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Changing Roles

  • Scenic Designer Dipu Gupta Joins the SMTD Faculty at the University of Michigan in Fall 2021

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | May 25, 2021Dipu Gupta will join the School of Music, Theatre & Dance as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Design & Production area of the Department of Theatre & Drama during the 2021-22 academic year. Gupta is a prolific designer both within the fields of theatre as well as architecture and design. We at Stage Directions […] Read More...
  • Maranda DeBusk Appointed as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design at UNC Greensboro

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | May 25, 2021College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Maranda DeBusk as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design in CVPA’s School of Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We at Stage Directions send our congratulations to DeBusk on her new appointment! DeBusk holds an MFA in […] Read More...
  • Howard University Announces Alumna Phylicia Rashad as Dean of the Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | May 13, 2021Following a comprehensive national search, Howard University today proudly announces the appointment of Phylicia Rashad as dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 2021. In this role, she will report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. An alumna of Howard University, Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine […] Read More...
  • Rockwell Group Appoints Andrew Lazarow as a Director of the LAB at Rockwell Group

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | May 12, 2021David Rockwell, Shawn Sullivan, and Greg Keffer, Partners of Rockwell Group, announced the appointment of Andrew Lazarow as a Director of the LAB at Rockwell Group, Rockwell Group’s experience design and technology studio, effective immediately. An award-winning interactive and projection designer, Lazarow will lead the LAB and its compelling branded experiences, immersive environments, exhibitions, and […] Read More...
  • The Broadway League Hires Gennean Scott as Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | May 12, 2021The Broadway League is pleased to announce that after an extensive nationwide search conducted by Arts Consulting Group, Gennean Scott will join the trade organization as the first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. She will officially start on July 6, 2021. Scott was most recently Vice President of Human Capital and Inclusion at Omaha […] Read More...
  • BML-Blackbird Names Brad Kaplan as General Manager

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | May 5, 2021BML-Blackbird is pleased to announce that Brad Kaplan has been promoted to General Manager. Kaplan joined BML in July of 2019 as a Project Manager bringing over 25 years of entertainment industry experience to the company including many years working for such companies as New York City Lites and Lighting Design Group working on large […] Read More...
  • Stagecraft Industries Announces Gavin Christensen as New Dimming and Controls Specialist

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | May 4, 2021Stagecraft Industries announces that Gavin Christensen has joined its team in the position of Dimming and Controls Specialist. An Oregon native, he attended Western Oregon University studying all things theater. From there he worked in various capacities within the industry, including most recently with the Oregon Zoo Lights 2020, a seemingly impossible event with ever-changing […] Read More...
  • Altman Lighting Promotes Tom Casazza

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | April 28, 2021Altman Lighting has promoted Tom Casazza to Senior Regional Sales Manager. Casazza has been with Altman for more than a decade, and his promotion will allow for enhanced mentorship of new sales associates. Read More...
  • Trip Wootten Joins Riedel as U.S. Southeast Regional Sales Manager

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | April 27, 2021Riedel Communications named Trip Wootten regional sales manager for the U.S. Southeast. Reporting to Rich Zabel, Vice President of Sales, Riedel Communications Inc., the Americas, Wootten will lead direct and channel sales for a large and rapidly growing market that includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Read More...
  • USITT Chooses Jody Harris to Head Sales, Sponsorships

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | April 27, 2021USITT has put Jody Harris in charge of all sales and sponsorship activities for the Institute. Executive Director David Grindle made the announcement last week. This is an expansion of her duties in conference and meeting planning. She has already transitioned to this expanded role. Harris, who had been charged with logistics, food and beverage, […] Read More...
  • Schuler Shook Announces New Principal, Christopher Sprague, ASTC

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | April 21, 2021Schuler Shook is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Sprague, ASTC, to Principal. Based in Schuler Shook’s Chicago office, Sprague is a leader in the field of theatre consulting, a mentor to high school and university students in the performing arts, and an enthusiastic advocate for his clients. Sprague joined Schuler Shook as a […] Read More...
  • LD Christina Watanabe Joins Webster University as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | April 21, 2021The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is proud to welcome Christina Watanabe as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design. In an announcement from the Conservatory, they commented, “Christina’s impressive artistic trajectory and proven record as an educator uniquely qualify her to lead our BFA program in Lighting Design. We are delighted to have her […] Read More...
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