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  • In Memoriam: Arnold Abramson, Scenic Artist, 92

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | November 25, 2020Stage Directions has learned of the death of legendary Scenic Artist, Arnold Abramson on November 25, 2020. He was 92 years old. Abramson, one of the most influential scenic artists, having painted more than 600 sets for Broadway production, was honored with a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 2015 and was presented with […] Read More...
  • ExtendPUA | Take the ExtendPUA Pandemic Relief Survey

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | November 25, 2020ExtendPUA wants to understand its community better and they are currently conducting a Pandemic Relief Survey. It only takes a few minutes of your time and will help them be better advocates. All who participate will be entered into a random drawing to win one of 8 $100 gift cards generously donated by a partner […] Read More...
  • CHAUVET Professional | ReSet Fund – Make Time to Make a Difference

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | November 25, 2020CHAUVET Professional is donating up to $50,000 in funds to help live event industry members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CHAUVET Professional ReSet Fund will help fund grants to industry members through Behind the Scenes, a charity focused on supporting entertainment technology professionals. Here’s a video from CHAUVET on the ReSet Fund: Read More...
  • A Backstage Video That Will Make You Smile: IWEISS’ Work for Oh, Hello

    Stage Directions | Industry News | November 25, 2020In this Backstage Video from IWEISS, here’s soft goods work that really comes to life! The company provided this for puppeteer Basil Twist for the show Oh, Hello. Read More...
  • Actors’ Equity Association Releases Second-Ever Diversity and Inclusion Report

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | November 24, 2020Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional stage managers and actors in live theatre, has released the union’s second-ever diversity and inclusion report, tracking the demographics of how its members are hired for acting and stage management work, and how much they were paid from the years 2016-2019. Read More...
  • Group One Ltd Resumes Live Avolites Training Sessions

    Michael Eddy | Industry News | November 24, 2020Avolites’ U.S. distributor, Farmingdale, NY-based Group One Ltd, announces that it has renewed its commitment to delivering exemplary customer service by providing “in person” Avolites Titan software training sessions that fully adhere to federal and state guidelines on social distancing protocols. Read More...
  • AES Moves Fall 2021 Show to Las Vegas

    Stage Directions | Industry News | November 24, 2020The Audio Engineering Society will co-locate its Fall 2021 AES Show with the 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas, October 11-13, 2021. “Our October co-location with NAB Show New York for the past few years has proven mutually beneficial for attendees and exhibitors alike,” said Colleen Harper, AES Executive Director. “We all miss the engagement and […] Read More...
  • Black Theatre Coalition Partners with Columbia University’s MFA Theatre Management Programs

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | November 24, 2020Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Executive Strategist Afton Battle and Marketing Strategist Tamica Clanton, announced a partnership between Black Theatre Coalition (BTC), the organization aiming “to build a sustainable, ethical roadmap to increase employment opportunities for Black theatre professionals,” and Professors Steven Chaikelson (Head of Theatre Management […] Read More...
  • SMA Unveils Directory for Schools to Connect with Professional Speakers

    Stage Directions | Industry News | November 23, 2020As academic programs pivot to find new ways of preparing their students for careers in the performing arts, the Stage Managers’ Association is launching a directory for schools to locate guest speakers and professionals who can advise and guide students on their productions. Read More...
  • Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows for BAC Artivism Fellowship

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | November 23, 2020The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) announces the inaugural class of fellows selected to participate in the BAC Artivism Fellowship, created to support artist-activists using their tools to have an impact on the world around them. Read More...
  • Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative Launches Tools to Fight Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation

    Michael Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | November 21, 2020Last year the Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative conducted a survey that revealed that bullying, harassment, and intimidation are a common experience in our industry. Respondents told us, “Emotional abuse is part of the culture,” and “Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are rampant.” Read More...
  • Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA Reach Joint Agreement on Live Theatre Recorded or Streamed for Exhibition During the Pandemic Period

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | November 19, 2020November 19, 2020—Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and Actors’ Equity Association today announced an agreement addressing the coverage of live theatre that is recorded or streamed for exhibition to a remote audience. Read More...
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