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Archiving Technical Theater History

Archiving Technical Theater History

By Richard Bryant

This free podcast is a long form conversation hosted by traveler, writer and curiosity seeker Rich Bryant with friends and guests that include artists, designers, authors and whoever steps up to the mic.
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Episode 125 - Ana Aguilera - Part 1

Archiving Technical Theater HistoryAug 02, 2021

Episode 125 - Ana Aguilera - Part 1
Aug 02, 202129:34
Episode 124 - Mental You
Jul 29, 202129:50
Episode 123 - Voice of the Voiceless

Episode 123 - Voice of the Voiceless

"Why We Should Avoid Becoming “the Voice of the Voiceless”


NE!MUSÍŠ TO VYDRŽET - in Czech Performance

European Theatre Convention Article - Click to read Article

Jul 17, 202128:15
Episode 122 - 150 Million

Episode 122 - 150 Million - Yale’s Drama School Goes Tuition-Free and is renamed David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University

Jul 05, 202129:07
Episode 121 - PQ 2023 - RARE

Episode 121 - PQ 2023 - RARE - PQ 2023 information - Life Unseen / Lifewtr - World Stage Design

Jun 28, 202129:23
Episode 120 - Thinking out loud

Episode 120 - Thinking out loud

After over a year on the sideline, I'm back.  It's been a challenging 13 months.  These first few podcasts are going to be rough and I look forward to working the kinks out.  Hang in there.  I've got a lot of good stuff coming your way.  

Jun 20, 202129:15
Corona Chronicles Day 71. May 21, 2020
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Corona Chronicles Day 70. Mat 21, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 70. Mat 21, 2020

This podcast is brought to you by the Archiving Technical Theater History Facebook Group.

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" Greatness Lies within you.  Under adversity some break records, while others simply break.  But the truth is we all have it in us to be great, and our destiny shouldn't be left up to fate.  So rather than wait I say forge ahead and create a future you dictate, and then stick two fingers up to fate"    -  Georges St. Pierre  (MMA Champion) - UK Cultural Recovery

WhatsOnStage.Com - National Theatre

WhatsOnStage.Com - Open Letter

TheGuardian.Com - British Theatre

BBCNews.Com - Sir Alan Ayckbourn

PlayBill.Com - Pride Plays

StageDirections.Com - The New Group

USITT - Facebook / Website

May 22, 202024:38
Corona Chronicles Day 69. May 20, 2020
May 21, 202016:43
Corona Chronicles Day 68. May 19, 2020
May 19, 202022:38
Corona Chronicles Day 67. May 18, 2020
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Corona Chronicles Day 64. May 15, 2020
May 15, 202023:42
Corona Chronicles Day 63. May 14th, 2020
May 14, 202025:52
Corona Chronicles Day 62. May 13, 2020
May 13, 202021:55
Corona Chronicles Day 61. May 11, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 61. May 11, 2020

Show Sponsored by the Archiving Technical Theater History Facebook Group

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“My wife's the reason anything gets done, she nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they're finished songs and start to play. When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised--not one day. This show is proof that history remembers. We live in times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers--remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. I sing Vanessa's symphony. Eliza tells her story. Now, fill the world with music, love, and pride.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

News and Notes: - Hamilton Broadway recording to be released on 3 July 2020 on Disney - New week of performers giving live concerts from home announced

The - Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online - Broadway League's Charlotte St. Martin, Roundabout and Lincoln Center Heads, More on Advisory Council to Reopen NYC's Culture Sector - Broadway Shutdown Extended Through the Summer Due to Ongoing Coronavirus Crisis

CITT / ICTS - Facebook / Relaunching arts and culture in the aftermath of COVID-19

