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  • Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds Demands Health Care Relief In New York State Budget

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 24, 2021The Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds, a group of 18 unions representing workers both on and off stage in New York State and beyond, has kicked off a campaign to demand health care relief in the upcoming New York State budget. “Securing health care relief is a top priority for the Broadway Unions and […] Read More...
  • Extend PUA | Biden’s Rescue Plan: Relief Must Be Retroactive

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre BuzzUncategorized | February 24, 2021Here’s a new video from ExtendPUA.org calling for any relief to be retroactive. Unemployed workers across the country have met with their legislators alongside ExtendPUA.org to demand what they need from this relief package… robust, retroactive relief. ExtendPUA has meetings coming up with Senators across the country. Join them. Call, write and meet with your […] Read More...
  • Almería City Orchestra Brings Cathedral Acoustics with d&b Soundscape

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 23, 2021When the Almería City Orchestra, in Almería Spain, began preparations for their annual Christmas Concert they realized that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the venue would need to be different from previous years. However, through the utilization of d&b Soundscape, the venue was reimagined in the minds of those in attendance. Almería City Orchestra (OCAL) had […] Read More...
  • Technical Standards Program | New American National Standards Projects

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 23, 2021In news from ESTA’s Technical Standards Program, three new projects have been filed with ANSI. Two are for new standards, while one is for the revision of an existing standard. The projects are: Read More...
  • Theater Projects Promotes Four Team Members

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | February 23, 2021Theater Projects announces the promotions of four team members in recognition of their contributions to its work and their importance to the future of Theatre Projects. Jim Niesel is now a principal of the firm, and Andrew Hagan, Aaron Wong, and Chris Moore have become associates. We at Stage Directions send our congratulations to them […] Read More...
  • San Diego Opera Announces Opera Hack 2.0 and Calls for Participants

    Michael Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 23, 2021Online ideation summit to explore how technological innovations can enhance the production, presentation, and consumption of opera San Diego Opera announces Opera Hack 2.0, an online interdisciplinary event for music/theater and technology experts to explore how technology can be applied to the production, presentation, and consumption of opera. Inspired by “hacks” in the technological sector […] Read More...
  • Morris Light & Sound to be Acquired By Solotech

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 23, 2021Premier production and systems integration companies owned by industry icon Dale Morris to be acquired by Solotech, global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology. Martin Tremblay, President and CEO of Solotech, is pleased to announce that Solotech is expected to acquire Nashville based Morris Light & Sound. This strategic initiative will strengthen Solotech’s live productions and […] Read More...
  • ETC Study Hall Replay | Dave Cunningham and the Magic of the Source Four

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 23, 2021Here is a replay of the ETC Study Hall webinar, Dave Cunningham and the Magic of the Source Four that aired on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. ETC’s Steve Terry interviewed Dave Cunningham, inventor of the legendary Source Four ellipsoidal fixture. This was a discussion of how the most successful spotlight of all time came to […] Read More...
  • Registration for 2021 Virtual New World Rigging Symposium Now Open

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 22, 2021Registration is now open for the New World Rigging Symposium (NWRS), produced by ESTA and USITT, which will take place online April 6-8, 2021. The NWRS provides a virtual opportunity for riggers and those interested in the entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies, and help shape the future of the industry. The cost has been reduced to $99 and the […] Read More...
  • USITT | Community Conversations Replay: Asian-American Professionals

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 22, 2021USITT held a Community Conversations webinar on February 19, 2021 with Asian-American theater professionals. Here’s a replay of that webinar. The panel of theater professionals discussed what inspires them and motivates them as artists in this industry. They had an inspired conversation and shared insights that they have learned across their careers. The panel included […] Read More...
  • The Howell Binkley Lighting Fellowship Application Deadline is March 1, 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 22, 2021The application deadline for the first annual Howell Binkley Fellowship Program is March 1, 2021. Interviews for finalists, with a prestigious panel of industry professionals, will be held virtually March 10 – 15, 2021. Read More...
  • DiGiCo Plays a Role at the New Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 19, 2021When the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro, NC opens for regular performances later this year, the $91 million, 3,023-seat performing arts facility will give a city with more than its share of arts and culture a new crown jewel. Named for Steven Tanger, CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, who […] Read More...
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