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  • Broadway Stage Management Symposium Announces Recipients for Inaugural Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships for BIPOC Stage Managers

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre BuzzUncategorized | March 2, 2021The Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) is proud to announce the five stage managers that have been chosen to receive the first ever Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships for BIPOC stage managers. Read More...
  • Honoring 101 Black Stage Managers | Stage Managers’ Association

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 2, 2021During this pause in our working lives, The Stage Managers’ Association has focused its energies on creating initiatives to better serve the entire theater community. The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) is pleased to announce that they are partnering with the Black Theatre Caucus to raise the visibility and knowledge into the community of excellent Black […] Read More...
  • Read the Results of the Industry Survey: Return to the Stage

    David J. McGraw, Meg Friedman | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 2, 2021Standing By! Performing Arts Workers Cautiously Optimistic about 2021 What does 2021 hold for us? Return to the Stage conducted its second wave of research in the first two weeks of January; the survey concluded with two new year’s resolutions: how will the Performing Arts change this year and what do the respondents pledge they […] Read More...
  • Introducing The Making Theatre Podcast

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 1, 2021Bruno Poet and James Farncombe, both highly experienced freelance theatre lighting designers based in the UK but working worldwide, started the Making Theatre Podcast in June 2020. Their initial intent was to interview leading stage lighting practitioners. However, in the context of the pandemic, and the existential threat facing every aspect of the performing arts, they decided […] Read More...
  • Main Light Industries Acquired by Michael Cannon

    Stage Directions | Industry News | March 1, 2021Wilmington, Delaware—March 1, 2021—Michael Cannon, co-founder, and former CEO of 4WALL Entertainment, has acquired the assets and operations of Main Light Industries, Inc (MLI).  Main Light, an industry leading dry hire provider of most entertainment related equipment to professional production companies worldwide, will remain headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and will retain all current MLI employees, […] Read More...
  • 2021 SETC Virtual Convention | One Week Away, Still Time to Register

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 26, 2021The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) 72nd annual convention—and first virtual convention—is just five days away! SETC will be holding its 2021 convention as a 100% virtual event from March 3 – 7, 2021. There’s still time to register! Read More...
  • Livestreaming a Conversation: Design (in a Time of Reckoning) Meeting | HowlRound

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 26, 2021HowlRound is hosting, Design (in a Time of Reckoning) Meeting that will be livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3:30 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC- 6) / 4:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5). Read More...
  • Guild of Scenic Artists | Portfolio & Resume Review: March 19 – 21

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 24, 2021The Guild of Scenic Artists wants to help Scenic Artists improve their portfolio and resume to maximize thei hiring potential. They invite you to sign up for one-on-one time with industry professionals to review your portfolio and resume. Each participant will have their materials looked over by two reviewers. Read More...
  • No More 10 out of 12s – Impact on the BIPOC Community | USITT Webinar Replay

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 24, 2021Here is the video of the most recent USITT Community Conversation: No More 10-out-of-12s – Impact on the BIPOC Community that aired on Wednesday February 24, 2021. Costume Designer, Valérie Thérèse Bart moderated this discussion with Scenic and Costume Designer, Clint Ramos; Artistic Director, Baltimore Center Stage, Stephanie Ybarra; Director Tara Moses; and Production Manager […] Read More...
  • Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds Demands Health Care Relief In New York State Budget

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 24, 2021The Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds, a group of 18 unions representing workers both on and off stage in New York State and beyond, has kicked off a campaign to demand health care relief in the upcoming New York State budget. “Securing health care relief is a top priority for the Broadway Unions and […] Read More...
  • Extend PUA | Biden’s Rescue Plan: Relief Must Be Retroactive

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre BuzzUncategorized | February 24, 2021Here’s a new video from ExtendPUA.org calling for any relief to be retroactive. Unemployed workers across the country have met with their legislators alongside ExtendPUA.org to demand what they need from this relief package… robust, retroactive relief. ExtendPUA has meetings coming up with Senators across the country. Join them. Call, write and meet with your […] Read More...
  • Almería City Orchestra Brings Cathedral Acoustics with d&b Soundscape

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 23, 2021When the Almería City Orchestra, in Almería Spain, began preparations for their annual Christmas Concert they realized that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the venue would need to be different from previous years. However, through the utilization of d&b Soundscape, the venue was reimagined in the minds of those in attendance. Almería City Orchestra (OCAL) had […] Read More...
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