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  • SETC News | One Week Left to Apply for Outdoor Theatre Reopening Assistance Grants are Due by June 30, 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 23, 2021SETC is excited that outdoor theatres across the country will be among the first to come out of the pandemic and reopen their “doors.”  SETC will grant a total of $10,000 in reopening assistance money to outdoor theatres this summer to help with pandemic-related equipment, such as staff PPE, stanchions, signage, and cleaning supplies. Grants […] Read More...
  • PLASA + ABTT Theatre Show Returns September 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 22, 2021Taking place September 5-7, 2021 at Olympia London, the PLASA show looks to meet the needs of the industry by delivering future-facing technology and essential industry content. And for one year only, the ABTT Theatre Show is co-locating with PLASA Show, bringing the two industry shows under the same roof. Read More...
  • Cory Pattak and CHAUVET Professional Ovation Fixtures Light Tuacahn Amphitheatre

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 22, 2021Like anyone who enters Tuacahn Amphitheatre for the first time, Cory Pattak was awed by the surroundings when he arrived there in 2017 to light a production of Newsies. Located at the mouth of Padre Canyon in southwestern Utah, with its towering sandstone cliffs dotted with sage brush and yuca trees, the setting offers a […] Read More...
  • Shure and Sensaphonics Promote Hearing Safety as Theater, Live Music, and Events Return

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 22, 2021Musicians Can Protect Their Hearing by Embracing a “New Normal” for Return to Live Events Stage Monitoring As theater and live music returns, Shure and Sensaphonics and Shure offer tips for musicians to “retrain the brain” after time away. As performers and audio engineers at theaters, concert halls, and live event venues worldwide start the […] Read More...
  • The 15th Edition of the Prague Quadrennial Will Take Place June 8–18, 2023

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 22, 2021The 15th edition of the Prague Quadrennial will take place June 8 to 18, 2023 and the main venue is the Pražská Tržnice. Here’s a video from PQ with the announcement of the theme, which took place on Tuesday, June 23, 2021. The theme for the 15th PQ is RARE: art springing out of ideas, […] Read More...
  • Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program | Roam

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 22, 2021Coming this Friday, June 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EDT from the Broadway Stage Management Symposium is another in their great, Free series, SM Tech Friday with exploration of organizational tool Roam. Join BSMS Founder, Matthew Stern and R.J. Nestor, business coach, musician, and writer as they take a deep dive into this organizational tool. […] Read More...
  • WS Virtual Salon: #28 The Visibility Report & The AAPAC Asian American Performers Action Community

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 22, 2021The Obie Award-winning Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) launched in 2011 as an advocacy group to give voice to and expand Asian American representation on stage. AAPAC publishes the only publicly available annual statistics report, The Visibility Report: Racial Representation on New York Stages, which details employment statistics by race for designers as well […] Read More...
  • Stage Directions to Merge into PLSN Magazine

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 21, 2021June 21, 2021—Timeless Communications, publisher of Projection, Lights and Staging News (PLSN); Front of House (FOH); and Stage Directions (SD) magazines, is looking beyond the pandemic to a strong future for the industry and its publications. To that end, they today announced that Stage Directions magazine will merge into PLSN magazine. This will both expand the comprehensive coverage offered by PLSN, the […] Read More...
  • AAPAC Releases Expanded Diversity Report for New York City’s 2018-19 Theatre Season

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 18, 2021The Visibility Report: Racial Representation on New York City Stages finds inequity in arts funding between largest theatre companies and theatres of color. Gains in diversity came from non-profit sector while Broadway remained stagnant or declined.   The Obie Award-winning Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) released its 10th annual report today, The Visibility Report: […] Read More...
  • Meyer Sound Spacemap Go Roadshow Adds New Dates from July through December

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 17, 2021The Meyer Sound Spacemap Go U.S. Roadshow will roll across the country through the summer and fall with stops in 10 cities, including sessions in conjunction with the Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) in Dallas, September 21-22, and InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, October 26-29. The Roadshow demo sessions are principally focused on Spacemap Go, […] Read More...
  • The Hot Wing King, by Katori Hall Honored with 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 17, 2021We at Stage Directions send our sincere congratulations to Playwright, Katori Hall for her being awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Hot Wing King. The play is a funny, deeply felt consideration of Black masculinity and how it is perceived, filtered through the experiences of a loving gay couple and their extended […] Read More...
  • PLACES PLEASE PROJECT Looks to Provide Rental Assistance to NYC Theater Workers

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 17, 2021Places Please Project aims to provide $500,000 in rental relief to New York City-based theater workers who have been out of work for over a year and are struggling to pay rent. Led by board members Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Andrew Lippa, Annie Schiffmann, and Kara Unterberg, this new nonprofit fund aims to give away […] Read More...
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