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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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  • Production on Deck | Be Sure to Update Your Listing in the BIPOC Theater Designers and Technicians Google Doc

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 11, 2021Production on Deck, helmed by David ‘dstew’ Stewart, with partner Sarah Lozoff, and consultants Bear Bellinger, Kate Coltun, and Sheldon Lane, is teaming up with Megan Sandberg-Zakian, creator of the BIPOC Theater Designers and Technicians Google Doc, to update this useful document to help inform producers, theater companies and others looking to bring more inclusion […] Read More...
  • S*P*A*Minar | Tufting, Tacking, and Trim for Theatrical Upholstery with Jessica Rosenlieb, August 15th

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 11, 2021In this Month’s S*P*A*Minar, S*P*A*M Member Jessica Rosenlieb of the Cleveland Play House will join the S*P*A*Minar team to share some great tips and tricks for theatrical upholstery. In Tufting, Tacking, and Trim for Theatrical Upholstery, Rosenlieb will be giving some great tips and tricks for tackling big upholstery projects. This S*P*A*Minar will take place […] Read More...
  • NATEAC Supports Behind the Scenes

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 11, 2021NEW YORK – Behind the Scenes announced that NATEAC, the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference, has made a $10,000 donation to support the work of the charity. More details from Behind the Scenes (www.behindthescenescharity.org) and NATEAC (www.nateac.org): NATEAC is a quadrennial conference which had been scheduled to take place in New York City […] Read More...
  • ‘Les Misérables’ Staged in U.K. as Socially Distanced Concert with Previz Assist from disguise

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 11, 2021LONDON - Les Misérables returned to the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre in Dec. 2019 before shows were canceled in March 2020 by Covid-19. For a socially distanced concert version of the show last winter and this summer, video designers Finn Ross and Jonathan Lyle got a previz assist from disguise software. Read More...
  • Kinesys Makes Some Moves for American Idiot Production

    PLSN Staff | International NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 10, 2021  COPENHAGEN – Copenhagen’s fabulous Østre Gasværk Theatre is staging a revival of the hugely successful 2017 Danish production of Green Day’s iconic American Idiot sung-through drama directed and choreographed by Tim Zimmerman, which is proving to be every bit as popular as the original show. More details from Kinesys (www.kinesysusa.com): Once again, the technical […] Read More...
  • Fred Gallo Named Recipient of Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

    PLSN Staff | NewsNewsroomStage DirectionsTheater News | August 7, 2021NEW YORK - The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced the recipients of the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. They include Fred Gallo, president of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins; and New Federal Theatre founded by Woodie King, Jr. Read More...
  • Robert John Baker Captures Complexity in Addams Family Musical With CHAUVET Professional

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 6, 2021  Vandergrift, PA – “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” So wrote the American humorist Charles Addams, whose penchant for poking fun at all things conventional, inspired him to create a series of cartoons that ultimately led to the iconic TV program The Addams Family. More […] Read More...
  • USITT Announces Recipients of the Inaugural Collier Robert Woods, Jr. Scholarship

    Michael S. Eddy, Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 6, 2021USITT announces Jordan Hall and Brittannie Travis have been selected as recipients of the inaugural Collier Robert Woods, Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship, named to honor designer and technician Collier Robert Woods, Jr., who passed away in 2020, supports Black and African American students with interests in lighting design and/or theatre production, technology, and associated theatrical […] Read More...
  • Fred Gallo and Beverly Jenkins Among Four Honorees Announced for 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 4, 2021NEW YORK - The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced the recipients of the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. They include Fred Gallo, president of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins; and New Federal Theatre founded by Woodie King, Jr. Read More...
  • Sacred Heart University to Cut the Ribbon on Renovated Community Theatre on Sept. 2, 2021

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 4, 2021FAIRFIELD, CT - The Sacred Heart University Community Theatre will celebrate its grand opening Labor Day weekend. A Sept. 2 ribbon-cutting with town and university officials will precede opening weekend events for the renovated 400-seat venue as Covid-19 restrictions lift. Read More...
  • Cumberland Theatre Chooses ADJ’s Focus Spot 5Z

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 2, 2021CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND – The Cumberland Theatre in Maryland has invested in eight of ADJ’s Focus Spot 5Z moving head luminaires to enhance the flexibility of its lighting system. Making their debut this month on a production of Ring of Fire, the Johnny Cash jukebox musical, the fixtures were chosen for their powerful and efficient LED […] Read More...
  • NEA News | Applications for the American Rescue Plan Grants Due by August 12, 2021

    Michael S. Eddy, Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 30, 2021Nonprofit arts and culture organization are invited to apply now for American Rescue Plan funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Applications are due August 12, 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“Rescue Plan”) is designed to fuel the nation’s recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds allocated […] Read More...
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