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Save the Date! 2018/2019 Auditions & Conventions (UPDATED 11/05/18)

Mark your calendars! There are only a few months left of 2018, but there are plenty of auditions & conventions you can still attend. Don’t forget to save the date for the upcoming 2019 audition & convention season, with events happening all over the country for professionals in all disciplines of the entertainment industry! Stay up to date by bookmarking our Events Page. Active registrations can be found below. September 2018 September 1st UPTA Registration Opens September 4th URTA Application  Opens September 14th SETC Pre-Screen Application Opens October 2018 October USITT19 Registration Opens October 15th MWTA Registration Opens October 15th- SETC Professional Application Opens November 2018 November 1st New World Rigging Symposium Registration Opens November 1st Theatre B...

USITT19 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN!

Registration Info More than 300 exhibitors will span across 43,000 square feet of Stage Expo floor demonstrating new products, speaking with attendees, and displaying the industry’s latest and greatest. Four days of technical theatre and live entertainment innovation under one roof makes for an technical theatre industry lover’s dream 5,000 + attendees will take part in over 200 sessions and educational opportunities providing credits, knowledge, and new tips and tricks USITT Conference We’ve been waiting for you! USITT19 is an extravaganza of technical theatre wonder. The industry’s top companies collide with attendees providing a hub for innovation, new technology, education, and networking. The Stage Expo floor delivers a show like no other while over 200 educational sessions and hands-...

How to optimize your theatre’s YouTube promo videos

BY JOE DYSART via www.americantheatre.org Challenge Find an inexpensive way to promote theatre with web video Plan Experiment with YouTube’s free video platform and tools What Worked Short “behind the curtain” videos What Didn’t Traditional commercials and long videos What’s Next Mastering YouTube’s analytics tools to pinpoint videos that promote most effectively For theatres seeking an inexpensive way to add video to their website, complete with analytics, YouTube has an enticing offer: They’ll do it for free. In a move designed to retain their status as the de facto platform for video on the web, the company has rolled out a series of free tools that essentially enable any theatre to edit, post, and analyze viewership of a promotional video at absolutely no cost. “We’ve found that our vi...

Register for the LiNK Grad School Auditions & Interviews! (Hosted by USITT & SETC)

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 interviews, auditions, and information exchange. Connect with more than 50 programs across theatre disciplines including Acting, Design, Technology, and Management. Explore your options for advanced education and find your dream grad program in one convenient, affordable location. 5th Annual LiNK When: Nov. 9-11, 2018 Where:  Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta-Airport  |  Atlanta, GA For Candidates Register early with your resume, portfolio, and head shot for advance review by recruiters. $50 Early Registration: Aug. 1 – Sept. 12, 2018 $75 Late Registration: Sept. 13 – Oct. 24, 2018 $95 Onsite Registration: Onsite...

Inside the Santa Fe Opera Scene Shop

BY JORDAN EDDY via www.themagsantafe.com “They’ll say, ‘Why won’t it just float there?’” Scott Schreck says with a little smirk. “Then I go, ‘I’ll tell you what, let me work on that antigravity device for you.’” He’s talking through the joys and difficulties of translating artistic visions to brick and mortar, his principal mission as technical director of the Santa Fe Opera. Moments later, Schreck reveals that he may, in fact, possess gravity-defying powers. In his last job, a five-and-a-half-year stint as technical director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., one production called for a full bandstand to hover above the stage. “It was [Rodgers and Hammerstein’s] Carousel. They wanted a gazebo on top of a platform, with two bridges extending from it so the actors could walk across,” he sa...

Artistic Directors: Let’s Do Better

via www.americantheatre.org At its national conference in St. Louis June 14-16, TCG asked four theatre leaders to answer the question: How does the role of artistic director need to change for today’s world? All four delivered these “vision statements” as speeches to fellow leaders assembled for an artistic directors summit on Friday, June 14. They are published here with their permission. Modeling a Better World Howard Shalwitz, artistic director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The theatre is a utopian enterprise that impacts our world by modeling a world that is better. It does this in a few different ways. It does it through the plays we produce on our stages, which, even though they are built on conflict, model the give and take of ideas, the depth of human struggle and connection, an...

