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  • Costume Industry Coalition | One Year Later – The Entertainment Industry Shutdown

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 13, 2021On March 12th, 2020 the entertainment industry shutdown. It came to a screeching halt and all entertainment industry-related businesses ceased operations. By May the Costume Industry Coalition began to organize and mobilize. Initially it included the costume makers in New York City but quickly they began to recognize the industry is an ecosystem that includes […] Read More...
  • If You Miss Headsets, Stage Manager Cherie B. Tay, and All-Star Broadway Crew, Call Rob McClure’s Preparation to Conduct a Broadway Show

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 12, 2021Actor Rob McClure has a series called Conductor Cam and for Season 2, Episode 1, Coming Attractions he created this video to mark the one-year anniversary of theater being closed down on March 12, 2021. Places are being called by Hadestown Stage Manager Cherie B. Tay who opens the video with a call to places, […] Read More...
  • ExtendPUA | Statement on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 12, 2021While the people at ExtendPUA.org are celebrating the monumental legislation of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the incredible work of so many that made it happen, they hope no one views it as Mission Accomplished. There is still so much work to do. Here is ExtendPUA.org’s full statement: Read More...
  • How Do You Measure a Year?

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 11, 2021Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, Measure a year? Read More...
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About USA 829 for Non-Members Session, April 14

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 10, 2021Are you curious about what United Scenic Artists has to offer its members? Are you wondering what a union is? Are you planning your business model and wondering if union membership would benefit you? United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE, is holding a session for non-members to learn more about USA 829 on April […] Read More...
  • Congress Passes American Rescue Plan Act Following Biden Proposal, Delivers Comprehensive Relief for IATSE Members

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 10, 2021On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the Senate amended language of the American Rescue Plan Act by a vote of 220-211. The bill once again passed largely along party-lines, with all but one House Democrat voting in favor and all House Republicans in opposition. The legislation then went to the desk […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Costume Designer Joanna Schmink on her Designs for The Threepenny Carmen

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 10, 2021The Atlanta Opera has created the Sidebar series, where artists and designers discuss their concepts, processes, and inspirations for their designs. In this episode, Costume Designer for the upcoming production of The Threepenny Carmen, Joanna Schmink delves into her designs that evoke a flashy, cabaret setting through bright, primary colors and rich textiles – costumes […] Read More...
  • American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Recreates “Cool” From West Side Story on the Streets of NYC

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 9, 2021Here’s a very cool dance video from American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) of 10 dancers performing, “Cool” from West Side Story all around New York City. The video was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse. The performers in the video, filmed […] Read More...
  • USITT | National Demographic Survey to Gather Concrete Data on Today’s Design and Technology Industry

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 9, 2021USITT is partnering with SMU DataArts Workforce Demographics to collect key demographic data on the theatrical design and technology industry. David Grindle, USITT executive director, made the announcement during the Institute’s 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo. It is the first study of its kind to focus on this industry and is expected to help […] Read More...
  • Alliance Theatre Announces BIPOC Stage Management Fellowship

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 8, 2021The Atlanta, GA-based Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the inception of its stage management fellowship. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. The Awarded Fellow will be announced on May 15, 2021. The Fellowship Period runs from August 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022. Purpose The stage manager is the actor’s advocate, show’s […] Read More...
  • 4Wall Debuts New Animated Short Series | Light Humor

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 8, 20214Wall Entertainment has launched a new animated short limited series, Light Humor, that premiered on 4Wall’s Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram social media channels on March 8th, 2021. Watch Episode 1, The Programming Session: Read More...
  • USITT21 | Virtually Anywhere – Highlights and Conference Information

    Michael Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 5, 2021USITT opened its 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo at 11:00 a.m. EST on Monday, March 8, 2021. The week-long event is one of the largest and most anticipated events in the live entertainment design and technology industry. The event, dubbed USITT21 – Virtually Anywhere, will showcase the world of live entertainment design and technology […] Read More...
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