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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Curtain Up on Stage Directions in PLSN by Michael Eddy

Even though this will be the last Stage Directions’ weekly newsletter, we invite you to continue finding all the latest theater news, buzz, and happenings posted by Stage Directions on the…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 03:30PM

Actors’ Equity Announces New Safety Protocols for Fully Vaccinated Workplaces by Michael Eddy

Today, Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) , the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional stage managers and actors in live theatre, shared updated safety protocols for…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 03:13PM

Yale’s Drama School Goes Tuition-Free and is renamed David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University by Michael Eddy

June 30, 2021—Present and future students at Yale University’s drama school will no longer pay tuition, thanks to a landmark $150 million gift from entertainment executive and philanthro…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 12:54PM

NEA News | Releases New Report on Artists’ Use of Technology as a Creative Medium by Michael Eddy

The National Endowment for the Arts announces the release of the report Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium, the result of a two-year field scan, an initi…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:08AM

Eileen Garcia Appointed Properties Director at the Santa Fe Opera by Michael Eddy

The Santa Fe Opera has appointed Eileen Garcia as its new Properties Director. Garcia had returned earlier this year as the Interim Properties Director to take the place of longtime SFO Prop…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:01AM

Backstage Video | Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre Upgrades its Flying System by Michael Eddy

Hidden behind the State Theatre’s famous hand-painted curtain at the Arts Centre Melbourne, is the flying system – a crucial component of any theater. Made up of a system of battens, wir…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:06AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Lisa Burger, National Theatre Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive to Step Down in Summer 2022 by Michael Eddy

The National Theatre has announced today that Lisa Burger, Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive, will step down in Summer 2022. Burger’s career at the National Theatre has spanned…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 05:14PM

Black Theatre United Hosts Industry-Wide Commercial Theatre Summit by Michael Eddy

As Black Theatre United (BTU) marks its first year since the organization’s creation, the Founding Members announce they held a three-month Commercial Theatre Summit from March to June 202…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 03:35PM

Applications Close in 6 Days for Beyond the Stage Door’s No-Cost Theatre Management Intensive for Students of Color by Michael Eddy

Beyond the Stage Door is in its final week of accepting applications for their 2021-22 theatre management program for students of color. Interested applicants can find details at www.beyondt…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 03:12PM

Joe Lamond to Step Down as President and CEO of NAMM in Early 2023 by Michael Eddy

On June 28, at the annual NAMM Board of Directors meeting, Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO, shared his intention to step down as the leader of the 120-year-old trade association, effectiv…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 03:03PM

Analog Way: Next-Generation Picturall™ Mark II Media Servers by Michael Eddy

Analog Way announces the immediate availability of its next generation of Linux-based media servers: the Picturall™ Mark II series. Entirely engineered around a new, extremely robust and p…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:58PM

Epson: Now Shipping Seven New Pro Series Laser Projectors with up to 10,000 Lumens by Michael Eddy

Epson today announced it is shipping seven new versatile, compact laser projectors designed for large venue applications, including the world’s smallest and lightest 10,000 lumen projector…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:35PM

PreSonus Studio One 5.3 Adds Major New Features by Michael Eddy

PreSonus® has released Studio One® 5.3, the latest version of its award-winning recording and production software (DAW). The second update in less than three months, version 5.3 adds major…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:11PM

PAMA Leads Industry Initiative on Neutral Nomenclature by Michael Eddy

The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) is working with its members and industry trade organizations to address outdated language and terminology issues increasingly identified …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:25AM
Monday, June 28, 2021

d&b Audiotechnik: D40 Mobile Amplifier by Michael Eddy

German audio technology and solutions company d&b audiotechnik today announced the introduction of the new D40 mobile amplifier. The four-channel Class D amplifier features reduced size …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:35PM

PROLIGHTS Tick All the Right Boxes for the Stamford Shakespeare Company by Michael Eddy

Founded in 1968, the amateur Stamford Shakespeare Company has been putting on performances of Shakespeare’s classics for audiences of all ages for over 50 years. Since 1977 the Stamford Sh…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 05:58PM

