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The Crow in the Park a short illustrated true life story and WILDLIFE EARTH TREASURES- The animals endangered treasures,
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Portland Rose Garden Amphitheatre

"Thanks for sharing, Robert! And yes, the producers antics mystify me, too! "
Apr 4
Marianne Phinney replied to Marianne Phinney's discussion Creating the angel fountain for Summer and Smoke
" Here's the final product.  Chicken wire, an old nightgown, a wig head, a mop for hair, all coated in concrete-like stuff. The artist won an award for artistic achievement at our community theatre awards that year."
Apr 4
Marianne Phinney replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion The Great Outdoors
"I've done Shakespeare in the Park for over a decade with a local group.  It's very bare bones so we have little to no protection from the elements. August is always dicey in New England and thunderstorms are frequent. We were doing…"
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Portland Rose Garden Amphitheatre

"I worked in summer theatre a half dozen times, one-week stock, directing "Scapino," "Fiddler on the Roof," "The Fantasticks," Jules Feiffer's "Hold Me!" and two plays for kiddie audiences, but aimed at…"
Apr 4


Creating the angel fountain for Summer and Smoke 8 Replies

We are producing Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke this winter.  The set calls for a large angel fountain USC.  Buying a real concrete or stone (or even resin) statue is not in the budget.  Has…Continue

Tags: resin, foam, statue, fountain, design

Started by Marianne Phinney in Backstage. Last reply by Marianne Phinney Apr 4.

The Great Outdoors 1 Reply

I went hiking in Zion…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage. Last reply by Marianne Phinney Apr 4.

Sources for breakable vases etc.

Hey folksNeed to locate a source for vases, "glassware", etc that will break on stage but not shatter into dangerous shards.  A while ago I asked you guys for edible newsprint and you saved my…Continue

Tags: breakable, props

Started by Josh Siegel in Onstage Mar 16.

Glad to be a member of TheaterFace

Hi Friends - I am happy to have found a place to connect with other professionals active in Arts & Entertainment.As a professional in the business for many years as a performer and educator, I am…Continue

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What colors do you use in your moving head lights

Hello,I have a question for the people that use moving lights. When you have fixtures that the colors can be changed out. What colors do you like to use? Do you have a standard go to color…Continue

Started by David Adcock in Onstage Feb 3.

DVD for high school theatre class 8 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 Randy Storms Feb 3.

What Grease Got Right 2 Replies

So Grease:…Continue

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Started by Jacob Coakley in Literary. Last reply by Jacob Coakley Feb 2.

Create a Hamilton Meme

Have you got the perfect theatre…Continue

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Started by Jacob Coakley in Literary Jan 11.


I have recently relocated to Athens, GA and am seeking a writer's group, theatre discussion, outlet for creativity, etc.thanks in advance!Charlene::smile::Continue

Started by Charlene McCaghren Woodham in Literary Dec 31, 2015.

Screenplay - Competitions?

I am seeking competitions for screenplays.  Specifically... I have written several Southern comedies.Thoughts?signed-new to the groupContinue

Started by Charlene McCaghren Woodham in Literary Dec 31, 2015.

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The indiegogo crowdfund for our local film is now live!

Please watch and share - there are amazing perks from just £1, and EVERYTHING helps!  In four days, we have already raised almost £430 for this film on Indiegogo.

This production aims to not only showcase very heavily…


Posted by South Devon Players on March 31, 2016 at 8:28am

USITT 2016 - RC4 - Life Untethered

It's my annual trek to RC4 Wireless' session at USITT. They do cool, wireless things with motors and dimmers and magic. What's not to love? HEre's our panel, and we're about to get started! 

Sean Dane introducing the panel. It's here to explore the possibilities that open up once you can stop worrying…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 16, 2016 at 3:00pm

USITT 2016 - Fundamentals: Wagons, Wheels and Winches

A little late to the session, so I'll fill in people's names a little later. For now though, we're jumping right in with types of casters.. 

Types of casters: 

Rigid and Swivel 

Rigid - Frame with wheel, goes in one direction. 

Swivel - mounting plate, and then another plate with bearings to change directions. Works very well -- except you can't contain  swivel caster into one direction and change direction. …


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 16, 2016 at 10:30am

2016 USITT Keynote Address

Well, the room is filling up and we're just about to start the 2016 USITT conference! First up is artist Tupac Martir!

Steven Worthman, TD of Utah Opera. First up to welcome us all to Utah and extol the benefits of USITT. …


Posted by Jacob Coakley on March 16, 2016 at 8:30am


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