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 IN-PERSON Full day event provides interested Secondary School Educators with tools for educating your students about the art and technology of lighting design. We will be talking about career paths for lighting designers, and specific actionable lesson planning for increasing your student’s capacities in lighting and preparing them for work on your own school productions and a path into college and a career. All of the activities have been prepared with NJ and NY state educational standards and coding, and participants will be given lesson plans that they can use in their own classrooms.

No prior technical or lighting experience is necessary to participate in this fun & impactful professional development workshop. This program is targeted to all teachers who may be interacting with their students in theatrical productions or theater courses.

Price: inquire for scheduling and pricing information for your school district
Program Facilitator(s):

Ken Posner, Irene Byrne Ohl, Jensyn Modero, Clifton Taylor, Mark Stanley

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