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  • ETC Names David Hilton Senior U.S. Sales Manager

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | May 26, 2020ETC named David Hilton their new Senior U.S. Sales Manager. In this new position, Hilton will manage the North American sales team across all ETC divisions (entertainment, architectural, and rigging), supporting and coordinating their efforts. His first day in this new position will be June 1. Read More...
  • in 1: the podcast – #99 Quarantine Happy Hour #7

    Cory Pattak | Theatre Buzz | May 25, 2020Here’s a new in 1: the podcast, ENJOY!   #99 Quarantine Happy Hour #7 It’s the end of week 10 of quarantine which means it’s time for another Happy Hour and episode #99! Joining Cory and Jen this week are Associate Scenic Designer Erica Hemminger, Associate Lighting Designer Jessica Creager, Costume Designer Linda Cho, and […] Read More...
  • Union Call: Safety is Top Priority for Next Steps

    Stage Directions | Current IssueIndustry NewsSafety | May 22, 2020In early May the AFL-CIO convened a press call so we would have the opportunity to hear from the various entertainment industry unions’ leadership. Stage Directionswas particularly interested to hear from both Matthew D. Loeb, International President of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and Kate Shindle, President of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Darren P. DeVerna

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 22, 2020It is with great sadness that Stage Directions notes the passing of Darren DeVerna. Though he had been battling an illness this past year he had continued working and his death will have been unexpected by many. DeVerna was the fourth generation of his family to work in the theater and became a member of IATSE Local […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: David L. Thayer, Professor and Lighting Designer, 90

    Michael Eddy | Industry News | May 21, 2020The University of Iowa and USITT remembers the life of Professor and Lighting Designer David. L. Thayer who was born in 1930 and died on April 2, 2020. Here’s a remembrance by Eric Stone, Associate Professor in the Theatre Arts Department and Head of the Design Program at the University of Iowa that was posted […] Read More...
  • The Old Globe Launches a Coloring Book for Design

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 21, 2020Get a taste of theatre design with this new series from The Old Globe Theatre—The Old Globe Coloring Book. Every Thursday, The Old Globe will post a new page on its Facebook page featuring an original design for costumes, sets, or props from past Globe shows. Along the way, you’ll be treated to design insight […] Read More...
  • The New Group’s Why We Do It, a Conversation with Scenic Designer, Derek McLane

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 20, 2020NYC’s The New Group has begun hosting Why We Do It livestream creative conversations with a variety of theater artists. On May 20, they hosted a conversation with Tony and Emmy Award-winning Scenic Designer Derek McLane, who has designed a wide variety of productions for The New Group. You can watch the replay of this […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Tampa Theatre – The Show Will Go On

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 19, 2020This is a time of unprecedented hardship for theaters and cinemas all around the world. Ghost lights are lit on far too many stages for an uncertain amount of time, but we will come through this crisis, as we have other crises throughout history. And we will be stronger for it. Because the show will […] Read More...
  • Lectrosonics: Wire-Lists #26 – Developing Sanitation Protocols for Lav Work

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | May 19, 20204 Tips for Keeping it Clean and 2 Tips for Getting Back to Business and Staying Distanced Keeping things clean has been a hot topic lately, and social distancing also looks like it will be here to stay for a while. Most of us use lavalier mics, which require touching the talent. As we start […] Read More...
  • Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program – Point Source Audio

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | May 19, 2020The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is offering free programs so you can take advantage of your spare time and learn some new hard skills about new technology for Stage Managers. The next seminar is coming up on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 4:00pm EDT with Point Source Audio. This session will be led by Broadway […] Read More...
  • Online Resources List and Training Links During the COVID-19 Shutdown UPDATED May 19, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 19, 2020Here are a number of training resources that manufacturers, dealers, theaters, and associations are making available to people to train, learn, and improve their skills while the industry is shut down due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We’ve also included aid and support for those who work in theater and who’ve been adversely affected by this […] Read More...
  • Actors’ Equity: Senate Should Move Without Delay on COBRA Subsidy in the HEROES Act

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 19, 2020May 18, 2020—New York—Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, released the following statement following regarding the HEROES Act, which has now passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and includes a 100% COBRA subsidy for displaced workers. “For many of our […] Read More...
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