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Conference & Stage Expo
For the Record
Commercial and Non-Commercial
Stage Expo Tables Available

Helen Willard
Stage Expo Sales Manager

Several Commercial and Non-Commercial tables are still available for Stage Expo 2005.

Commercial tables cost $800 and Non-Commercial tables cost $600 for a six-foot table and two chairs on a carpeted space at Stage Expo. Each table space reservation also includes two full-conference exhibitor badges.

Commercial Tables are designed for small or start-up companies whose products or services may be displayed in a table space. The opportunity to exhibit at a Commercial Table makes it possible for small companies to test the USITT market at a reasonable cost. Several companies who started exhibiting in a table space have upgraded to a 10-by-10 foot booth.

Commercial tables may be selected by USITT organizational members whose company's annual gross sales are less than $250,000 or whose sales in the performing arts market, as determined by USITT, are less than $100,000. In order to qualify for a Commercial Table, organizations must submit a statement from a CPA or attorney acknowledging that the company/organization meets either qualification.

Non-Commercial Tables are designed for colleges, universities, and other non-profit theatre groups to promote their programs at the conference. A Stage Expo table is a great way for staff and faculty from undergraduate and graduate theatre programs to meet students who may be interested in their programs. Some groups use their Non-Commercial Table to advertise openings for internships and staff positions.

Non-Commercial Tables may be selected by USITT Organizational Members whose company or organization operates with a not-for-profit status. All public educational institutions are qualified to select a Non-Commercial Table. Other organizations that meet the qualifications must include a statement from a CPA or attorney acknowledging that the company/organization meets the qualification or provide copies of appropriate IRS documentation.

New table guidelines were developed last year to insure that each of the eight table exhibitors in each cluster of tables is able to fully utilize the space for which they have paid. An eight-by-eight foot draped storage space located in the center of each cluster is provided for the eight table exhibitors to share. Each exhibitor's responsibility is to be a "good neighbor" to adjacent exhibitors, and exhibit operations must be conducted so as not to trespass upon the rights of other exhibitors.

Anyone who wishes to reserve a table should contact Helen Willard, Stage Expo Sales Manager, at


Preliminary list of exhibitors for Stage Expo 2005, as of September 15, 2004

  • a.c.t lighting, inc.
  • university of alabama
  • american harlequin corporation
  • apollo design technology, inc.
  • university of arizona
  • automatic devices company
  • barbizon lighting company
  • ben nye company
  • boston university
  • brandeis university
  • california institute of the arts
  • california state university fullerton
  • california state university, los angeles
  • carnegie mellon school of drama
  • cast software ltd.
  • checker industrial products inc.
  • university of cincinnati
  • city theatrical, inc.
  • j.r. clancy
  • clark transfer, inc.
  • clear-com communication systems
  • cobalt studios
  • coffing hoists
  • columbus mcKinnon
  • dazian llc
  • d&b audiotechnik
  • university of delaware
  • designlab chicago
  • dodger costume rental
  • edgeView software
  • electronic theatre controls (etc)
  • engineering harmonics inc.
  • entertainment design/lighting dimensions/ets-ldi
  • entertainment services and technology association (esta)
  • entertainment technology
  • farthingales
  • fsu school of theatre
  • future light
  • gala
  • gamproducts, iNC.
  • glimmerglass opera
  • h&h specialties inc.
  • iatse
  • iatse local one
  • illinois state university
  • university of illinois, urbana-champaign
  • indiana university
  • insul-8 corporation
  • irwin seating company
  • kryolan corporation
  • lee filters
  • leprecon
  • lex products corp.
  • lightronics, inc.
  • limelight productions, inc.
  • make-up designory
  • mdg fog generators ltd.
  • mehron inc.
  • meyer sound
  • minnesota state university, mankato
  • university of minnesota, twin cities
  • nemetschek n.a.
  • university of nevada, las vegas
  • norcostco inc.
  • north carolina school of the arts
  • the university of north carolina at chapel hill
  • ontario staging limited
  • opera america
  • pathway connectivity
  • penn state university
  • period corsets by kaufman-davis studio, inc.
  • pop-out furniture
  • production intercom inc.
  • purdue university
  • rosco
  • rose brand
  • sapsis rigging inc.
  • santa fe opera
  • savannah college of art & design
  • secoa, inc.
  • selecon usa
  • serapid scenic technologies, inc.
  • show distribution group inc.
  • shure incorporated
  • smooth-on, inc.
  • southern illinois university at carbondale
  • stage directions
  • stage research, inc.
  • stageright corporation
  • steeldeck, inc.
  • steppenwolf theatre company
  • strand lighting inc.
  • strong entertainment lighting
  • syracuse scenery & stage lighting co., inc.
  • texas tech university
  • theatre arts video library
  • thematics
  • thern inc.
  • james thomas engineering
  • tulane university
  • union connector
  • united scenic artists local 829 iatse
  • utah shakespearean festival
  • walt disney entertainment
  • wayne state university theatres
  • wenger corporation
  • university of wisconsin, milwaukee
  • wybron, inc.
  • yale school of drama