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Saturday, March 6, 2021

World Stage Design 2022 Online Event on World Theatre Day, March 27 by Michael Eddy

OISTAT is pleased to present Theatre Design Salon on the 2021 World Theatre Day, March 27, 2021. Theatre Design Salon invites three World Stage Design winners to share their design process a…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

New York City’s ‘Open Culture’ Program Does Not Meet Actors’ Equity Standards for Wages or Safety by Michael Eddy

Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 stage managers and professional actors in live theatre, has sent a statewide member alert to all Equity m…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

CHAUVET Professional Lights Dreams At Cultuurcentrum Maskerade by Michael Eddy

Although he was in the clothing business, Luc Provost always wanted to own a theater. Not long ago, fate gave him a reason to turn this aspiration into reality when he acquired 10,000 pieces…

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Applications open for 2021 ETC Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program by Michael Eddy

Since 1999, the Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program has helped the next generation of lighting professionals jumpstart their careers. Each year, a select group of students is introduced t…

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Applause Shop, an Online Marketplace for Theater Artists has Launched by Michael Eddy

Laura Heywood and producer Susan Vargo have launched Applause Shop (, an online marketplace designed to help theater artists make ends meet, find joyful new homes for Br…

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In Memoriam: Anthony “Tony” French, Costume Designer and Educator, 60 by Michael Eddy

It is with great sadness that Stage Directions has learned that University of New Orleans theater professor Anthony “Tony” French, who spent nearly three decades teaching theatre and cos…

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GLP Augments Mountview Academy’s impression S350s with Custom Theatre Product by Michael Eddy

One of the UK’s leading drama schools, London-based Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, entered its production season with support from GLP’s UK office and some inventive programming of t…

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LA Opera Spotlight | Stage Manager, Nikki Hyde by Michael Eddy

The Los Angeles Opera honored and showcased the invaluable contributions of Black artists and individuals to the opera world all February long. They took a moment to spotlight some of its st…

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Mental Health Resources from Behind the Scenes and IATSE by Michael Eddy

It has been a tough year on everyone, especially those in the live entertainment industry. If you, or someone you know, are feeling down, please reach out to them to check to see if they are…

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Shure Honored as a Top Workplace in the U.S. for 2021 by Michael Eddy

Shure Incorporated has been recognized as an award winner in Top Workplaces USA. Shure won in three categories, including Top Workplaces USA Award (National Award), Top Workplaces Manufactur…

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Epson to Showcase Large Venue Laser Projectors at Virtual USITT Conference and Stage Expo by Michael Eddy

Epson America, Inc. will participate in the virtual USITT Conference and Stage Expo from March 8-12, 2021. Showcasing its Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors, Epson will demonstrat…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

GLP: Streamer Duo LED Light Kit by Michael Eddy

Building on the success of the Streamer, GLP’s new LED light for video conferencing, live streaming, and home office work, the company has announced a new packaging variant for those wanti…

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Broadway Stage Management Symposium Announces Recipients for Inaugural Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships for BIPOC Stage Managers by Michael Eddy

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) is proud to announce the five stage managers that have been chosen to receive the first ever Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships for BIPOC…

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Speaker Series: Women in Theatrical Design | UMass Amherst Theater by Michael Eddy

Jane Shaw, Jane Cox, and Mimi Lien on Theater Design Today In a series of Zoom conversations that will be free and open to a national audience, UMass Theater presents three brilliant practit…

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Matt Davis Joins the Clearwing Systems Integration Team by Michael Eddy

Clearwing Systems Integration is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Davis. He joins the Clearwing team with extensive experience in touring and theatrical production, most recently the n…

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Honoring 101 Black Stage Managers by Michael Eddy

During this pause in our working lives, The Stage Manager’s Association has focused its energies on creating initiatives to better serve the entire Theater community. The Stage Manager’s…

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Return To The Stage Survey Webinar | Signs of Hope: Has the Performing Arts Workforce Recovery Begun? by Michael Eddy

On Tuesday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. EST, join the principal researchers behind the Return To The Stage survey for a free webinar covering an update and conversation about the latest results fro…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Shubert to Conduct Extensive Historic Rehabilitation on NYCs Cort Theatre by Michael Eddy

The Shubert Organization is moving forward with a major restoration and expansion project at the Cort Theatre. In addition to historic refurbishments to the interior and rehabilitation of th…

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Introducing The Making Theatre Podcast by Michael Eddy

Bruno Poet and James Farncombe, both highly experienced freelance theatre lighting designers based in the UK but working worldwide, started the Making Theatre Podcast in June 2020. Their i…

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Main Light Industries Acquired by Michael Cannon by Michael Eddy

Wilmington, Delaware—March 1, 2021—Michael Cannon, co-founder, and former CEO of 4WALL Entertainment, has acquired the assets and operations of Main Light Industries, Inc (MLI).  Main L…

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Friday, February 26, 2021

2021 SETC Virtual Convention | One Week Away, Still Time to Register by Michael Eddy

The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) 72nd annual convention—and first virtual convention—is just five days away! SETC will be holding its 2021 convention as a 100% virtual event fr…

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Livestreaming a Conversation: Design (in a Time of Reckoning) Meeting | HowlRound by Michael Eddy

HowlRound is hosting, Design (in a Time of Reckoning) Meeting that will be livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at on Friday, February …

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Guild of Scenic Artists | Portfolio & Resume Review: March 19 – 21 by Michael Eddy

The Guild of Scenic Artists wants to help Scenic Artists improve their portfolio and resume to maximize thei hiring potential. They invite you to sign up for one-on-one time with industry pr…

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Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds Demands Health Care Relief In New York State Budget by Michael Eddy

The Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds, a group of 18 unions representing workers both on and off stage in New York State and beyond, has kicked off a campaign to demand health care r…

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Elation Professional: Full-Color KL Fresnel 8 FC™ by Michael Eddy

Elation Professional is expanding its KL “Key Light” Series of LED Fresnel luminaires with the full-color-spectrum KL Fresnel 8 FC™. The new KL Fresnel 8 FC meets the strict standards …

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Extend PUA | Biden’s Rescue Plan: Relief Must Be Retroactive by Michael Eddy

Here’s a new video from calling for any relief to be retroactive. Unemployed workers across the country have met with their legislators alongside to demand what…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Almería City Orchestra Brings Cathedral Acoustics with d&b Soundscape by Michael Eddy

When the Almería City Orchestra, in Almería Spain, began preparations for their annual Christmas Concert they realized that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the venue would need to be differe…

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Technical Standards Program | New American National Standards Projects by Michael Eddy

In news from ESTA’s Technical Standards Program, three new projects have been filed with ANSI. Two are for new standards, while one is for the revision of an existing standard. The project…

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ETC: Concert 4.1 System Configuration Software by Michael Eddy

ETC is pleased to announce the latest version of its system config software, Concert 4.1. Now with 100% more support for Macs. (MacOS Mojave or later. It works on Apple silicon.) Create a sy…

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Theater Projects Promotes Four Team Members by Michael Eddy

Theater Projects announces the promotions of four team members in recognition of their contributions to its work and their importance to the future of Theatre Projects. Jim Niesel is now a p…

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San Diego Opera Announces Opera Hack 2.0 and Calls for Participants by Michael Eddy

Online ideation summit to explore how technological innovations can enhance the production, presentation, and consumption of opera San Diego Opera announces Opera Hack 2.0, an online interdi…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre