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More Top Tech Theatre Tweeps - Part Two

Even more theatre and stage tech twitter musts to follow in 2012

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CAST Software
@CASTsoftware
Meet the company that makes the Wysiwyg suite, Vivien 2010, and Blackbox. CAST Software provides interesting and helpful tweets that are worth the look.

Vectorworks
@Vectorworks
Updates from the team at Vectorworks, makers of 2D/3D CAD and BIM solutions for design. They don't tweet quite as frequently as I'd like, but they're still definitely worth the follow.

Tweetworthy Vendors

Stage Technologies
@stagetechworld
Stage automation and theatre engineering around the world. Visit them here.

SoundCloud
@SoundCloud
A Twitter feed from a great resource for interactive sound sharing.

StageSpot
@StageSpot
Tweets from StageSpot, a theatrical lighting and stage-supplier.

Scenic Projects
@scenicprojects
Tweets from a designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality stage scenery (stage sets), musicals & pantomimes.

Mehron Makeup
@MEHRONmakeupNYC
Professional Stage Makeup providers since 1927, with tweets from Makeup Artist @BrandalynFulton. Insightful and frequent, with some great advice and inside tips.

ACTORS and CREW
@ACTORSandCREW
An inspiring and frequent Twitter resource, connecting cast and crew with the people who need them.

Costume, Set & Production Designers to Follow

Lisa Marie Hall
@Moving_Design
Tweets from the London-based designer of This Is England '86, Holy Flying Circus, Random, Truth & Reconciliation at the Royal Court, and featuring insights, inspirations and more in Production Design.

"Castle" Art Department
@CastleArtDept
Alfred Sole's fascinating twitter feed for the Art Department of the TV show "Castle." Sole is the Production Designer for the hit ABC series.

Janie Bryant
@JanieBryant
The fascinating and fabulous official Twitter of "Mad Men" Costume Designer Janie Bryant, complete with links and frequent posts.

Julia Noulin-Merat
@jnoulinmerat
Enthusiastic and often witty tweets from a set designer, theater craftsperson, and opera aficionado who also directs, produces, and more. Resident set designer for @attictheaterco and @epursuedbyabear as well.

Clothes on Film
@Clothesonfilm
One of my favorite sites and Twitter resources, gorgeously and exhaustively covering costume and identity in cinema and beyond. Features the tweets of founder Chris Laverty (in disguise).

Kevin Lee Allen
@klad2688
Tweets from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic experiential designer, tv set designer, exhibit designer, theatrical scenic and lighting designer, "storyteller, fine artist, Bon Vivant, and gadfly."

Designers Couch
@designerscouch
DesignersCouch is a creative critique community to share your designs, be inspired, network and receive constructive critique from peers. Visit them on the web at http://www.designerscouch.org.

Costume Designer
@GlamLifeCostume NYC
Tweets and insights into the glamorous life of a costume designer -- a great look at the daily grind.

Performing Arts Organizations

The American Theatre Wing
@TheWing
The American Theatre Wing From educational programs, to podcasts ("Downstage Center"), to TV programs ("Working in the Theatre") to The Tony Awards, they tweet all the goodness The Wing provides.

USITT
@usitt
The Association for Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals (http://usitt.org). A wealth of information, links, contests, grants, events, and more.

TechnologyInTheArts
@TechInTheArts
Tweets from an organization exploring the intersection of arts management and technology.

Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
@TCG
The national organization for the American theatre, which exists (and tweets) in order to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre.

The Theatres Trust
@TheatresTrust
Follow this London organization to get insights into theatre's national advisory body within the United Kingdom.

Playwrights Foundation
@pwfoundation
San Francisco-based Playwrights Foundation is dedicated to discovering and supporting playwrights and play development.

The LA Writers Center
@LAWritersCenter
The L.A. Writers Center helps to germinate and foster new works by involving not only the writer, but a team of artists: directors, dramaturges, and actors.

Materials for the Arts
@mftanyc
Tweets from the Materials for the Arts warehouse offer inventory highlights, arts news, and reuse ideas.

NPAC Convention
@NPAConvention
National Performing Arts Convention generates conversation & action on 5 key priorities: advocacy, artists, arts ed, diversity & technology for the performing arts.

APAP (The Association of Performing Arts Presenters)
@APAP365
Tweets from the leading service organization for arts presenting.

NAS (The National Association for Arts Strategies)
@ArtStrategies
Tweets on organizational leadership for arts and culture from the NAS.

The National Endowment for the Arts
@NEAarts
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts.

Arts USA
@Americans4Arts
Tweeting from Washington, D.C., Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.

Stage Agent
@stageagent
StageAgent provides information & services for the performer & producers of musicals, plays and opera.

EmcArts
@EmcArts
EmcArts is a nonprofit services and programs provider for learning and innovation in the arts. Tweets arrive from the NYC team.

Opera Resources

Kala Maxym
@TheOperaInsider
Follow here for the social and professional networking community for opera lovers from both sides of the curtain, which has just launched its beta site at www.theoperainsider.com.

New York City Opera
@nycOpera
Follow here to get updates and backstage access from the NYCO staff and artists -- an irreplaceable glimpse behind the curtain and into the process of staging some of the world's foremost operas.

The Royal Opera House
@RoyalOperaHouse
Frequent tweets, insights and tidbits from the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden, home to The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

OPERA America
@OPERAAmerica
OPERA America is the national service organization for opera, and its tweets are an opera-lover's delight, whether you work backstage or enjoy from the audience.

The Met (Metropolitan Opera)
@MetOpera
Not just "the world's greatest singers on the world's greatest stage," but also a frequent, smart and tech-savvy twitter resource that knows its audience and stays connected on a constant basis. If your organization is new to Twitter, watch and learn!

More Creatives, Writers and Performers

David Henry Hwang
@DavidHenryHwang
The tweets of a talented playwright who also offers continued and fascinating interaction, conversation and support with fellow tweeters in the theatre.

Kristin Chenoweth
@Kchenoweth
The famed Broadway and television actress is a frequent tweeter who interacts frequently and generously with fans and costars alike.

Jason Robert Brown
@MrJasonRBrown
Smart, brash and plainspoken tweets about the life of a composer and lyricist.

David Singletary
@davidsingletary
The entertaining and vibrant tweets of a professional NYC actor, who is also co-host of the BroadwaySpeaksOUT talk show. A passionate and prolific tweeter.

Henson Company
@hensoncompany
Through updates by Allyson Smith in New Media, tweets from the creators of Kermit & company, specializing in fantasy, sci-fi, puppetry, animatronics, digital animation and family entertainment for over 50 years.

Betty Buckley
@BettyBuckley
Tweets and "memories" (sorry, I had to do it) from the fabulously talented West Texas actress/singer (and cowgirl/teacher). She's a lively and frequent tweeter, and interacts generously with fans and others in the arts.

Ann Sachs
@TheatreSmart
Sachs offers smart, funny tweets that come from over 40 years in the theatre industry. Sachs is an accomplished Broadway actress as well as the CEO of Morgan Studio, and founder of Theatrical Intelligence.

With this list, you're sure to gain a wealth of information and insight, as well as a generous dose of humor, smarts, and fellowship. Don't miss my other piece on theatre folks to follow -- and happy tweeting!

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