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  • CIC Feature l Penn & Fletcher, Inc.

    Kathy Eddy | Industry News | June 9, 2021In this CIC Features video from the Costume Industry Coalition, they celebrate and proudly showcase the work and legacy of Ernie Smith, owner and founder of Penn & Fletcher, Inc. Smith and his team are masters at the craft of embroidery, which is a dying art. Penn & Fletcher is one of the last embroidery […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Inside Stratford Festival’s New Tom Patterson Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 2021With this Backstage Video, take a tour of the Stratford Festival’s newest theatre, slated to open post-pandemic in June 2022: Read More...
  • RSC Stitch In Time | Costume Workshop Walk Through with Alistair McArthur

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 2021In this video from The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), RSC Head of Costume Alistair McArthur walks us through the company’s redeveloped and restored costume workshop. Enjoy the tour! Read More...
  • Philadelphia Designers on Display at Set Model Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 20211812 Productions is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind digital theatre experience, Set Model Theatre. In early 2021, they gathered more than a dozen Philly theatre designers and technicians together with a one-of-a-kind task: find the funny in Shakespeare’s infamous tragedy King Lear. The only rule… there are no rules! (Oh, except that the entire production […] Read More...
  • The Shubert Foundation Awards $32.1 Million in 2021 Grants

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 9, 2021Following the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts, The Shubert Foundation announced that it is awarding a record $32.1 million in 2021 grants to 575 not-for-profit theatres, dance companies, professional theatre training programs, and related service agencies across the United States. The grants, which range from $10,000 to $325,000, benefit the broadest possible spectrum of theatre and dance organizations—from large to […] Read More...
  • TSDCA & Meyer Sound Replay | Spacemap Go Introduction/Concepts Roundtable

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 9, 2021Meyer Sound teamed up with the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) for a roundtable – Spacemap Go Introduction and Concepts. This roundtable covers beginner-level training on Meyer Sound’s fast and flexible immersive mixing tool, and was taught by Meyer Sound’s Technical Support Specialist Josh Dorn-Fehrmann. It featured brand-new content not included in previous roundtables. […] Read More...
  • UW Madison Offers New Technical Theater Courses for K-12 Teachers

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 8, 2021The University of Wisconsin – Madison: Department of Theater and Drama is proud to announce two online summer courses specifically designed for the needs of K-12 theater, music, and dance teachers, and those who work on those shows: Audio for Performing Arts Teachers, and Lighting for Performing Arts Teachers. Read More...
  • Lighting Designer Kevin Lawson Joins UC College-Conservatory of Music’s Faculty

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 8, 2021UC College-Conservatory of Music Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the addition of Kevin Lawson to the college’s roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty members. An award-winning theater and television professional, Lawson’s appointment as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design and Technology begins on Aug. 15, 2021. Lawson’s early career was spent in theater, working as an assistant/associate […] Read More...
  • Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program | Vectorworks

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 8, 2021SM Tech Fridays are Back! The 2021 Broadway Stage Management Symposium was amazing, but they now turn their attention towards the future and summer. Theaters across the country are preparing to re-open, welcoming artists and audience back. We have a few more months to continue our exploration of technologies & services to help stage managers. […] Read More...
  • Mountview Theatre’s Shakespeare in Love Gets Varied Looks from Adam King and CHAUVET Professional

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 8, 2021“Time is very long for those who wait,” wrote Shakespeare. The bard penned these words more than four centuries (and a couple of pandemics) ago. But those deprived of the joy of live theatre during the coronavirus lockdown, know all too well the excruciating anguish of which he wrote. Among this group are patrons of […] Read More...
  • Innovative Live Stream Opera Production in Chicago Gets Lectrosonics Support

    Stage Directions | Industry News | June 8, 2021A mad scientist locks his daughter in a garden full of beautiful but deadly flowers. An earnest medical student spies her and falls in love, but her surroundings have made her poisonous to the touch. Will their romance bloom or wilt? This is the question posed by La Hija de Rappaccini, a contemporary opera based on […] Read More...
  • Wingspace Virtual Salon #27: No More 10 out of 12s, June 10th

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 7, 2021Wingspace’s Virtual Salon #27 will feature members of No More 10 out of 12s’ working group and colleagues for a conversation about the detrimental practice and how it affects each design discipline in different, yet similar ways. Virtual Salon #27 will take place on Thursday, June 10th, 7:30-9:30pm EDT via Zoom and Facebook Live. Moderated by director Pirronne […] Read More...
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