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  • San Francisco Opera Workers Produce 10,000 PPE Masks

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | August 6, 2020Like many theater and opera companies around the country, San Francisco Opera has stepped up and deployed the skills of its costume and prop shops, as well as other technical departments at SFO to make PPE masks for first responders and medical workers. As of July 31, 2020, SFO has donated its 10,000th mask! We […] Read More...
  • Executive Director of Materials for the Arts, Harriet Taub Retires After 22 Years

    Stage Directions | Changing RolesTheatre Buzz | July 31, 2020July 31, 2020—After 22 years of service at Materials for the Arts, today, Harriet Taub is retiring as Executive Director. Under Taub’s leadership, MFTA has collected over 24 million pounds of materials, which have been diverted from the landfill and gone into the hands of thousands of prop artisans, set designers, artists, educators, performers, afterschool […] Read More...
  • Alley Theatre Flood Mitigation Project Progress | Backstage Video

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 30, 2020While they have not been performing on the stage at the Alley Theatre, they wanted to provide an update about what’s been happening at the Alley. They are working with FEMA to protect the Theatre’s legacy and future for generations to come with our flood mitigation project. Watch this video, led by the Alley’s Managing […] Read More...
  • Final Chance to Complete the BIPOC and Black Indigenous Theatres of Color COVID-19 Impact Survey on HowlRound

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 29, 2020“These surveys are offered to the community in the spirit of the commons. We invite participants to request access to the data for culturally-, economically-, and geographically-specific analyses. We are claiming the agency to tell our own stories for ourselves, in coalition, and in solidarity with each other as BIPOC and BITOC,” notes Armando Huipe, Producer, […] Read More...
  • Mod Meets Mythology: The Costumes of Eurydice at LA Opera | Backstage Video

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 29, 2020In this Backstage Video from the LA Opera, Costume Designer, Ana Kuzmanić discusses her costume designs for the LA Opera’s world premiere production of Eurydice. Kuzmanic, who was making her LA Opera debut, was tasked with combining ancient Greek imagery with a 1950s mod aesthetic. Watch to see how it all came together. Read More...
  • Changing the Landscape | Episode 2: Perception of the Unknown, an in 1: the podcast Series

    Alan C. Edwards | Theatre Buzz | July 29, 2020Listen to: Episode 2: Perception of the Unknown Changing the Landscape is back this week with Episode 2: Perception of the Unknown. In this episode, the first of two parts, Steve Jones, former Director of Production at the Apollo Theatre in New York City, sits down with Lighting Designer, Alan C. Edwards to tell us […] Read More...
  • Utah Shakespeare Online Production Seminar | Scenery Director

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 27, 2020In this Backstage Video from the Utah Shakespeare Festival, they speak with the Scenery Director, Dan Giedeman and Production Manager, Richard Gertain about looking at scenic design with a technical eye. How do you take a rendering of a set for a play and plan it, build it, paint it, decorate it—and do it all […] Read More...
  • Conversation Replay | Clint Ramos Takes Part in The New Group’s ‘Why We Do It’ Series

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 27, 2020NYC’s The New Group theater company hosts its Why We Do It livestream creative conversations with a variety of theater artists. On July 22, they hosted a conversation with award-winning Scenic and Costume Designer, Clint Ramos and the New Group’s Artistic Director Scott Elliott. You can watch the replay of their conversation here: Read More...
  • Extend the Duration of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation | ExtendPUA.org

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 24, 2020  This is the week that the Senate and the House are back in session. It’s the last chance to call on the Senate to pass the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act) and improve guidelines for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) implementation so that artists […] Read More...
  • Lincoln Center at Home Celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 24, 2020July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the most significant Civil Rights legislation establishing the right for people with disabilities to participate fully in civic life. To mark this momentous anniversary, Lincoln Center at Home is highlighting the work of disabled artists and reflecting on how the ADA has […] Read More...
  • Black Theatre Coalition Formed to Eradicate Racial Inequities in Employment in The American Theater

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | July 23, 2020Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Executive Director Afton Battle and Board Member Aaliytha Stevens, announced today the formation of the Black Theatre Coalition (BTC), a new organization aiming to build a sustainable, ethical roadmap to increase employment opportunities for Black theatre professionals and eradicate the long-standing racial […] Read More...
  • Broadway Green Webinar: On the Right Track: Sustainable Production Toolkit, Part Two

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | July 22, 2020Join Broadway Green Alliance for the second session in this two-part discussion series focused on how Production Managers and theatre professionals can seize on our collective ‘intermission’ to develop plans for a more sustainable theatre. This #GreenQuarantine session will be held on Thursday, July 23 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT. Read More...
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