FRABA Launches New Business Units and New Brand Identity by Michael Eddy

The international FRABA Group has announced the creation of two new business units: UBITO and CREDEMUS. Building on the successes of major in-house innovations for the established POSITAL an…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 05:45PM

FUSION by GLP: Weatherproof FUSION Stick FS16 Z with New Halo-Diffuser Ring by Michael Eddy

Lines of light are a popular and versatile design element for stage and TV shows. However, most of the solutions available do not meet modern design and camera requirements. With the FUSION …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 05:02PM

Staging Concepts Sets the Stage for the Opening of “The Shell” in San Diego by Michael Eddy

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park (a.k.a. “The Shell”), the San Diego Symphony’s brand new, cutting-edge venue will be the first permanent, year-round waterfront concert and events venue i…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 12:13PM

Main Light Introduces New Logo and New Location by Michael Eddy

Main Light, LLC. has announced that it will be expanding its operations with a location in Las Vegas, NV as of August 23, 2021. The new 40,000-square-foot shop, at 6435 South Valley View in …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:14AM

ACT Entertainment Launches by Michael Eddy

ACT Lighting (RapcoHorizon/ProCo Sound/RHC Holdings) is pleased to announce the launch of ACT Entertainment, a new entity formed by bringing together the brands of the ACT Lighting and RHC H…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:07AM
Friday, June 25, 2021

Robert Juliat SpotMe for Czech Republic’s Brno City Theatre by Michael Eddy

The largest performance space of Brno City Theatre (Městské divadlo Brno), The Music Theatre, is a 680-seat venue that hosts a program of current musicals and large-scale drama. It was b…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:56PM

Opera America Webinar Replay | Taking Care: Mental Health Care for Creators and Artists by Michael Eddy

Opera America has created a special webinar series, Taking Care, that’s dedicated to the mental health of opera professionals. The first of these webinars aired on June 24 with practitione…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 05:08PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Costume Industry Coalition (CIC) Marks its One Year Anniversary by Michael Eddy

One year ago today, Costume Industry Coalition was launched to advocate for the survival of the custom costume industry in New York City. They can’t thank you enough for sharing in our jou…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 01:02PM

S*P*A*M | Reddit AMA with Proptologist Jay Duckworth, June 23 by Michael Eddy

Join the Society of Properties Artisan Managers and Proptologist Jay Duckworth tonight, June 23 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) for an r/techtheatre sub-Reddit. Get …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 12:52PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

PLASA + ABTT Theatre Show Returns September 2021 by Michael Eddy

Taking place September 5-7, 2021 at Olympia London, the PLASA show will meet the needs of the industry by delivering future-facing technology and essential industry content. And for one year…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 08:51PM

Cory Pattak and CHAUVET Professional Ovation Fixtures Light Tuacahn Amphitheatre by Michael Eddy

Like anyone who enters Tuacahn Amphitheatre for the first time, Cory Pattak was awed by the surroundings when he arrived there in 2017 to light a production of Newsies. Located at the mouth …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:47PM

Littlite® Appoints New Sales Team Members by Michael Eddy

Littlite® has appointed Randy Robertson as Sales Manager for the Littlite brand of gooseneck task lights and accessories. Robertson spent 10 years in the Littlite sales department before ta…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:12PM

Shure and Sensaphonics Promote Hearing Safety as Theater, Live Music, and Events Return by Michael Eddy

Musicians Can Protect Their Hearing by Embracing a “New Normal” for Return to Live Events Stage Monitoring As theater and live music returns, Shure and Sensaphonics and Shure offer tips …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 01:32PM

Official Announcement of the 15th Edition of the Prague Quadrennial; Will Take Place June 8–18, 2023 by Michael Eddy

The next 15th edition of the Prague Quadrennial will take place June 8 to 18, 2023 and the main venue is the Pražská Tržnice. Here’s a video from PQ with the announcement of the theme, …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 01:15PM

Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program | Roam by Michael Eddy

Coming this Friday, June 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EDT from the Broadway Stage Management Symposium is another in their great, Free series, SM Tech Friday with exploration of organizational tool…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 12:59PM

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