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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Envisioning Change: The Future is Inclusive by Kathy Eddy

  Andrea Kovich is a Seattle-based freelance dramaturg and writer. She self-identifies as a disabled artist and is passionate about collaborating with historically marginalized voices to up…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:41PM

Howard Sherman on His New Book: Another Day’s Begun by Kathy Eddy

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, a seemingly ubiquitous play since its 1938 debut, is the very worthy, and surprisingly long overdue, subject of Howard Sherman’s recently released book, Anoth…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:37PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Opening Soon at the Morgan Library & Museum: Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection by Kathy Eddy

The first exhibition dedicated to Bibiena drawings in the United States in more than thirty years, the Morgan Library & Museum’s Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings fr…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 07:40PM
Monday, May 3, 2021

Capacity Restrictions on NYC Theaters, including Broadway, Lifted as of May 19th BUT Reopening Still Likely to be Fall 2021 by Kathy Eddy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state-mandated capacity restrictions, which shutdown Broadway on March 12, 2020, will be lifted May 19 in New York City. Theaters, including…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:43PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Studio School of Design Announces Inaugural Classes for June 2021 by Kathy Eddy

Mark Stanley, Clifton Taylor, and a diverse community of design professionals devise a new and innovative pathway to an education in design with the establishment of Studio School of Design.…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 12:40PM
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Fabric of Design: Costume Designer Ana Kuzmanic’ reflects on her work by Kathy Eddy

Ana Kuzmanić is Yugoslav-born costume designer for theater and opera. Her theatrical career started while studying costume and fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Since …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:54PM

The Great Work Begins: From isolation, a benefit supporting amfAR’s Fund to Fight COVID-19 comes together by Kathy Eddy

The Great Work Begins: scenes from Angels In America was named one of the New York Times Best Theatre of 2020 picks, noting that the production ‘showed how classic plays speak not only to …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:25PM

Designer Paul Tate dePoo III: Scale, Vision and Meticulous Detail by Kathy Eddy

Paul Tate dePoo III is a Cuban-American scenic, projection, and production designer. Growing up in Key West, FL, he watched Super Bowl halftime shows and Olympic ceremonies, as well as saw D…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:22PM

A Conversation with Sound Designer Joshua D. Reid by Kathy Eddy

Joshua D. Reid, an award-winning theatrical sound designer based in New York City, designs for musicals, plays, concerts, and special events on and off-Broadway, regionally, and internati…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:00PM

Uncorking a Carrot by Kathy Eddy

I never understood the phrase ‘time is money’ until I became a props master and saw how long it took to get final drawings from designers! There’s a trickle-down effect if the drawing…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 03:39PM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Read the Results of the Industry Survey: Return to the Stage by Kathy Eddy

Standing By! Performing Arts Workers Cautiously Optimistic about 2021 What does 2021 hold for us? Return to the Stage conducted its second wave of research in the first two weeks of January;…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:52AM
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

in 1: the podcast | #104 Quarantine Happy Hour #8, UK Edition by Kathy Eddy

For Episode #104, in 1: the podcast hosts, Cory Pattak and Jen Schriever hop over the Atlantic, this time to chat with some amazing designers based in the UK. Before that, however, Howell Bi…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:57PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Backstage Video: The Designers of Mint Theater Company’s Katie Roche by Kathy Eddy

Mint Theater Company, renowned for finding and producing worthwhile plays from the past that have been lost or forgotten, has continued its mission through the pandemic and theater shutdown…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:54PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Q&A with Edward Pierce, the Newly-Elected President of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, IATSE by Kathy Eddy

This past fall designer Edward Pierce was elected president of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, IATSE and was sworn into his three-year term. Pierce, an active member of USA 829 for 25 y…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 07:14PM

Sharing the Knowledge: Projection Designer/Educator Wendall K. Harrington by Kathy Eddy

Wendall K. Harrington’s career has embraced diverse disciplines including theater, dance, opera, concert touring, film, and more. Affectionately known by her students as the ‘Queen of Pr…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 07:12PM

Integrated Imagery: Sven Ortel Talks about Teaching at UT-Austin by Kathy Eddy

Sven Ortel is a projection designer with 20 years of experience who works internationally and nationally creating projections and imagery for theater, opera, dance, and more. Born and raised…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 07:09PM

Editor’s Note: What’s In Your Toolbox by Kathy Eddy

Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Stage Directions magazine. As editor I have tried to cover the work of all the talented people who make theater every day. And I do mean ALL the people,…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 07:08PM

Shawn Boyle: Projection and Lighting Designer by Kathy Eddy

Shawn Boyle works out of Boston, MA and is a projection and lighting designer. He has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he studied projection design with Wendall K Harrington. See m…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 07:07PM

Kate Ducey: Projection and Lighting Designer by Kathy Eddy

Kate Ducey is a Projection and Lighting Designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has an MFA in Integrated Media from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied with Sven Ortel. She is al…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:40PM

Jesse Easdon: Experiential and Media Designer by Kathy Eddy

Experiential and Media Designer, Jesse Easdon is based in Austin, TX and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MFA in Integrated Media after studying with Sven Ortel. See …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:33PM

Rasean Davonte Johnson: Video Artist and Projection Designer by Kathy Eddy

Based in Chicago, Rasean Davonte Johnson is a video artist and projection designer. He has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he studied projection design with Wendall K Harrington. …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:28PM

Kristen Ferguson: Maker and Projection Designer by Kathy Eddy

Maker and Projection Designer, Kristen Ferguson is based in Toronto, Canada. Studying with Wendall K Harrington, she earned an MFA in projection design from the Yale School of Drama. See mor…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:25PM
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Information About Joining COV-AID Vaccine Delivery Assistance Plan by Kathy Eddy

In the spirit of Live Aid and Farm Aid, the Live Event Industry is prepared to offer their services, in the form of COV-AID, in order to assist with increasing the speed and efficiency of va…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 01:19PM

Inspiration: A Stunning Robe Lighting Show in Japan by Kathy Eddy

Leading Japanese lighting designer Mr. Mitsumasa Hayashi created The Robe Lighting Show – a piece of light art at the Urayasu Mai Studio of the Nihon Stage Co., Ltd. – which featured ove…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:28AM
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

NAMM’s Believe in Music Week is here and you can still register for free! by Kathy Eddy

NAMM’s Believe in Music Week is here! Register today so you don’t miss the Pro Production Sessions presented by PLSN and FOH magazines as part of the Entertainment Technology Track on Ja…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:54PM

All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre