April 2016

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April 2016

USITT Member Spotlight: LD, Historian, & Author Kathy A. Perkins
Q&A with Kathy Perkins, lighting designer, theatre historian, professor, cultivator of African women playwrights... more »

April 29 is Arbor Day and #RigSafe Day!
For the second year, USITT is promoting safe stages on Arbor Day by inviting friends to share the hashtag #RigSafe on social media... more »

USITT Has Three New Fellows
Rachel Keebler, David Will, and Stephanie Young were inducted as USITT’s newest fellows at USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City... more »

USITT 2016 Rocked the Salt Palace
With 4,500 attendees, 274 exhibitors, and 250-plus inspiring sessions, USITT 2016 made some great moments and memories. more »

2016 Distinguished Achievers Drop Some Knowledge
We share inspiring quotes from the USITT 2016 Distinguished Achievers in Conversation panel in Salt Lake ... more »

Guy Bergquist Receives 2016 Wally Russell Mentor Award
The former Arena Stage producer gave a moving acceptance speech about why he loved working and mentoring... more »

2016 Tech Olympics Tested Student Tech Skills
And for the second year in a row, Emerson College cleaned up in the annual competition for student teams across the country... more »

USITT’s President: Making Choices
As USITT’s goals grow, it must make more choices on how to use resources to serve all members. President Mark Shanda says your involvement can help... more »

Spotlight On Giving: Glerum Gifts
Generous gifts from the Glerum Family and USITT’s Fellows will help teachers travel to the first Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses in June... more »

Executive Director: The Rabbit of Seville
David Grindle on what a cartoon rabbit who taught him about opera and USITT might have in common... more »

Behind the Scenes Raffle Raises $15,000 at USITT 2016
A wrap-up of the BTS Raffle, including winners and their prizes... more »

The Last Word: USITT 2016 Coverage
Stage Directions magazine featured USITT 2016, with profiles of our Distinguished Achievers and much... more »

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