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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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  • Tech Table Webinar Replay | KC Wilkerson Speaks with Scenic Designer David Zinn

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | May 23, 2021In this installment of Tech Table, a Projects with Jason (PwJ) production, Lighting Designer KC Wilkerson speaks with David Zinn, a Tony Award-Winning Scenic Designer who shares his experience on The SpongeBob musical and other productions. [This was originally shared with PwJ subscribers on October 11, 2020 and aired publically on May 22, 2021.] Here’s […] Read More...
  • USITT | Webinar Replay: No More 10 out of 12s, Academic Environment

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | May 20, 2021The conversations surrounding ending the practice of 10-out-of-12 technical rehearsals have been continuing. In case you missed it, or want to re-watch the latest discussion, here’s a video replay from USITT on 10-out-0f-12s in academics with Sadie DeSantis, Michael Lincoln, Elynmarie Kazle, and Terri Ciofalo. This panel discussed the 10-out-of-12 when used in an academic […] Read More...
  • CIC Feature l Giliberto Designs, Inc.

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | May 19, 2021Here is another edition of the CIC Features from the Costume Industry Coalition. This video takes a tour of Giliberto Designs, Inc. This family business has been passed down through generations and carries so much history. They hope they did their story justice and captured the joy these gentlemen bring to their shop and craft […] Read More...
  • How Do You Measure a Year?

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | March 12, 2021Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, Measure a year? Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Costume Designer Joanna Schmink on her Designs for The Threepenny Carmen

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | March 10, 2021The Atlanta Opera has created the Sidebar series, where artists and designers discuss their concepts, processes, and inspirations for their designs. In this episode, Costume Designer for the upcoming production of The Threepenny Carmen, Joanna Schmink delves into her designs that evoke a flashy, cabaret setting through bright, primary colors and rich textiles – costumes […] Read More...
  • Women in Theatrical Design Replay | Conversation with Sound Designer, Jane Shaw

    Stage Directions | SD ExtrasStage Directions | March 9, 2021UMass Amherst Theater is holding a speaker series with Women in Theatrical Design, throughout March, who share their thoughts on their work and how they experience their field as women. Here is the video of the session with Sound Designer Jane Shaw in conversation with Professor Amy Altadonna that was held on Monday, March 8: Read More...
  • The Stage Managers’ Association 2020 Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 24, 2020On Monday, September 21, 2020, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) presented its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management to two distinguished honorees, Philadelphia-based stage manager Patreshettarlini (Pat) Adams and Chicago-based stage manager Alden J. Vasquez. More details  from the Stage Managers’ Association at (www.stagemanagers.org): In addition to these […] Read More...
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