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  • in 1: the podcast – #99 Quarantine Happy Hour #7

    Cory Pattak | Theatre Buzz | May 25, 2020Here’s a new in 1: the podcast, ENJOY!   #99 Quarantine Happy Hour #7 It’s the end of week 10 of quarantine which means it’s time for another Happy Hour and episode #99! Joining Cory and Jen this week are Associate Scenic Designer Erica Hemminger, Associate Lighting Designer Jessica Creager, Costume Designer Linda Cho, and […] Read More...
  • The Old Globe Launches a Coloring Book for Design

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 21, 2020Get a taste of theatre design with this new series from The Old Globe Theatre—The Old Globe Coloring Book. Every Thursday, The Old Globe will post a new page on its Facebook page featuring an original design for costumes, sets, or props from past Globe shows. Along the way, you’ll be treated to design insight […] Read More...
  • The New Group’s Why We Do It, a Conversation with Scenic Designer, Derek McLane

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 20, 2020NYC’s The New Group has begun hosting Why We Do It livestream creative conversations with a variety of theater artists. On May 20, they hosted a conversation with Tony and Emmy Award-winning Scenic Designer Derek McLane, who has designed a wide variety of productions for The New Group. You can watch the replay of this […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Tampa Theatre – The Show Will Go On

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 19, 2020This is a time of unprecedented hardship for theaters and cinemas all around the world. Ghost lights are lit on far too many stages for an uncertain amount of time, but we will come through this crisis, as we have other crises throughout history. And we will be stronger for it. Because the show will […] Read More...
  • Online Resources List and Training Links During the COVID-19 Shutdown UPDATED May 19, 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 19, 2020Here are a number of training resources that manufacturers, dealers, theaters, and associations are making available to people to train, learn, and improve their skills while the industry is shut down due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We’ve also included aid and support for those who work in theater and who’ve been adversely affected by this […] Read More...
  • Adam Savage’s Live Builds: Weathering Prop Money!

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 19, 2020In this video of the livestream from Adam Savage’s Tested, Savage shows the process of weathering a stack of prop money. It’s the same aging process prop masters and set decorators would use for theater and film work, adding random wear and grime to a stack of bills to create the illusion that it’s been […] Read More...
  • USITT Webinar: Steven Adelman on Social Distancing and the Law

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 19, 2020As a part of USITT’s Forum@Four series of webinars, Lawyer and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance Steven A. Adelman made a presentation on Social Distancing and the Law. You can watch the replay of the webinar here: Steve Adelman USITT webinar: Social Distancing and the Law Read More...
  • Tech Table Webinar Replay: KC Wilkerson Speaks with Projection Designer Aaron Rhyne

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 19, 2020Tech Table, a new live streamed webinar series from Project with Jason, is hosted by Lighting Designer KC Wilkerson. Here’s the video replay of the second installment, which livestreamed on Saturday, May 16. Wilkerson had an interactive conversation with Projection Designer, Aaron Rhyne. You can watch the playback video here: Read More...
  • National Theatre at Home Streams A Streetcar Named Desire for Free via YouTube May 21 – 28

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 19, 2020The National Theatre in the UK has created National Theatre at Home, a free streaming service that provides access to content online to serve audiences in their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube. Coming up on May 21st through May 28, it will stream the Young Vic […] Read More...
  • IATSE Hires Epidemiologists to Consult on Reopening Procedures

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 18, 2020IATSE announced on May 18, 2020 they have hired a team of three epidemiologists to consult the union on best practices for workers in the entertainment industry to safely return to work. The move comes as workers in all sectors of the industry face unprecedented levels of unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, […] Read More...
  • Stump the Rigger is Back. Virtually.

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 16, 2020Rigger and kazoo aficionado Bill Sapsis brought back Stump the Rigger, just in a virtual format. You missed it at USITT 2020 and they missed you. They brought Stump the Rigger to everyone online this past Friday, May 15.  If you missed it live, you can register to watch a replay. Read More...
  • National Theatre at Home Streams Barber Shop Chronicles for Free via YouTube May 14 – 21

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | May 15, 2020The National Theatre in the UK has created National Theatre at Home, a free streaming service that provides access to content online to serve audiences in their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube. Now through May 21st, it’s streaming its production of Barber Shop Chronicles with a […] Read More...
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