event recordings

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:


Costume Design for Film - Camille Benda

Advice and approach for designing costumes for period film pieces.


Open Round Table - Three Choreographers discuss their Collaboration with Designers

A conversation with Alvin Rangel-Alvarado, Courtney Ozovek & Lisa D. Long


Tuesday, September 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Using SketchUp for Television - Elizabeth Kloczkowski

An overview on how to use SketchUp and Podium for scenic renderings.


Thursday, October 1, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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.


Tuesday, October 6, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

How Designers can Incorporate Automation - J.R. Norman Luker

How designers can creatively add automation to stage productions.


Thursday, October 8, 6:00pm - 7:00pm -

Theatre Practice-as-Research: Using Digital Media for Race/Gender/Sexuality - Dr. D. A-R. Forbes-Erickson

Examining the link between the racial and sexual other’s image and word.


Thursday, October 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Life as an Assistant Lighting Designer on Broadway - Anne E. McMills

Life as an Assistant Lighting Designer on Broadway.


Thursday, October 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Life and Art of Lighting for Film

Mextly Couzin hosts a conversation with Director of Photography Luis Perez.


Tuesday, October 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Advanced, Multi-Platform Digital Rendering - Eric Broadwater

Creating workflows for Multi-Platform Digital Rendering.


Thursday, November 5, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Puppetry: Performing Objects - Sarah Krainin

Part I - Introduction to Styles of Puppetry in Contemporary Performance

Thursday, November 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Projection Design - David Bengali

A conversation with David Bengali about his work and his thoughts for young artists interested in pursuing a career in projection design.


Thursday, November 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Collaboration: Design for Dance - Joe Goode & Erik Flatmo

Tuesday, December 1, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Adapting Musicals to the Smallish Stage - Richard Olmsted, Ulises Alcala

A director designer team discusses their working process.


Thursday, December 3, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lighting for Opera - David Jacques

Lighting for Opera: The techniques and practicalities of lighting operas internationally and domestically.


Tuesday, December 8, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Advice for Early Career Designers - David Ivers

David Ivers imparts advice and answers questions from early career designers wishing to work in American Regional Theatres.


Thursday, February 4, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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.


Thursday, April 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Theatrical Fly Systems and Rigging

Introduction to Fly System components, and safe operation with a unit on hardware and rigging followed by a Q&A session. Lead by Professor Chris Eicher who has worked for professional theatre companies, gone on national tours and is currently the Head of Design at California State University, Bakersfield.


Thursday, September 16th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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, 6:00pm-7:30pm

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, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Sound Design

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.