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August 2004
News & Notices
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Conference & Stage Expo
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HOA Plans Kansas City Event

The Heart of America Regional Section will hold its Second Annual Regional Conference & Stage Expo October 29 to 31 at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

Building on the successes of its first Conference held in December of 2003, the Regional Section invites everyone to Kansas City for an expanded slate of sessions and activities along with a Section Meeting and regional exhibitors. Lance Brockman and Bruce Brockman will be the featured presenters offering several sessions on the History of Scene Painting, and some introductory hands-on work in scenic art.

Organizers are working on another CAD demonstration, Question & Answer Session, and possibly some hands-on time working with moving lights. For more information, contact William Kenyon, Conference Chair, at

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SoCal to Host August Conference

Southern California’s Regional Section will host Life in Small Theatre – Los Angeles 2004 on August 7 at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication.

Alys Holden, co-author of Structural Design for the Stage and technical director of the Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, will present the keynote at 10 a.m. followed by concurrent sessions which will run through 5 p.m.

Production managers and owners can choose contracts, liability, managing productions, and production manager's round table. Technical directors and designers can select fire laws for converted spaces, ancient fixture maintenance, special effects on the fly, and lighting special effects.

As a special event, participants are invited to bring their favorite “old moldy lighting fixture” to compete in the Badass Leko Contest.

Further information or the PDF registration form, visit

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