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  • The URTA Auditions & Interviews Move Online; Will Take Place January 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | September 24, 2020URTA is excited to announce that the annual URTA Auditions & Interviews will be going online in 2021 for a “live-virtual” URTAs. The event will take place from January 9 – 31, including 4 days of design & technology interviews, 3 days of interviews in arts leadership, directing, and stage management, and 14 days of […] Read More...
  • IATSE News | Directive from President Loeb Regarding COVID-19 Safety Protocols

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 23, 2020September 23, 2020—As our temporarily slowed economy has begun to reopen, we must continue to recognize the severity of the COVID-19 crisis and the lethality of this contagion. In recognition of the newly emerging coronavirus cases linked to certain reopened businesses, facilities, and other institutions, we must strive for safety in our workplaces. There is […] Read More...
  • The Metropolitan Opera Cancels 2020–21 Season Due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, while also Announcing Lineup for 2021–22

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 23, 2020The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the ongoing health crisis has resulted in the cancellation of the entire 2020–21 season, but the company also announced ambitious artistic plans for its 2021–22 season, which will open with the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Blanchard’s opera is the first by an […] Read More...
  • Luma Festival Announces Debut of Miranda a Fully Immersive, Live Musical Theatre VR Experience

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 23, 2020The fully immersive live musical theater production, Miranda: A Steam Punk VR Experience, will debut Thursday, September 23, 2020 with nine free shows over the course of September 24, 25, and 26. Kamala Sankaram’s dystopian courtroom drama Miranda is a fully immersive VR opera featuring live motion-capture performance, that is produced by LUMA Festival, Tri-Cities Opera, […] Read More...
  • Vectorworks, Inc. to Host its First Virtual Vectorworks Design Day on October 6, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | September 23, 2020Following last week’s Vectorworks 2021 release Vectorworks, Inc. invites all users and press to its global Vectorworks Design Day on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Registration is now open for this free, two-hour virtual event, which is geared toward designers in the entertainment, architectural, interior architecture, and landscape industries and will educate customers on the new […] Read More...
  • Registration Now Open for The National Collaborators Conference, Oct. 9 – 11, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 23, 2020The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) and Ohio Valley USITT (OVS) are pleased to announce the National Collaborators Conference to take place on October 9 – 11, 2020 “virtually” at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH. This will be a first-time international gathering of the Stage Management and Entertainment Design community. They are pleased to partner with The Collaborator […] Read More...
  • A Custom Wenger Diva® Shell for the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 23, 2020Wenger Corporation announces the installation of a custom Diva Acoustical Shell at Auburn University’s new Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. The focal point of the 85,000-square foot Gogue Center is the 1,202-seat Woltosz Theatre, which required superior acoustics to ensure every type of performance would be accommodated. […] Read More...
  • Lightwright: Vectorworks 2021 Bugs & Changes to Workflow

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | September 22, 2020Vectorworks 2021 is now available, and there are some problems users need to watch out for when using Data Exchange with Lightwright. All of these issues have been reported to Vectorworks. Hopefully, they will be fixed in future VW service packs, but there are no known release dates for fixes. Read More...
  • Hollywood Unions Announce COVID-19 Testing and Protocols Adopted with the AMPTP for Production to Resume Safely

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 21, 2020Protocols Based on The Safe Way Forward Multi-Union Report Released in June The unions representing casts and crews today announced they have reached an agreement with the major studios on protocols to allow the industry to safely re-open. The protocols pave the way for creative workers, who have been hard hit by the pandemic, to resume […] Read More...
  • Stage Managers’ Union Actors’ Equity Association Endorses Biden and Harris For President and Vice President

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 21, 2020Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 stage managers and professional actors in live theatre, has announced its endorsement for the 2020 presidential election, supporting Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris. Read More...
  • Point Source Audio Opens MIKE’s Academy to Support Safe Miking

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | September 21, 2020Point Source Audio has opened the doors to MIKE’s Academy, a new resource to help Point Source Audio customers get the most out of their microphones when reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The new area of the company’s website has launched with a focus on mic cleaning and self-miking techniques to support production teams and […] Read More...
  • OSF Staff Among Those Who Lost Homes in Fires

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 21, 2020At this time many in our industry are hurting and we need to support each other however best we can. Unfortunately, we need to again ask for any relief our readership can offer to our colleagues affected by the horrendous fires in the western region of our country these past weeks. Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s staff […] Read More...
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