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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...

SAVE THE DATE! 2020-2021 Season Auditions & Conventions (Updated 09.21)

2020 Events September September 8th: USITT/SETC LiNK Registration Opens October October, TBA: AES New York Convention October 1-2: National Conference on Outdoor Theatre – Virtual Event October 1-4: EDTA National Conference December December 2-4:  7th Annual LiNK from USITT & SETC   To Be Announced Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions – The 2020 auditions have been postponed to a later date, to be announced. Check back for updates! NJ Theatre Alliance – Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, New Jersey Theatre Alliance will not be holding our Annual Combined Auditions in 2020. We plan to offer this event at a later date when gathering together is safe. Illinois Theatre Association –  The Auditions Have Been Canceled Due to the Corona Virus. Please stay tuned for re...

Actors Pro Expo Goes Virtual!

Actors Pro Expo is going virtual this year! The organizers invite you to attend this fun event which will include: Seminars Live Q&A Opportunity to be seen by casting directors Live chat with other attendees Meet with Exhibitors Competitions with cash prizes It will be an engagement driven experience filled with networking and learning opportunities. An impactful event that will extend well beyond the computer screen. In particular you may be interested in the Meals 4 Monologues initiative where over 20 CSA Casting Directors will be seeing union and non-union Actors. You can read more about that and register for FREE general admission here: https://www.actorsproexpo.com/virtual

Broadway to Remain Closed Through 2020

Official Press Release from The Broadway League:  The Broadway League Announces Fall Performance Cancellations While Working on Protocols For Curtains To Rise Again Broadway Theatres Extend Ticket Refunds and Exchanges through January 3, 2021 Tickets For Early 2021 To Go On Sale In Coming Weeks New York, NY – June 29, 2020 – The Broadway League announced today that Broadway performances in New York City will be suspended through the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19. The League has released updated information regarding performance cancellations and ticketing. Broadway theatres are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for all performances through January 3, 2021. The Broadway League continues to work with city and state officials as well as leaders in science, technolog...

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

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...

2020 Ohio Theatre Alliance – Design/Tech Interview Registration Now Open

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...

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...

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

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