January 2015

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January 2015

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Regional Sections

Desert State: 2015 Desert State Annual Meeting

The Desert State Annual Meeting will be on Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King Day,) at Arizona State University at the Nelson Fine Arts Center.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is current membership in Desert State ($5.00 for students, $20.00 for individual) and $15.00 registration. Please renew memberships via PayPal on the Desert State website (desertstate.usitt.org)

The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. During the meeting there will be a celebratory look back at the history of the Section, the 2015 Regional Competition/Student Awards Program (SAP) recipients will be announced, support checks to the Desert State Student Chapter will be presented. The event will include a 50/50 raffle in support of the SAP awardees. Jeff Giek, President and Founder of Rhino Staging, will present this year’s keynote.

Workshop for the meeting include: The Business of Theatre Doing Theatre without Killing Yourself, and Hands On Workshops. Topics will include Grow Where you Go, Entrepreneurship, Programming with ETC 101 and 102, Knitting Chainmail, Fall Arrest, Event Safety Guide, and System Safety and Redundancy.

The event is also a celebration of 15 years of the Desert State Regional Section.

Upstate New York: Upstate Winter Workshop Day Planned

The Upstate New York Regional Section will hold workshops on digital audio mixing and stage carpentry, among other activities, at its annual Frank Willard Winter Meeting February 7 at SUNY-Binghamton.

The day will begin with check-in and coffee as well as a resume turn-in at 10 a.m. Sessions will include De-Mystifying Digitial Audio Mixing for Theatrical Sound Design, with Martin S. Dombey of emg Recording Remotes, a Boston-based on-location audio production service; a costume session to be determined; Pocket-hole Carpentry: Adapting Furniture-Building Techniques to Solve Common Stage Carpentry Problems, with Paul Schreiner, production manager at SUNY-Brockport; and a design session still to be determined.

Other activities include the Student Design Expo, Sectional Meeting, and theatre company job interviews.

For more information on the Upstate Regional Section, click here. Questions about the event may be directed to Katie Gilliland at keg5@buffalo.edu.