Magazine article Stage Directions

The Ingenuity of Theater Makers

Magazine article Stage Directions

The Ingenuity of Theater Makers

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As we go to press, awards season for theater is in full swing. A time when we celebrate the achievements of all the nominees and winners, especially in the design and technical categories. But of course the nomination lists reflect only a snapshot of the breadth of incredibly ingenious work being done across the theater community. Not to mention the amazing, but sadly often unsung, craftspeople who have relatively few nomination lists to see their names included on.

Perhaps sound designer Lindsey Jones states it best, "Every show that you see anywhere in the world is the result of a team of people working together to make great art." He's absolutely right; it's a team effort and should be celebrated as such. Which is why on Tony Awards night, The Collaborator Party will be back in full swing, but not just to take a victory lap celebrating the return of the Tony for sound but will morph to celebrate ALL collaborators in theater including the many who are unrecognized for their contributions. (See how on page 4)

There is no shortage of award-worthy production solutions, and all are evidence that theater artisans are a very clever and ingenious lot. In many stories in Stage Directions, we celebrate those achievements, all often solutions to the challenges that playwrights throw in the way of theater-makers. Designers, technicians, and artisans are constantly asked to create ways to help tell a story. They push the boundaries of what's do-able, what can be accomplished, and how to make it happen. …

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