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  • The Behind the Scenes Boutique Offers Unique Holiday Decorations

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 6, 2020Behind the Scenes unveiled holiday decorations for the upcoming season. These ornaments have been generously made and donated to Behind the Scenes by Mike and Sue Wood, so every penny goes directly to helping your colleagues in need. Add some unique holiday decorations to your home this year and support your colleagues who are seriously ill […] Read More...
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival | Backstage Video: Props, Paint, and Scenery Construction

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 6, 2020Check out a replay of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s recent Virtual Production Seminar that was held on Thursday, October 8, 2020. In this seminar, Setting the Stage: Props, Paint, and Scenery Construction, watch and listen to theatre artists Julia Rogge, Scenic Charge Artist; Chris Winneman, Technical Director; and Kelly Kreutsberg, Properties Supervisor in this Virtual Seminar […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Todd Koeppl, Quotations Manager, Grand Stage Lighting, Chicago, IL

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 6, 2020Grand Stage/Chicago Spotlight lost another valued team member. Here is a statement from company: It is with the utmost sorrow that we share the news of the death of our friend and colleague, Todd Koeppl. Todd passed away on September 30th in Louisville, KY after a brief illness. Read More...
  • USITT: Rigging Safety Initiative Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 Cycle

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 5, 2020The Rigging Safety Initiative (RSI) offers free stage rigging inspections and safety training for secondary schools across America. Schools can apply for the service twice a year, in spring and fall. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2020 cycle through November 19, 2020. Read More...
  • The Stage Managers’ Association Creates the Council for Equity and Advocacy

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 4, 2020Formerly the EDI Committee, the Council for Equity and Advocacy (CEA) has been created by the Stage Managers’ Association of the United States (SMA). The CEA is led by chair Kat Meister and includes members who are SMA Members as well as industry professionals from outside the organization. The Council advocates for the ideals of […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Mark Brunner, Shure VP of Global Corporate & Government Relations

    Stage Directions | Industry News | October 1, 2020The following is a statement from Shure President and CEO Christine Schyvinck: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the unexpected passing of Mark Brunner on October 1. Mark was more than our VP of Global Corporate & Government Relations; he was family to so many of us at Shure and in the […] Read More...
  • Cody Renard Richard Keynote Speaker for The National Collaborators Conference, Oct. 9 – 11, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 1, 2020The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) and Ohio Valley USITT (OVS) are pleased to announce that the Special Keynote speaker for the National Collaborators Conference is advocate, educator, and professional Stage Manager Cody Renard Richard. He is joining the conference to speak about collaboration and the future of theatre. His keynote speech will be on October […] Read More...
  • Broadway Green Alliance’s Virtual Town Hall | Lights Up on Voter Mobilization Replay

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | September 30, 2020Theater artists and activists alike gathered on September 21, 2020 for Lights Up on Voter Mobilization, a virtual town hall hosted by the Broadway Green Alliance. The stream shared actionable steps to mobilize and register voters, break down candidates’ positions on climate issues, and explore the intersection of environmental and racial justice issues. Here is […] Read More...
  • Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program | Scriptation

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | September 30, 2020The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is offering free programs so you can learn some additional skills about new technology for Stage Managers. The next seminar is coming up on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. will be focusing on Scriptation, Hollywood’s must-have script app—now for use in theater. Read More...
  • Yale School of Drama Announces New and Promoted Faculty for 2020–21

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 30, 2020Yale School of Drama, the only graduate-level professional conservatory in the English-speaking world to offer training in every theatrical discipline, announces newly promoted and newly appointed faculty members, effective for the 2020–21 academic year. “It is a great honor to congratulate the current faculty members whose contributions to the training at Yale School of Drama […] Read More...
  • Actors’ Equity Association Applauds Arts Funding Gains in New HEROES Act

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | September 30, 2020Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional stage managers and actors in live theatre, released the following statement regarding the revised HEROES Act introduced by House Democrats. Read More...
  • The TSDCA Audio Drama/Podcast Summit, October 3 & 6, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry News | September 30, 2020The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) announce the TSDCA Audio Drama/Podcast Summit, a multi-week event designed to give sound designers and composers the tools and methods that they need in order to successfully navigate this new and rapidly growing field. The second weekend session is scheduled for this Saturday, October 3rd at 1:30 […] Read More...
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