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Industry News

  • USITT Webinar | Props Paperwork: Using off-the-Shelf Software to Manage Show Files

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 6, 2020On Monday, August 1o, 2020 Prop Artisan Larry Heyman will leading a webinar focused on prop paperwork. In Props Paperwork: Using off-the-Shelf Software to Manage Show Files. Heyman will explore, examine, and demystify some lesser-known features of MS Office and Google Software. Creating forms, sheets, labels, work orders, and show books all from a single source is […] Read More...
  • ESTA has a new address

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 6, 2020ESTA has a new mailing address. As is the case with many businesses and organizations during the pandemic, ESTA is being faced with unprecedented challenges. Many of you have stopped by our office on Ninth Avenue in the Film Center Building over the years to visit and say hello. Sadly, we are closing that office […] Read More...
  • LDI 2020 Cancelled: It will be back in 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsUncategorized | August 6, 2020An announcement from the LDI Team about the cancellation of LDI 2020: Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult and unprecedented times. Questex, the parent company of Live Design International (LDI), today announces the event will be forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LDI was originally scheduled to run October […] Read More...
  • Contact Your Members of Congress NOW

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 3, 2020On July 30, NAMM’s Public Affairs and Government Relations department and Bandit Lites chair Michael T. Strickland, among others, discussed the proposed HEROES and HEALS Acts, Education Stabilization Fund, and more in a NAMM-sponsored webinar on Covid-19 relief options. Hours later, Strickland reached out to PLSN with an open letter to the industry to request support for federal […] Read More...
  • ExtendPUA.org Organizing #JamTheLines Call Parties to Call on Senators on Tuesday August 4

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 2, 2020We are running out of time to help the 26 million people who are surviving on the $600 from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). It’s the last chance to call on the Senate to pass the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act) and improve guidelines for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) […] Read More...
  • The TDF Costume Collection Rental Program Reopened on Tuesday, August 4

    Stage Directions | Industry News | August 1, 2020Here’s some good theatre news! TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, is thrilled to announce that the TDF Costume Collection Rental Program reopened for in-person and mail-order services on Tuesday, August 4. Read More...
  • Be An Arts Hero | Contact Congress

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 31, 2020Roundabout Theatre, and others, are pushing for everyone who work in theater and the Arts to reach out to Congress to implore the Senate to come to the aid of the Arts & Culture segment. Right now, you can help everyone who works in the arts. A group of arts-minded advocates has launched the #ArtsHero […] Read More...
  • Baltimore Center Stage Announces First Round of Antiracist Artistic Practices

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 29, 2020Announcements include the elimination of 10 out of 12 technical rehearsals, the elimination of tiered fees between LORT B and LORT D performance spaces, paying playwrights for rehearsal time, and more In response to the We See You White American Theater (We See You WAT) demands released on July 8 by a national collective of […] Read More...
  • Urge Senate and Congress to Revise the HEALS Act Proposal and Include FULL Support for the Arts in the Next Coronavirus Relief Package

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 29, 2020Here’s information on the current coronavirus relief package and ways in which it could better support the nonprofit arts sector. We encourage you to review the provisions of the relief package and write to your congressional representatives, urging them to address the needs of the Performing Arts communities. Read More...
  • Urgent NAMM Webinar on Pending Federal COVID Relief, HEROES and HEALS Acts, Education Stabilization Fund and More Set for July 30

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 29, 2020On Thursday, July 30, the NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations department will offer a webinar to review pending federal COVID relief for all facets of the industry. The program will cover the proposed HEROES and HEALS Acts, Education Stabilization Fund and more. The webinar is free and open to all industry professionals. Read More...
  • An Open Letter from Terry Lowe

    Terry Lowe | Industry News | July 28, 2020Terry Lowe, publisher of PLSN, FRONT of HOUSE, Stage Directions, and other magazines from Timeless Communications, issued an open letter to the industry on July 28 making a frank assessment on the odds that exhibitors, attendees, and others would risk gambling with the COVID-19 pandemic by flying in from around the country to attend a […] Read More...
  • Robert Juliat Topaze Followspot Added to El Museo del Barrio’s Renovated Theater

    Stage Directions | Industry News | July 28, 2020During its renovation, New York City’s El Museo del Barrio’s multipurpose theater, El Teatro added a Robert Juliat Topaze followspot to its renovated lighting rig. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Robert Juliat fixtures in North America. Read More...
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