USITT - Facebook / Website

May 12, 202018:04
Corona Chronicles Day 60. May 11, 2020
May 11, 202022:11
Corona Chronicles Day 59. May 10, 2020
May 10, 202021:38
Corona Chronicles Day 58. May 8 2020
May 09, 202023:10
Corona Chronicles Day 57. May 8, 2020
May 09, 202023:51
Corona Chronicles Day 56. May 7, 2020
May 07, 202024:44
Corona Chronicles Day 54. May 5, 2020
May 06, 202024:20
Corona Chronicles Day 53. May 4, 2020
May 04, 202022:43
Corona Chronicles Day 52. May 3rd 2020
May 03, 202024:45
Corona Chronicles Day 51. May 2, 2020
May 02, 202014:50
Corona Chronicles Day 50. May 1, 2020
May 01, 202023:52
Corona Chronicles Day 49. April 30, 2020
Apr 30, 202022:47
Corona Chronicles Day 48. April 29, 2020
Apr 29, 202022:24
Corona Chronicles Day 47. April 28, 2020
Apr 28, 202019:39
Corona Chronicles Day 46. April 27, 2020
Apr 28, 202023:47
Corona Chronicles Day 45. April 26, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 45. April 26, 2020

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"The life of a play begins and ends at the moment of the performance. It is here that authors, actors and directors express what they have to say. If the play has a future, a chance to last, it can only reside in the memory of those who were present and who have kept a trace of it in their hearts. No form or interpretation is eternal. In theatre a form must be fixed for a short time, then it must pass. As the world changes, there will always be and must always be new and totally unpredictable performances".

Peter Brook


The Stage - Coronavirus: Three more months of lockdown could end our careers, say 35% working in comedy - Cast of Broadway's Sing Street to Perform Benefit Concert From Their Homes Around the World - Watch Drew Gasparini's Virtual Concert for We Aren’t Kids Anymore

WhatsOnStage - Six musical releases worldwide performance from isolation featuring casts from the West End, Broadway and more

Scenography - Facebook

Scenography - POP - Palladio Olimpico Project
It is a new initiative of the Municipality of Vicenza to try to make the visit to the Olympic Theater innovative through a narrative model, conceived by Alessandro Baricco and the Scuola H]olden.

Now watch this video.…/attrattiv…/teatroolimpico.php

Apr 26, 202021:09
Corona Chronicles Day 44. April 25th, 2020
Apr 25, 202014:54
Corona Chronicles Day 43. April 24th, 2020
Apr 25, 202019:53
Corona Chronicles Day 42. April 23, 2020
Apr 23, 202023:04
Corona Chronicles Day 41. April 22, 2020
Apr 23, 202017:03
Corona Chronicles Day 40. April 21, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 40. April 21, 2020

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Show Quote: The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results. (James Dean)

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Theatre Times.Com  - Main Page



Whats On  - Main Page

USITT -Facebook 

Arri Lighting -Richard Cadena Webinar Series

"Woza Africa: Theatre in the African Context" is a free digital education resource from the African Theatre Association (AfTA) designed for secondary schools, drama/ theatre groups or interested individuals who may want to use it, especially with the current challenges of homeschooling.  - Link Here

VISUAL ARTS CONTEST -  Scenic Artists, Fabricators, and Set Designers - Facebook Post Taylor Acevedo

FTLO Theater is seeking visual artists to send in images of your paintings, photos, sketches, cosplay art, quilts, etc. inspired by the tale of "The Soldier and Death” (as can be seen summarized at the bottom of this post).

Your Artwork could be featured on FTLO's Facebook page and in YouTube radio play series.

Please send all submissions via FTLO Theatre messenger.

3 contestants of all ages will win $25 gift cards.
3 contestants under the age of 17 will win $10 gift cards.

So Get crafting folks! We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Stay safe and stay artsy.

The Soldier & Death:

Apr 21, 202018:45
Corona Chronicles Day 39. April 20, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 39. April 20, 2020

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Usitt- Facebook   

Stage Directions -  Facebook 

Stage Directions Magazine -Testing Company Classifies ETCP Certified Technicians as Essential Personnel

If you are an entertainment technician and are interested and available and interested in being contacted to aid in the effort, please sign up here:

Further information from ETCP: - Kiln Theatre will offer free online masterclasses for aspiring creatives during lockdowns.

