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  • Chuck Meacham Named Chair of Kennesaw State’s Department of Theatre & Performance Studies

    Stage Directions | Changing RolesIndustry News | April 9, 2020Ivan Pulinkala, dean of the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, has named Chuck Meacham chair of the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, effective July 1. Read More...
  • Join Shure’s Next Webinar: How to Improve Your Webinar Audio

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | April 8, 2020Shure is holding its next webinar: How to Improve Your Webinar Audio that will be held on Wednesday, April 15th at 11:ooam (CDT). With the sudden shift to online learning, the demand for webinars and e-learning content has risen dramatically. In order for participants to get the most benefit out of these learning opportunities, clear, […] Read More...
  • NEA Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Arts Jobs and Help Sustain Arts Organizations

    Stage Directions | Industry News | April 8, 2020The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help support organizations forced to close operations due to the spread of COVID-19. Read More...
  • Online Resources List and Training Links During the COVID-19 Shutdown UPDATED April 8, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 8, 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...
  • Broadway Theatres Extend Suspension Through June 7, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 8, 2020April 8, 2020 – In accordance with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and under the continued direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New York City will extend the current suspension of all performances through June 7, 2020. Read More...
  • LD Jimmy Lawlor Lights The Best Man at the Historic Walnut Street Theatre

    Michael Eddy | Industry News | April 7, 2020The Best Man at the historic Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia squeezed in a handful of preview performances before shutting down to wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet what a treat awaits! Set at the national convention in Philadelphia, and altogether a fitting production for an election year, lighting designer Jimmy Lawlor skillfully lights a […] Read More...
  • NATEAC 2020 Postponed

    Stage Directions | Industry News | April 7, 2020The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference has been postponed until July 2021. Yes, this is a one (1) year postponement. Here is a statement from NATEAC on this postponement. Read More...
  • American Theatre Wing Launches Relief Fund for Theater Artists Across the Country

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 7, 2020Immediate round of grants being offered to *all* previous national theatre company grant recipients to support and sustain 82 regional theaters from coast to coast Launching new series of live online masterclasses and other virtual educational resources The 2020 Obie Awards ceremony is being reconceived as a virtual event, and will be available for online […] Read More...
  • Tracking Audio and Lighting for a Moving Sleeping Beauty Dreams

    Stage Directions | Industry News | April 7, 2020Sleeping Beauty Dreams is a revolutionary fusion of contemporary dance, real-time digital avatar technology and hypnotic electronic music. Based on the Grimm Brothers fairy tale, the spectacular production explores The Princess’s – often haunting – dreams, passions, and temptations during her hundred-year slumber. Sound and movement achieved stunning cohesion as NOISIA’s Thijs de Vlieger’s futuristic […] Read More...
  • Roundabout’s Career Training Programs Carry On

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry News | April 6, 2020Roundabout Theatre Company put out a statement about what’s happening during the shutdown due to the COVID-19 virus. Here’s their statement and information about its Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP). Read More...
  • USITT Webinars: Forum@Four Series of Curated Sessions

    Stage Directions | Industry News | April 6, 2020USITT is pleased to offer a brand new webinar series, Forum@Four as a way to provide those in the technical theatre and live entertainment industries with online education during this difficult time that would normally have been brought to you at our Conference and Stage Expo in Houston. This series of webinars kicks off Monday, April […] Read More...
  • USITT Webinars: New@Noon New Products Showcase

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | April 6, 2020USITT is pleased to offer a brand new webinar series, New@Noon as a way to provide those in the technical theatre and live entertainment industries with online education during this difficult time that would normally have been brought to you at our Conference and Stage Expo in Houston. This series of webinars kicks off Monday, […] Read More...
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