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Makers Audio at USITT 2015

Alright! Here we go. My last session of USITT 2015, Makers Audio. From the the session description: 

Explore the makers movement and how its tools can be used in theatre to solve sound challenges. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, circuit bending and putting it all together. Participants are encouraged to bring their…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

RC4 Wireless - A Life Untethered - Wireless Dimming for Props, Costumes, and Set Pieces at USITT 2015

Hello all! I will be live-blogging this session starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 18. Check back then for pics, ideas, gear news and more! …


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 18, 2015 at 9:00am

2015 USITT Keynote Address from Terrence Spivey

Hello and welcome to USITT 2015! Here's my live blog of the keynote address from Terrence Spivey! Entry music is playing now, and we're scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT (5 minutes from now.) Until then, here's the program bio of Spivey!

Terrence Spivey, artistic director of the legendary Karamu House…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 18, 2015 at 6:00am

Stage Savvy

Stage Savvy the blog was named after Stage Savvy the column, which I started in June of 2003. Started as a way to get the audience more interested in KC Stage and thereby hopefully increasing the subscribers, it was an “ongoing series to try to bring…


Posted by Angie Fiedler Sutton on August 26, 2014 at 6:46pm


Mission Impossible Props - Smoking Tape Deck and Lit Dynamite: Need Assistance

Hi!  I have two props that I need to build that I could use some assistance on.  I am working on a “Mission Impossible” type sketch.  It has two functional props:  A tape recorder that “self…Continue

Tags: impossible, mission, Smoke, Dynamite, Props

Started by Steve McCullough in Miscellaneous yesterday.

Right on Cue Tracked Music 1 Reply

Just wondering if anyone else has been dissatisfied with Right on Cue?  We have had nothing but problems with it and hate that you have to use an iPad and sound tech doesn't have any control; for…Continue

Started by Jill Zimmerman in Backstage. Last reply by Mattie Roquel Rydalch Mar 17.

Appropriate for High School? 2 Replies

I was talking with a friend who teaches theatre at high school this past weekend, and she was complaining about how she and the administration at her school had clashed over programming choices,…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by michael callaway Mar 17.

Plays you've seen that should be seen again. 14 Replies

I read a lot of new plays from new authors.  We produce one new play each year.  There are a lot of great plays that don't get produced because no one knows they exist.  I would like to see what…Continue

Tags: plays, new

Started by Ed Britt in Literary. Last reply by Ed Britt Mar 16.

a new musical

Great idea, Ed, to promote shows that have had one production and should be seen again...A fantastic lyricist and composer, Will Ogmundson, adapted a MacGregor Jenkins (he and his siblings were made…Continue

Tags: musical, family

Started by tom dunn in Literary Mar 9.

Musical Theatre Tracks

Last weekend Jill wrote a quick little post complaining about a music tracking…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Onstage Mar 9.

Customer Service Done Right 4 Replies

Last week I mentioned that a TheatreFace member was having problems with some Rosco paintbrushes -- a Rosco rep…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Jacob Coakley Mar 3.

LED tape lighting stairs? 9 Replies

Trying to light up stairs in my production of GREASE.  I have never used LED Tape.. I heard it is great.. can anyone recommend a brand?  I saw some on Amazon but mixed reviews.. I need consistent…Continue

Started by Christine G. Dougherty in Backstage. Last reply by Tristan Decker Mar 2.

Cold Out There! 1 Reply

With temperatures in the teens and 20s across a great deal of the country today (and today is the *warm* day this week...) it's clear we're still in the middle of winter. And that Boston is still…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Rachel E. Pollock Mar 2.

Rosco Paint brushes 2 Replies

I find the Rosco Scenic Painting fitch brushes fantastic, but the ferrules have started separating from the handles, after what I consider to be very little use. Have any other painters found this to…Continue

Started by Nicole Deibert in Backstage. Last reply by Nicole Deibert Feb 25.

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