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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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  • Black Theatre United Hosts Industry-Wide Commercial Theatre Summit

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 30, 2021As Black Theatre United (BTU) marks its first year since the organization’s creation, the Founding Members announce they held a three-month Commercial Theatre Summit from March to June 2021 to establish industry-wide standards around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) with a focus on Black individuals in theatre as we move into the future. Read More...
  • PROLIGHTS Tick All the Right Boxes for the Stamford Shakespeare Company

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 28, 2021Founded in 1968, the amateur Stamford Shakespeare Company has been putting on performances of Shakespeare’s classics for audiences of all ages for over 50 years. Since 1977 the Stamford Shakespeare Company has called the beautiful Tolethorpe Hall home, with their concrete-stepped amphitheater, allowing them to recreate the Shakespearian magic in a similar environment to the […] Read More...
  • Staging Concepts Sets the Stage for the Opening of “The Shell” in San Diego

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 28, 2021The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park (a.k.a. “The Shell”), the San Diego Symphony’s brand new, cutting-edge venue will be the first permanent, year-round waterfront concert and events venue in the nation operated by a symphony orchestra. As concertgoers eagerly return to live events, the facility anticipates swaths of people flocking to attend the array of […] Read More...
  • Robert Juliat SpotMe for Czech Republic’s Brno City Theatre

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 25, 2021The largest performance space of Brno City Theatre (Městské divadlo Brno), The Music Theatre, is a 680-seat venue that hosts a program of current musicals and large-scale drama. It was built in 2004 as the best technically equipped theatre in Europe. To maintain these modern standards, technical manager, David Kachlíř, recently added a Robert Juliat […] Read More...
  • Opera America Webinar Replay | Taking Care: Mental Health Care for Creators and Artists

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | June 25, 2021Opera America has created a special webinar series, Taking Care, that’s dedicated to the mental health of opera professionals. The first of these webinars aired on June 24 with practitioner: Beth Clayton, MA, CMHC and moderator: Jessica Jahn, costume designer. A large proportion of opera artists are currently under- or unemployed as a result of […] Read More...
  • NEA Offers Relief Funds to Help Arts and Culture Sector Recover from Pandemic

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 23, 2021NEA Opens Doors to Applications for American Rescue Plan Funding The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is announcing two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. These programs are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past. This is […] Read More...
  • Costume Industry Coalition (CIC) Marks its One Year Anniversary

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 23, 2021One year ago today, Costume Industry Coalition was launched to advocate for the survival of the custom costume industry in New York City. They can’t thank you enough for sharing in our journey. Here’s a video from the CIC looking back at the year. You can also read and learn more about the CIC in […] Read More...
  • PLASA + ABTT Theatre Show Returns September 2021

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 23, 2021Taking place September 5-7, 2021 at Olympia London, the PLASA show looks to meet the needs of the industry by delivering future-facing technology and essential industry content. And for one year only, the ABTT Theatre Show is co-locating with PLASA Show, bringing the two industry shows under the same roof. Read More...
  • The 15th Edition of the Prague Quadrennial Will Take Place June 8–18, 2023

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 22, 2021The 15th edition of the Prague Quadrennial will take place June 8 to 18, 2023 and the main venue is the Pražská Tržnice. Here’s a video from PQ with the announcement of the theme, which took place on Tuesday, June 23, 2021. The theme for the 15th PQ is RARE: art springing out of ideas, […] Read More...
  • Cory Pattak and CHAUVET Professional Ovation Fixtures Light Tuacahn Amphitheatre

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 22, 2021Like anyone who enters Tuacahn Amphitheatre for the first time, Cory Pattak was awed by the surroundings when he arrived there in 2017 to light a production of Newsies. Located at the mouth of Padre Canyon in southwestern Utah, with its towering sandstone cliffs dotted with sage brush and yuca trees, the setting offers a […] Read More...
  • Littlite® Appoints New Sales Team Members

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 22, 2021Littlite® has appointed Randy Robertson as Sales Manager for the Littlite brand of gooseneck task lights and accessories. Robertson spent 10 years in the Littlite sales department before taking a position as a manufacturer’s rep, a position he held for seven years. Robertson’s growing family responsibilities prompted a career change that allowed more at home […] Read More...
  • Shure and Sensaphonics Promote Hearing Safety as Theater, Live Music, and Events Return

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | June 22, 2021Musicians Can Protect Their Hearing by Embracing a “New Normal” for Return to Live Events Stage Monitoring As theater and live music returns, Shure and Sensaphonics and Shure offer tips for musicians to “retrain the brain” after time away. As performers and audio engineers at theaters, concert halls, and live event venues worldwide start the […] Read More...
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