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NextStage at Village Theatre is offering FREE Online Professional Artist Development

Village Theatre, a Regional theatre based outside of Seattle, WA  has recently launched the program NextStage: offering FREE online classes with a focus on Professional Artist Development. Details on the NextStage program and how to register below! Village Theatre NextStage Are you a professional artist? Join us for NextStage, a FREE online class series designed to illuminate, support, and encourage the professional artistic experience through practical instruction and conversation. Who: All artists are welcome, no matter your level of experience or training. The only requirement is that you are at least 18 years old. When: Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, from 7:30–8:30 pm. Each class is 45 minutes (recorded) followed by 15 minutes of Q&A (not recorded). The...

Registration Open for URTA 2021 Virtual Auditions & Interviews

DATES URTA MFA Acting Auditions: Jan 9-10, Jan 15-18, Jan 22-25 Satellite Acting Auditions: Jan 15 -Jan 18, Jan 22-25 Arts Leadership Interviews: Jan 12 Design & Technology Interviews: Jan 28-31 Directing Interviews: Jan 11, Jan 19 Stage Management Interviews: Jan 11, Jan 19 REGISTER HERE Application Deadlines (Directing, Stage Management & Arts Leadership): Application closes on Acceptd: December 11, 2020 (11:59 PM, Eastern) (Acting & Design/Tech) Application closes on Acceptd: January 4, 2021 (11:59 PM, Eastern) Note: given the live-virtual format, there will be no “walk-in” applicants accepted on the day of the events. Registration Pricing Price ranges listed below are inclusive of all fees. Ranges are dependent on registration disciplines, Acceptd fees, and Processing fees....

UPDATE: Broadway to Remain Closed Through May 30, 2021

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...

Registration Open for 7th Annual LiNK

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. 7th Annual LiNK December 2-4, 2020 This year’s LiNK event dates have moved to early Dec. and auditions and interviews will be held online. More information to follow. Fees: $75 – Student Candidates $325 – Recruiting College or University Registration Opens: September 8, 2020 Registration Deadline: Midnight, November 5, 2020  Register for LiNK How the Virtual LiNK Will Work Candidates will upload auditions and portfolios through a web portal. Recruiters will be...

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

For more information on the following, please visit: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/ This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices (we love you, but we’re not equipped for that); a place to promote fee for service work; or a pla...

2020: Year of the Stage Manager

100 years ago on February 16, 1920 Actors Equity Association carried a motion to include Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers in their contractual language. AEA has declared 2020 the year of the stage manager to commemorate the past one hundred years. In the spirit of recognizing stage managers, stage-directions.com will be generating monthly content. To kick things off, January’s theme is: What is Stage Management Jennifer Leigh Sears Scheier helps break down the definition of a stage manager. She notes that being a stage manager does not necessarily pertain only to theatre and Broadway, but it spans across all industries: From the arts with opera, dance to sports, including the Olympics and Super Bowl. Take a look at the article below to learn how she further breaks down the...

Apprenticeships – Asolo Repertory Theatre

Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are full-time experiences that include a stipend and housing. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as well as at least one past internship in the field for which they are applying or similar applicable experiences. At the completion of the program, apprentices typically leave Asolo Rep ready for at least an entry-level job. Dates vary per position but most are September through May. Apprentices must be able to provide their own reliable transportation and possess a valid drivers’ license with a clean driving record.​ Available Apprenticeships – Apply Here! KNOXVILLE STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES DRAMATURGY & CASTING APPRENTICE COMPANY MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE

American Theatre Wing: Career Guides

Check out American Theatre Wing’s series on Careers in the Theatre. These one-on-one interviews delve deep into the different areas of the theatre and discuss what it takes to make a career out of your given discipline. These were created in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. VIEW GUIDES via www.americantheatrewing.org

StrawHat Registration Now Open: Design, Tech, Musician, Administrators, and more!

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...

Theatre Puget Sound – Production & Tech Personnel Registration

Do you direct, choreograph, or stage manage and want to be seen by auditors at the 2019 Unified General Auditions? Submit your resume and portfolio images to be included in the supplemental Production Personnel & Tech Resume auditor packet. Auditors at the UGAs run the gamut from large and small theatre companies to film producers, talent agents, and independent film/theatre producers and directors. They are not only meeting more than 400 actors, they are also scouting people to make it all go behind the scenes… YOU! Production Personnel & Tech Resume submission is a direct member benefit of Theatre Puget Sound. 2019 TPS membership is required to participate. UPLOAD RESUME HERE

Observing the Calling of “COMPANY” in London

BY HOPE ROSE KELLY via www.stagemanagers.org Reaching out to the Stage Management Association of the UK (UK SMA), I inquired if they had any observation opportunities from their members. Andy Rowley (Executive Director) kindly put a call out and Sharon Hobden, who is currently the DSM for Company, sent me an invite. This production has been noted for the gender swapping of the lead character Bobby and some other roles plus the storyline has been updated thereby bringing it into the 21stcentury with a natural ease that had I not known its origins, I would have thought it was a new musical written for today. Patti LuPone stars in the role originated by Elaine Strich. With a bit of tongue in cheek (given her history of admonishing patrons about cell phone use at the theatre), the recorded cur...

StrawHats: Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators!

    Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators! 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 welcome Directors & Choreographers; Music Directors & Accompanists; Designers (Set, Scenic Design, Lighting, Costumes, etc.): provide links to personal websites, YouTube, Vimeo, Sound Cloud, etc. to promote your work ...