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Welcome to StageDirect!

StageDirect is a new venture that is recording top-quality live performance (primarily fringe theater) on digital video. We know that there is tremendous work going on every day in small theaters all over the world. This is entertainment that challenges, provokes, takes risks, explodes conventions - because the actors, writers, and stage companies are not slaves to the Hollywood/network formula machine. These productions appear for a few weeks, usually with little marketing, then they disappear. Unless you're a real fanatic, you'll miss even the top performances in your own town, not to mention those from distant cities.

We aim to find the best of these shows, shoot multiple performances with multiple digital cameras using professional crew and equipment, and deliver outstanding entertainment to your door in VHS (and, in time, DVD) form at an affordable price. We plan to develop a library of video productions, some that we have shot, some shot by others. We'll also offer features on our website that will showcase actors and writers engaged in this work.

StageDirect was started by fringe theater fanatics. Two of us co-founded our own theater companies in Portland, Oregon, where StageDirect started. We're not Hollywood glitterati slumming. We're doing this because we love it, we live it, and we know it's some of the best entertainment anywhere. At some level, you could call us missionaries. We hope you'll enjoy getting the StageDirect religion as much as we do giving it!