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The Top 10 BFA Theatre Design & Tech Programs in the Country for 2017-18

BY ONSTAGEBLOG.COM The end of August is usually a time where college seems to be on everyone’s mind. Whether it’s incoming freshmen getting ready to move into their residence halls or high school seniors preparing their applications, college is a constant discussion. For theatre students, where you attend can certainly have an impact on your career with the type of training you receive. It’s also important to note that while each school listed here is excellent, a college degree doesn’t guarantee success nor is one required to become successful in this industry. Here at OnStage, we take months to research the best BFA programs to come up with our own lists. We base it off tuition, curriculum, faculty, career support, basically, everything you yourself would consider...

Table Saw Safety: Is Progress Being Made?

National Public Radio examines the ongoing discussion of table saw safety regulations between Steve Gass, who is the inventor of the 2004 “SawStop” technology,  the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and those opposed to this technology. Table saw amputations occur every day, and it is Gass’ hope to have the proven injury-prevention technology incorporated into table saws. You can read the article HERE. View SawStop in action in the video below. What are your thoughts regarding SawStop and other injury-prevention technology being incorporated into power tools? Have you used this or any other similar technology? Comment & share your thoughts below.

Broadway’s Amelie

Designers perpetually astound me. This week, I spoke to two of them: David Zinn, who dreamed up the magical set and costumes for Broadway’s Amelie, and Sandra Goldmark, whose set for Vanity Fair is a thrilling collision of metaphors. I love “reading” the design of a production, because understanding how sets, costumes, light, and sound impact a story can often be a key to unlocking everything.

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