April 2016

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April 2016

News From

Around the Institute

Names in the News

Scene Designer William Bloodgood was featured in reviews of To a Kill a Mockingbird at Syracuse Stage.

Costume Designer Angelina Herin was mentioned in an article about Cleveland Play House production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses.

The Pepperdine University Graphic featured Pepperdine senior Paul Dufresne receiving the 2016 W. Oren Parker Undergraduate Scene Design Award.

2016 USITT Lighting Design Award sponsored by Barbizon winner Andie Szekely appeared in Broadway World.

Joe Kucharski of USITT’s Costume Commission had a major score when his interview with Hamilton costumer Paul Tazewell appeared the morning of Feb. 15, the same day the Hamilton cast appeared live on the Grammy Awards.

Some of our member rigging experts were quoted in a February story, Upgrading or Replacing Rigging in Theatres. Individual members Patrick Finn of JR Clancy and Bill Sapsis of Sapsis Rigging were quoted. Member companies included Contributing members ETC and JR Clancy, Sustaining members Sapsis and Thern Stage Equipment, and Supporting Member Teqniqal Systems. Read the story here.

Props Master Eric Hart penned an article for Stage Directions magazine on Creating Relationships to Create Props.

USITT Awards & Resolutions Committee Chair Kevin Rigdon received kudos on his set design for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Gabriella Santoro won a full scholarship to USITT 2016 for her work in Arcadia University productions at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region II Festival. Santoro received the award for her make-up work in Bite Me.

USITT President Mark Shanda and member Mary Tarantino of The Ohio State University recently visited ETC with ETC alumnus and Ohio State Buckeyes fan Dan Boggess. ETC CEO and USITT Fellow Fred Foster and company greeted them with a University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers parade!

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