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Stage Makeup 101
A basic guide to applying stage makeup, from start to finish.
Avoid These 5 Stage Makeup Mistakes
A list of common mistakes to avoid when applying stage makeup.
5 Audition Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
Five easy tips on what not to do when auditioning for your next show.
The 10 Things Stage Managers Must Know
A few holy commandments on how a good stage manager can become even better.
Choosing the Right Graphics Tablet
An overview of graphics tablets and their uses for performing arts designers, along with a comparison chart of leading models and their features and prices.
More Essential Apps
A look at some helpful and even essential mobile applications for use in theatre tech and performing arts production. Second in a series. Page 2.
20 Essential Fundraising Ideas
For theatres, dance companies, symphonies, and more, here are 20 unique and creative approaches for bringing in the moolah.
Useful Forms for Stage Managers (from Sign-in...
Forms like this Performance Checklist can help stage managers stay organized and focused during the tense period before the curtain rises.
What You Need for the Perfect Stage Makeup Kit
A look at the ideal elements of any good stage kit.
17 Theatre Tech Apps for Lighting Designers
A helpful and comprehensive list of mobile apps now available for lighting designers and others in lighting for stage, screen and the performing arts.
A useful form to use when holding auditions
A comprehensive, easy and helpful form for you to use in gathering information from potential performers when holding auditions.
Lighting and Sound Cues Form
An easy to use and comprehensive expanded blank form for immediate use in jotting down lighting and sound cues in one place during the tech/rehearsal process. Another great tool for lighting or sound designers, or for design students still learning their craft.
Prop Shops and Props Suppliers in the New York...
A quick and comprehensive guide to some of the top 'prop shops' and set design suppliers in the New York City area.
The Top Apps for Stage Tech
A look at some helpful and even essential apps for use in theatre tech and performing arts production.
Top Stage Makeup Vendors and Suppliers
A helpful look at several top stage makeup leaders and how to use their products, contact or follow them in social media, and (most importantly) where to buy their products!
The Stage Manager’s Checklist, Part 1:...
A look at the stage manager's checklist, on the basic items needed to run the rehearsal and production process smoothly.
Forms for Props Masters
Props lists can be useful for set designers, props masters, and others in stage tech, enabling them to organize, track and maintain props. The forms here can actually be downloaded and printed in PDF for use in any performing arts situation.
Promoting Your Performances – in the...
Whether you're a theatre, a dance troupe, an opera house, or a symphony, here's how to effectively promote your performances -- to the news, as well as on social media.
Standard Stage Crew Attire
A comprehensive look at what to wear when working on a theatrical or stage crew.
15 Steps to Better Auditions -- and Better...
A step by step guide to holding a better, more streamlined audition process -- and one that will get better results.
How to Run a Light Board
A series of simple and informative instructions for how to learn and run a light board during the creation of a show or live performance.
5 Timeless Stage Effects Still in Use Today
An article on five timeless stage effects that have been in use for centuries: trap door, weather, stage blood, turntable or trebuchet, and flying devices.
'Face Off' Winner Rayce Bird Flies High
An interview with Rayce Bird, the winner of Season Two of the Syfy TV show
That Hair! That Face! The Art of the Hair and...
A look at the work of theatrical hair and makeup designers and artists.
Apps for Stage and Performing Arts Designers
An overview of several terrific apps to assist, inspire and support designers in the performing arts.
Basic Costume Plot Form
A helpful blank Costume Plot form, designed for use in printing and note-taking for costume designers, or as a template.
Wash
A definition of a wash, a commonly used term in stage lighting design.
Stage Lighting Then and Now
Stage lighting is too-often an underappreciated art for theatregoers. Not only does light illuminate the action you’re watching, it also directly affects the emotion and and subtext of a scene. Here's a quick look at the basic elements of stage lighting.
Bringing in the Money: 11 Fundraising...
A look at eleven tangible actions and approaches to help you bring in more money for your group or organization, even in troubled times.
Ambassador Theatre Group Acquires Broadway's...
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), the organization known as the UK's largest theatre owner and operator (as well as a multiple award-winning theater production group), has acquired the Foxwoods Theatre from Live Nation Entertainment, through its subsidiary, Lyric Theatre LLC.
Dressing the Character: The Role of the Costume...
