June 2013

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June 2013

News & Notices


Members Invited to Showtech

USITT will be exhibiting at Showtech 2013 from June 18 to 20 at the Exhibition Center in Berlin, Germany. President Lea Asbell-Swanger, Executive Director David Grindle, and Lauren Wilde, winner of the 2013 Kryolan Makeup Design Award will be on hand in Hall 4, Stand C44.

USITT members and guests are encouraged to click here and use code bkv7-599a-d6hw-t6je for a free pass to participate.

Showtech is an international trade show and conference for theatre, film, and event professionals which includes both a trade show and programming. USITT will be part of the inaugural pavilion of international associations.

TCG Slates 2014 Conference in San Diego

San Diego, California, will be the site of Theatre Communications Group's (TCG) 24th Annual National Conference June 19 to 21, 2014. The TCG National Conference provides one of the largest forums for the national theatre community to assemble for artistic and intellectual exchange.

The San Diego-area TCG Member Theatres contributing to the planning for the Conference will include: Cygnet Theatre Company, Diversionary Theatre, Ion Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Lamb's Players, MOXIE Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, San Diego Junior Theatre, and San Diego Repertory Theatre.

FedEx Offers Free Package Design,Testing

FedEx provides free laboratory testing and package design services to its customers. Proper packaging protects theatrical equipment, lighting fixtures, and control systems; minimizes package weight; and helps goods arrive on time and intact.

To submit package samples for testing, go to fedex.com/packaging and download the FedEx Packaging Test Application at the bottom of the page. When shipping packages or freight, take advantage of the free USITT Freight Savings Plan to reduce shipping costs. For more information, call Siriani at 1-800-554-0005.

OISTAT Headquarters Reaches Out with New Team

OISTAT Headquarters welcomes new Executive Director Kathy Hong and staff members Wan-Jung Wei, Lulu Yeh, and Lucy Wang. With experience in entertainment and performing arts, Ms. Hong aims to embrace the diversity of cultures with openness and reach out to the community.

Ms. Wei, HQ's senior secretary, has a master's degree in arts and politics and comes from the United Nations headquarters in New York City. She now serves the OISTAT community with her outgoing personality and exceptional attention to global affairs. Ms. Yeh and Ms. Wang both graduated with MAs in arts management. Ms. Yeh has just returned to the arts field after a year of traveling in Australia and New Zealand. Trained in classical music, Ms. Wang's artistic brain has balanced nicely with her experiences in public relations and marketing for performing groups in the United States.