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  • Echo Theater Announces Mentorship Program for Emerging BIPOC Designers 

    Michael Eddy | Industry News | February 11, 2021Applications are now open for the Echo Theater Designer Mentorship Program, created by Los Angeles, CA-based Echo Theater to discover, nurture, and advise emerging BIPOC designers from communities traditionally under-represented in the theater and introduce them to the Los Angeles theater community. There are no fees to apply to the program or participate in program activities. Read More...
  • Theatrical Unions Announce Push to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 11, 2021February 11, 2021—The arts, entertainment, and media unions—including IATSE and Actors’ Equity Association—affiliated with the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) announced their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policy agenda during a digital press conference with union leaders, staff, and members. The DEI policy agenda details the legislative action the unions will urge members of […] Read More...
  • Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative Introduces Sample Language for Toolbox Talks

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 11, 2021It is important to acknowledge the mental and physical stressors and challenges faced by all of us in the entertainment industry and offer your team tools to help them better manage and respond to these challenges. The Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative wants language about mental health and respectful workplaces to become a part […] Read More...
  • AVIXA Postpones InfoComm 2021 from June to October

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 10, 2021With a holistic perspective of all factors in North America, AVIXA has announced the move of the InfoComm 2021 show from June 12‑18, to October 23‑29, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “A commitment to delivering a platform for commerce, learning, and camaraderie drove us to consider alternative dates that would elevate […] Read More...
  • Shure Celebrates 90th Birthday of Dr. James West, African American Pioneer of Game Changing Microphone Technology

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 10, 2021Celebrating his 90th birthday on February 10th, Shure is recognizing Dr. West’s achievements in microphone technology. According to Shure Historian, Michael Pettersen, “The majority of Shure’s condenser microphones offered since 1975 are electret types and directly linked to the groundbreaking work of Dr. West. The miniature mics employed in theater, broadcasting, and live music are […] Read More...
  • SETC Webinar | Tips for Teaching Lighting Design on February 16

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsUncategorized | February 10, 2021The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) is holding a webinar, Tips for Teaching Lighting Design on February 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. This webinar panel is primarily designed to help those teachers that do not have a lot of experience in lighting design but need to teach a class or a class component in lighting design. […] Read More...
  • PBS NewsHour Video | Broadway’s Closure Exposes its Sway on the Economic Ecosystem

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 10, 2021Most audience members focus on what happens on stage when viewing a Broadway show. However, behind the scenes there is an enormous ecosystem of artisans and businesses and they are struggling to survive. Prior to the pandemic, Broadway was booming. But curtains haven’t risen since March 2020, with deep personal and financial impacts. By one […] Read More...
  • Register for USITT21 Virtually Anywhere

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 10, 2021Registration for USITT’s 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo, which will be held virtually March 8-12, 2021. The online event encourages a global audience and makes attending easier than ever before and lets all participants expand their networks across the world. Read More...
  • The Connection Convention | Networking for Stage Managers, February 12 – 14

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 10, 2021A No-Pressure Networking Weekend The Year of the Stage Manager together with the Stage Managers’ Association is putting together an optimistic, no-pressure networking event called The Connection Convention on February 12, 13, and 14. Their goal is to connect stage managers with employers and people who might influence hiring in 2021 and beyond. While hiring […] Read More...
  • SoundGirls Webinar Replay | Ask the Experts – Mixing for Broadway and Theatre

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 9, 2021What is the role of the Sound Mixer in theatre productions? The Sound Mixer/Engineer develops or sources music and sound effects according to the Sound Designer’s specifications. The sound crew sets up the sound system for a production and runs it during the course of each performance. The Sound Mixer/Engineer takes all of the sound […] Read More...
  • Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces #BwayForBLM Forum “What Now”

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 9, 2021The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) announces Part I of its next #BwayforBLM Forum What Now, to be held on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Registration is now open. Details for Part II will be announced at a later date. While we celebrate the recent inauguration, we must also continue the fight for equality and […] Read More...
  • Vectorworks Webinar | The Benefits of Moving to 3D for Set Design

    Stage Directions | Industry News | February 9, 2021Vectorworks is holding a webinar—The Benefits of Moving to 3D for Set Design on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST. Set designers are faced with numerous challenges from uniquely shaped venues, small spaces with big requests, and creating sight lines to ensure optimal viewing for all audience members, making sure each […] Read More...
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