News & Notices
The Feb. 14 deadline is quickly approaching to register for ETCP examinations at USITT 2017!
All four ETCP examinations on Saturday, March 11 in St. Louis will take place in one session. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office located at 630 9th Ave, Suite 609, New York, New York, 10036.
As an added bonus, USITT members and employees receive a $100 discount on examinations.
In addition to the exams, USITT is offering multiple sessions in technical production, electric, and engineering where ETCP renewal credits can be earned. Learn more, here.
San Diego State University is trying to raise $60,000 for a scholarship in honor of their lighting design student Chad Shelton who was recently killed. He had just graduated in May and had begun his internship in September at PRG LV.
$60,000 would allow SDSU to create an endowed scholarship that would enable about $1,000 to be given to a lighting student every year in perpetuity.
To donate, visit http://ttf.sdsu.edu/.
Stagecraft Institute is looking for the next class of students who can handle a week or two or eight(!) in Las Vegas, who will benefit from meeting, networking with, and learning from leading professionals in their intensive hands-on training in live entertainment technology. SILV is currently accepting student nominations for SILV 2017. In-person interviews will be conducted at the USITT convention in St. Louis (March 9-11) in Booth #1327 and, for those unable to attend, by phone beginning March 1. To nominate a student, please email Jane Childs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the successful debut of the Weltenbauer Award, a new event will be taking place at Stage|Set|Scenery 2017: The Weltenbauer Youngsters Awards. One hundred and fifty years ago the opera Roméo et Juliette was first performed by Charles Gounod on 27 April 1867. It is with this event in mind that an assignment will be given to the contestants of the Weltenbauer Youngsters Awards 2017.
Trainees, students (ranging from schools to vocational and higher education) from any country specializing in the theatre, films and event technology are invited to submit their designs and works on the subject of Romeo and Juliet. These may be individual or team works focusing on stage design, the theatre stage, costumes, decoration, set design, make-up, lighting concepts, videos or audio installations. Candidates must submit their entries in digital form at www.wir-sind-weltenbauer.de no later than Feb. 28, 2017.
Stage|Set|Scenery is offering reduced-rate tickets for students of all ages. Teachers and lecturers who register their student groups in advance will be granted free admission.