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  • Hair, Wig and Make Up Designer Cookie Jordan to be Honored with The Ruth Morley Design Award, June 7

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 28, 2021The League of Professional Theatre Women will be presenting its Theatre Women Awards at a virtual gala on June 7, 2021. This year’s honorees are a diverse group of seven remarkable women theater artists. The Ruth Morley Design Award given to women theater designers of all genres, is being presented to Hair, Wig, and Makeup […] Read More...
  • IATSE Local One Celebrates its 135th Anniversary

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 26, 2021April 26th is the day that IATSE Local One was formed back in 1886 when many members of the Theatrical Mechanical Association met at 187 Bowery in the heart of what was then the theatrical district and started the Theatrical Protective Union (T.P.U.) Number one. We at Stage Directions send our sincere congratulations on the […] Read More...
  • Stage & Screen Auction to Benefit the Costume Industry Coalition & The Actors Fund, April 28

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 23, 2021Coming up on Wednesday April 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT is the Stage & Screen Auction hosted by The Actors Fund and Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers. This auction, which in part benefits the Costume Industry Coalition, The Actors Fund, and other groups includes a diverse array of memorabilia from all sectors of the performing arts […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video Tour of San Francisco Opera’s “The Barber of Seville”

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 21, 2021The General Director of the San Francisco Opera, Matthew Shilvock takes you backstage to go inside the set of The Barber of Seville, opening on April 23, 2021 and runs through May 15. There’s something eerily familiar about this Barber of Seville. Set inside an imaginary opera house, this all-new production from director Matthew Ozawa […] Read More...
  • Social Buzz | Why No One Takes My Sharpie

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 21, 2021As theaters reopen and we get back to work (safely) some of our skills are going to be rusty and we will have to retrain our muscle memory. Just remember, people will still steal your Sharpies. Here’s a handy tip to protect yours! Check out this Stage Directions‘ Facebook post (Just click on the image […] Read More...
  • 4Wall’s Light Humor | Episode 2: The Focus

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 21, 20214Wall Entertainment has launched a new animated short limited series, Light Humor. Watch Episode 2, The Focus. You would think a day called ‘Focus’ would be calm and productive, but most Lighting Designers know it doesn’t always work that way… Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Timelapse Load-In of Pelléas e Mélisande

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 21, 2021Here is a timelapse video of the load-in for Pelléas e Mélisande at Teatro Regio located in Parma Italy. The two-week load-in and focus has been edited down to just over a minute. This production opens on April 22, 2021 and the direction, scenic, and costume design is by Barbe & Doucet; the lighting design […] Read More...
  • Lost in the Opera I The Playtronica studio brings sound to the Palais Garnier

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 14, 2021Since the beginning of the health crisis, silence has reigned over the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera. So how could the Vestibule and Grand Staircase be awakened from their enforced silence? Such was the challenge taken up by the Playtronica studio using technologies that transform walls, statues, and balconies into musical instruments at […] Read More...
  • Scenic Designer Mimi Lien Transforms Lincoln Center’s Robertson Plaza into Expansive Green Space

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 13, 2021Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced that Mimi Lien, celebrated set designer and MacArthur Genius grantee, has been commissioned to physically reimagine Josie Robertson Plaza as part of Restart Stages. The GREEN will transform the approximately 14,000 square feet of open, concrete expanse surrounding the Revson Fountain into an environment that invites New Yorkers […] Read More...
  • CIC | A Special Message from Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward and her Design Team

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 9, 2021Tony Award-winning Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward and her design team, Christopher Vergara and Abby Hahn have a special message for you in support of the Costume Industry Coalition and our Recovery Fund. The CIC thanks Ann, Christopher, and Abby for helping them spread awareness about the custom costume industry and advocating for their survival. Save […] Read More...
  • NY PopsUp Performance Held at Broadway Theater

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 4, 2021April 3, 2021—NY PopsUp, the statewide initiative designed to celebrate and reinvigorate the arts in New York, presented the very first performance inside a Broadway theater since New York’s venues were shuttered by the pandemic more than a year ago. This special event was part of the “pilot program” created by the NY PopsUp Festival […] Read More...
  • Old Globe Video Replay | Sound Designer Lindsay Jones on Designing Hamlet: On the Radio

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 31, 2021Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. Barry Edelstein’s 2017 staging of Shakespeare’s masterpiece was a smash hit on the Old Globe’s outdoor stage. Now the cast of that heralded production returns for an […] Read More...
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