Learn How to Follow a Musical Score - Sarah Underwood & David Jacques
Learn how to follow a musical score. Essential for Stage managers, directors, and lighting designers. Useful for everyone else. No musical training needed. Please follow the link below:
Thursday, October 1, 2020
The Role of a Production Manager - Lawrence Bennett
Larry Bennett speaks about his experience as a black person working in technical theater and offers insightful advice about starting out in the business and on how to bring both your professional skills and your humanity to the job.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Theatre Practice-as-Research: Using Digital Media for Race/Gender/Sexuality - Dr. D. A-R. Forbes-Erickson
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Projection Design - David Bengali
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Advice for Early Career Designers - David Ivers
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Advice for Set Designers working with Scenic Artists - A Panel of Scenic Artists
Two scenic artists Heidi Enzlin Cole & Ana Martinez discuss best practices, give advice and field questions how designers can better communicate with the scenic charge artist. They will also give advice and field questions on how to start your career as a scenic painter in the entertainment industry. What techniques to work on and what tools to buy.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
The Work of Production Designers & Art Directors
Production Designer Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini and Art Director Jerry Sonnenberg will discuss the inner workings of the art department and the relationship between the production designer & the art director in feature films, TV commercials, music videos, & episodic series. This is a great place to ask your questions about getting into the art department.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Trans+ and Non-Binary Theater Artists
Trans+ and non-binary artists are making increasingly important artistic and cultural contributions to the performing arts while simultaneously paving the way for a more aware and accepting future. Join us for a conversation with Ari Herzog, Calvin Anderson, Kate McGee, Lisa Scheps, Qween Jean and Randy Wong-Westbrooke as they speak about navigating attitudes towards gender in the workplace and finding community in the performing arts.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Meow Wolf: an interactive, mind-bending art experience.
Meow Wolf is comprised of over 200 full-time employees and hundreds of other collaborators, creating and supporting art across a variety of media, including architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, video production, cross-reality (AR/VR/MR), music, audio engineering, narrative writing, costuming, performance, and more.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Design for Devised Work
Much of our academic training focuses on script analysis as a starting point for design but that is often not possible when devising a new piece. In this conversation, Cricket Myers, Dr. Gina Sandi-Diaz, Lena Sands, Kyla Kazuschyk and Pamela Rodriguez share their insights and experiences in working in devised theater and the unique challenges and opportunities involved in making this work.
Theatrical Fly Systems and Rigging
Thursday, September 16th, 2021
The Green Stage #1: Sustainable Approaches for Set Design and Technical Direction
Join us for a conversation with designers Sandra Goldmark and Edward Morris and production manager Mike Banta, three of the authors of the Sustainable Production Toolkit, a step-by-step guide to making performing arts organizations more sustainable.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Professional Practice #1: Contracts and Fees
In an industry with so many variables and so little transparency, it can be difficult to define how much your services are worth or to adequately protect yourself in the contracting process. In this event, Amith Chandrashaker, Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Christopher Vergara and Kimie Nishikawa provide guidance for young designers negotiating their first jobs in the field.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Three professional sound designers, Chris Darbassie, Elisabeth Weidner and Melanie Chen Cole join us for a round table conversation followed by a question and answer session with webinar attendees.
Thursday, February 10th, 2022
The Green Stage #2: Sustainable Approaches in Lighting, Media and Sound Design
A conversation about sustainability with composer and sound designer Debashis Sinha, lighting designer Renée Brode, lighting and media designer Ian Garrett, and practitioner-researcher in intermedial performance, digital scenography & Australian performance design Tessa Rixon.
Thursday, February 24th, 2022
Working with the Costume Shop
Amy Hutto, the costume shop manager at South Coast Repertory Theatre, talks about how a costume shop works and how the shop interfaces with designers.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Professional Practice #2: Financial Planning for Freelance Artists
Are you worried about how to make ends meet in the performing arts? Wondering how to manage paying off your student loans? Bailie Slevin, the founder of Entertaining Finance, a financial consulting firm geared specifically towards creatives and freelancers, joins us to talk about financial planning and managing our mental health around these often stressful issues.