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  • ATW’s The Network | Stage Management, Charting Your Course Panel Discussion, June 16

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 11, 2021The American Theatre Wing produces The Network, which provides emerging and developing theatre professionals advanced education, networking opportunities, and tools for career advancement within a supportive creative community. Coming up next on The Network is a Free panel discussion with Stage Managers, Stage Management | Charting Your Course. Learn from the masters of logistics, communication, […] Read More...
  • Michael Ritchie to Retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 11, 2021Michael Ritchie has announced that he will retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021. Having taken over the position from Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson in January 2005, for more than 16 years, Ritchie has led one of the country’s largest nonprofit regional theatres, producing and presenting 266 productions—which included […] Read More...
  • CIC Feature l Penn & Fletcher, Inc.

    Kathy Eddy | Industry News | June 9, 2021In this CIC Features video from the Costume Industry Coalition, they celebrate and proudly showcase the work and legacy of Ernie Smith, owner and founder of Penn & Fletcher, Inc. Smith and his team are masters at the craft of embroidery, which is a dying art. Penn & Fletcher is one of the last embroidery […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Inside Stratford Festival’s New Tom Patterson Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 2021With this Backstage Video, take a tour of the Stratford Festival’s newest theatre, slated to open post-pandemic in June 2022: Read More...
  • RSC Stitch In Time | Costume Workshop Walk Through with Alistair McArthur

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 2021In this video from The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), RSC Head of Costume Alistair McArthur walks us through the company’s redeveloped and restored costume workshop. Enjoy the tour! Read More...
  • Philadelphia Designers on Display at Set Model Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 20211812 Productions is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind digital theatre experience, Set Model Theatre. In early 2021, they gathered more than a dozen Philly theatre designers and technicians together with a one-of-a-kind task: find the funny in Shakespeare’s infamous tragedy King Lear. The only rule… there are no rules! (Oh, except that the entire production […] Read More...
  • The Shubert Foundation Awards $32.1 Million in 2021 Grants

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 9, 2021Following the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts, The Shubert Foundation announced that it is awarding a record $32.1 million in 2021 grants to 575 not-for-profit theatres, dance companies, professional theatre training programs, and related service agencies across the United States. The grants, which range from $10,000 to $325,000, benefit the broadest possible spectrum of theatre and dance organizations—from large to […] Read More...
  • TSDCA & Meyer Sound Replay | Spacemap Go Introduction/Concepts Roundtable

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 9, 2021Meyer Sound teamed up with the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) for a roundtable – Spacemap Go Introduction and Concepts. This roundtable covers beginner-level training on Meyer Sound’s fast and flexible immersive mixing tool, and was taught by Meyer Sound’s Technical Support Specialist Josh Dorn-Fehrmann. It featured brand-new content not included in previous roundtables. […] Read More...
  • UW Madison Offers New Technical Theater Courses for K-12 Teachers

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 8, 2021The University of Wisconsin – Madison: Department of Theater and Drama is proud to announce two online summer courses specifically designed for the needs of K-12 theater, music, and dance teachers, and those who work on those shows: Audio for Performing Arts Teachers, and Lighting for Performing Arts Teachers. Read More...
  • Bandit Lites Hires Melanie Miller to World Headquarters

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | June 8, 2021Bandit Lites is pleased to share the hiring of Melanie Miller as its Accounts Payable Manager. Miller earned a degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She gained experience in investment and international accounting and has held positions as a controller and chief financial officer. Miller […] Read More...
  • Lighting Designer Kevin Lawson Joins UC College-Conservatory of Music’s Faculty

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 8, 2021UC College-Conservatory of Music Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the addition of Kevin Lawson to the college’s roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty members. An award-winning theater and television professional, Lawson’s appointment as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design and Technology begins on Aug. 15, 2021. Lawson’s early career was spent in theater, working as an assistant/associate […] Read More...
  • Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program | Vectorworks

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 8, 2021SM Tech Fridays are Back! The 2021 Broadway Stage Management Symposium was amazing, but they now turn their attention towards the future and summer. Theaters across the country are preparing to re-open, welcoming artists and audience back. We have a few more months to continue our exploration of technologies & services to help stage managers. […] Read More...
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