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  • BTS Announces June and July Mental Health First Aid Training Dates

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 19, 2021In support of Mental Health Action Day, May 20, 2021, the Behind the Scenes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative has posted new online Mental Health First Aid training classes in June and July for entertainment industry workers in the U.S. at btshelp.org/mhfa. Mental Health First Aid is a training course that gives you the […] Read More...
  • Broadway SM Symposium | Annual Stage Manager Conference, May 21-24

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 19, 2021Expanded Online Intensive for Stage Managers features over 40 Broadway Professionals and 20 Sessions After a very challenging year for theatre workers everywhere, the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), will unite stage managers from around the world in discussions about our art and craft in a post-pandemic world. BSMS 2021 will focus on strategies and […] Read More...
  • The Drama Book Shop to Reopen June 10, 2021 at its New Location at 266 West 39th Street

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 19, 2021Priority entrance times can be reserved now New owners Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda are excited to announce the eagerly-awaited return of The Drama Book Shop, which will reopen to the public on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The 104-year-old independent bookstore will open its doors once again at its new home at 266 West 39th […] Read More...
  • Support for First National Mental Health Action Day, May 20

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 19, 2021Amidst a dire mental health crisis more than a year into COVID-19, the Behind the Scenes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative announces its participation with more than 600 organizations—leading brands, nonprofits, government agencies, and cultural leaders—teaming up to plan inaugural Mental Health Action Day on May 20, 2021. Over the past two decades, suicide […] Read More...
  • Wenger Corporation Celebrates 75 Years

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 19, 2021A Tradition of Excellence in Products and Service Wenger Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021 with a number of events scheduled throughout the year to commemorate the company’s growth and success. Watch Wenger Corporation’s 75th anniversary video here: Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Scenic Design Tour of the Court Theatre’s Titanic

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 18, 2021Here’s a backstage tour of the set design for Court Theatre’s productions of Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912), designed by Arnel Sancianco. This tour is led by Director of Audience Services Matthew Sitz and Technical Director Luke Lemanski behind the scenes of this set. Read More...
  • A.R.T. Lunch Room | Stage Manager Roundtable Video Replays

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 17, 2021The Lunch Room is American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University’s weekly virtual talk show with the artists, activists, and civic leaders who are shaping our culture and communities. Here is a video replay of two episodes from The Lunch Room. The Stage Managers speak about the role of the stage manager from pre-production through […] Read More...
  • Alliance Theatre Names Lawrence Bennett the New Director of Production

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry News | May 17, 2021After conducting a thorough national search, the Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce that Lawrence Bennett has been chosen as the new Director of Production for the Alliance Theatre, beginning July 19, 2021. Bennett brings to his new role 15 years of production management and technical direction experience in a variety of company leadership positions. […] Read More...
  • The Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration Honors Ramos and Hiltner

    Michael Eddy | Industry News | May 17, 2021The Michael Merritt Award, a national award unique in its emphasis on excellence in both design and collaboration, is presented annually to professional theatrical designers. This years’ Michael Merritt Awards ceremony was held as a virtual event on Monday May 17, 2021. This year, the Merritt’s highlighted two designers who are powerhouse advocates of inclusion […] Read More...
  • Virtual Showlight 2021 | Program of Events Released, May 25

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 17, 2021Are you ready for Virtual Showlight? It’s coming up on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear industry leading lighting designers talk about their work, ask them questions and network with others from across the industry – all from the comfort of your own home! Read More...
  • Wake Forest University to Host aWAKEn, an International Theater Design Competition

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 14, 2021The Wake Forest University Department of Theatre & Dance in Winston-Salem, NC will host an international theatre design competition called aWAKEn, which invites performance designers from around the world to submit scenic designs for the Lauren Gunderson play Silent Sky. A design will be selected by an international panel of six judges to be produced […] Read More...
  • Berkeley Rep School of Theatre Accepting Applications for its Fellowship Program

    Stage Directions | Industry News | May 12, 2021Furthering its commitment to training the next generation of theater makers and arts leaders, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre will begin accepting applications on Monday, June 21 from emerging theater makers, artisans, technicians, and administrators seeking to turn their passion for the arts into a profession through Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s professional fellowship program. Mentored […] Read More...
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