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  • Replay Today’s USITT & No More 10 Out of 12s | Regional Theatres

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 16, 2021When discussions with people at regional theatres start to address eliminating 10 out of 12 technical rehearsals and six day workweeks, the number one question is “How?” This panel included five different leaders of regional theatres, of various sizes, speaking specifically about how and why they’re doing it. In case you missed it, or would […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: RSC Stitch In Time Campaign | The Future of Costume Making

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 16, 2021Here is the final Stitch In Time Campaign update from the Royal Shakespeare Company, with narration by actor Harriet Walter. The RSC’s restored and redeveloped Costume Workshop is now complete. Here is that video: Read More...
  • Proteus Maximus™ Versatility Shines Through at Utah’s Tuacahn Amphitheater

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 16, 2021From scenic washes to specials, lighting designer Cory Pattak uses power luminaire’s feature set to stunning effect on Beauty and the Beast Set against a magnificent red rock canyon backdrop in the Utah desert, Tuacahn Amphitheater in the state’s southwest corner is one of the most picturesque settings you’ll find anywhere for outdoor theatre. Lighting […] Read More...
  • Entertainment Winners in the Fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 16, 2021Continuing its support for emerging designers, Vectorworks, Inc. announces the winners for the fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship. With over 1,800 submissions, scholarships were awarded to 28 students for 21 projects in the architecture, entertainment, landscape, and interior design industries. Winners included both individual and group submissions. Stage Directions sends its congratulations to all of the […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Nino Novellino, President of Costume Armour

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 15, 2021Nino Novellino, President of Costume Armour, died on June 11, 2021, from complications with Myasthenia Gravis. He was 80. We at Stage Directions send our sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and the staff at Costume Armour. Here’s a video interview with Novellino in 2013 on his work as a theatrical sculptor and the […] Read More...
  • New Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, TX Installs d&b Y-Series Speakers

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 14, 2021The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is the cultural hub of Lubbock, TX and the cornerstone of downtown revitalization. The new hall will be the future home of Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and Lubbock ISD Visual and Performing Arts, as well as many scheduled dates of the Buddy Holly Story. Totaling […] Read More...
  • TSDCA & Meyer Sound Replay | MAPP 3D Overview, Tips And Tricks

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 14, 2021Meyer Sound teamed up with the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) for a roundtable – MAPP 3D Overview, Tips And Tricks. This session, which took place on June 9, was hosted by Merlijn van Veen, Meyer Sound Senior Technical Support & Education Specialist. In this session, van Veen presented a background to MAPP […] Read More...
  • Stratford Festival’s TD Greg Dougherty Walk Through of New Tom Patterson Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 14, 2021In this Backstage Video, take a tour of the Stratford Festival’s new Tom Patterson Theatre. The Festival’s Technical Director Greg Dougherty pulls back the curtain on some of the state-of-the-art technology that operates behind the scenes at the new Tom Patterson Theatre to create the magic on stage: Read More...
  • ATW’s The Network | Stage Management, Charting Your Course Panel Discussion, June 16

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 11, 2021The American Theatre Wing produces The Network, which provides emerging and developing theatre professionals advanced education, networking opportunities, and tools for career advancement within a supportive creative community. Coming up next on The Network is a Free panel discussion with Stage Managers, Stage Management | Charting Your Course. Learn from the masters of logistics, communication, […] Read More...
  • Counting Together Provides Critical Data on Equity in American Theater

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 11, 2021Counting Together, a growing coalition of theater artists, arts professionals, and organizations engaged in separate, long-term studies of race, gender, and disability in our field, announces the launch of a new online resource (CountingTogether.org) designed to provide free and easy access to industrywide data and statistics in these areas. By telling the stories of its […] Read More...
  • Michael Ritchie to Retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 11, 2021Michael Ritchie has announced that he will retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021. Having taken over the position from Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson in January 2005, for more than 16 years, Ritchie has led one of the country’s largest nonprofit regional theatres, producing and presenting 266 productions—which included […] Read More...
  • Terminology Working Group Looking for Suggestions

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 11, 2021The USITT and ESTA Terminology Working Group is gathering suggestions about problematic racist, sexist, genderist, and other exclusionary language in our industry as well as suggestions to replace those terms. The group’s endeavor is to identify any terminology that is linguistically rooted in, or suggestive of oppression or exclusion, and supplant it with more inclusive and […] Read More...
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