June 2015

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June 2015

Collaborator Party Grows, Live Streaming Added
#TonyCanYouHearMe is now a party in New York City and related events across the country. Read what USITT award winners say about sound and collaboration... more »

Busy Times for USITT’s Executive Director
An award from his undergraduate college and a keynote at a New Zealand entertainment conference are keeping David Grindle busy... more »

Architecture and Theatre Student Design Competition
American Seating is again sponsoring the competition that brings together theatre and architecture students to plan a theatre... more »

June is Nominations Month for USITT Awards
Members can nominate for Distinguished Achievement and special recognition awards during the month of June... more »

In Memoriam: Donald Hoffend Sr.
An early advocate for safety in stage rigging, Donald Hoffend Sr... more »

Theatre Consultant Challenge Winners
Yale students won the $750 prize in this year’s ASTC renovation challenge, so look over their entries and plan to participate in 2016... more »

Six Seats Open on USITT Board
The Nominations Committee is offering a slate of 12 candidates for six open positions on the USITT Board of Directors. Voting will start in the Fall... more »

Support for Research Aided by Art Auction
The triennial USITT Art Auction helped raise money to support the Institute’s continuing focus on research. Four new Fellowships have been approved... more »

OISTAT Events in Prague
The city of Prague will be the focus of entertainment design professionals throughout the month of June... more »

#RigSafe a Success
The Arbor Day effort to raise awareness of rigging safety on stages went global, with worldwide participation on social media... more »

Fellows Update: John Bracewell
Sometimes retirement means changing direction, rather than slowing down, as it has for USITT Fellow John Bracewell... more »

USITT’s President: A Hopeful Progression
One point of view for looking at loss and what it can mean to people and organizations which experience it... more »

Executive Director: Summer Changes
Transitions seem to happen more frequently in June, and there are changes in store for USITT... more »

Beyond the Fourth Wall
Taking skills and transferring them to other career paths mean technical theatre students have many viable alternatives... more »

Costume Sessions from 2015
Enjoy a day-by-day recap of sessions from the Costume Design & Technology Commission which were part of the fabric of the 2015 Annual Conference... more »

Fabulous Salt Lake in 2016
A breathtaking setting and a welcoming community make Salt Lake City a must for entertainment professionals in March... more »

Cover the Walls
What started as an offshoot of the more rigorous Design Expo, after several iterations has become its own USITT tradition... more »

The Last Word – Being an International Ambassador
Connecting with family history and tradition as part of the USITT Student Ambassador program at the Annual Conference... more »