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"Seeking New York City-ONLY-based musical theatre composers for several ON SPEC copyrighted projects."
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Resource for designing stage with the right perspective

Our stage designer retired and for now, we are "trying" to create our own stage designs.  Designing is not an issue, but how tall that prop should be compared to this prop, how long that prop should be etc.  Is there some kind of magic formula to this?  Is there a text book or another book I could purchase to help me figure how the dimensions for our stage builder?  Right now I'm drawing it with a pencil and "hoping" it looks good when it's brought on the stage.I use Omnigraffle to lay out the…See More
Jacob Coakley replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Epic Saves
"Nicely done! "
Andrew J. Way replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Epic Saves
"One of my better saves- I used to work for a small community theatre in Jacksonville Fl. I don't recall the name of the production- but it was a three act play- typical box set. The show was well within its run - running pretty smoothly. I was…"
Pablo Guerra-Monje commented on Jeremy Fiebig's group Theatre & Social Media
"Hey Guys, I have created a FB page with some friends to try to collects links with info about how to get more "butts in the seats" Check it out"
Pablo Guerra-Monje posted a status
"Have you struggled to fill the seats of your theatre for a production? Join the conversation:"
Soren Steinmetz replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Epic Saves
"Sure is.He actually did it so calm, that a few actors waiting in another building never even realised something was wrong. :-)"
Jacob Coakley replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Epic Saves
"Sometimes the audience just never knows -- and it's better that way! ;-) "


Resource for designing stage with the right perspective

Our stage designer retired and for now, we are "trying" to create our own stage designs.  Designing is not an issue, but how tall that prop should be compared to this prop, how long that prop should…Continue

Started by Roxann Powell in on Tuesday.

Epic Saves 19 Replies

A couple weekends ago I went to the opening of a musical at a large theatre near here. The production was good, the actors sounded great, the choreography was zippy and fun -- but it was still…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Jacob Coakley on Tuesday.

Need help attaching wireless mic transmitters to almost naked guys 3 Replies

We're doing a production of The Full Monty and going through our inventory of wireless mics. I think the problem is in the way they are attached to the actors, strapped to the upper legs with Ace…Continue

Started by Dave Simpson in Backstage. Last reply by Lynn Allen Jul 14.

theatre plays set in texas 4 Replies

 Can you let me know of any plays that are set in Texas that have a religious theme, please  I have Corpus Christi and Hand to God Thank youContinue

Started by Thomas Donnarumma in Literary. Last reply by Thomas Donnarumma Jul 13.

Summer Improvements

The last week or so here in Las Vegas, summer has really come on with a vengeance. It's 100 degrees before 10 a.m. in the morning. Summer, it seems, is either a time of frantic busy-ness (think…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Literary Jun 22.

The biggest thing yet

The South Devon Players Theatre & Film company - thats us - at a big film and TV convention alongside Game of Thrones and Ghostbusters stars, as the only local or "non-famous" team there! , with…Continue

Started by South Devon Players in Literary Jun 15.

DVD for high school theatre class 6 Replies

Does anyone know of a DVD that shares what jobs are part of putting up a play beyond the acting jobs?  I want to change up my curriculum for my tech theatre class this coming school year.Continue

Started by Laurie J Johnson in Backstage. Last reply by Laurie J Johnson May 26.

Swag, Piracy and Memories 1 Reply

My editor's note for the next issue of Stage Directions talk about the way we keeps shows alive -- whether that's swag from shows we worked on (show t-shirts, jackets, opening gifts, etc.); souvenirs…Continue

Tags: Bullets Over Broadway, swag, souvenirs, piracy

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Newton Koshi May 26.

Scenes for Young Actors (Pre-High School) 2 Replies

Hello all! I'm teaching at a theatre camp for the third year in a row, and I need new scenes to work with students! The students range in age from rising 1st graders to rising 9th graders. I…Continue

Tags: camp, young actors, scenes

Started by April B. in Onstage. Last reply by justine Brandy May 8.

Audio Experimentation 2 Replies

I was reading the New York Times this weekend (yes, I still read the Times. And yes, it's still on paper) and I could hardly miss a great big article about U2's new tour. Buried in the middle of the…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Jacob Coakley May 5.

Blog Posts

Our Les Miserables film series cast doing panel talk at big film & TV convention

We can now confirm that many of our members, who are in our 20 hour film series Les Miserables, are appearing at this film and TV convention, alongside stars from such shows as Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Star Wars, etc. We will be there both days, with our panel talk on Sunday.

If you want to come and meet us at the event, book your tickets now, at…


Posted by South Devon Players on June 10, 2015 at 4:14am

Congrats to all the Tony Nominees and Winners!

Congrats to all the Tony Award winners and nominees! We have a full list of all the winners speeches after the jump -- so check 'em out! Also big congrats to Michael Hirt! He won our Tony Awards Pool with 18 correct! That's pretty phenomenal. It was also a big night for women at the Awards, with Marianne Elliott taking home the Best Direction of a Play Tony for her work on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. And when Lisa Kron (Best Book, Best Original Score) and Jeanine…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on June 8, 2015 at 1:00pm

2015 TheatreFace and Stage Directions Tony Awards Pick 'Em Pool!

The Tony Awards are almost here! The Awards take place this Sunday, June 7, from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. in a time zone near you. (Which is to say, they're tape delayed on the West Coast.) If you want to follow along live to the ceremonies -- and support the sound design community and their…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on June 1, 2015 at 11:30am

USITT 2015 Videos

I shot 22 videos at USITT 2015, covering a whole raft of products, companies and gear -- and even an interview with the executive director of USITT, David Grindle. Given that there were so many videos, hopefully you can forgive me for taking so long to post them all... In any event, here's your extreme USITT 2015 video round-up! Enjoy! If you want to jump straight to a video, here's the alphabetical list: …


Posted by Jacob Coakley on April 13, 2015 at 12:00pm


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