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  • PAMA Leads Industry Initiative on Neutral Nomenclature

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 29, 2021The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) is working with its members and industry trade organizations to address outdated language and terminology issues increasingly identified as discouraging a spirit of inclusivity within the professional audio community. Read More...
  • Broadway Advocacy Coalition Presents: What Now? Part II: From Ally to Action Tonight, June 29

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 29, 2021The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) presents a follow-up to its June 2020 #BwayforBLM Forum and its February 2021 What Now forum. What Now Part II: From Ally to Action will take place on Tuesday, June 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT. Join BAC as they gather for an open dialogue with white industry […] Read More...
  • Joe Lamond to Step Down as President and CEO of NAMM in Early 2023

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 28, 2021On June 28, at the annual NAMM Board of Directors meeting, Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO, shared his intention to step down as the leader of the 120-year-old trade association, effective spring 2023. Lamond, who has served at the helm of NAMM for the past 20 years, will work with the NAMM Executive Committee over […] Read More...
  • Staging Concepts Sets the Stage for the Opening of “The Shell” in San Diego

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 28, 2021The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park (a.k.a. “The Shell”), the San Diego Symphony’s brand new, cutting-edge venue will be the first permanent, year-round waterfront concert and events venue in the nation operated by a symphony orchestra. As concertgoers eagerly return to live events, the facility anticipates swaths of people flocking to attend the array of […] Read More...
  • American Theatre Wing and Design Action Launch Springboard to Design, Applications Due July 1

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 28, 2021Exploring the process of theatrical collaboration and the many opportunities and career paths in the field of American theatre design for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, MENA, Asian, and People of Color (BIPOC) high school students. In partnership with Design Action, the American Theatre Wing is thrilled to launch Springboard to Design, a program whose mission is to […] Read More...
  • Main Light Introduces New Logo and New Location

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 28, 2021Main Light, LLC. has announced that it will be expanding its operations with a location in Las Vegas, NV as of August 23, 2021. The new 40,000-square-foot shop, at 6435 South Valley View in Las Vegas will allow the industry-leading dry hire service to better support the western US. Pairing with Main Light’s well-regarded Delaware […] Read More...
  • ACT Entertainment Launches

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 28, 2021ACT Lighting (RapcoHorizon/ProCo Sound/RHC Holdings) is pleased to announce the launch of ACT Entertainment, a new entity formed by bringing together the brands of the ACT Lighting and RHC Holdings family of companies. While deeply rooted in the heritage of its legacy companies, the value offered by ACT Entertainment is more than the sum of […] Read More...
  • Robert Juliat SpotMe for Czech Republic’s Brno City Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 25, 2021The largest performance space of Brno City Theatre (Městské divadlo Brno), The Music Theatre, is a 680-seat venue that hosts a program of current musicals and large-scale drama. It was built in 2004 as the best technically equipped theatre in Europe. To maintain these modern standards, technical manager, David Kachlíř, recently added a Robert Juliat […] Read More...
  • Opera America Webinar Replay | Taking Care: Mental Health Care for Creators and Artists

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 25, 2021Opera America has created a special webinar series, Taking Care, that’s dedicated to the mental health of opera professionals. The first of these webinars aired on June 24 with practitioner: Beth Clayton, MA, CMHC and moderator: Jessica Jahn, costume designer. A large proportion of opera artists are currently under- or unemployed as a result of […] Read More...
  • NEA Offers Relief Funds to Help Arts and Culture Sector Recover from Pandemic

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 23, 2021NEA Opens Doors to Applications for American Rescue Plan Funding The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is announcing two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. These programs are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past. This is […] Read More...
  • Costume Industry Coalition (CIC) Marks its One Year Anniversary

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 23, 2021One year ago today, Costume Industry Coalition was launched to advocate for the survival of the custom costume industry in New York City. They can’t thank you enough for sharing in our journey. Here’s a video from the CIC looking back at the year. You can also read and learn more about the CIC in […] Read More...
  • r/techtheatre sub-Reddit AMA with Proptologist Jay Duckworth, June 23

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 23, 2021Join Proptologist Jay Duckworth tonight, June 23 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) for an r/techtheatre sub-Reddit. Get your questions ready! [If you will not be available for the live event, please feel free to leave questions ahead of this AMA and Duckworth will do his best to answer […] Read More...
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