Increase your network, Meet, and Connect with working directors, choreographers and designers!

Studio School of Design and partner organizations United Scenic Artists IATSE Local 829, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, presents:

the FIRST in-person networking event for designers, directors and choreographers

The event will pair designers with choreographers and directors in a series of one-on-one meetings.

SPACE IS STRICTLY LIMITED – Signup closes August 8 or when we reach capacity.  This series is open to designers, directors, and choreographers at all stages of their careers. This event is open to both union and non-union designers in all categories, directors and choreographers do not need to be members of SDC to attend.
THIS IS A TWO-HOUR EVENT. Since it is structured as a series of one-on-ones, we ask that you commit to staying the whole time. ASL interpreters will be available. To help us book the right number of interpreters, please let us know if you would use this resource by August 8th. 
Chelsea Factory requires proof of full vaccination to enter the venue and masks must be worn at all times while inside. For more information on Chelsea Factory’s health and safety protocols, please click here

Please consider making a donation to Studio School of Design to help make programs like this possible.

Price: Free IN-PERSON event
Program Facilitator(s):
Studio School of Design and United Scenic Artists, IATSE Local USA 829 and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation co-host an in-person director/choreographer-designer networking event in NYC. 
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Inaugural Class of 2022. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

We are offering a free IN PERSON course in design for current High School Students this summer from July 7 – 10, 2022 at the Chelsea Factory in Manhattan. Targeted to Rising Juniors and Seniors currently studying in High School, this four day course will include hands-on work with working professional lighting designers, a visit to see a New York show and tour backstage, and culminate in a public showing of the work accomplished during the workshop.

Course availability is strictly limited. Priority will be given to students studying in Title 1 Public High Schools in New York & New Jersey.

Price: FREE
Program Facilitator(s):

Mark Stanley, Clifton Taylor and Guests

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This online, zoom-based course will cover the ins and outs of setting up your own business, working as a freelancer under the new and changing tax codes, negotiating skills, and other parts of our life that are not generally covered in designer training.

As with ALL Studio School of Design ONLINE Courses, each session will be videotaped and shared with participants for a limited time in case you can not attend a specific session. 

Studio School Courses are open to participants from around the world. 

This course will consist of Six (6) 2 ½-hour Sessions meeting on Wednesdays from July 6-August 10 7pm-9:30pm, UTC-4 (EDT).

This course is designed for theatrical designers in all disciplines and at all stages of their career

Price: $600 ONLINE
Program Facilitator(s):

Amith Chandrashaker and Guests

Photo: Fairview at the Soho Rep, Scenic Design by Mimi Lien, Costume Design by Montana Levi Blanco, Lighting by faculty member Amith Chandrashaker, Pictured: MaYaa Boateng as Keisha, Photograph by Julieta Cervantes

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Working as an Associate or Assistant on large-scale projects has emerged as a viable career option. This course will take an in-depth look at the Associates and Assistants role on a large-scale Broadway production and gaining skills that can be applied in other areas of lighting careers

As with ALL Studio School of Design ONLINE Courses, each session will be videotaped and shared with participants for a limited time in case you can not attend a specific session. 

Studio School Courses are open to participants from around the world. 

Eight (8) 2-hour sessions meeting online on Thursday June 9, and then Mondays from June 13-Aug 1, 7pm – 9pm, UTC-4 (EDT).

*NOTE:  FIRST CLASS ONLY HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY JUNE 9, 7pm – 9pm UCT – 4  EVERY OTHER CLASS WILL MEET ON MONDAYS.

 

This course is designed for early and mid-career professionals

 

 

Price: $600 ONLINE
Program Facilitator(s):

Craig Stelzenmuller and Guests

Photo: “Billy Elliot” Scenic Design by Campbell Baird and Robert Andrew Kovach; Costume Design by Dustin Cross; Lighting Design by Craig Stelzenmuller. Pictured: Sam Faulkner Photo by Curtis Brown. Production at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, North Carolina Theater.

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