Meet the company that makes the Wysiwyg
suite, Vivien 2010
, and Blackbox
. CAST Software provides interesting and helpful tweets that are worth the look.
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.
Stage automation and theatre engineering around the world. Visit them here
A Twitter feed from a great resource for interactive sound sharing.
Tweets from StageSpot, a theatrical lighting and stage-supplier.
Tweets from a designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality stage scenery (stage sets), musicals & pantomimes.
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
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
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
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.
The fascinating and fabulous official Twitter of "Mad Men" Costume Designer Janie Bryant, complete with links and frequent posts.
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
Clothes on Film
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
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."
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
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
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.
The Association for Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals (http://usitt.org). A wealth of information, links, contests, grants, events, and more.
Tweets from an organization exploring the intersection of arts management and technology.
Theatre Communications Group (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
Follow this London organization to get insights into theatre's national advisory body within the United Kingdom.
San Francisco-based Playwrights Foundation
is dedicated to discovering and supporting playwrights and play development.
The LA Writers Center
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
Tweets from the Materials for the Arts warehouse offer inventory highlights, arts news, and reuse ideas.
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)
Tweets from the leading service organization for arts presenting.
NAS (The National Association for Arts Strategies)
Tweets on organizational leadership for arts and culture from the NAS.
The National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts
is an independent federal agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts.
Tweeting from Washington, D.C., Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
StageAgent provides information & services for the performer & producers of musicals, plays and opera.
EmcArts is a nonprofit services and programs provider for learning and innovation in the arts. Tweets arrive from the NYC team.
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
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
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 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)
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
The tweets of a talented playwright who also offers continued and fascinating interaction, conversation and support with fellow tweeters in the theatre.
The famed Broadway and television actress is a frequent tweeter who interacts frequently and generously with fans and costars alike.
Jason Robert Brown
Smart, brash and plainspoken tweets about the life of a composer and lyricist.
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.
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.
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.
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!