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How to Fold a Theatrical Backdrop

Calling all stage hands and technicians! Have you been wanting to perfect your skills in strike for folding backdrops? Then this video is for you! Grosh Backdrops & Drapery have created this how-to video: How to Fold a Theatrical Backdrop.  View Article via www.stage-directions.com

Registration Open for the 2020 A1 Conference

The All-in-One Conference (A1 Conference) is an opportunity for actors, stage managers, technical staff, music directors, and more to take workshops and seminars, network with other actors and creatives, and access an abundance of opportunities and resources all in one weekend in NYC. All participants must apply to attend the conference. Actors wishing to audition at the conference will be screene...

Why I Became a Casting Director: An Interview with Julia Kim

Have you considered a career as a casting director? CastingNetworks sits down with casting director Julia Kim (“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and “Starlet”), as she explains how she became a casting director and what drives her in this position. Learn below what it takes to be a casting director, discover your “why”, and be fearless to take the leap into the industry yourself! V...

Seattle Theatre Tries Radical Experiment: Every Single Ticket is Free

“Starving Artists” We all know the term, and many of us may identify with it. We work several jobs, pinch every penny, audition our tails off, work hours in production offices, and long shifts in the scene shop. As we save try to save our money, while paying our bills and paying off loans, it can be hard to find the extra means to see as many shows as one may want to. Attending theatre is an impor...

Working in Theatre: Stage Manager, Ross Jackson

This video from the Center Theatre Group highlights Broadway stage manager Ross Jackson’s work in theatre. View Full Article via www.stage-directions.com

Registration Now Open – SETC/USITT’s 6th Annual LiNK Conference

Where Master’s Candidates and Recruiters Connect SETC and USITT partner each fall to bring graduate theatre degree programs together with people considering options for advanced education in one convenient, affordable location for interviews and information exchange. Discover your dream graduate school or recruit talented candidates. 6th Annual LiNK When: Nov. 7-10, 2019Where: Atlan...

Engineering a New Stage Blood

Who doesn’t like to get messy with some blood? Stage blood, that is! Oklahoma City University’s Professor Heyman shares with Stage Directions his new stage blood recipe. For all you prop artisans out there, check out his recipe below: View Full Article via www.stage-directions.com

The Rockettes are Looking for an Artistic Director—and a Makeover

The Rockettes are one of, if not the most, iconic dance troupes in the world. They recently announced that they are beginning a search for a new position: Artistic Director. The Rockettes are wanting to expand their presence beyond Christmas time, and become a year-round attraction, and they need just the right artistic visionary to lead them in that direction. Learn more about their search below:...

Backstage Video: How to Fit a Wig at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Royal Shakespeare Company’s Head of Wigs and Make-Up, Sandra Smith, demonstrates how she fits a wig. View Article via www.stage-directions.com

The New Agreement Recognizing Dancers’ Creative Contributions on Broadway

Under a new agreement made with Actor’s Equity Association and The Broadway League, actors and stage managers involved in the production of a new show will receive a cut of the earnings; ranging from more pay in developmental labs and workshops, to  1% of profits (up to ten years) after the show has reached its initial investment. This new deal for profit-sharing recognizes all the hard work ...

SAVE THE DATE: SETC Pre-Screen Registration opens Sept. 16!

NOTE: Complete and updated information regarding the 2019-2020 SETC Professional Screening Auditions will be available by Sept. 16, 2019, when applications open. Are the SETC Professional Screening Auditions for me? These preliminary auditions are for those actors who wish to participate in the Spring Professional Auditions at the annual SETC Convention but who do not yet meet all of the...

The Show Must Go On! Even in a Broadway Blackout…

The old adage “the show must go on” could not have been more true during a large blackout in Manhattan on July 13, 2019. While the lights of Broadway were out, the casts of “Hadestown”, “Rock of Ages”, “Waitress”, and “Come From Away” took to the streets to entertain their audiences with performances and sing-a-longs to songs from their shows. Read Article via www.cnn.com