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  • In Memoriam: Ming Cho Lee, Scenic Designer and Teacher, 90

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 24, 2020Scenic Designer and Teacher, Ming Cho Lee died on October 23, 2020 at the age of 90. Lee had just celebrated his 90th birthday on October 3, 2020. We at Stage Directions send our sincere condolences to his wife Betsy, his family, friends, and his many students and colleagues. Read More...
  • October 22 | Utah Shakespeare Festival | Making it Real: Costumes & Costume Crafts Seminar

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | October 21, 2020Utah Shakespeare Festival is heading back to costumes for this week’s Virtual Seminar Grove – Making it Real: Costumes and Costume Crafts. This seminar takes place on Thursday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. MDT. This seminar will stream live on the USF Facebook page. Join guests Rosa M. Lazaro, costume crafts supervisor; […] Read More...
  • San Francisco Opera’s Online Costume Shop Sale, November 13–15, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 21, 2020This is a rare opportunity to collect one-of-a-kind costumes from The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Tannhäuser, and other operas. In a rare opportunity for opera fans and sartorial mavens, San Francisco Opera will offer costumes previously worn by artists on the War Memorial Opera House stage to the general public for just one weekend. Different […] Read More...
  • The Shows Must Go On: Free Stream of Jeff Wayne’s…The War of The Worlds, Friday October 23, 2020

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | October 21, 2020Here’s an opportunity to free stream another production from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s YouTube channel, The Shows Must Go On. On Friday, October 23, from 7:00pm BST / 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT, you will have 48 hours in the U.S. (24 hours in the UK) to stream Jeff Wayne’s star-studded musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’ […] Read More...
  • Intiman Theatre and Seattle Central College to Offer Associate Arts Degree: Technical Theatre for Social Justice

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 20, 2020Intiman Theatre and Seattle Central College have partnered to offer an Associate Arts degree program, emphasis in Technical Theatre for Social Justice (TTSJ), and applications are now being accepted. Over the course of two years, accepted students will work alongside Union professionals on Intiman’s mainstage productions, while studying equity and social justice at the college. […] Read More...
  • TCG Advocacy Update: As Election Nears, COVID-19 Relief Talks Pause, Resume, Repeat Plus PPP and Visa Updates

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 19, 2020Laurie Baskin, Director of Advocacy at Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has provided a great update on the latest in what’s happening with COVID-19 relief talks in Washington, D.C. as they start and stop, along with the latest in PPP and Visa updates that affect people in theater. October 19, 2020—Negotiations over the next federal relief […] Read More...
  • TSDCA and SDC Partner on Directors On Design Panel Discussion of Sound Design | October 26

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 19, 2020The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) announce their partnership in presenting Directors On Design, a panel of some of theatre’s top directors as they discuss how sound design and original music influences and integrates into their creative process. This panel will take place online on Monday, […] Read More...
  • ARTSEARCH: Free and Equitable For All

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 19, 2020October 19, 2020—In news from the Theater Communications Group (TCG), they are now making its well-known ARTSEARCH free for all as well as requiring salary ranges for all jobs listed. They released the following statement: On September 18, 2020, TCG received a message from a group of production managers that organized around two requests: make […] Read More...
  • USITT Cancels In-Person Conference; Announces March Conference Will be Virtual

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 16, 2020October 16, 2020—USITT announced today that its 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo will be presented as an online event in March 2021. The event previously had been scheduled to take place in person in Columbus, Ohio. Here’s a USITT 2021 Conference Update video with USITT Executive Director, David Grindle, and USITT VP of Conferences, […] Read More...
  • Dear Harvey, A Zoom Performance, October 16, 17 & 18, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 16, 2020Starting Friday October 16 and running through Sunday, October 18, 2020, San Diego State University is presenting Dear Harvey, a Zoom Performance. Written by Patricia Loughrey, with music by Thomas Hodges, it’s directed by Peter Cirino, and produced by Jay Sheehan. Read More...
  • Broadway Production of Death of a Salesman to Stream Benefitting The Actors Fund

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | October 16, 2020To help benefit The Actors Fund’s COVID-19’s relief efforts, Showtime and The Actors Fund are collaborating with the Goodman Theatre to present the stream of the Tony Award Winning Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, starring two-time Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy and directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director and Tony Award […] Read More...
  • 2020 Tony Awards Nominees Have Been Announced

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | October 15, 2020And the nominees are… The 2020 Tony Awards nominations, covering eighteen eligible shows – all of which opened before the Broadway shutdown on March 12. A date for the ceremony has not been set, though early December seems likely for a virtual event. The Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre […] Read More...
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