A look at the role and process of the Costume Designer in the creation process of a show, as well as an examination of the way costume designers can bring forth the inner life of a character in his or her external costume onstage.
Finding a Job in the Performing Arts
A comprehensive look at where to seek out the best tech, design, and administrative jobs listings for the performing arts world, from theatre, to opera, dance, and more.
From Shakespeare to 'Tangled' -- a Conversation...
Designer Douglas Rogers discusses more of his design process, and gives advice to young and aspiring set designers just starting out. Page 8.
The Stage Manager’s Checklist, Part 3:...
A look at the stage manager's checklist -- here, you'll find a list of the basic items needed to be kept on hand, to keep the rehearsal and production process running smoothly.
Expanded Lighting Cue Sheet Form
An easy to use and comprehensive expanded blank form for immediate use in jotting down lighting cues, lantern numbers, and much more. A great tool for lighting designers or lighting design students still learning their craft.
Promoting Your Performances
Whether you're a theatre, a dance troupe, an opera house, or a symphony, here's how to effectively promote your performances -- to the news, as well as on social media. Page 2.
Fashionable Apps for Costume Designers
A comprehensive and helpful look at some timely apps for portable devices that will assist costume designers in their tasks no matter where they go!
The Stage Manager’s Checklist, Part 2:...
A look at the stage manager's checklist, on the portable items you should bring with you to rehearsal and performance on a constant basis.
NYC Prop Shops (Continued)
A quick and comprehensive guide to some of the top 'prop shops' and set design suppliers in the New York City area. Page 2.
Art Meets Tech: The Role of the Lighting Designer
The lighting designer has one of the most difficult yet rewarding jobs in any production, as he must not only paint the stage with light, but be at ease with the worlds of design, drafting (or CAD), lamps, gels and accessories, and light boards and other equipment.
25 Easy Ways to Give Back at the Holidays
25 fun and satisfying ways your performing arts group can get out and spread some cheer in your community this holiday season, and give back to those who come to see your shows!
Top 10 Box Office Software Solutions
An 'at a glance' review of Vendini TicketAgent box office software.
The Prop's the Thing for Eric Hart: Part 1 of 3
Part one of a three-part interview with Props Master and Artisan Eric Hart, creator of Prop Agenda, on his career in props -- and his advice to other aspiring props professionals.
Graphics Tablets for Designers
A look at graphics tablets and their unique uses for performing arts designers.
7 Social Rules for Arts Fundraisers
Seven rules to help you stay focused, positive, and confident when it comes to asking your patrons for money. (Rule one? Stop apologizing for asking.)
"Broadway Talks with Jordan Roth" to Welcome...
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What, exactly, is 'art direction?'
Who actually receives the Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction? And what do they do?
5 Essential Stagecraft and Stage Tech Websites
From TCG and USITT, to some links that may surprise you, here's a review of five essential web resources on stage tech and stagecraft for those in the performing arts -- as well as an overview of how to maximize, utilize, and contact them.
Collaborative Composition Soars with Noteflight
A detailed review of several top music notation software titles and services for composers, from Sibelius and Finale, to Maestro and Noteflight -- and to fit any budget. Page 4.
Bringing in the Money - Using Tangible Goals...
A look at eleven tangible actions and approaches to help you bring in more money for your group or organization, even in troubled times. Page 2.
Regional Spotlight: Staying Epic at the Seattle...
Seattle Rep Artistic Director Jerry Manning talks about the work of the artistic director, and the challenges facing performing arts groups today.
Talking Props with Eric Hart: Part 3 of 3
Part three of a three-part interview with Props Master and Artisan Eric Hart, creator of Prop Agenda, and on staff at The Public Theater in New York. Page 2.
Anatomy of a Set Designer
A look at the work of the Set Designer, or Scenic Designer, and the vital role the set designer plays in the creation and staging of a performance, from theater to ballet and beyond.
Field Templates Give Lighting Designers an Edge
A review of the Field Templates line of lighting templates.
From Gaffers Tape to Gobos: Stagecraft and Tech...
Does your heart beat a little faster at the thought of a fabulous array of artful GOBOs? Could you spend hours arguing the pros and cons of the latest super-digitized light boards? Are you still searching for the perfect flashlight?If so, here are some must-hit sites for stage techs and those who love them.