Register for the 2018 Outdoor Theatre Conference!

WHAT: 2018 Outdoor Theatre Conference WHEN: October 16 – 18, 2018 WHERE: Manteo, NC Hosted by The Lost Colony REGISTER HERE You’ll login or create an account and then select the event to register. The cost of conference registration includes all meals except Thursday’s lunch in Manteo. Conference registration does not include hotel accommodations. About the IOT Conference  This year’s conference begins on Tuesday evening with the traditional Welcome Dinner and Roll Call at our beachfront hotel in Kill Devil Hills, NC. This gathering will include a beach deck taco bar and drinks to get our Company Exchange and updates rolling. Wednesday will be dedicated to a series of skilled presentations covering everything from green technology and preservation (sponsored by USITT), to fundraising...

BroadwayCon 2019 – Early bird tickets ON SALE NOW!

BroadwayCon 2019 will be held January 11-13, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. What is BroadwayCon, Anyway? Well, it’s a lot of things! It is a three-day expo where fans can meet and interact with their favorite Broadway stars. It’s a showcase of some of Broadway’s newest and most exciting shows. It’s a place where industry professionals can work one-on-one with the next generation of up-and-coming performers. Most of all, BroadwayCon is a place where fans can come together celebrate their passions and revel in the magic that is the theatre. Learn More  TICKETS  There are several different types of BroadwayCon tickets, including full-weekend, single-day, and industry-focused experiences. FULL WEEKEND TICKETS THE GENERAL PASS: $165 – EARLYBIRD PRICE! The General P...

The Challenges of Designing Costumes for HDTV

via thecostumerag.com You only need to take a look in your local department store to see the immense size and quality of modern television screens aimed at the common family. Ultra-high-definition has given every broadcast a strangely smooth quality full of contrast and impeccable detail. Unfortunately one of the production departments with the biggest tasks with rising to this new standard of television is the costume department who, if our poll on the state of the costume industry is anything to go by, probably can’t afford to see their work in 4K glory. Besides more intense scrutiny for details, the new technology requires intense lighting that can easily bleach out much of the costume work. Colours have to be bold, which also meansweathering and ageing effects have to be exaggerated. I...

Register for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Theatre Convention!

REGISTER NOW Registration for the 2018 Rocky Mountain NATO Theatre Convention is open! VENDORS (Product Reps & Companions) : Click here to register! EXHIBITORS (Theatre Owners & Employees) : Click here to register! FILM STUDIOS : Click here to register! Hotel Information Book by September 24, 2018 for convention rates! Book Here About Rock Mountain NATO Rocky Mountain NATO is a non-profit trade association that encompasses the six state area of Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The association is comprised of motion picture exhibitors, theatre owners and operators with facilities located in the six states. Our membership includes large chains, regional circuits and independent theatre owners and membership is open to all exhibitors. Size does not matter and th...

2018 Tony Award Winners

BY ADAM HETRICK via www.playbill.com The intimate chamber musical The Band’s Visit, which transferred to Broadway last fall following a sold-out world-premiere run at the Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway, was the biggest winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, which were presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk Matthew Murphy Tony voters responded to composer David Yazbek and playwright Itamar Moses’ adaptation of the 2007 film by Eran Kolirin about an Egyptian police band stranded in a remote village in the Israeli desert, awarding it ten Tony Awards in total, including Best Musical. The Band’s Visit earned Tony Awards for Best Original Score, Best Book, Best Direction (David Cromer), Best Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi), Best Sound Design (Kai Hara...

Summer 2018 Industry Conferences – Register Today!

Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference – “Crossing Borders” June 21 – 23, 2018 The Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre – Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas was founded in 1985 as the volunteer membership organization for the professions of literary management and dramaturgy. LMDA is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization with members throughout North America and abroad. LMDA holds the belief that theater is a vital art form that has the power to nourish, educate, and transform individuals and their communities and that dramaturgy is central to the process of theater-making. Registration Information All full-conference registration fees are per person and include one banquet ticket. LMD...