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  • Yale’s Drama School Goes Tuition-Free and is renamed David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 30, 2021June 30, 2021—Present and future students at Yale University’s drama school will no longer pay tuition, thanks to a landmark $150 million gift from entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen, the university announced today. The donation—the largest on record in the history of American theater—makes the school the only institution of its kind to eliminate […] Read More...
  • Broadway Advocacy Coalition Presents: What Now? Part II: From Ally to Action Tonight, June 29

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 29, 2021The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) presents a follow-up to its June 2020 #BwayforBLM Forum and its February 2021 What Now forum. What Now Part II: From Ally to Action will take place on Tuesday, June 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT. Join BAC as they gather for an open dialogue with white industry […] Read More...
  • American Theatre Wing and Design Action Launch Springboard to Design, Applications Due July 1

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 28, 2021Exploring the process of theatrical collaboration and the many opportunities and career paths in the field of American theatre design for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, MENA, Asian, and People of Color (BIPOC) high school students. In partnership with Design Action, the American Theatre Wing is thrilled to launch Springboard to Design, a program whose mission is to […] Read More...
  • Opera America Webinar Replay | Taking Care: Mental Health Care for Creators and Artists

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 25, 2021Opera America has created a special webinar series, Taking Care, that’s dedicated to the mental health of opera professionals. The first of these webinars aired on June 24 with practitioner: Beth Clayton, MA, CMHC and moderator: Jessica Jahn, costume designer. A large proportion of opera artists are currently under- or unemployed as a result of […] Read More...
  • NEA Offers Relief Funds to Help Arts and Culture Sector Recover from Pandemic

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 23, 2021NEA Opens Doors to Applications for American Rescue Plan Funding The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is announcing two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. These programs are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past. This is […] Read More...
  • Costume Industry Coalition (CIC) Marks its One Year Anniversary

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 23, 2021One year ago today, Costume Industry Coalition was launched to advocate for the survival of the custom costume industry in New York City. They can’t thank you enough for sharing in our journey. Here’s a video from the CIC looking back at the year. You can also read and learn more about the CIC in […] Read More...
  • r/techtheatre sub-Reddit AMA with Proptologist Jay Duckworth, June 23

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 23, 2021Join Proptologist Jay Duckworth tonight, June 23 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) for an r/techtheatre sub-Reddit. Get your questions ready! [If you will not be available for the live event, please feel free to leave questions ahead of this AMA and Duckworth will do his best to answer […] Read More...
  • SETC News | One Week Left to Apply for Outdoor Theatre Reopening Assistance Grants are Due by June 30, 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 23, 2021SETC is excited that outdoor theatres across the country will be among the first to come out of the pandemic and reopen their “doors.”  SETC will grant a total of $10,000 in reopening assistance money to outdoor theatres this summer to help with pandemic-related equipment, such as staff PPE, stanchions, signage, and cleaning supplies. Grants […] Read More...
  • WS Virtual Salon: #28 The Visibility Report & The AAPAC Asian American Performers Action Community

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 22, 2021The Obie Award-winning Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) launched in 2011 as an advocacy group to give voice to and expand Asian American representation on stage. AAPAC publishes the only publicly available annual statistics report, The Visibility Report: Racial Representation on New York Stages, which details employment statistics by race for designers as well […] Read More...
  • Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth

    Howard Sherman | Theatre Buzz | June 21, 2021The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative presented Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outdoor event centered around Black joy and unity that featured Black Broadway performers in a 90-minute concert. This inaugural event, which was sponsored by MAC Cosmetics and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with the support of the Times Square Alliance, took place in Times Square on Saturday, […] Read More...
  • AAPAC Releases Expanded Diversity Report for New York City’s 2018-19 Theatre Season

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 18, 2021The Visibility Report: Racial Representation on New York City Stages finds inequity in arts funding between largest theatre companies and theatres of color. Gains in diversity came from non-profit sector while Broadway remained stagnant or declined.   The Obie Award-winning Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) released its 10th annual report today, The Visibility Report: […] Read More...
  • The Hot Wing King, by Katori Hall Honored with 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 17, 2021We at Stage Directions send our sincere congratulations to Playwright, Katori Hall for her being awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Hot Wing King. The play is a funny, deeply felt consideration of Black masculinity and how it is perceived, filtered through the experiences of a loving gay couple and their extended […] Read More...
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