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  • Lighting Designer Evan C. Anderson Awarded the 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 14, 2020The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced Yale School of Drama lighting designer Evan C. Anderson as the recipient of the 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship and its $25,000 award. The Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship was established in 2017 to help launch the careers of graduates from Yale School of Drama’s Design Departments. Each year, the […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Creating the Dog Puppet/Prop for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 13, 2020Here’s a video from Jennie Marino, principal of Moonboots Productions. In this work in progress video, Marino details how she built this Wellington dog puppet/prop for productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. “Sometimes I make things that are sweet and cute, other times dead and yucky,” comments Marino. “This time […] Read More...
  • Michael Gennaro to Retire from Goodspeed at End of 2020 Season

    Stage Directions | Changing RolesIndustry News | February 13, 2020Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2020 season. Michael Gennaro, who has led the organization since 2015, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director in December of 2020. Read More...
  • The Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative Seeks Therapist Recommendations

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 12, 2020Last fall, Behind the Scenes conducted an online survey of industry members which received an unprecedented response. This was followed by two focus groups in January to delve deeper into some of the issues and concerns raised in the survey responses. One of the most frequent complaints we heard was how difficult it is to […] Read More...
  • Save Money on Registration for the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit

    Michael Eddy | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | February 11, 2020Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. invites professionals, educators, and students in the entertainment industry to attend the fifth Vectorworks Design Summit from April 22 to 24, 2020. Read on to receive $100 off your registration for the Vectorworks Design Summit. Read More...
  • Gary Fails Announced as The 2020/2021 “Wally” Lifetime Achievement Winner

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 11, 2020The Board of Directors of the Wally Russell Foundation announces the winner of the 2020/2021 Lifetime Achievement Award is distinguished innovator, entrepreneur, and industry pioneer, Gary Fails. The award will be presented at the annual USITT Conference and Exhibition in Houston, TX at a breakfast celebration on April 3, 2020. Gary Fails is president of […] Read More...
  • Genelec Continues Sustainable Growth with Advanced Factory Expansion

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 11, 2020Genelec, manufacturer of professional audio monitoring, has signaled a new era of sustainable growth with the opening of a brand-new extension to its lakeside factory in Iisalmi, Finland. Utilizing the latest technologies, the extension will significantly increase the space, flexibility and efficiency of the company’s warehousing and logistics operations, while ensuring that the entire facility […] Read More...
  • Epson to Deliver Spectacular Projection Experiences at ISE 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | February 11, 2020Epson announces it will be showcasing its laser projection line-up and smart glasses at ISE 2020. From the laser-powered BrightLink® 1485Fi interactive display, to the high-end 30,000-lumen laser projector and an all-new ELPLX03 ultra short-throw lens, Epson will show attendees new projection possibilities and a wide range of display technology at the booth. Epson’s solutions will be at ISE […] Read More...
  • Audio-Technica Extends Trade-In Rebate Program for 600 MHz Wireless Systems Through July 13, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | February 11, 2020As the industry looks to the phase-out of wireless systems operating in the 600 MHz band, Audio-Technica’s generous, user-friendly trade-in rebate program now through July 13 of this year Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has extended its existing trade-in program for 600 MHz wireless systems through July 13, 2020. […] Read More...
  • Lectrosonics Introduces “The Wire-Lists” Blog

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | February 11, 2020Lectrosonics introduces The Wire-Lists, a continuing series of blog articles aimed at sharing new ideas, insider tips and techniques, solutions, and reference information to benefit professionals working in the community. Lectrosonics created The Wire-Lists articles to serve as an important resource to address questions and suggestions from sound recordists, engineers, salespeople, R&D professionals, and others in […] Read More...
  • Amidst Bipartisan Support, Administration Seeks to Defund NEA

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 10, 2020President’s 2021 Budget Proposes Eliminating Cultural Agencies On Monday afternoon, February 10th, the White House released its fiscal year 2021 budget proposal. For the fourth year in a row, the administration has proposed eliminating numerous cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute […] Read More...
  • Clair Brothers Supports Venue Renovation for Philly’s Historic Metropolitan Opera

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 10, 2020The Metropolitan Opera, aka, “The Met,” in Philadelphia opened its doors in 1908, originally constructed at the behest of the theater impresario Oscar Hammerstein I. The Met was an instant and grand success, quickly becoming the area’s preeminent opera and orchestral theater; its run lasted for decades. But as time wore on, the venue lost […] Read More...
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