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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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  • A futuristic Odyssey for Robert Juliat Dalis 860 at Scottish Ballet

    PLSN Staff | International NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 29, 2021  GLASGOW – Scottish Ballet has recently taken possession of a second consignment of Robert Juliat Dalis 860 cyclorama lights bringing its total inventory to twenty-six. The award-winning Dalis 860 fixtures were supplied quickly and efficiently by Adlib’s Glasgow branch to provide Scottish Ballet with a versatile tool that can adapt to many environments and […] Read More...
  • Catherine Campbell Named Director of Production for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

    Stage Directions | NewsOn the MoveStage DirectionsTheater News | July 29, 2021Catherine Campbell will be the new Director of Production for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. For the past four years, she was the Production Manager for the Mixed Blood Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN. Campbell officially starts at The Rep in mid-August. We at Stage Directions send our congratulations to Campbell on her new […] Read More...
  • Actors’ Equity Association and The Broadway League Reach Deal on Safety Plans for Reopening

    Michael S. Eddy, Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 29, 2021Actors’ Equity Association and the Broadway League have announced an agreement on safety protocols for Production Contract shows on Broadway and in sit-down productions across the country. This news comes as Pass Over, the first Broadway play set to resume performances, moved into the August Wilson Theatre on Thursday, July 29, 2021 for rehearsals. [The […] Read More...
  • Theater Panelists Discuss Impact of Long Technical Rehearsals on Small Theaters

    Stage Directions | NewsSD ExtrasStage Directions | July 28, 2021USA - Five panelists representing smaller theater companies participated in a recent webinar organized by USITT and No More 10 out of 12’s to discuss the impact long technical rehearsals have on smaller theaters. Read More...
  • ETC Introduces 2021 Fred Foster Student Mentees

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 28, 2021MIDDLETON, WI - ETC continues its longstanding tradition of connecting driven students with industry mentors as the company begins the 2021 Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program. Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Gil Wechsler, 79

    Michael S. Eddy, Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 27, 2021WARRINGTON, PA - LD Gil Wechsler, best known as the first resident lighting designer for NY’s Metropolitan Opera, where he made his debut in 1976, died on July 9. He was 79. Read More...
  • New York State Launches $100 Million New York City Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 27, 2021Post-Pandemic Program Will Encourage Reopening of Broadway Productions as Part of State’s Comprehensive Economic Recovery Initiative   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of the new $100 million New York City Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit, designed to help revitalize an industry vital to the state’s continued economic recovery. This program will further jump-start […] Read More...
  • The Theatre Leadership Project Announces New Company Management Program

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 26, 2021  NEW YORK – The Theatre Leadership Project (TTLP), an ambitious nonprofit aimed at providing resources to programs that seek to diversify commercial theatre leadership, has launched its latest endeavor designed to develop BIPOC company managers and assistant company managers for Broadway productions. TTLP’s Company Management Program will offer fellowships featuring supplemental opportunities for continued […] Read More...
  • Theatre Production Survey from Production on Deck

    Michael S. Eddy, Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 22, 2021Production on Deck, led by Production Manager, David Dstew Stewart, has teamed up with Porsche McGovern to conduct a survey of What’s going on with our production folx in the theatre industry? They have a good idea, but they want to move from the anecdotal to actual data. If you are, or were, a production […] Read More...
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Chooses New Co-Artistic Directors: Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis

    Michael S. Eddy, Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 22, 2021CHICAGO - Steppenwolf Theatre Company recently named ensemble members Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis Artistic Directors. The appointments continue Steppenwolf's tradition of putting artistic leadership in the hands of ensemble members. This, however, is the first time that co-artistic leaders have been appointed. Read More...
  • Actors’ Equity Association Announces ‘Open Access,’ Expanding Eligibility for Union Membership

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 21, 2021As the live arts industry begins to restart, and work increases as the pandemic diminishes, Actors’ Equity Association, the national union representing more than 51,000 professional stage managers and actors in live theatre, has announced a new Open Access membership policy, allowing any theatre worker who can demonstrate they have worked professionally as an actor […] Read More...
  • Theatre Safe Australia (TSA) Continues Scenery Workshop Legacy at Adelaide Festival Center

    PLSN Staff | International NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | July 21, 2021ADELAIDE – Theatre Safe Australia (TSA) is excited to announce the addition of an advanced scenery workshop to our operation from 1 August 2021. Formerly operating under the ownership of the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, the workshop in South Australia has been the country’s leading commercial set builder, handling 65% of all theatrical scenery work […] Read More...
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