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Stage Directions covers theater for people who make it. From the design studios to the shops, from backstage to the tech desk, we cover all the production aspects and creative solutions theater makers want to know more about every day.

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    ESTA is Seeking a Program Manager for ETCP

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 21, 2021The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) is looking to add a Program Manager for the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP). The Program Manager for the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is responsible for the administration, communication, oversight, and overall advancement of the program within the broader Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA). Manager will work […] Read More...
  • Strand technology puts North Montgomery High School back in control

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 21, 2021CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN, USA – North Montgomery High School Auditorium is benefiting from a new technical upgrade, including advanced C21 dimming technology and Vision.net touchscreen control interfaces from Strand, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand. More details from Strand (www.strandlighting.com): Looking for new power-saving LED house lights and stage lighting control infrastructure to replace their […] Read More...
  • Registration Opens for 2021 Vectorworks Design Summit

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 7, 2021COLUMBIA, MD – Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. opens registration for its sixth Vectorworks Design Summit. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, design professionals, customers, educators and students across the globe in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries will virtually hear the latest from Vectorworks leadership and product experts, take part in live training sessions […] Read More...
  • The New IP65 Rated CHAUVET Professional ColorStrike M Adds Versatility To Any Rig

    PLSN Staff | Product NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 31, 2021SUNRISE, FL – Bring on the rain. The ColorStrike M from CHAUVET Professional can be used in all sorts of weather conditions, but that’s just the beginning of this unique hybrid strobe’s versatility. A powerful cool white strobe and RGB color wash with motorized pan/tilt and variable PWM, this tour-grade LED fixture also offers an […] Read More...
  • Behind the Scenes: National Suicide Prevention Week is September 5-11, 2021

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 31, 2021National Suicide Prevention Week – #BeThe1To Help Save a Life USA – As much of the entertainment industry and the world at large returns to work after more than a year of stress, uncertainty, and loss, we as an industry find ourselves finally looking at what is next. For many, these past 18 months or […] Read More...
  • Strand brings best-in-class innovations in update to Phase Loss Sense Panel

    PLSN Staff | Product NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 31, 2021DALLAS – Strand, the original name in theatrical lighting and a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, today announced a new version of the popular Phase Loss Sense Panel (PLSP), a cETLus and UL924-Listed power sensing device designed to ensure entertainment lighting systems respond properly to power outages or alerts from fire alarm control panels. […] Read More...
  • LUMA Projection Arts Festival Highlights Sila Sveta 

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 30, 2021BINGHAMTON, NY — As a result of the increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide, the LUMA Projection Arts Festival is stepping up its efforts to inform the public about safety precautions at this year’s festival. More details here LUMA Projection Arts Festival BINGHAMTON, NY — As a result of the increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide, the LUMA […] Read More...
  • Keith Arsenault Creates Lighting Narrative For Pagliacci With CHAUVET Professional

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 26, 2021ST PETERSBURG, FL – As stories on stage unfold, they are invariably carried on their journey by the ebb and flow of light. This is true of virtually every dramatic production, but there are some where lighting is so intricately woven into the story that it becomes part of the narrative itself. Pagliacci falls squarely […] Read More...
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    IATSE News | Not Done Yet: The Met Opera Still Has Contracts to Settle

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | August 24, 2021IATSE Local One members have been back at work for a month under contract, following a seven-month lockout. The musicians and chorus also have reached agreements. But designers, scenic artists, and ticket sellers are still at the bargaining table. New York – Last month, 98 percent of the members of Local One of the International […] Read More...
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    Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative Introduces Toolbox Talks One-Sheets

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 24, 2021USA – The Behind the Scenes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative announces a key addition to its Toolbox Talks program: One-Sheets on a range of topics designed to delve deeper into common issues currently impacting entertainment industry workers as they navigate fluctuating work situations and frequently changing Covid protocols. As the industry continues to […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Randall W. A. Davidson, a.k.a. Dr. Doom

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 24, 2021LITTLETON, CO - Dr. Randall W. A. Davidson, affectionately known to everyone as Dr. Doom for his nearly 80 years of advocating for theater safety and risk management expertise, died Aug. 21. Dr. Davidson, USITT’s Commissioner Emeritus of the Health and Safety Commission, was 92. Read More...
  • ETC/High End Systems Lonestar

    PLSN Staff | Product NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 24, 2021The ETC/High End Systems Lonestar puts the brightness, quality, and performance of the company’s bright white LED framing fixtures into a more compact package. With a 15,400-lumen output and a rich feature set, Lonestar is well suited for lighting theaters, TV studios, cruise ships, and other applications where small to medium-sized fixtures are required. The luminaire’s rich colors, powerful zoom, full curtain framing, diffusion and prism effects make Lonestar a versatile and affordable tool for designers who want maximum performance from a mid-sized automated fixture. Read More...
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