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  • PLACES PLEASE PROJECT Looks to Provide Rental Assistance to NYC Theater Workers

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 17, 2021Places Please Project aims to provide $500,000 in rental relief to New York City-based theater workers who have been out of work for over a year and are struggling to pay rent. Led by board members Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Andrew Lippa, Annie Schiffmann, and Kara Unterberg, this new nonprofit fund aims to give away […] Read More...
  • Harvey Fierstein Donates $2.5 Million to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | June 16, 2021The gift will establish the Harvey Fierstein Theatre Lab for students and teachers The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that it will establish the Harvey Fierstein Theatre Lab, creating a new dedicated educational space in the building, thanks to a $2.5 million donation from theatre legend Harvey Fierstein. Fierstein has […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Nino Novellino, President of Costume Armour

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 15, 2021Nino Novellino, President of Costume Armour, died on June 11, 2021, from complications with Myasthenia Gravis. He was 80. We at Stage Directions send our sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and the staff at Costume Armour. Here’s a video interview with Novellino in 2013 on his work as a theatrical sculptor and the […] Read More...
  • Stratford Festival’s TD Greg Dougherty Walk Through of New Tom Patterson Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 14, 2021In this Backstage Video, take a tour of the Stratford Festival’s new Tom Patterson Theatre. The Festival’s Technical Director Greg Dougherty pulls back the curtain on some of the state-of-the-art technology that operates behind the scenes at the new Tom Patterson Theatre to create the magic on stage: Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Inside Stratford Festival’s New Tom Patterson Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 2021With this Backstage Video, take a tour of the Stratford Festival’s newest theatre, slated to open post-pandemic in June 2022: Read More...
  • RSC Stitch In Time | Costume Workshop Walk Through with Alistair McArthur

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 2021In this video from The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), RSC Head of Costume Alistair McArthur walks us through the company’s redeveloped and restored costume workshop. Enjoy the tour! Read More...
  • Philadelphia Designers on Display at Set Model Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 9, 20211812 Productions is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind digital theatre experience, Set Model Theatre. In early 2021, they gathered more than a dozen Philly theatre designers and technicians together with a one-of-a-kind task: find the funny in Shakespeare’s infamous tragedy King Lear. The only rule… there are no rules! (Oh, except that the entire production […] Read More...
  • Wingspace Virtual Salon #27: No More 10 out of 12s, June 10th

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 7, 2021Wingspace’s Virtual Salon #27 will feature members of No More 10 out of 12s’ working group and colleagues for a conversation about the detrimental practice and how it affects each design discipline in different, yet similar ways. Virtual Salon #27 will take place on Thursday, June 10th, 7:30-9:30pm EDT via Zoom and Facebook Live. Moderated by director Pirronne […] Read More...
  • Steppenwolf Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen’s Spirit Lives on via New Fund at Season of Concern Supporting Chicago Theater Artists

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 4, 2021In life, Malcolm Ewen, the long-time production stage manager at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a decades-long member of the board of Season of Concern, was a tireless advocate for Chicago’s theater community. In addition to his distinguished career at Steppenwolf his leadership presence was felt from The Goodman Theatre in Chicago to Weston Playhouse in […] Read More...
  • Lift The Curtain & USITT | Breaking the Business of Unpaid Internships Webinar, June 10

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | June 3, 2021Lift The Curtain-End Unpaid Internships an organization whose goal is to end unpaid internships in the theater industry is hosting another USITT Conversation. Lift The Curtain has assembled a group of panelists, with backgrounds in advocacy, business, and law to have a discussion on empowering emerging theater professional, understand financial and labor practices in our […] Read More...
  • Social Buzz | A Quick Visual Indicator of Contact Preferences

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | June 2, 2021As we all start coming back to working in close proximity with one another as theaters and shops reopen, tours start going out, we are all going to have to get used to a year off. We haven’t had close contact for quite a few months. Here is an excellent idea to let your friends, […] Read More...
  • CIC Feature l Ernest Winzer Cleaners

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 28, 2021Here is another installment of the CIC Features from the Costume Industry Coalition. This video takes a tour of NYC’s Ernest Winzer Cleaners. This family business has been passed down through generations and carries so much history. Bruce and Sarah Barish, who own and run it, tell us about the cleaner’s past, their employees, some […] Read More...
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