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  • OSF Response to “We See You White American Theatre” Demands

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 4, 2021On March 4, 2021, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) released the following OSF Response to “We See You White American Theatre” Demands. Here is the OSF statement, in full, signed by Artistic Director Nataki Garrett and Executive Director David Schmitz: Read More...
  • Applause Shop, an Online Marketplace for Theater Artists has Launched

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 3, 2021Laura Heywood and producer Susan Vargo have launched Applause Shop (www.ApplauseShop.com), an online marketplace designed to help theater artists make ends meet, find joyful new homes for Broadway merchandise and memorabilia, and contribute to arts and social issues charities through financial support. Read More...
  • LA Opera Spotlight | Stage Manager, Nikki Hyde

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 3, 2021The Los Angeles Opera honored and showcased the invaluable contributions of Black artists and individuals to the opera world all February long. They took a moment to spotlight some of its staff who keep the opera wheels turning at the Los Angeles Opera.  Nikki Hyde | Stage Management, Production Over the last seven years, Nikki […] Read More...
  • Mental Health Resources from Behind the Scenes and IATSE

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 3, 2021It has been a tough year on everyone, especially those in the live entertainment industry. If you, or someone you know, are feeling down, please reach out to them to check to see if they are okay. There are a number of mental health resources that you can call on. In addition to IATSE’s C.A.R.E.S. […] Read More...
  • Webinar Replay: Design (in a Time of Reckoning) Meeting | HowlRound

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 3, 2021HowlRound hosted a webinar, Design (in a Time of Reckoning) Meeting  on Friday, February 26, 2021. Panelists included Asa Benally, Stacey Derosier, Cherelle Guyton, Caite Hevner, Kris Julio, Lawrence Moten, and Sadah Espii Proctor and was hosted by Design (in a Time of Reckoning) series curators Katherine Freer and Porsche McGovern. Here is a video […] Read More...
  • Broadway Stage Management Symposium Announces Recipients for Inaugural Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships for BIPOC Stage Managers

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 2, 2021The Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) is proud to announce the five stage managers that have been chosen to receive the first ever Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships for BIPOC stage managers. Read More...
  • Speaker Series: Women in Theatrical Design | UMass Amherst Theater

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 2, 2021Anita Yavich, Jane Shaw, Jane Cox, and Mimi Lien on Theater Design Today In a series of Zoom conversations that will be free and open to a national audience, UMass Theater presents four brilliant practitioners of theatrical design who will share their thoughts on their work and how they experience their field as women. The […] Read More...
  • Miguel Angel Lopez is Network Ambassador for USITT 2021 – Virtually Anywhere Conference

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 2, 2021Miguel Angel Lopez, a graduate student at The Yale School of Drama has been selected to be Network Ambassador for USITT 2021—Virtually Anywhere Conference sponsored by piVot2 (p2) the entertainment industry design/build sector recruiter. Lopez is a seasoned entertainment technician and draftsman. In addition to his work as a draftsman for manufacturing, installation, and corporate […] Read More...
  • Honoring 101 Black Stage Managers | Stage Managers’ Association

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 2, 2021During this pause in our working lives, The Stage Managers’ Association has focused its energies on creating initiatives to better serve the entire theater community. The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) is pleased to announce that they are partnering with the Black Theatre Caucus to raise the visibility and knowledge into the community of excellent Black […] Read More...
  • Read the Results of the Industry Survey: Return to the Stage

    David J. McGraw, Meg Friedman | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 2, 2021Standing By! Performing Arts Workers Cautiously Optimistic about 2021 What does 2021 hold for us? Return to the Stage conducted its second wave of research in the first two weeks of January; the survey concluded with two new year’s resolutions: how will the Performing Arts change this year and what do the respondents pledge they […] Read More...
  • Shubert to Conduct Extensive Historic Rehabilitation on NYCs Cort Theatre

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 1, 2021The Shubert Organization is moving forward with a major restoration and expansion project at the Cort Theatre. In addition to historic refurbishments to the interior and rehabilitation of the NYC historic landmark’s façade, the venue will be getting a much-needed 35-foot-wide expansion on its western side. Read More...
  • Introducing The Making Theatre Podcast

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 1, 2021Bruno Poet and James Farncombe, both highly experienced freelance theatre lighting designers based in the UK but working worldwide, started the Making Theatre Podcast in June 2020. Their initial intent was to interview leading stage lighting practitioners. However, in the context of the pandemic, and the existential threat facing every aspect of the performing arts, they decided […] Read More...
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