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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

NEA Offers Relief Funds to Help Arts and Culture Sector Recover from Pandemic by Kathy Eddy

NEA Opens Doors to Applications for American Rescue Plan Funding The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is announcing two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. These pr…

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth by Kathy Eddy

The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative presented Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outdoor event centered around Black joy and unity that featured Black Broadway perfor…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:27AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

CIC Feature l Penn & Fletcher, Inc. by Kathy Eddy

In this CIC Features video from the Costume Industry Coalition, they celebrate and proudly showcase the work and legacy of Ernie Smith, owner and founder of Penn & Fletcher, Inc. Smith a…

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Backstage Video | Inside Stratford Festival’s New Tom Patterson Theatre by Kathy Eddy

With this Backstage Video, take a tour of the Stratford Festival’s newest theatre, slated to open post-pandemic in June 2022:

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RSC Stitch In Time | Costume Workshop Walk Through with Alistair McArthur by Kathy Eddy

In this video from The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), RSC Head of Costume Alistair McArthur walks us through the company’s redeveloped and restored costume workshop. Enjoy the tour!

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 03:02PM

Sweetwater Virtual GearFest 2021 Slated for June 25-26 by Kathy Eddy

Sweetwater, the music technology and instrument retailer, is gearing up for its annual GearFest event on June 25 and June 26, 2021. Similar to last year’s festivities, the world’s bigges…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:59PM

JW Winco: Toggle Latches by Kathy Eddy

Toggle latches are proven and universal devices for fast and secure closing of covers and hoods. With GN 761, JW Winco now offers exactly the right solutions for applications in the medium w…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 02:48PM

Waves Audio: Updates for SoundGrid Applications by Kathy Eddy

Waves Audio, announced new updates for all Waves SoundGrid applications: the eMotion LV1 live mixer and the SuperRack plugin chainer for live sound processing, and the SoundGrid Studio and S…

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Philadelphia Designers on Display at Set Model Theatre by Kathy Eddy

1812 Productions is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind digital theatre experience, Set Model Theatre. In early 2021, they gathered more than a dozen Philly theatre designers and technicians …

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The Shubert Foundation Awards $32.1 Million in 2021 Grants by Kathy Eddy

Following the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts, The Shubert Foundation announced that it is awarding a record $32.1 million in 2021 grants to 575 not-for-profit th…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:18AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

UW Madison Offers New Technical Theater Courses for K-12 Teachers by Kathy Eddy

The University of Wisconsin – Madison: Department of Theater and Drama is proud to announce two online summer courses specifically designed for the needs of K-12 theater, music, and dance …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 06:36PM

Lighting Designer Kevin Lawson Joins UC College-Conservatory of Music’s Faculty by Kathy Eddy

UC College-Conservatory of Music Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the addition of Kevin Lawson to the college’s roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty member…

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Pathport: Redefining the Entertainment Lighting Industry for 20 Years by Kathy Eddy

Pathway Connectivity celebrates 20 years since the Pathport product launch and the impact it has made to the industry. In the spring of 2001, Pathway Connectivity sent out the first shipment…

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Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program | Vectorworks by Kathy Eddy

SM Tech Fridays are Back! The 2021 Broadway Stage Management Symposium was amazing, but they now turn their attention towards the future and summer. Theaters across the country are preparing…

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ACT Lighting Welcomes Bradley Cronenwett as Regional Outside Sales  by Kathy Eddy

ACT Lighting, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bradley Cronenwett has joined the company as Regional Outside Sales for the southeast. An Ohio native, Cronenwett brings to his new post more …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:42AM

Mountview Theatre’s Shakespeare in Love Gets Varied Looks from Adam King and CHAUVET Professional by Kathy Eddy

“Time is very long for those who wait,” wrote Shakespeare. The bard penned these words more than four centuries (and a couple of pandemics) ago. But those deprived of the joy of live the…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 10:34AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Training: Speaking with Studio School of Design Co-Founders Mark Stanley and Clifton Taylor by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition The Studio School of Design was recently announced and began taking registrations. Led by co-founders Mark Stanley and Clift…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:42PM

Safety: Forging a New Role – Santa Fe Opera’s COVID Compliance & Safety Manager Mike VanAartsen by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition Santa Fe Opera plans to open its 2021 season on July 10, 2021. As a part of this reopening effort, the health and safety of …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:40PM

Industry Advocates: Costume Industry Coalition by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition On March 12, 2020, all Broadway theaters in New York City shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shutdown hit all theate…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:39PM

Theater Science: Learning from Old & New by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition You can read a menu all you want, but it will not make you full. Reading about theater, and practicing it, are two very diff…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:37PM

Costumes: Penn & Fletcher Inc. by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition Art embroidery is an old art that requires meticulous attention to detail, at which Penn & Fletcher has for 35 years exc…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:36PM

Costumes: Bethany Joy Costumes, Inc. by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition Bethany Joy Costumes, Inc., located in Manhattan’s garment district, makes custom made clothing for theatre, opera, dance,…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:35PM

Costumes: John Kristiansen New York, Inc. by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition Custom costume shop John Kristiansen New York, Inc. (JKNY), located in New York City’s garment district is a one-stop-shop…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:34PM

Company in-Depth: BellaTEX Stage Curtains by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition BellaTEX, Inc., a nationwide provider of theatrical drapes, hardware, and accessories, is celebrating ten years in business …

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Books: 4 for the Reading List by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition Prop Building for Beginners: Twenty Props for Stage and Screen by Eric Hart Prop Building for Beginners: Twenty Props for …

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Answer Box: Angel Wings by Kathy Eddy

This story can be read below or in our June 2021 digitial edition I want an 18’-wingspan. Big. Like albatross wings,” Angels in America: Millennium Approaches director Rick Lombardo say…

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Answer Box: Tackling a Challenge Head On by Kathy Eddy

When one works long enough in prop and costume crafts, you get to a point where you just start seeing the same mistakes over and over. This happens a lot with puppet heads and masks. One won…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 05:02PM

What Do You See? The Optical Trick of Pepper’s Ghost by Kathy Eddy

There is some sage advice, including “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” and “Don’t reinvent the wheel.” But those two phrases go against our philosophy of theater tech. Ins…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:59PM

Speaking with Denise J. Grillo, Production Props by Kathy Eddy

Denise J. Grillo, who has over 20 years serving as production props for Broadway productions, recently partnered with Ian Grunes to open a new prop rental house, Everything Props in Harrison…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 04:56PM

Why Are There No Great Kids of Color in the Performing Arts? An Exploration on Challenges for Kids of Color in Arts Spaces by Kathy Eddy

This essay was originally published on HowlRound Theatre Commons ( ) on April 12, 2021. As a Black performing arts educator and actress who has performed many theat…

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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

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