Playbill.Com - New York City Ballet Launches Digital Spring Season

Facebook Groups to Visit - Archiving Technical Theater History / Scenography / Technical Theatre Educators

“I was thinking that if what distinguishes us as humans is our stupidity, what may redeem us is our grace.”
Earl Lovelace

Apr 21, 202013:07
Corona Chronicles Day 38. April 19, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 38. April 19, 2020

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One World: Together at Home Concert : NY Times article / Youtube Video

USITT New@Noon and Forum@Four Schedule - Link

London Theatre Co. UK- Secret Cinema to launch series of immersive cinematic experiences to take part in at home

Asmita Theatre Group - Facebook Link - Indian College Quarantine Theatre Festival' by Asmita Theatre Group. Daily at 1pm at Asmita theatre Face book page and 11am on YouTube channel.

J4 Design - Website

Stage Directions Magazine - Behind the Scenes Launches Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder

Find links to resources, the online self-assessment tool, and information about the initiative and programs at

Follow us @BeScene_BTS.

You can access the Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder at:

"Treat the Earth well.  It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.  We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

-Native American Proverb

Apr 19, 202013:50
Corona Chronicles Day 37. April 18, 2020
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Corona Chronicles Day 36. April 17, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 36. April 17, 2020

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USITT - Facebook

USITT - Webinar Schedule

Shure Webinar - How to improve your Webinar Audio

Avolites - Avolites is here for you

Playbill.Com - Brian Dennehy Obituary

“The fog was where I wanted to be. Halfway down the path you can’t see this house. You’d never know it was here. Or any of the other places down the avenue. I couldn’t see but a few feet ahead. I didn’t meet a soul. Everything looked and sounded unreal. Nothing was what it is. That’s what I wanted—to be alone with myself in another world where truth is untrue and life can hide from itself. Out beyond the harbor, where the road runs along the beach, I even lost the feeling of being on land. The fog and the sea seemed part of each other. It was like walking on the bottom of the sea. As if I had drowned long ago. As if I was the ghost belonging to the fog, and the fog was the ghost of the sea. It felt damned peaceful to be nothing more than a ghost within a ghost.”

Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night

Apr 17, 202016:46
Corona Chronicles Day 35. April 16, 2020.

Corona Chronicles Day 35. April 16, 2020.

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CNN.C0m - War veteran 'Captain Tom,' 99, raises $15 million for NHS as he completes garden challenge

USITT - Facebook / Website

Archiving Technical Theater History - Facebook

Stage Directions Magazine - The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association Launches Student Sound Designer Connection / Facebook

Stage Directions Magazine - Statement from Actors’ Equity Association on Theaters Seeking to Resume Production by Michael Eddy

Stage Directions Magazine - Industry Pitches In: IATSE Partners with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

If you live through defeat, you are not defeated. If you are beaten but acquire wisdom, you have won. Lose yourself to improve yourself. Only when we shed all self-definition do we find who we really are. - Rza (Wu Tang Clan)

Apr 16, 202020:14
Corona Chronicles Day 34. April 15th, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 34. April 15th, 2020

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USITT - Facebook

USITT New@Noon: ACT Lighting presents MA Lighting grandMA3 / sponsored in part by LightingTrainer.COM.  

USITT Forum@Four: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey: The Alley Theatre’s Prop Salvage and Recovery Saga

The Prague Quadrennial (PQ)  free online resources.

Backstage Academy online learning resources

ARRI Academy “Lighting Systems Control” with Lighting Professional/Author Richard Cadena - Link

ETC Accepting Applications for 2020 Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program -

ETC Introduces New Audio Learning Series: On Headset -

Stage Directions - Backstage Video: Building the Camp David Diorama at the Alley Theatre - Link

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” - Golda Meir

Apr 15, 202013:21
Corona Chronicles Day 33. April 14, 2020
Apr 14, 202016:13
Corona Chronicles Day 32. April 13, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 32. April 13, 2020

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Passing of Wynn Handman - New York Post Obit

Stage Directions : in 1: the podcast – #95 Quarantine Happy Hour #3

Stage Directions : Union Stagecraft Technicians Aid in Temporary Field Hospital Implementation - New Date Set for Streaming of Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway Concert - Metropolitan Opera to Present a Live Streamed, Globe-Trotting 'At-Home Gala'

American Theatre Magazine - DISPATCHES FROM QUARANTINE

BBC.Com - Arts and Entertainment - How live theatre is still running despite lockdown

