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  • SDC and AGMA Release Version 3 of Return-to-Work Playbook Dealing with COVID-19 | 10/8/2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 13, 2020Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and have released Version 3 of their AGMA/SDC Return to Stage and Performing Arts Playbook (Playbook.) as of October 8, 2020. Read More...
  • IATSE Announces Two Latest Actions in Drive Toward Inclusion

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 13, 2020In IATSE’s continued drive to increase inclusion and diversity within its community and union, they are announcing two specific actions. Read More...
  • Long Reach Long Riders and Behind the Scenes Announce the LRLR 2020 Autumn Extravaganza

    Michael Eddy | Industry News | October 12, 2020The Autumn Extravaganza is a one-time event that will feature two members of the original LRLR, Greg “Chrome” Williams and Wayne “Razz” Rasmussen, riding in all 48 contiguous states over 10 consecutive days.  The ride, which will be “Iron Butt” certified, begins in Kittery, ME on October 17th and ends in Missoula, MT on October […] Read More...
  • Hemsley Lighting Programs Establish the Howell Binkley Fellowship Program

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 12, 2020The mission of Hemsley Lighting Programs is to help bridge the gap for young designers between their educational environment and the beginnings of their professional careers. Like Gilbert Hemsley, Howell Binkley embodied the same passion for helping young designers as well as the same joyous personality. For this reason, Hemsley Lighting Programs is proud to […] Read More...
  • On International Stage Management Day, Actors’ Equity Association Celebrates Stage Managers

    Michael Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 9, 2020Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing stage managers professional actors and in live theatre, released the following statement for International Stage Management Day on October 10, honoring the indispensable work that stage managers do on any theatrical production. Read More...
  • Managing Director Amy Wratchford Departing American Shakespeare Center in December

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 9, 2020Amy Wratchford, Managing Director of the American Shakespeare Center (ASC), announced her departure effective December 31, 2020. Wratchford has served as the Managing Director of the American Shakespeare Center since May 2010. Read More...
  • ETC Goes Virtual for 2020 Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program with 12 Mentees

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 8, 2020Though many plans have changed in 2020, ETC is committed to its annual tradition of hosting its Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program. Born from late Founder and CEO Fred Foster’s passion for mentoring the next generation of lighting professionals, the program facilitates connections between students and industry professionals each year. For more than 20 years, […] Read More...
  • Audio Innovator Dan Dugan to Receive Engineering Emmy

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 8, 2020Audio innovator and former theatrical sound designer, Dan Dugan, the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer, will be awarded an Emmy at the upcoming 72nd Engineering Emmy Awards. His award, for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development”, honors his invention of gain sharing automixing technology and will be presented in a live-streamed ceremony on Thursday, October […] Read More...
  • EMERGENCY ACTION NEEDED NOW! Immediate Call to Action by #ExtendPUA

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 7, 2020EMERGENCY ACTION TONIGHT & TOMORROW! President Trump made his intentions clear: his priority is not helping the people affected by this pandemic. We need to make it clear to our elected officials – your constituents NEED you, and we need COMPREHENSIVE relief now. Go on your own social media now and use the hashtags:  #ReliefNow […] Read More...
  • Celebrate Stage Manager Day with the SMA’s Membership Drive & Discount for the National Collaborators Conference, Oct. 9-11

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 7, 2020It’s only TWO more days until the virtual National Collaborators Conference, October 9-11! What a great way to celebrate International Stage Management Day (October 10), with a bunch of Stage Managers and their Collaborators. Read More...
  • Check out the Wenger | J.R. Clancy: Vantis™ Pendant Controller

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | October 7, 2020The J.R. Clancy Vantis™ Pendant Controller, the newest rigging motion controller from Wenger Corporation, lets you control position and movement of scenery sets, drapery, and other overhead hoists while standing right on stage. The ergonomic and ambidextrous design provides maximum comfort and ease of control. The intuitive touchscreen provides real-time feedback on hoist or other […] Read More...
  • What’s New in Vectorworks 2021 | NYC Vectorworks Entertainment User Group

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 6, 2020Join the NYC Vectorworks Entertainment User Group on Monday, October 12, 2020 as Bryan Seigel of Vectorworks presents an overview of the new features of Vectorworks 2021 for Entertainment. This will be happening online, via Zoom from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT. Read More...
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