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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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  • University of Chester School of Arts and Media Expands Possibilities With CHAUVET Professional

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 3, 2021Founded in February 1840, Britain’s first purpose built teacher’s college opened. Known today as the University of Chester, the highly-regarded university welcomes some 15,000 students from every continent, save Antarctica. The energy and broad educational mission of the university is reflected in the busy main performance space in its School of Arts and Media. One […] Read More...
  • Jeff Ravitz & James L. Moody’s Lighting for Televised Live Events Book Debuts

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 3, 2021A new book about the techniques and unique issues of lighting design for live events and productions being shot for broadcast, webcast or IMAG, has been published by Routledge and their media technology division, Focal Press. This would be a good reference book for theater lighting designers who are often lighting productions for streaming or […] Read More...
  • Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color Creates Hiring Database

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 3, 2021Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color has recently updated its website to include a contact database for stage managers of color who are open to work, and a job postings section. Broadway & Beyond is committed to continuing to develop pathways for aspiring and mid-career stage managers of color to enter or […] Read More...
  • Social Buzz | A Quick Visual Indicator of Contact Preferences

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | June 2, 2021As we all start coming back to working in close proximity with one another as theaters and shops reopen, tours start going out, we are all going to have to get used to a year off. We haven’t had close contact for quite a few months. Here is an excellent idea to let your friends, […] Read More...
  • San Francisco Opera Stages The Barber of Seville Outdoors with Ayrton Perseo-S Fixtures

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 2, 2021The San Francisco Opera utilized a complement of Ayrton Perseo-S fixtures in Lighting Designer, Jax Messenger’s rig when it brought opera back to town in a COVID-safe outdoor production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at Marin Center in San Rafael, CA. Ayrton Perseo is a compact, multi-function luminaire with an IP65 enclosure rating. Read More...
  • Creative Stage Lighting Adds McKinney and Badgley to Staff

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 2, 2021Creative Stage Lighting Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that it has made two additions to its staff. CSL has hired Mark McKinney for the position of Vice President, where he will be responsible for Creative Stage Lighting’s sales efforts, customer experience, and operations. McKinney brings extensive sales and operations experience to Creative Stage Lighting. […] Read More...
  • NATEAC Registration Begins June 15

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 2, 2021Registration for the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) will open on June 15, 2021. NATEAC 2021, a virtual conference, will take place on July 20, 21, and 22, 2021. Read More...
  • Black Ensemble Theater Joins African American Theater Companies to Form a New National Alliance

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 2, 2021The new national alliance is The National Association of Black Theatre Building Owners (NABTBO) In an effort to share knowledge, resources, and strengthen the infrastructure of the Black theatre landscape in the United States, the country’s independent Black theatre building owners, including Black Ensemble Theater, have forged a new alliance. The National Association of Black […] Read More...
  • Promotions at Stages Consultants

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 1, 2021Stages Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of two of its key members, Adam T. Huggard and Heather Fisher Stoll. Read More...
  • New Sales Hires at Altman Lighting

    Stage Directions | Stage DirectionsTheater News | June 1, 2021Altman Lighting announces two new hires in its sales department. Jon Hyrkas will serve as the new Western Regional Sales Manager, and Jake Rhodes will serve as Product Sales Specialist, starting June 1, 2021. Read More...
  • 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...
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