February 2012

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February 2012

News & Notices


Early Deadline Approaching

To save money, register for the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo by Thursday, February 16. Remember, Stage Expo, all regular Conference sessions, Opening Night, Closing Night, and all the information in between is included in Conference registration.

Have your member number available and click here to sign up now.

Paper and Pencil Exams Offered in Long Beach

ETCP examinations will be given at USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, California. All three examinations will be given at the same time and are scheduled for the morning of Saturday, March 31. Candidates who wish to take more than one exam should contact ETCP. Interested applicants must submit applications, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office no later than March 1. Space is limited.

Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website. For mailed information, contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP certification manager, at 212-244-1505 or etcp@plasa.org.

Silver Sponsors for NATEC

Taking a leadership role in bringing together people who design and build theatre spaces, USITT and J. R. Clancy, Inc., are Silver Sponsors of the 2012 North American Theatre, Engineering, and Architecture Conference (NATEAC scheduled for July 22 and July 23 in New York City.

Directed by Bill Sapsis, the NATEAC conference promotes communication between the architects, engineers, consultants, and manufacturers responsible for designing and building new theatres and renovating existing facilities. J. R. Clancy has been a lead sponsor of this event since 2008. Clancy also participated in the Theatre Engineering & Architecture Conference in the United Kingdom — the inspiration for the North American conference — in 2002 and 2006, and became a sponsor of the UK conference in 2010.

Registration and schedule information for NATEAC can be found at www.nateac.org. More information about USITT's support will appear in the February Sightlines. Information on J. R. Clancy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wenger Corporation, is available at (800) 836-1885 or www.jrclancy.com.

Display Entwines Extremes

"Baroque to Bauhaus: Designs from the Tobin Collection" will be on display at the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas until June 10.

In Baroque to Bauhaus, scene and costume designs, gilded ornaments stand out against steel girders and lace mantillas against oilskin raincoats, all of which embrace extremes of artistic expression and human emotion. Costumes lent by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera bring designs from the Tobin Collection to life. New acquisitions for the McNay's collection heighten the contrasts through engravings of outdoor spectacles complete with fireworks in 1700s Rome and bejeweled Art Deco costume designs for The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway.

This exhibition was organized by the McNay Art Museum and is a program of the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.