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New York Hosts Session, Plans Info Evening

The New York Area Chapter participated in the Broadway Technology session at the Toronto 2005 Conference & Stage Expo which drew 250 to 300 attendees. The panel was moderated by Scott Parker, Chapter Chair and Technical Director Pace University Department of Performing Arts; David Barbour, editor of Lighting & Sound America; and Steven Ehrenberg, director of technical supervision, Clear Channel Entertainment.

Mark your calendar! The New York Area Chapter also will host representatives of the local theatrical unions for an informational session entitled "What the Unions Can Do for You," which will be held Monday, May 2 at the Theatrical Wardrobe Union at 545 W. 45th St. between 10th and 11th Avenues, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. RSVPs should be sent to by April 27. Admission is free for members of the local chapter. Cost for nonmembers will be the same as our membership fees (available at Refreshments will be served.

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Chesapeake Plans September Expo

The Chesapeake Regional Section Theatre Symposium and EXPO 2005 will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17 on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, DC.

Several professional workshops are planned, including sessions on moving fixtures and flying effects. The group also will conduct workshops on résumé writing and interviewing skills and strategies. EXPO participants are encouraged to bring their résumés or CVs.

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Southeast Plans Master Classes, Seeks Logo

The North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem will hold the Southeast Regional Section's Fall 2005 Master Classes. Dates are September 23 and 24.

The Southeast Section also seeks a logo that is easily identified with the region. Details are at The prize for the best logo includes a one year regional membership and registration for the Fall Master Classes.

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New Offiers in Midwest

The Midwest Regional Section recently announced election results for the upcoming year. Elected to two year terms were David Krajec, Section Chair; Scott Georgeson, Vice-Chair of Programming; Kathleen Donnelly, Secretary; and Directors Marty Lazarus, Carey Lawless, Steve Jacobs, and Robert Bonard.

Midwest Section members interested in putting their name on the ballot for the next election should contact David Krajec, Chair,

Debra Krajec, below center, was awarded the Founders Member Award at the Midwest Regional Section meeting held March 17 at the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Toronto. Ms. Krajec has been a long standing member, as well as former Chair of the Section. Presenting the award are Bernie Works, left, and Richard Arnold, right, founders of the Midwest Section.

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