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Job Expo Planned in New England

The fifth annual New England Regional Section's Regional Entertainment, Production and Administration Job Expo '05 (REPA '05) will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on February 5, 2005 at 88 Tremont Street, 6th Floor, downtown Boston. Employers in areas of entertainment, theatre, film, television, industrial suppliers, and related industries will be seeking employees to fill job openings in design, technical production, consulting, management, marketing and administration. Job seekers are admitted free to the Job Expo.

Upon arrival, applicants are provided with a list of attending employers with their corresponding job openings. Candidates can visit each employer at the assigned table. Employers may conduct interviews and review portfolios on the spot or take resumes and business cards for follow-up interviews. It is a great way to get to know employers face-to-face in the New England region. Applicants of all ages are encouraged to attend.

The REPA Job Expo '05 is sponsored by New England Theatre Conference, StageSource, United States Institute for Theater Technology New England, and The Dance Alliance.

For additional information call StageSource at: (617) 720-6066.

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Theatre Festival Slated in Rhode Island

The New England Regional Section is sponsoring several events as part of the American College Theater Festival. ACTF will be held at the Rhode Island College and Crowne Plaza Hotel January 26 to 30, 2005.

New England is sponsoring a Technology Innovation & Craftsmanship Award, as well a design display with prizes at both the national and regional level. The section is also sponsoring the Tech Olympics competition at ACTF and collaborating to present programming on technical theatre. See for further information on events, design competitions, and registration..

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Student Info Night in Toronto

The Ontario Section will hold its annual Student Info Night from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, January 14 at the Abrams Studio Theatre of the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.

The event provides an opportunity for graduating students to meet with potential employers and union representatives plus make contact with other resource people within the industry. Anyone interested in attending should contact Jeff Cummings at by January 10, 2005.

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Desert State Annual Meeting

James Moody will present the keynote when the Desert State Regional Section holds its Annual Meeting Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Mesa Community College. Participants are urged to arrive around 9 a.m.

Mr. Moody, who has thousands of hours of network and syndicated television credits as either director of photography or lighting director, is also the author of The Business of Theatrical Design. Mr. Moody may be best known for his work on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!

A special seminar, Cover Your Behind, will be held Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Scottsdale Center for the Arts. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Desert State Section.

For more details on either event, visit the section's new website

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Ohio Valley Announces Ezekiel Award Winners

Each fall, the Ohio Valley Regional Section sponsors a design exhibition of work done in and by Ohio Valley designers and theatre companies. As part of the exhibition the section awards two categories of awards to the participants. This year's award recipients for Outstanding Achievement are:

  • Ursula Belden - Professional Scenic Design: The Drawer Boy
  • Amanda Hart - Graduate Student Scenic Design: Pentecost
  • Kristine Kearney - Academic Costume Design: Candide
  • Ryan McKinty-Trupp - Graduate Student Scenic Design: A View From The Bridge
  • Renae Pederson - Graduate Student Costume Design: The Gods Are Not To Blame
  • Mary Tarantino - Academic Lighting Design: Candide
  • Natalie Taylor - Graduate Student Scenic Design: The Gods Are Not To Blame
  • Liza Kindl - UG Student Scenic Craft: The Gods Are Not To Blame

This year's award recipients for Distinction are:

  • Adam Altman - UG Student Lighting Design: Proof
  • Betsy Cutler - Graduate Student Scenic Design: The Rimers Of Eldritch
  • Dan Matthews - Graduate Student Scenic Design: Rashomon
  • Ryan McKinty-Trupp - Graduate Student Lighting Design: Edward II
  • John Murphy - Academic Scenic & Lighting Design: Zastrozzi
  • Cynthia Turnbull - Academic Costume Design: The Death Of Ivan Ilych

Additionally, the Ohio Valley Regional Section honored Dennis Parker, professor emeritus, Ohio State University, and Charles Williams, professor emeritus, The University of Toledo, with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

For photos of the fall conference and plans for spring activities, refer to the Ohio Valley website:

Below: Charles Williams, left, and Dennis Parker, right, receive Ezekiel Awards for Lifetime Achievement from the Ohio Valley Regional Section.

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