June 2014

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June 2014

News & Notices


Roth Monograph Available at NYC Bookstore

The Designs of Ann Roth, the latest in USITT's Monograph series, is now available at The Drama Book Shop in New York City. To celebrate, Ms. Roth will hold a Question and Answer session at the book store at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26 followed by a wine and cheese reception and book signing. For the book signing, Ms. Roth will be joined by one of the co-authors, Holly Poe Durbin.

The Drama Book Shop is located at 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY. Telephone 800-322-0595.

Wiki Established for Costume Job Description Project

Holly Monsos has established a wiki to more effectively update the Costume Design & Technology Commission's Job Descriptions Project and to encourage greater participation.

The original document, compiled by Maribeth Hite, was uploaded to a wiki by Ms. Monsos for comments and editing. The wiki consists of a page listing all the job descriptions, and then one page for each of the 16 jobs as copied from the original document. The document does need updating and expanding. For instance, the document does not mention the Internet, and wigs and make-up are listed in a single job description.

Although pages can be viewed without creating an account, anyone who does not already have a wiki account and wants to edit or comment must create an account. Anyone interested in assisting Ms. Monsos in administering the wiki, can contact her at holly.monsos@utoledo.edu.

Vectorworks for the TD Next in USITT Presents Lineup

Vectorworks for the Technical Director is the next USITT Presents event, a webinar on Monday, June 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Nemetschek Vectorworks will show that Vectorworks Spotlight isn't just for lighting.

The webinar will show what it's like to draw in Vectorworks Spotlight software from a technical director's point of view and demonstrate how technical directors can use a scenic design model developed in Vectorworks Spotlight to create construction drawings, budget estimates, and other documents needed to build a production.

The cost of the webinar is $30 for USITT members, $20 for student/early career members, and $40 for non-members.

For more information or to register, click here.

Still Time for Rendez-Vous

USITT members can still take advantage of the CITT/ICTS member rate and Very Special Early fee for Rendez-Vous 2014 to be held August 14 to 16 in Ottawa. The deadline to register for the lower fees is July 15.

Full conference Very Special Early fee for members is only $150 (CDN) before July 15. Student and Retired members full conference is only $50. The full conference delegate registration includes conference sessions, backstage tour, trade show, new product breakfast, Friday Trade Show Happy Hour, CITT AGM breakfast, evening social events, and all ticketed meals. Special Travel and accommodation deals are available.

More sessions have been added on Friday. Education Forum and Roadhouse Roundtable discussions have been moved to Saturday. The CITT Annual General Meeting Luncheon is now the AGM breakfast on Saturday morning.