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  • San Francisco Opera’s Online Costume Shop Sale, November 13–15, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 21, 2020This is a rare opportunity to collect one-of-a-kind costumes from The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Tannhäuser, and other operas. In a rare opportunity for opera fans and sartorial mavens, San Francisco Opera will offer costumes previously worn by artists on the War Memorial Opera House stage to the general public for just one weekend. Different […] Read More...
  • Intiman Theatre and Seattle Central College to Offer Associate Arts Degree: Technical Theatre for Social Justice

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 20, 2020Intiman Theatre and Seattle Central College have partnered to offer an Associate Arts degree program, emphasis in Technical Theatre for Social Justice (TTSJ), and applications are now being accepted. Over the course of two years, accepted students will work alongside Union professionals on Intiman’s mainstage productions, while studying equity and social justice at the college. […] Read More...
  • Changing the Landscape Podcast | Episode 4: Barrier to Entry

    Alan C. Edwards | Industry News | October 20, 2020Listen to: Episode 4: Barrier to Entry The Changing the Landscape podcast is back this week with Episode 4: Barrier to Entry. There’s a lot of discussion about barriers to entry later in the journey toward success as a designer, but really, the most basic entry point, grade school, has some pretty high barricades of […] Read More...
  • University of Texas at Austin | Theatre 2020 Collection, Documenting a Year of Changes

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 20, 2020The global closure of theatres due to the COVID-19 pandemic is without precedent in modern times. This also has been a year of reckoning with longstanding racial injustices highlighted by movements like Black Lives Matter and #WeSeeYouWAT. Theatres are closing permanently. Others are reimagining how they safely engage with audiences. Countless theatre professionals have found […] Read More...
  • Stratford Festival | Prop-Building: Making Magic from Home

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 20, 2020The Stratford Festival is offering a range of Behind the Scenes programs so people at home can learn tips and tricks from production personnel from the Stratford Festival. One of these programs is Theatrical Prop-Building: Making Magic from Home. In these classes you will design and create your own props under the guidance of professional […] Read More...
  • USITT Collaboration Conversations with Tony Winners Julie Taymor and Don Holder, November 9

    Michael Eddy | Industry News | October 20, 2020USITT begins a series of Collaboration Conversations by welcoming Tony Award-winning collaborators, Julie Taymor and Donald Holder to discuss the process of working together to build a production. The online event will be held Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST and is offered free of charge for USITT members. Non-members may attend for […] Read More...
  • TCG Advocacy Update: As Election Nears, COVID-19 Relief Talks Pause, Resume, Repeat Plus PPP and Visa Updates

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 19, 2020Laurie Baskin, Director of Advocacy at Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has provided a great update on the latest in what’s happening with COVID-19 relief talks in Washington, D.C. as they start and stop, along with the latest in PPP and Visa updates that affect people in theater. October 19, 2020—Negotiations over the next federal relief […] Read More...
  • Connecticut State Funding is a Welcome Step Toward Helping Theaters Recover

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 19, 2020Connecticut’s Flagship Producing Theaters Response to Governor’s Announced Grant Program for the Connecticut’s Arts Community Connecticut’s Flagship Producing Theaters (CFPT) appreciate Governor Lamont’s announcement on Monday, October 19, that the state will use $9 million in federal CARES Act funding to establish a new COVID Relief Fund for the Arts. They released the following statement: Read More...
  • TSDCA and SDC Partner on Directors On Design Panel Discussion of Sound Design | October 26

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 19, 2020The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) announce their partnership in presenting Directors On Design, a panel of some of theatre’s top directors as they discuss how sound design and original music influences and integrates into their creative process. This panel will take place online on Monday, […] Read More...
  • ARTSEARCH: Free and Equitable For All

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 19, 2020October 19, 2020—In news from the Theater Communications Group (TCG), they are now making its well-known ARTSEARCH free for all as well as requiring salary ranges for all jobs listed. They released the following statement: On September 18, 2020, TCG received a message from a group of production managers that organized around two requests: make […] Read More...
  • USITT Cancels In-Person Conference; Announces March Conference Will be Virtual

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 16, 2020October 16, 2020—USITT announced today that its 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo will be presented as an online event in March 2021. The event previously had been scheduled to take place in person in Columbus, Ohio. Here’s a USITT 2021 Conference Update video with USITT Executive Director, David Grindle, and USITT VP of Conferences, […] Read More...
  • Dear Harvey, A Zoom Performance, October 16, 17 & 18, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 16, 2020Starting Friday October 16 and running through Sunday, October 18, 2020, San Diego State University is presenting Dear Harvey, a Zoom Performance. Written by Patricia Loughrey, with music by Thomas Hodges, it’s directed by Peter Cirino, and produced by Jay Sheehan. Read More...
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