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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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  • Actors’ Equity and Off-Broadway League Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 16, 2021Actors’ Equity Association and the Off-Broadway League recently announced they have reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement reflects a shared commitment to deliver a contract that addresses the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and includes new workplace safety guidelines and long-term financial stability for stage managers, actors, and producers. The agreement also […] Read More...
  • The Show Goes On: Staging Concepts Celebrates the Return of Broadway

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 16, 2021Minneapolis, MN—Following more than a year of empty auditoriums, silent music halls, and dark theaters, stage lights and sound systems are turning back on in performance spaces across the country. To celebrate the official return of Broadway this fall, Staging Concepts, a national provider of staging solutions and equipment, has joined forces with SiriusXM’s Broadway Channel personality Seth […] Read More...
  • Behind the Scenes Announces Autumn Schedule for Mental Health First Aid Training

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 16, 2021USA – The Behind the Scenes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative has posted the Autumn schedule for online Mental Health First Aid training for entertainment industry workers in the U.S. at btshelp.org/mhfa. More details from BTS (www.btshelp.org): The Delta variant has now clouded the road map for the return to work and created additional […] Read More...
  • Industry Veteran Cyd Knight Joins VLS Team

    Stage Directions | NewsOn the MoveStage DirectionsTheater News | August 16, 2021Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) is pleased to announce that industry veteran Cyd Knight has joined its product and expendables sales team. As a very welcome addition to Production Advantage powered by VLS, Knight will provide the outstanding customer experience that people have come to know, love and expect from Production Advantage and VLS. During her […] Read More...
  • Museum of Broadway to Open in Times Square in Summer 2022

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 16, 2021NEW YORK - The Museum of Broadway, an interactive and immersive museum dedicated to the storied history, legendary artistry, and lasting legacy of Broadway musicals, plays, and theaters, will open next summer in the heart of Times Square at 145 West 45th Street. Read More...
  • San Diego Opera Announces Winning Proposals for Opera Hack 2.0

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 13, 2021International online ideation summit explored how technological innovations can enhance the production, presentation, and consumption of opera San Diego, CA – San Diego Opera has announced the winning proposals from the Company’s second Opera Hack, a month-long online interdisciplinary event for music/theater and technology experts to explore how technology can be applied to the production, […] Read More...
  • Theatre Communications Group Announces New Officers for Board of Directors

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 12, 2021NEW YORK – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced new trustees and an updated list of officers for its board of directors. New trustees include Hanay Geiogamah, Merrique Jenson and Ralph Bryan. More details from TCG (www.tcg.org): Joining the board are: Hanay Geiogamah (he/him), professor of theater/professor of American Indian […] Read More...
  • Archive of Theater LD Kevin Adams Comes to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 12, 2021AUSTIN, TX - The archive of award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams has been established at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, a key research destination for the study of theater and performance history. Read More...
  • Wenger Announces New J.R. Clancy PowerLift and PowerLite Hoists

    PLSN Staff | Product NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 12, 2021Wenger Corporation announced the new J.R. Clancy PowerLift Hoist with significantly more capability, and the PowerLite hoist, a cost-effective solution with robust flexibility and options. “Our engineering team did it again by creating two hoists that allow us to better serve the needs of theaters and performing arts centers of all sizes,” said Patrick Finn, Wenger Corporation Performing Arts Product Manager. “We built on our proven hoist capabilities to allow more venues to take advantage of the safety and convenience of motorized rigging.” Read More...
  • Germany’s Stadttheater Ingolstadt Illuminates Outdoor Venues with Elation Proteus

    PLSN Staff | International NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | August 12, 2021BAVARIA, DE. – The Ingolstadt Theater in Bavaria, Germany, is a classic playhouse that – like so many other theaters – had to adapt during the pandemic in order to stage plays during the summer. The prerequisites were good though; after all, the outdoor stage in the Baur Tower was already a firmly established open-air […] Read More...
  • 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...
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