Local USA 829, TSDCA and Studio School of Design are co-hosting an in-person designer/associate/assistant event at Ars Nova’s Loft space in NYC (511 W 54th St) on Monday, December 12th. Come meet designers, assistants and associates and have fun! 

Price: FREE, donations will be accepted to offset the costs of the event
Program Facilitator(s):

Daisy Long and Jane Shaw

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

an 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 March 1, 2023 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 March 1, 2023. 

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. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

We are offering a free IN PERSON course in design for current High School Students this summer from July 27 – August 2,  in Manhattan. Targeted to Rising Juniors and Seniors currently studying in High School, this seven 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, entrance by application only
Program Facilitator(s):

Mark Stanley, Clifton Taylor and Guests

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Inaugural Class. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

We are offering a free IN PERSON course in design for current High School Students this summer. This course is designed for students who have some experience in technical theater who want to advance their skills and knowlege. Targeted to Rising Juniors and Seniors currently studying in High School, this eleven-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, entrance by application only
Program Facilitator(s):

Mark Stanley and Clifton Taylor

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