Archiving Technical Theater History - Facebook

Alexsandar Lalicki Posavec, Andrea Bilkey, Anna Haas, Bob Foreman, Chris Van Goethem, David Oliver, David Savage, Ed Goetz, Evan Baker

Frank Mohler II, Gary Gardner, Geronimo Reyes, Gina Patterson, Hugh Chinnick, Ian Grey, Ivo Kersamekers, Janet Rose, Jodi Prahler

John Grimshaw, Joselyn Ludtke, Karen Kozlowski, Keith Otmos, Ken Coker, Kim Hartshorn, Lisa Cameron, Matt Frankish, Niali Washburn

Paul Garrity, Rick Arnold, Rick Boychuk, Ron Kepler, Ron Mahan, Scott Wasserberg, Steve Arnott, Suat Ufrj, Thierry Capéran, Todd Koeppl

Umberto Di Nino, William Anderson, Zach Ciaburri

It is not enough to hold the line against the dark. It is your responsibility to lead into the light. People don’t like the light—it reveals too much. But hand in hand with the creative artist, you can lead people into the wisdom that is known to all other animals: Simply, that it is the dark we have to fear.

—Edward Albee, Stretching My Mind (essays)

Apr 14, 202013:19
Corona Chronicles Day 31. April 12, 2020
Apr 13, 202012:13
Corona Chronicles Day 30. April 11, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 30. April 11, 2020

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Stage Directions Magazine - Facebook

USITT - Facebook

OISTAT - Bakhrushin Readings 2020 - Music and Stage Conference at A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum

World Stage Design 2021 - Website / OISTAT

ITI - The Tightrope with Peter Brook - 

The links are here:
English: “The Tightrope” streaming
Password: lovelovelove (all in lower case)
French: “Sur un Fil” streaming
Password: lovelovelove (all in lower case)
The video only can be streamed, not downloaded. Streaming possible until Tuesday, 14 April 2020, morning

Apr 12, 202009:30
Corona Chronicles Day 29. April 10, 2020
Apr 10, 202016:26
Corona Chronicles Day 28. April 9th, 2020.

Corona Chronicles Day 28. April 9th, 2020.

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Trinidad Newsday - Online Edition

Dominica News Online - Website

St. Vincent and the Grenadines - News784 Website

Grace Quigley’s new online theatre company, Petronilla Theatre.  Twitter: @petronillamidia    Blog: Link

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - Facebook

University of Idaho - Inland360 article

Archiving Technical Theater History - Facebook

USITT - Facebook / Website

Playbill.Com - Playwrights Horizons Debuts New Fiction Podcast With Works by Heather Christian, Robert O’Hara, and More

Playbill.Com - 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival to Be Released on Audible  

"If you love what you have, then you'll have what you love."  Trevor Noah

Apr 09, 202018:04
Corona Chronicles Day 27. April 7th, 2020
Apr 08, 202010:35
Corona Chronicles Day 26. April 7, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 26. April 7, 2020

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USITT - Facebook / Website  

USITT Job listings - Website

Playbill - West End Theatres to Remain Closed Until June

Youtube - Behind the Scenic:  Tips & Techniques for Scenic Artists

Geronimo Reyes on Archiving Technical Theater History - Teatro Alberto de Paz y Mateos - Caracas, Venezuela 

Stage Directions Magazine - American Theatre Wing Launches Relief Fund for Theater Artists Across the Country

Society of Israeli Theater Designers - Facebook / OISTAT

Playbill - Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, More to Take Part in Virtual Passover Seder Benefit

Muhammad Ali - "Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it."

Apr 08, 202014:02
Corona Chronicles Day 25, April 6th, 2020

Corona Chronicles Day 25, April 6th, 2020

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Trinidad Newsday

Trinidad Express

Vanity Fair Article - “A Semester With an Asterisk”: Coronavirus Is Upending Life—And Grades—For College Students

Stagecraft Mailing List - Facebook

USITT - Facebook

In 1 - The Podcast: #94 Quarantine Happy Hour #2 

Stage Directions - News 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Apr 06, 202017:05