VSM Offers Powerful, Simple Virtual Stage...
A review of Virtual Stage Manager, which offers powerful and simple virtual stage Management via the World Wide Web.
The Prop Master's Checklist
A helpful checklist for Prop Masters to provide them with the organizational resources for props excellence.
Important Educational Resources for Students...
A comprehensive look at important educational resources for stagecraft and stage tech, both in the U.S. and on an international level.
Planning the Show: A Checklist for Designers
Planning the show is easy if you use this handy checklist of questions and definitions every designer should ask when approaching an upcoming production.
Exploring the Life of the Costume Designer with...
A snapshot of The Costumer's Blog as one of four essential websites for costume designers. Page 2.
The Illusion of Life
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 11.
Types of Stage Blood
A look at the different types of stage blood applications, and their uses.
Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas on the...
Production Designer and 2011 Oscar nominee Guy Hendrix Dyas talks about his design challenges and inspirations for 'Inception,' as well as several other films from his career thus far. Page 2.
Riding to War
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 12.
No Strings
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 10.
A Boy and His Horse
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 2.
Puppet Wizardry
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 13.
Third Annual Student Lighting Design Competitio...
Entries are now being accepted for the iSquint.net and 'Stage Directions' Student Lighting Design Competition (SLDC), sponsored by Nemetschek Vectorworks, City Theatrical and Field Template.
More Top Tech Theatre Tweeps - Part Two
Are you working in the performing arts? As Part Two of my ongoing series, here's a list of even more essential performing arts Tweeps to follow, from opera and performing arts organizations, to creatives, writers and performers - as well as other accounts you should be following in 2012! Page 2.
Artistic Achievement
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 5.
5 Tips for Saving Money on Productions
It’s no secret that the economic challenges of the past few years have been tough on those in the performing arts. Smaller audiences, dwindling box-office profits, fewer grants, and (worse) fewer volunteers can make it more challenging than ever to bring your productions to life. But don’t give up! There are ways to plan a satisfying season while still saving money on your productions.
Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Open Talks...
The members of Local 798 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), representing makeup artists and hair stylists at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, began contract talks on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with opera management.
A Special Bond
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 6.
Catching Up with 'Face Off' Finalist Ian Cromer
An interview with 'Face Off' contestant and finalist Ian Cromer, about his experiences during Season Two of the competitive Syfy TV show, which pits makeup effects professionals against one another in a series of stage and effects makeup challenges.
Essential Websites for Costume Designers
A review of four superb websites that will both fascinate and inform costume design enthusiasts as well as students and professionals.
Create Your Own Apps and Videos with Como and...
Two useful software applications can prove vital for marketing your performing arts group, with Camtasia Studio for video creation, and Conduit Mobile (now Como) for app creation.
In the Field
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 4.
Scenic Design 101: How to Create a Scale Model
A good scenic design scale model is a way to get a feel for the way the space looks, and to previsualize the ways the performers will potentially move about within that space. Here's how to create one from scratch.
Music Notation Software Hits a High Note
A detailed review of several top music notation software titles and services for composers, from Sibelius and Finale, to Maestro and Noteflight -- and to fit any budget.
RJ Haddy Talks Life After 'Face Off' (Part 1)
RJ Haddy: Thank you! I would have to agree that was definitely my favorite challenge as well. Also, for
All's Quiet
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 15.
Battle Lines
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 7.
A Stark Reminder
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 14.
Barn Door
A definition of a Barn Door, a commonly used element in controlling the intensity and direction of stage lighting.
On Pointe: Mary Helen Bowers on Ballet and...
Dancer and ballet trainer Mary Helen Bowers discusses her training of Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role as a ballerina in the stylish Darren Aronofsky thriller Black Swan.
The Perfect Press Section: 10 Basic Elements...
A look at the ten essential elements to any performing arts Press Section, and that will enable you to maximize your contacts and results with your press list.
In the Spotlight
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 8.
The Temple of Akator
A gallery of concept art and sketches by movie production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, from such films as 'The Brothers Grimm,' 'Superman Returns,' 'X2: X-Men United,' and 'Inception.' . Page 17.
NBC Offers Free eBook with 'Grimm: The...
The free new enhanced eBook, 'Grimm: The Essential Guide,' is now available on Apple's iBookstore in iTunes for iPad, and the non-enhanced edition will soon be available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet.
