The Intiman Emerging Artist Program (IEAP) is back for 2020!

APPLY HERE Applications are due by March 1st, 2020. Who:  Diverse pre-professionals who are ready to bridge into professional theatre.  And, we do mean diverse in every way to include race, ethnic heritage, gender identification, sexual orientation, (dis)ability status, socioeconomic status, political affiliation…  In fact, the more diverse our cohort, the better the workshop collaboration and culminating showcase production will be. Emerging Artists will train together as a cohort, but can select to focus on directing, production management, stage management, technical direction, or acting. What:  A 5-week full-time residential training program which includes workshops, networking events, devising, and rehearsals for a touring production of Sojourn Theatre’s THE RACE 2020 directed by Marc...

USITT 2020 – Register Now!

Welcome to Houston Join us in Houston for our Annual Conference & Stage Expo now in its 60th year. USITT 2020 will bring four days of education and networking to the George R. Brown Convention Center for technical theatre and live entertainment professionals and students. More than 250 educational sessions, hands-on demos, and learning opportunities will be available throughout the week. 350 exhibitors covering 52,000 square feet of Expo floor space will be ready to debut their newest products and answer any questions you may have. The Annual Conference & Stage Expo wouldn’t be what it is today without the loyalty and enthusiasm of our attendees and exhibitors. We can’t wait to see what the next 60 years brings. Registration Rates Our low registration rates are listed below. ...

Sesame Street Writer’s Room Fellowship – Apply today!

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room is a writing fellowship from the creators of Sesame Street. And we’re looking for YOU! Fresh new writing talent from underrepresented racial backgrounds. Emerging storytellers who are selected to join the Writers’ Room will receive hands-on writing experience guided by Sesame Street veterans and other media industry leaders. Each participant will develop and write a pilot script for their own original kids concept. Past fellows have gone on to develop their own original content with Sesame Workshop, as well as write for Sesame Street and various programs at Nickelodeon, Disney, DreamWorks, and more! Learn about the 2019 fellows and speakers HERE. Applications for the 2020 Fellowship Program are NOW OPEN! Application must be submitted by January 10, 2020 5PM ES...

SFAC Summer 2020 Internships – Apply to spend your summer in Alaska!

Spend your summer in beautiful Sitka, Alaska! The Sitka Fine Arts Camp, a leader in interdisciplinary arts education, is searching for an Assistant Technical Director, Technical Intern, and Stage Management Intern for our 2020 summer season! Room, board, travel, and a stipend are available depending on the position. For more information, visit!  

How to Design Your School Production on a Budget

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, Broadway designers offer suggestions based on discipline, best practices, and their picks for inexpensive products. VIEW ARTICLE via

How the Stunt Coordinator of ‘GLOW’ Creates a Safe Space in the Wrestling Ring

What is one of the first things that comes to mind when performing stunts, tricks, or fight choreography? Maybe how cool it’ll look? How about how fast you can do your fight choreo? The correct answer is: SAFETY! The stunt coordinator for Netflix’s “GLOW”  series knows exactly how to create a safe space, both in the ring and within the cast. View Full Article via

Parting the Clouds of Callbacks and Casting

BY LAURIE RECORDS via The commercial casting process shouldn’t be a mystery. While every job is unique, there is an underlying structure to the process that, in theory anyway, we’ve all committed to when casting commercials. Why? Because it works! When talking to actors, there seems to be a cloud around callbacks, specifically, what happens after the callback. The stakes are higher during callbacks and what happens after, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be as informed about this part of the process as you are about the rest. Because knowledge is power, let me shed some light on the process that ought to pierce the clouds of confusion and anxiety. Say you had a terrific callback. But what the heck happens next? For you, not all that much. Just make sure you’re cl...

How Writer-Director Robert O’Hara Decides Which Plays to Direct and Which to Hand Over

BY MERVYN ROTHSTEIN via It’s a unique voice, an exciting young voice, dealing with issues around race and identity and sexuality,” Obie-winning director and playwright Robert O’Hara says. “New ideas and new thoughts. I love plays that capture the imagination, that take you on a ride and an adventure. And I think this play does.” O’Hara is talking about Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play, which O’Hara directs at New York Theatre Workshop. The play, about black and white in white America, was called “willfully provocative, gaudily transgressive and altogether staggering,” as well as “furiously entertaining,” by The New York Times. Robert O’Hara and Jeremy O. Harris Marielle Solan O’Hara often directs his own plays, but recently directed works by Kirsten Childs and will direc...


DIRECTORS LAB NORTH   Directors Lab North is a directing lab based in Toronto, Canada, geared toward professional practicing directors in all stages of their career from all across Canada and abroad. Now in its 9th year, the Lab fosters a national and international exchange between a community of emerging, mid level and established career directors that need a safe space to explore and connect with like-minded peers. Participants are exposed to foreign techniques and practices, broadening their scope and repertoire. It is a series of workshops, readings, investigations, roundtable discussions, shared sessions and master classes led by master theatre practitioners.

Why a Tony-Winning Director Decided to Return to Acting By JEN GUSHUE

  “I think all actors have a little bit of director brain. But it’s been really nice not to feel any urge to ‘fix’ anything.” David Cromer on costarring in The Waverly Gallery on Broadway — How do you follow up winning the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical? For David Cromer, who snagged that statuette for his work on The Band’s Visit, the answer was to book an acting gig. The prolific director — who launched his career in Chicago before making his name Off-Broadway with the musical Adding Machineand a long-running production of Our Town — had dabbled in performing in the past. (He played the Stage Manager in Our Town, had a small part in the 2014 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun and even did an arc on the TV se...

Curt Olds “A stylish performer bringing opera and Broadway together.” -The New York Times

With an active career in both opera and musical theatre, baritone Curt Olds has been seen in productions ranging from Don Pasquale and The Magic Flute to musicals such as Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, The Threepenny Opera, Broadway’s Riverdance and CATS. Hailed by Opera News as “A wonderful singing actor, as adept in pointing dialogue as in phrasing song,” Curt is best known for his portrayal of the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and his signature role as Ko-Ko in The Mikado, for which he has some 22 productions to his credit. This season, Olds sings Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at Hawaii Opera Theatre, Njegus in The Merry Widow for Utah Opera, Major General Stanley in Pirates of Penzance at Atlanta Opera, and Ko-Ko in The Mikado for Anchorage Opera. Living up to his singing acto...

Registration for the 2019 New World Rigging Symposium – Opens Nov 1st

REGISTRATION OPENING NOVEMBER 1 ESTA and USITT announce the second New World Rigging Symposium, taking place March 19-20, 2019 in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo 2019 in Louisville, KY. Building on the enormous success of this year’s inaugural symposium, the 2019 event will once again provide an opportunity for riggers and those interested in the live entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies and help shape the future of the industry. Attendees at the 2018 symposium were impressed with the knowledge and passion of the presenters and their fellow attendees, which made for an educational and inspirational event. The mix of professional riggers, engineers, health and safety professionals, venue managers, educators, and manufact...

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