June 2016

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June 2016

News From

Around the Institute

Names in the News

  • Lighting Designer Jesse Portillo was among the artists interviewed for American Theatre magazine’s inspiring story of how the Salt Lake Acting Company staged Climbing With Tigers, a play co-written by a young boy with the rare brittle bone disease Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

    “There is nothing like an audience of 7-year-olds to tell you if what you’re doing is working or not,” Portillo said of a preview for school kids. Read the story here.
  • USITT’s Gateway program received wonderful coverage from participating colleges and universities.
    • Ithaca College’s theatre arts news page featured senior production arts major and 2016 Gateway mentee Randy Wong-Westbrook, and the story was picked up by Broadway World. Read it here.
    • Calvin College senior stage manager and Gateway mentee Sharon Suh was profiled in the college’s online publication, The Verge. Read it here.
    • State University of New York Oneonta senior theatre major and costume designer Akeem Celestine was interviewed for a story on his college’s online Student Spotlight and the student newspaper. Read it here.
  • USITT Board Member Rafael Jaen and the University of Massachusetts Boston, were nominated for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for their production of Polaroid Stories. Read the story here.
  • USITT 2016 Rising Star Stephen Moss was featured in Live Design Online magazine’s 5 Questions. Read the article and see photos of his work here.
  • USITT member sound designer John Peeples recently designed a production of LIDLESS for Horse Head Theatre Co. ┬áRead the story here.
  • USITT’s recent statement on anti-LGBTQ laws in North Carolina and Mississippi was included in an American Theatre Magazine story about theatres responding to discriminatory laws. Read the story here.

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