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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 Coalition Announces Paid Fellowship Program for Aspiring Theatre Makers

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 1, 2021The Black Theatre Coalition announces that it is awarding 48 fellowships of $50,000 each in 20 industry disciplines and is now accepting applications through July 16, 2021. The Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) was formed to eradicate racial inequities in employment in the American theater. Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along […] Read More...
  • Applications Now Available for Beyond the Stage Door’s No-Cost Theatre Management Intensive for Students of Color

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 1, 2021Applications are now available online for Beyond the Stage Door, a new no-cost 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. Read More...
  • Momentum Light and CHAUVET Professional Add to the Power of The Great Passion Play

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | May 28, 2021An awed and reverential silence descends over the 4,000-seat amphitheater as audiences watch the events of Jesus Christ’s last days unfold at The Great Passion Play. It has always been this way at this outdoor production nestled in the Ozark Mountains, which has attracted over seven million visitors since it debuted in Eureka Springs, AR […] Read More...
  • TCG | Rising Leaders of Color (2020): Then & Now

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | May 27, 2021Since 2016, the Theatre Communication Group’s Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) program has nurtured, supported, and uplifted 44 leaders committed to initiating and upholding equitable practices in the theatre field. The RLC 2020 Cohort began their program activities just as the global pandemic closed theatres. In this video from TCG, here’s what was on their […] Read More...
  • Jennifer Mallard to Serve as Keynote Speaker at NATEAC 2021

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | May 27, 2021The 2021 North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC), which is set to take place as a virtual event July 20, 21, and 22, 2021, will kick off with a keynote address by Jennifer Mallard, a Principal with Diamond Schmitt Architects in Toronto, Canada. Bill Sapsis, Director of the North American Theatre Engineering and […] Read More...
  • The Tony Awards Return on Sunday, September 26, 2021

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | May 26, 2021CBS and Tony Award Productions will celebrate Broadway’s return of live theatre with a multi-platform event, The Tony Awards® Present: Broadway’s Back! on Sunday, September 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+ and the CBS app. The evening will kick-off with the presentation […] Read More...
  • Suiting the Sound | The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Exhibition on Rodeo Tailors

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | May 26, 2021Suiting the Sound: The Rodeo Tailors Who Made Country Stars Shine Bright, explores the artistry of Western-wear designers who helped create the indelible “rhinestone cowboy” image. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum unveiled a new, free-to-access online exhibition: Suiting the Sound: The Rodeo Tailors Who Made Country Stars Shine Brighter. This multimedia exhibit […] Read More...
  • David Rockwell Will Donate the Royalties from his New Book Drama to Support The Actors Fund

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | May 25, 2021The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today that Tony Award®-winning set designer and architect David Rockwell will donate his royalties from the new book Drama to The Fund and its vital efforts to support those in the performing arts and entertainment community. Read More...
  • Maranda DeBusk Appointed as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design at UNC Greensboro

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | May 25, 2021College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Maranda DeBusk as Assistant Professor of Lighting Design in CVPA’s School of Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We at Stage Directions send our congratulations to DeBusk on her new appointment! DeBusk holds an MFA in […] Read More...
  • Scenic Designer Dipu Gupta Joins the SMTD Faculty at the University of Michigan in Fall 2021

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | May 25, 2021Dipu Gupta will join the School of Music, Theatre & Dance as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Design & Production area of the Department of Theatre & Drama during the 2021-22 academic year. Gupta is a prolific designer both within the fields of theatre as well as architecture and design. We at Stage Directions […] Read More...
  • Court Theatre | Digital Production Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912)

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | May 25, 2021The Court Theatre has an upcoming production of Owen McCafferty’s Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912), directed by Vanessa Stalling. This digital production will be available to stream on-demand from June 14 – July 11, 2021. Read More...
  • S*P*A*Minar Replay | Props and the Abbey Theatre with Eimer Murphy

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | May 24, 2021In this month’s Society of Properties Artisan Managers’ S*P*A*Minar, S*P*A*M welcomed Eimer Murphy all the way from Dublin. In this S*P*A*Minar, you will hear all about her experiences as the Prop Master at the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland and speak about the Abbey Prop Rooms as ‘material culture’ of the Abbey Theatre. […] Read More...
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