Ballet by Internet
Dancer and ballet trainer Mary Helen Bowers discusses her training of Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role as a ballerina in the stylish Darren Aronofsky thriller Black Swan. Page 2.
Cloth and Cane
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 3.
Rearing Onstage
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 16.
RJ Haddy Talks Life After 'Face Off' (Part 2)
Angela Mitchell: Which works by other artists impressed you the most during the season? RJ Haddy: Beki's
Light and Shadow
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Page 9.
What to Do When You Get Panned: Handling a...
Don't let a bad review get you down. Look for the positives, learn from the experience, and move on. Someone else will be writing raves before you know it.
When You Get Panned (The Audience is What...
Don't let a bad review get you down. Look for the positives, learn from the experience, and move on. Someone else will be writing raves before you know it. Page 2.
Chatting with 'Face Off' Finalist Laura Tyler
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The Cool Decadence of Clothes on Film
Chris Laverty is the editor of 'Clothes on Film,' another must website for costume designers or aficionados. Page 3.
Team Spirit: 'Lombardi' Q&A
An in-depth interview with Lombardi Broadway producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser. Page 5.
Performance Report Form
The Performance Report is a useful and valuable form for documenting notable occurrences, absences or events during each performance of your show.
Rehearsal Report Form
A helpful form for keeping track of your rehearsal process.
"A Very Talented Dancer"
Dancer and ballet trainer Mary Helen Bowers discusses her training of Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role as a ballerina in the stylish Darren Aronofsky thriller Black Swan. Page 3.
Sets on Film: The Art Direction of 'Alice'
An analysis of the production and art design for 'Alice in Wonderland' one of the five Academy Award nominees in 2011 for Best Art Direction.
Scene Partner Helps Performers Get Off Book
The Scene Partner app helps actors, writers and others to learn their lines more quickly and easily.
Sky-High Set Design: A Q&A with Designer David...
Catch Me If You Can is a big, bright blast of a show -- the Tony award-winning Broadway hit based on
Creating the World of 'Cavalia' Onstage
An interview with Cavalia creator and Artistic Director Normand Latourelle about the creation, staging, production, and challenges of the show. Page 2.
Once Upon a Time (Fairy)
Performing Arts. Page 22.
From "Dracula" to "Mirror Mirror"
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age
A gallery of concept art and sketches by movie production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, from such films as 'The Brothers Grimm,' 'Superman Returns,' 'X2: X-Men United,' and 'Inception.' . Page 12.
'Secret Composer' Helps Good Composers Become...
A review of 'Secret Composer,' a software designed to serve as creative music composition catalyst as well as comprehensive reference.
Stage Lighting Essentials from On Stage...
An in-depth and insightful interview with On Stage Lighting founder Rob Sayer, on the business and craft of onstage lighting.
Master Audio Releases New 'DSP Studio' App for...
Master Audio has launched the highly anticipated iOS 'DSP Studio' app for iPad, bringing full wireless remote control and monitoring of its flagship Xcellence series of loudspeaker systems via the iPad.
American Theatre Wing Announces 2014 Theatre...
The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2014 National Theatre Company Grants.
Debbie Allen Dance Academy Wins Nutcracker Prize
Goldstar recently announced the Debbie Allen Dance Academy as the winner of the 7th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award (otherwise known as “The Nutty”), for its production of Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles.
The Sound Designer's Wizardry
Unquestionably, one of the unsung heroes of any production is the Sound Designer, who helps to create an atmosphere that many audience members may never even consciously register.
Masking
: Also called "tabs." The drapes used in the wings of the stage, which keep audiences from seeing beyond
What to Do When You Get Press
Here are fifteen steps to take for archiving, saving, and maximizing the press you receive, as well as tips on how to react whether the coverage is a pick -- or a pan. Page 2.
The Watermill
A gallery of concept art and sketches by movie production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, from such films as 'The Brothers Grimm,' 'Superman Returns,' 'X2: X-Men United,' and 'Inception.' . Page 11.
Investigating the Human Condition -- then...
An in-depth interview with Steve Cosson, the artistic director of investigative Brooklyn-based theatre company The Civilians, covering everything from the group's origins to its creative approaches, influences, and collaborative productions.
Once Upon a Time
Performing Arts. Page 21.
