Thanks for the huge response we just had to our theater school question! You all are awesome! (Especially to those who gave detailed descriptions in the ask box! That helps so much!)
Still working out the organization, but we’ll be covering both BA/BFA and MA/MFA programs. We’ll list type of program, location, programs offered, and any other info that was offered by current students/alumni in our ask box. Since it’s application/interview season we’ll try to get the page out ASAP and then add to it rather than waiting and putting out a more complete list later.
And yes! If it’s a school that’s not necessarily a theater school but specializes in a certain area (makeup, costume construction, electrics, sound design, etc) we want to hear about them too! (We’ll have a category for schools that don’t have a full tech theater program and that’s where you’ll find these.)
Also! Since it’s that time of the year and we’ve been getting a lot of asks about good tech theater schools, we’re compiling a list of universities that offer theater production or theater design programs. This will eventually turn into an informational page with links!
We’re looking for names to add to our list. Here is what we’ve compiled so far: Yale, Syracuse, DePaul, Cal Arts, Emerson, Boston, Ithaca, Penn State, U of Michigan, NYU, Columbia Chicago, Columbia NY, Carnegie Mellon, North Carolina School of the Arts, U of Cincinnati, Elon, U of Arts London, Ryerson
Obviously a big part of the list we’re missing are the non-American schools. :)
We’ll be doing all the research before posting the list, but help us out and specify whether they’re a conservatory/non-conservatory, undergraduate/graduate program, and what type of program they offer or specialize in. (For anyone who just wants to help us our with schools they’ve heard of but don’t know much about, please remember that not all theater schools have decent tech theater programs.)
Please add to our list?
The current website is becoming too expensive to keep up with so we’re moving to ebay! The move could take up to a week so if you would like a Backstage Badger shirt in time for December 25th, I highly recommend ordering before we close the current site. The last day to order before we shut down is this Sunday, December 8th.
Just a heads up: We’re running very low on many of the female cut shirts. (Less than five left for many of the sizes/styles.) This is our last run of the shirts so once they’re sold out, they’re gone.
Every Role a Starring Role - “World of Color” Stage Manager at the Disneyland Resort
A look at a different type of stage management! This show has no human performers!
So my director set down his tape and this happened. We all snapped our pictures and then moved the tape. We didn’t want the Phantom getting involved in our show.
… It is with great sadness that we inform you that our friend and Technical Director, Marcus Toledano, has passed away this night, from his injuries. The other technicians who were injured in this accident are now out of danger.
An explosion occurred last night a little before 6 p.m. backstage at the Palais des Sports following a one-time maintenance operation. A police investigation is currently underway to determine the exact causes of this dramatic accident.
"We are overwhelmed by the emotion and shocked by the sudden loss of Marcus. We share the pain of his family in this terrible ordeal. We are all stunned and the words are not enough to describe what we feel. This show is a big family, artists and technicians, all are in mourning today. Thanks to all who, since yesterday evening, have shared their solidarity."
— Albert Cohen and Dove Attia (x)
Photo from the BBC:
Paris theatre technical director Toledano dies after blast
Please keep the cast and crew of 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille in your thoughts.
Via Imagineering Disney:
This AMAZING working 1/87th scale model of Disneyland’s Splash Mountain was built by one of our readers. Matt Camisa began building it two years ago and it’s approximately 64% complete today.
So cool! You can also see it in action on YouTube.
This is only somewhat related to building scenic models, but it’s too cool not to share. Be sure to check out the video!