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Chesapeake Hosts Breakfast in Toronto

The Board and members of the Chesapeake Regional Section will host a continental breakfast open to everyone attending the 2005 USITT Conference & Stage Expo in Toronto. The breakfast will be held during the Sections Meeting period, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17. Section members invite one and all to stop by and get acquainted.

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Snowstorm Doesn't Hinder Chesapeake EXPO

The Chesapeake Regional Section hosted a Mini-EXPO on January 23 on the campus of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Nearly three dozen hardy members (many newly registered!) braved the looming snow storm to take part in a day-long series of workshops in costuming, lighting and set design.

The Section also held its annual meeting. Principal items on the agenda included passage of by-law amendments, confirmation of officers elected at last September's EXPO 2004 -1/2, and a special election for an unexpected vacancy on the Board. Section Chair William Price closed the meeting by announcing that Chesapeake Section's 2005 EXPO will be hosted by Catholic University in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 17.

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Ohio Valley Scholarship Winners

The Ohio Valley Regional Section recently announced the recipients of the 2005 National Conference Scholarship. The scholarship committee unanimously approved three students to receive $300 each to support their attendance at the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo this year.

The winners are:

  • Amanda Hart, scenic design graduate student, Ohio State University, Eezekiel Award winner, sponsored by Dan Gray;
  • Anjeanette Stokes, lighting design graduate student, Ohio State University, sponsored by Mary Tarantino; and
  • Natalie Taylor, scenic design graduate student, Ohio University, Eezekiel Award winner, sponsored by Ursula Belden.

James Hill, Ohio Valley Chair, noted the board also wanted to thank Ohio Valley Section members John Murphy, Stirling Shelton, Dave Glowaki, and committee Chair Karen Glass for their work reviewing applications over the holiday season.

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New York Promotes Networking

New York Section board members at a the recent Networking event. From left, Eddie Kramer; Scott C. Parker, new section chair, Jackie Tien, co-vice chair; Jim Streeter, co-vice chair; and Rebecca Cunningham, Secretary.

Approximately 50 members and prospective members attended the USITT New York Area Section's Networking Party which was held in the NYC College of Technology Theatre on February 7. Attendees were encouraged to bring business cards, resumes, and portfolios.  This event was the third organized by the Section since it was re-launched.. To sign up for the NY Area Section or to get more information, visit or email

Photos/Courtesy Scott Parker

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Desert State Workshops Mark Annual Meeting

Members of the Desert State Regional Section met January 29, 2005 at Mesa Community College for the section's Annual Meeting and workshops. Members and guests took part in numerous workshops and listened to keynote speaker, James Moody. One of the workshops featured wigmaking and maintainence. The session was hosted by Patrick Holt, on the faculty at the Unviersity of Arizona, who is pictured at left as he explains the process.

Photo/Jill Maurer

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