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Stage Directions

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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  • Scenic Solutions LLC Hires Veronica R. Bishop as Senior Project Manager

    PLSN Staff | On the MoveStage DirectionsTheater News | July 2, 2021DAYTON, OHIO —Scenic Solutions LLC is pleased to welcome Veronica R. Bishop as Senior Project Manager. This is a new position for the company. Bishop’s first day with the company was Monday, June 28. She will be responsible for coordinating the Scenic Solutions project management team, with oversight on all projects, and a focus on […] Read More...
  • Return to the Stage Final Survey now open until July 14th

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | July 1, 2021RETURN TO THE STAGE, a study of the impact of COVID-19 on Performing Arts workers, is conducting its third and final survey July 1-14. The study authors of the survey, Meg Friedman and David J. McGraw, note that over 4,700 workers participated in the first two surveys. For this final survey they have added some […] Read More...
  • Alliance Theatre Names Shaina Pierce the First Stage Management Fellow

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | July 1, 2021After conducting a thorough national search, the Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce that Shaina Pierce has been chosen as the inaugural Stage Management Fellow for the Alliance Theatre, beginning August 1, 2021, and continuing until the end of its 2021/22 Season. Pierce is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama and has worked […] Read More...
  • LRLR Completes 18th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 1, 2021PRIMOS, PA - The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) recently announced the successful completion of their 18th annual charity motorcycle ride, A River Runs Through It. The annual ride, which benefits the Behind the Scenes Charity and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, began and finished in Woodbury, MN June 20-26. Read More...
  • The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference to address gender issues

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | June 30, 2021The upcoming virtual North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) will host two sessions that embrace gender issues in the building design industry. Please visit http://www.nateac.org/ for more information. Design for All Genders    This session will address the mysteries of building code language and offers examples of ways to accommodate all people in […] Read More...
  • Yale’s Drama School Goes Tuition-Free and is renamed David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 30, 2021June 30, 2021—Present and future students at Yale University’s drama school will no longer pay tuition, thanks to a landmark $150 million gift from entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen, the university announced today. The donation—the largest on record in the history of American theater—makes the school the only institution of its kind to eliminate […] Read More...
  • Eileen Garcia Appointed Properties Director at the Santa Fe Opera

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 30, 2021  The Santa Fe Opera has appointed Eileen Garcia as its new Properties Director. Garcia had returned earlier this year as the Interim Properties Director to take the place of longtime SFO Properties Director Randy Lutz, who died on January 12, 2021. Stage Directions sends its sincere congratulations to Garcia and look forward to hearing […] Read More...
  • NEA News | Releases New Report on Artists’ Use of Technology as a Creative Medium

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 30, 2021The National Endowment for the Arts announces the release of the report Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium, the result of a two-year field scan, an initiative of the Arts Endowment in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The field scan […] Read More...
  • S*P*A*Minar Replay | How to Build Safe Stage Combat Weapons with Thomas Fiocchi

    Michael S. Eddy | SD ExtrasStage Directions | June 30, 2021  In this month’s Society of Properties Artisan Managers’ S*P*A*Minar, S*P*A*M welcomed Thomas Fiocchi of Ohio University who provided an introduction on how to build safe stage combat weapons in your prop shop. Fiocchi is the resident Props Technologist at Ohio University as well as creator at Fiocchi Swords. This S*P*A*Minar took place on Sunday, […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre Upgrades its Flying System

    Michael S. Eddy | SD ExtrasStage Directions | June 30, 2021  Hidden behind the State Theatre’s famous hand-painted curtain at the Arts Centre Melbourne, is the flying system – a crucial component of any theater. Made up of a system of battens, wire rope lines, pulleys and computer-controlled electric hoists, the flying system enables the stage crew to lift or “fly” components of a production […] Read More...
  • Lisa Burger, National Theatre Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive to Step Down in Summer 2022

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 30, 2021  The National Theatre has announced today that Lisa Burger, Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive, will step down in Summer 2022. Burger’s career at the National Theatre has spanned 20 years. She joined the NT as Finance Director in 2001, before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2010. Burger took on the role of Executive Director […] Read More...
  • Applications Close in 6 Days for Beyond the Stage Door’s No-Cost Theatre Management Intensive for Students of Color

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 30, 2021  Beyond the Stage Door is in its final week of accepting applications for their 2021-22 theatre management program for students of color. Interested applicants can find details at www.beyondthestagedoor.com and must submit their application through the site by July 4th, 2021. Selected participants will take part in intimate virtual seminars this fall to learn […] Read More...
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