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How Do You Get the Best from Theatre Students? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to Atlanta theatre director Amanda Farnsworth about how to get the very best from students during a production. Amanda discusses her process in length—how she involves her cast members on a deeper level, helping them to first understand and then believe in the story being told on stage. Amanda […]

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What We’re Working On Right Now

Hi I’m Mitch, Founder and Projection Designer here at Theatre Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are a few things we’ve got cooking in the studio this summer 2017: • We’re working on a Wizard of Oz custom design project for StageWorks Theatre in Houston, Texas. • We are developing still and animated projection collections great for […]

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Making Digital Theatre Projections [video]

A little peek behind the scenes at Theatre Avenue, where we design and animate projections for theatre and ballet shows. This video will give you a taste of what it’s like here: warm, fun, and down to earth. But we also a team committed to doing incredible work for incredible makers of theatre—drama teachers, community […]

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How Do You Keep Theatre Directing Fun? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to Atlanta theatre director Amanda Farnsworth about how she keeps theatre directing fun show after show. She discusses how to beat the ‘dog days’ leading up to tech week, where the jokes cease to be funny and everyone is starting to feel tired and burned out. Amanda has a […]

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Projection Pro Tip #4: Best Projector Manufacturers?

This is part 4 of an interview with professional technical director Paul Ackerman. This interview will provide a series of tips for using theatrical projections—in a simple question and answer, ‘how do you go about it?’ type format. Mitch: When it comes to projection gear, are there any manufacturers who seem to consistently be the best […]

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Projection Pro Tip #3: What Tech to Buy First When You Start?

This is part 3 of an interview with professional technical director Paul Ackerman. This interview will provide a series of tips for using theatrical projections—in a simple question and answer, ‘how do you go about it?’ type format. Mitch: If you’re a high school director, for example, wanting to start using projections in your shows, where […]

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