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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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  • David Geffen School of Drama at Yale Seeks Applicants For Fall 2022 Admission

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 5, 2021Training In Every Theatrical Discipline Is Now Tuition-Free For Every Student David Geffen School of Drama at Yale seeks applicants for Fall 2022 admission. This is the first admissions cycle since the fall of 2019. David Geffen School of Drama did not admit a class this past year in order to provide an additional fourth […] Read More...
  • Broadway Theatres In New York City Extend Vaccination and Mask Requirement for Everyone in the Theatre

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 1, 2021NEW YORK - The Broadway League announced Oct. 1 that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will continue to require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theatre staff, for all performances through the end of the year. Masks will also be required. Read More...
  • The Stage Manager’s Association of the United States (SMA) Announces New Leadership

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 30, 2021NEW YORK - The Stage Manager’s Association of the United States (SMA) welcomed 10 new directors to its first board meeting of the 2021-22 SMA term who had not served on the board in the past, including Alfredo ‘Fredo’ Aguilar, R. Christopher Maxwell, Amy Paige, Allison Baker, Casey Hagwood, Maegan Burnell, Ben Shipley, Talia Krispel, Jhanaë Bonnick and Rachel Zucker. Read More...
  • ATW Master Class | Cue-ing a Musical with Natasha Katz, October 7

    Michael S. Eddy | Stage DirectionsTheater News | September 29, 2021  Coming up on Thursday, October 7, 2021 is an American Theatre Wing Master Class with award-winning Lighting Designer Natasha Katz. The ATW Master Classes premier on its YouTube channel at 6:30 p.m. You can set a reminder here: Read More...
  • EARTEC Global Connect – Full Duplex Over IP

    PLSN Staff | Product NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 29, 2021The HUB with Global Connect wireless from EARTEC provides outstanding, long-range, full duplex communication over IP webchat. Add the HUB to any computer or smartphone, initiate a webchat, and a crew of up to 8 mobile wireless users can communicate in full duplex within a 400-yard range through the Internet to anyone on a computer […] Read More...
  • Tony Awards Laud Honorees for Excellence in the Theatre

    Michael S. Eddy | SD ExtrasStage Directions | September 27, 2021The 74th Annual Tony Awards were presented on Sunday, September 26, 2021. recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2019–20 season. After being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, the ceremony was held at the Winter Garden Theatre, and was broadcast in two separate parts on CBS and Paramount+. Below is the honorees for Excellence […] Read More...
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    ESTA is Seeking a Program Manager for ETCP

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 21, 2021USA - The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) is looking to add a Program Manager for the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP). Read More...
  • Strand technology puts North Montgomery High School back in control

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 21, 2021CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN, USA – North Montgomery High School Auditorium is benefiting from a new technical upgrade, including advanced C21 dimming technology and Vision.net touchscreen control interfaces from Strand, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand. More details from Strand (www.strandlighting.com): Looking for new power-saving LED house lights and stage lighting control infrastructure to replace their […] Read More...
  • Registration Opens for 2021 Vectorworks Design Summit

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 7, 2021COLUMBIA, MD – Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. opens registration for its sixth Vectorworks Design Summit. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, design professionals, customers, educators and students across the globe in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries will virtually hear the latest from Vectorworks leadership and product experts, take part in live training sessions […] Read More...
  • The New IP65 Rated CHAUVET Professional ColorStrike M Adds Versatility To Any Rig

    PLSN Staff | Product NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 31, 2021SUNRISE, FL – Bring on the rain. The ColorStrike M from CHAUVET Professional can be used in all sorts of weather conditions, but that’s just the beginning of this unique hybrid strobe’s versatility. A powerful cool white strobe and RGB color wash with motorized pan/tilt and variable PWM, this tour-grade LED fixture also offers an […] Read More...
  • Behind the Scenes: National Suicide Prevention Week is September 5-11, 2021

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 31, 2021National Suicide Prevention Week – #BeThe1To Help Save a Life USA – As much of the entertainment industry and the world at large returns to work after more than a year of stress, uncertainty, and loss, we as an industry find ourselves finally looking at what is next. For many, these past 18 months or […] Read More...
  • Strand brings best-in-class innovations in update to Phase Loss Sense Panel

    PLSN Staff | Product NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 31, 2021DALLAS – Strand, the original name in theatrical lighting and a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, today announced a new version of the popular Phase Loss Sense Panel (PLSP), a cETLus and UL924-Listed power sensing device designed to ensure entertainment lighting systems respond properly to power outages or alerts from fire alarm control panels. […] Read More...
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