American Theatre Wing Now Accepting Application...
The American Theatre Wing is now Accepting Applications for the prestigious 2013 Jonathan Larson Grants, with applications and submissions due on or before September 14, 2012.
Marbaden Village Church Sketch
A gallery of concept art and sketches by movie production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, from such films as 'The Brothers Grimm,' 'Superman Returns,' 'X2: X-Men United,' and 'Inception.' . Page 4.
Drafting: The Unsung Skill
Want to design for lighting, sets, costumes, and more? Take my advice -- and learn to draft.
Stage Crew Application Form
The Stage Crew Application Form is a useful and important form to use when hiring prospective crew members for your production.
Building an Identity
An in-depth interview with Steve Cosson, the artistic director of investigative Brooklyn-based theatre company The Civilians, covering everything from the group's origins to its creative approaches, influences, and collaborative productions. Page 3.
Atlanta Ballet Calls on Master Magician for...
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Once Upon a Time (Detail)
Performing Arts. Page 20.
'Submissions Only' Broadway Web Series Achieves...
“Submissions Only,” the web series by and about Broadway, attracted more viewers than ever before with the season premiere episode of its highly anticipated third season.
Book Review: How to Stage a Play, Make a...
Want to stage a play, make a fortune, win a Tony , and become a theatrical icon? Of course! Don’t we
Women's Theatre Groups (Continued)
A look at theatres and production groups within both the United States and United Kingdom that actively seek to support, produce and stage works by and about women. Page 2.
More Charity Activities for Performers
25 fun and satisfying ways your performing arts group can get out and spread some cheer in your community this holiday season, and give back to those who come to see your shows! Page 2.
'Face Off' Season 4 Returns January 15, 2013
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Akator Temple (Entrance)
A gallery of concept art and sketches by movie production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, from such films as 'The Brothers Grimm,' 'Superman Returns,' 'X2: X-Men United,' and 'Inception.' . Page 16.
Global 3D Design Competition Winners Announced
The winners of the design contest, “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition” have been announced, and the winner of Best Overall Submission was freelance architect Maryn Hekker.
Great Graphics and Video with Corel Software...
Corel's VideoStudio X7 provides a fast and easy way to create a broad range of professional-quality videos for performing artists, regardless of editing proficiency, and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 ensures the quick creation of any graphics required, as well.
Scrim
A fabric backdrop, usually thin or gauzy in appearance, that is used with frontlighting or backlighting to create a desired effect.
Screenings and Programs Expand Hollywood...
In October 2014, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume.
Load In
The term for the unloading, unpacking, and setup of the equipment for the show at the beginning of the run.
Looking Forward
An in-depth interview with Steve Cosson, the artistic director of investigative Brooklyn-based theatre company The Civilians, covering everything from the group's origins to its creative approaches, influences, and collaborative productions. Page 4.
Boardwalk Empire
Performing Arts. Page 23.
War Horse Poster
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris.
Gobo
A definition of a gobo, a commonly used element in stage lighting.
A Brief Goodbye... and Thanks!
I'm ending my work with About.com Performing Arts this week -- thank you for reading over the past four years!
The Puppets of 'War Horse'
A photo gallery spotlighting the puppet horses created by the Handspring Puppet Company for the National Theatre productions of WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with the Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris.
5 Tips for Increasing Audiences
When it comes to increasing audiences, it's important to stay motivated, attentive, and -- most of all -- creative! With that in mind, here are just a few new brainstorms and approaches that could be truly transformative when it comes to filling those seats.
Once Upon a Time (Assorted)
Performing Arts. Page 19.
Game of Thrones (Assorted)
Performing Arts. Page 2.
Karlstadt Color Elevation
A gallery of concept art and sketches by movie production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, from such films as 'The Brothers Grimm,' 'Superman Returns,' 'X2: X-Men United,' and 'Inception.' . Page 3.
Saito's Castle Concept Sketch
A gallery of concept art and sketches by movie production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, from such films as 'The Brothers Grimm,' 'Superman Returns,' 'X2: X-Men United,' and 'Inception.' . Page 18.
The Broadway League Announces 2013 'League...
Honoring educators who integrated theatre and the arts into their educational process, The Broadway League recently announced its recipients for the 2013 League Educator Apple Awards.

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