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Props Safety in a Post COVID-19 World

Prominent Props Master, Jay Duckworth, discusses what backstage safety may look like post-pandemic. It is obvious that crew members and actors are in close quarters backstage, so what steps can theatres make to ensure the safety of all involved? Duckworth looks into the ideas of: Planning Ahead Laminating pre-check lists for easy disinfecting Prop Sanitation Handing-off props Stocking Up PPE &...

2021 Rocky Mountain Theatre Convention

SAVE THE DATE! 2020-2021 Season Auditions & Conventions (Updated 07.23)

2020 Events June June 22: SETC Fall 2020 Audition Application Opens July July 23-August 2: AATE Online Conference – 2020 Vision August August 30-31: 2020 SETC Fall Auditions – In-Person or Online! August 31-Sept 2: Rocky Mountain Theatre Convention September September 12-18: National Arts in Education Week October October, TBA: AES New York Convention October 1-2: National Conference o...

Ask the Dance Docs – Dancing in a Mask

“Ask the Dance Docs” is a podcast segment with Dr. Kat Bower PT and Dr. Kathleen L. Davenport MD who answer questions regarding injuries, training, recovery, and more! Their most recent episode aired on July 16, 2020, and they cover a spectrum of topics related to mask-wearing: Why we wear a mask Types of masks to use Exercising in a masks Adapting to a mask Dancing in a mask Breathing...

How Do You Make a Theater Safe Again?

As COVID-19 began to shut down the industry, A.R.T. presented some of the following guidelines to consider for re-opening a “healthy” theatre – for both cast/crew and audience members alike. Dance Magazine breaks down key components of A.R.T.’s Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theatre: Improve ventilation and filtration Reduce touch Create physical barriers Rethink r...

Broadway to Remain Closed Through 2020

Official Press Release from The Broadway League:  The Broadway League Announces Fall Performance Cancellations While Working on Protocols For Curtains To Rise Again Broadway Theatres Extend Ticket Refunds and Exchanges through January 3, 2021 Tickets For Early 2021 To Go On Sale In Coming Weeks New York, NY – June 29, 2020 – The Broadway League announced today that Broadway performances in New Yor...

SETC 2020 Fall Auditions – Registration Open!

SETC 2020 Fall Auditions  Attend in-person or online digitally!

2020 Theatre Bay Virtual Auditions are Now Open!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the theatre community, Theatre Bay Area has launched the 2020 Virtual Regionals, which are categorized by the four regions of the Bay Area: East Bay, North Bay, South Bay, and San Francisco. Theatre Bay Area has crafted the virtual auditions to meet the needs of our individual and company members in this current climate while incorporating feedba...

COVID-19 and Insturment Cleaning

via namm.org Following review with the CDC, the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations), NAfME and The NAMM Foundation have created guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines cover the following: Sterilization vs. Disinfection Instrument Hygiene Mouthpiece Cleaning String Instrument Cleaning Choosing a Disinfectant ...

Brush Up on Your Makeup Skills

Are you running out of quarantine ideas for ways to improve and expand your craft? Now is the perfect time to “brush up” on your make up skills for both the stage and on-camera work!    Stage & Screen Camera-Friendly Makeup Do you have a headshot session coming up?  Check out these tutorials for the popular “no make-up” look! 10 Expert Tips for Getting Camera-Ready Filming a self-tape? Le...

On With The Show – Updated 06.17

With Broadway going dark and theatres around the country having to suspend or cancel their seasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists and theatre-goers are wondering “what happens next?”.  Theatres have pivoted to online streaming of archived shows and live-streamed readings of plays. Some companies have remained open, adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. Creators...

How the Entertainment Industry Is Dealing With Coronavirus—the Latest

With the World Health Organization declaring coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic, and governments all over the world locking down industries and cultural centers, entertainment organizations in the United States are bracing for measures limiting crowd sizes. From Broadway to movie theaters to labor unions, industry leaders are bracing for entertainers and audiences to get sick—and for an industry th...