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BackStage Pass: Reflections on Life in the Theatre

Bill Sapsis has announced the launch of BackStage Pass, a series of interviews with leading professionals in the live event entertainment industry. BackStage Pass videos offer a look back into the careers of people who have spent a lifetime working on live performances and shaping the future of the entertainment industry.

"The entertainment industry doesn't do well at holding on to its history," noted Bill Sapsis, BackStage Pass executive producer. "We tend to be too preoccupied with what's right in front of us to look at the past when, truth be told, the past often provides insight into solving present day problems."

BackStage Pass videos are available on YouTube for free and run about 60 minutes. The videos focus on what an individual has brought to the industry and on the effect the industry has had on them. There's also some crystal ball gazing to see what may be in store for the next generation of theatre practitioners.

Neil Mazzella, president and owner of Hudson Scenic Studios and Richard Pilbrow, lighting designer, producer and founder of Theatre Projects Consultants are featured in the first two releases of the BackStage Pass series.

BackStage Pass videos can be viewed here.

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13th September 2017

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