NEWS FROM THE FIELD
Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022
Sam and Julia are enormously proud to have been part of the team that delivered the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.
(Video by D+D)
Julia is calling
Music of the Spheres
tour all over the world!
Bond in Concert gala at the Royal Albert Hall
Orange Jackets provided the Show Caller, Stage Management and Script Writer for this one-off spectacular!
Orange Jackets continues to provide world-class Show Callers and Stage Management Teams for live events and virtual shows.
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Orange Jackets Masterclasses are back in person!
From their hugely popular "Behind the Scenes at the Olympics" talk to lectures on the skills required to Show Call and schedule for live events and theatre, Sam & Julia can host fully interactive seminars and webinars for as many students as you require.
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Participating colleges include:
SEE WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT US STATESIDE!
"The “International Events” masterclass that Sam Hunter and Julia Whittle created for the MFA Stage Managers at Columbia University was a major highlight of our academic year! Our students gained so much from them. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Orange Jackets to create exciting, relevant, and fun coursework for our students”!
Michael J Passaro
- Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Head of Stage Management
"There is a quote about teaching that goes something like, 'A teacher affects eternity; one can never tell where their influence stops.'
The effect Sam and Julia had on our BFA Stage Managers is immeasurable. They inspired them, they challenged them, they laughed with them, and left them filled with joyful exuberance. I couldn't have asked for more from a series of master classes."
Rachel R. Bush
- Associate Instructional Professor Stage Management
AEA SM Program Head, BFA Stage Management
"Sam and Julia brought so much joy and positivity to our zoom computer screens! The students not only learned a lot, but enjoyed themselves immensely. This team was a joy to work with in terms of setting up the sessions and figuring out details. If you are looking for a unique experience for your stage management students, I would highly, highly recommend Sam and Julia! It was truly incredible."
- Chair of Stage Management
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
“These masterclasses were absolutely fantastic. Not only were Sam and Julia incredibly experienced and knowledgeable, but they were delightful and friendly. The conversations they had with my students about the breadth of their work was not only beneficial to my class but for me as well. These two have clearly gotten these masterclasses down to a science, and I’m glad I had them do all three – I feel as though we’d have missed out had we only done one or two. This was a wonderful opportunity for my class and I am very happy to have had a chance to have been a part of it”.
- MFA Instructor of Design; Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lethbridge, Canada
"For me, it was a student's dream. The most memorable moment for me was the chance to "call" the first 5 or so minutes of the Opening Ceremony sequence under Julia and Sam's careful attention. It was definitely one of the coolest moments for me as a student during my entire course of study, and I felt a thrill calling such a huge ceremony in the safety of the classroom. With their gentle guidance, I began to better understand the nuances of such a large event. Personally, it was a huge confidence booster!"
"If you are looking to keep your students motivated and spend quality time with these fantastic people then book this class now. Not only did they motivate my students, but also me. Seeing people who share the same ideals as you, who back up what you have been saying to your students and do it all through laughter and professional integrity, is fantastic. My only complaint is that we could not do it in person".
- Professor of Stage Management