Official Press Release from The Broadway League Broadway Update On Performance Cancellations New York, NY – October 9, 2020 – The Broadway League announces the continued suspension of all ticket sales for Broadway performances in NYC through May 30, 2021. Dates for each returning and new Broadway show will be announced as individual productions determine the performance schedules for their respective shows. The League will provide updates to the public as more information becomes available. “With nearly 97,000 workers who rely on Broadway for their livelihood and an annual economic impact of $14.8 billion to the city, our membership is committed to re-opening as soon as conditions permit us to do so. We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we rai...
In theatre, the technical crew is one of the most vital aspects of making a show run smoothly. Tech crews cross over through all genres of media and entertainment and even step into the sports arena. One of the great technical feats in sporting events is the set up of the Superbowl Halftime Show. Did we mention it’s done in less than 10 minutes? See how the field at Hard Rock Stadium was converted from football to concert settings in quick order at Super Bowl LIV. 2020 Superbowl Halftime Show Timelapse
Calling all props makers, artists, and designers! Looking for some inspiration, education, or want to learn more about your craft? Check out the podcast Silk Flowers & Papier Mache Hearts – A podcast which discusses the world of props in the performing arts and beyond, and features interviews from professionals from Broadway, regional theatre, and more. Silk Flowers & Papier Mache Hearts has new episodes out every Tuesday. You can listen to the latest episode HERE. You can follow the podcast on Twitter here: @SilkMache The podcast is co-hosted by prop master Eric Hart ( Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film, and TV, and The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic) and prop master Ashley Flowers. Learn more.
Don’t forget about registering for SETC’s Annual Theatre Job Fair! SETC hosts one of the nation’s largest off-stage theatre job fairs during the annual SETC Convention. If you are looking for a job or to hire for off-stage and/or “techie” theatre positions — including academic, administrative, backstage, design, stage management, costumes, props, electrical, carpentry, lighting, front-of-house, box office and other company or crew jobs, as well as intern and apprentice positions — the SETC Theatre Job Fair is the place for you! Click here to learn more about THEATRE JOB FAIR
All Technical Interviews will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Technicians will sign up Saturday morning for interview slots with producers. Producers will determine the length of each interview. REGISTER HERE WHAT TO BRING A portfolio of your work Extra copies of your resume. Some producers who are looking to hire technicians will collect resumes for phone interviews at a later date. VIDEO PORTFOLIO While at the event, technical applicants are invited to video-record a 10-minute portfolio presentation which will be made available to registered producers who are unable to conduct interviews on Saturday. Portfolio presentations will be video recorded by OTA staffers, and will be guided by a professional technical director. Technicians should prepare to: orally review their portfoli...
Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators! Companies are in search of every skill set from AEA stage managers to running crew, from Technical Directors to spot operators, and everything in between – pit musicians, too. So make a great summer happen – register today! Post your profile and resume online free of charge and be front-and-center for employment opportunities in summer stock theaters, regional theaters, and special production companies. You’ll have access to what the theaters are doing this season, what positions are open and who to contact… if they don’t contact you first. Create a profile page and post your resume to be part of our talent database Directors, Music Directors, Musicians, Choreographers and Stage Managers (Union and non-union) are welco...
What’s the #1 most important thing when it comes to designing a show? Reading the script. Doing so will inform you exactly what you need for your design, and theoretically, budget size shouldn’t matter. However, when it comes to budget-tight productions, knowing exactly what you need will help you achieve your design in the most frugal way. In this article from Playbill.com, Broadway designers offer suggestions based on discipline, best practices, and their picks for inexpensive products. VIEW ARTICLE via www.playbill.com
Weapons experts J. Allen Suddeth and J. David Brimmer give insight into the trend of using aluminum blades for the stage. Having first used these blades back in the 1990’s, these weapons masters have developed their techniques to create blades that can be seen on stage from the audience, as well as last for the run of a show. Learn how and why their use of aluminum could be beneficial and perhaps something you may apply to your next production. View Article via www.stage-directions.com
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
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
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
Let’s set the scene: It’s 1969. You’re in a diner. You need a place to sit. Low and behold: there is a bar and some stools. You have found your seat! But, you may be asking yourself, “How did these stools get made?!” Props master Eric Hart walk you though his design process for creating stools for Two Trains Running by August Wilson at Triad Stage. READ ARTICLE via www. props-eric.hart.com