February 2013

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February 2013

Lighting Designer Named Rising Star
Aaron Porter, an Eagle Scout and a New York-based lighting designer, has been named the 2013 USITT Rising Star and will be honored in March. more »

USITT Board Offers Mentoring
A year-long program will give students an introduction into the governance and operations of the organization through a new program. more »

In Memoriam -
Three men with strong connections to USITT and the entertainment industry will be missed. Remembering Frank Willard, John Scheffler, and KC Hooper.

Rigging Safety Initiative – Round Three
Ten more schools will have their theatre rigging inspected and receive training on their systems thanks to supporters of this program. more »

Janet Gramza Joins Staff
An award-winning reporter has joined the USITT national office as communications associate. She brings years of experience. more »

Exhibit Available for Tour
Pieces from the USITT/USA national exhibit at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial are the heart of an exhibit which debuted in New York and is now ready to travel. more »

Fellows Mentoring in NYC
The Fellows of the Institute are ready for another round of Find the Fellows, and the prize is time spent with a Fellow, as one winner did in the Big Apple. more »

USITT's President Message: Six Weeks Until...
USITT's electronic Board of Directors meetings move swiftly, clearing the decks for meetings which will be held at the 2013 Annual Conference. more »

Executive Director - Training takes Center Stage
Members are looking to us to provide information and training all year long, so programs are being developed and offered now. more »

Enjoy the App
Whether using a desktop, laptop, Droid, iPhone, of iPad, the new USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo app is designed specifically for your device. more »

Smooth Sailing for Stage Expo
More new exhibitors, and a whole group of those returning to the show floor, will make this year's Stage Expo an innovative experience. more »

Costume Resolutions
Keep these resolutions to have a great experience at Milwaukee's Costume Design & Technology Commission sessions. more »

Performances Spaces in Milwaukee
Live performing arts make the theatre scene in Milwaukee vibrant at the gathering place by the waters. more »

Architecture Updates
The Ideal Theatre finalists have been named, the competition to design the display space is underway, and the commission is looking for new leadership in 2013. more »

Portfolio Tips for Costumers and Others
Make the most of the opportunity to have a portfolio reviewed by experts who can offer insight into making the most of the chance to share design and technology work. more »

The Last Word — On a Roll
A small theatre in Washington state did not let an odd-shaped building or a small budget stop their creativity. more »