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  • Christie Set to Mass Produce CounterAct with Care222, the Safer, Filtered Far-UVC Disinfection Technology for Use Around People

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 20, 2021CYPRESS, CA – As we prepare for a post-pandemic world where reducing pathogens and viral spread is essential, global visual technology company Christie® announced the mass production of its Christie® CounterAct™ line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222® far-UVC light technology. CounterAct fixtures are designed for use in occupied indoor spaces, from cinemas, […] Read More...
  • Robe T1 Luminaires for Johannesburg’s Market Theatre

    PLSN Staff | International NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 19, 2021SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg’s multi award winning Market Theatre has been on South Africa’s political, cultural, and social frontline since 1976 when it opened as an independent, anti-racist producing house at the height of the apartheid era. Championing a diverse collage of edgy, raw, authentically African work and creativity, it’s helped to give a voice, […] Read More...
  • USITT’s New Grant Program for Industry Restart Efforts

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 18, 2021LIVERPOOL, NY — USITT has begun soliciting proposals for its new PURPOSE Grants program, offering research grant funding of up to $10,000 per recipient to support individual and group investigations. The program, known by the acronym PURPOSE (Plan for Unprecedented Research Projecting Optimal and Sustainable Engagement), will support individual and group investigations into current industry […] Read More...
  • Event Safety Summit Moves to March 2022

    PLSN Staff | NewsTheater News | October 14, 2021LITITZ, PA - Noting concerns by a number of ESA members, the Event Safety Alliance abandoned their plan to have visitors attend the Event Safety Summit at Rock Lititz Dec. 1-3. Instead, the event, which had been planned as a hybrid in-person and online event, has been postponed to March 22-24, 2022. Read More...
  • SMA to Bestow Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement during Virtual Event Oct. 25

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 13, 2021NEW YORK - On Oct. 25, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) will virtually present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management. The event, livestreamed from New York and Las Vegas, will honor 2021 honorees including Ruth E. Kramer, Lynda A. Lavin, Arthur Lewis, and the late Charles Allen Blackwell. SMA will also honor the 101 Black Stage Managers celebration with a Special Recognition Award. Read More...
  • Mental Health First Aid Training Classes Set for Oct. and Nov. 2021

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 13, 2021NEW YORK - There are still some opportunities left in Oct. and Nov. 2021 to take the Behind the Scenes virtual Mental Health First Aid training for entertainment industry workers. Read More...
  • USITT and Opera San Antonio Launch Pilot Fellowship for BIPOC Designers

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 7, 2021SAN ANTONIO - USITT’S David Grindle noted that a new initiative to promote diversity funded with support from Disney Live Entertainment is now underway. The inaugural USITT BIPOC Designer Fellowship connected Opera San Antonio (OSA) with Toni Sterling, who joined the production team of Don Giovanni as assistant lighting designer. Read More...
  • SETC and USITT’s LiNK to Take Place as Virtual Event Dec. 1-3, 2021

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 6, 2021GREENSBORO, NC - The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) and USITT partner each year to bring graduate theater degree programs together with people considering options for interviews, auditions, and information exchange. This Year's Virtual LiNK will be held Dec. 1-3, 2021. Read More...
  • Hippotizer Amba Drives Visuals for Spring Awakening at Central School of Speech & Drama

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 6, 2021  UK – London’s The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama staged a production of the musical Spring Awakening recently, which saw lighting and video design students create, programme and operate the visual aspects using Hippotizer Amba Media Servers. More details from Green Hippo (www.green-hippo.net): Central student Jack Fone took the helm in the […] Read More...
  • Neutrik USA Expands its Horizons and Becomes Neutrik Americas

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | October 5, 2021Charlotte, NC – Neutrik USA announces a dramatic expansion in its operations, and with that expansion comes a new name—Neutrik Americas. Neutrik Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neutrik AG and a member of the Neutrik Group, will now service all the Americas from its Charlotte, NC facility. The goal of this organizational shift is […] Read More...
  • 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...
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