & Controls is thrilled to announce that Scott Galatolie has joined the growing WHOCO Lighting & Controls team, and has officially opened its Charleston, SC office. Galatolie’s extensive product knowledge of production and architectural lighting, power, controls, and rigging equipment makes him a perfect fit as their new Senior Lighting & Controls Specialist. […] Read More...
  • Intiman Theatre and Seattle Central College to Offer Associate Arts Degree: Technical Theatre for Social Justice

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 20, 2020Intiman Theatre and Seattle Central College have partnered to offer an Associate Arts degree program, emphasis in Technical Theatre for Social Justice (TTSJ), and applications are now being accepted. Over the course of two years, accepted students will work alongside Union professionals on Intiman’s mainstage productions, while studying equity and social justice at the college. […] Read More...
  • Changing the Landscape Podcast | Episode 4: Barrier to Entry

    Alan C. Edwards | Industry News | October 20, 2020Listen to: Episode 4: Barrier to Entry The Changing the Landscape podcast is back this week with Episode 4: Barrier to Entry. There’s a lot of discussion about barriers to entry later in the journey toward success as a designer, but really, the most basic entry point, grade school, has some pretty high barricades of […] Read More...
  • University of Texas at Austin | Theatre 2020 Collection, Documenting a Year of Changes

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 20, 2020The global closure of theatres due to the COVID-19 pandemic is without precedent in modern times. This also has been a year of reckoning with longstanding racial injustices highlighted by movements like Black Lives Matter and #WeSeeYouWAT. Theatres are closing permanently. Others are reimagining how they safely engage with audiences. Countless theatre professionals have found […] Read More...
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