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Tenure, Promotions Focus of NY Workshop

Plan to join the New York Area Regional Section on September 24th at Pace University for a free tenure and promotions workshop followed by an undergraduate and graduate theatre college fair!

The tenure and promotion workshop will be for those who may need guidance and/or mentoring towards obtaining tenure and promotion. Schools wishing to participate in the school fair should be USITT NY chapter members or pay a small fee.

Portfolio review appointments for students may be available; space is limited. To respond or obtain additional information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Stay tuned to for additional details.

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Chesapeake EXPO Set for September 17

The Chesapeake Regional Section will stage its 2005 EXPO on Saturday, September 17, 2005 on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, DC. Designers, technical directors, and theatre technicians from the mid-Atlantic region are invited to take part in the day-long event, which will feature workshop sessions on moving lights, flying effects, scene painting, CAD and computer-assisted rendering, non-traditional occupations in the performing arts, and numerous other topics.

There will also be a résumé- and portfolio-building clinic; participants are encouraged to bring their résumés for feedback and advice.

As always, the EXPO will include a continental breakfast and catered lunch for attendees. For more information, check the Section's web site.

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SE Master Classes Slated for September

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy." That is if you aren't scheduled to host the Southeast Regional Section Fall Masters Class.

The North Carolina School of the Arts is putting the final touches on a full weekend of workshops and activities. Participants can look forward to a wide range of hands on and interactive workshops throughout NCSA's extensive facilities. Proposed workshops include: Scene Painting, Costume for Film, Motion Control (Beginning and Advanced), Lighting Technology & Touring, Wigs & Make Up to make young actors look old, Costume Shop Planning, Sound (Pro Tools), Wood Turning, AutoCAD/VectorWorks, Blood & Guts, and Foam & Plastics. It certainly won't be a weekend for the casual observer. Bring your work clothes and notebooks and plan to get up to your elbows in the materials and methods of making theatre happen.

In addition to a full slate of workshops the Design Expo will showcase the work of students and professionals. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for all Section members to exhibit designs and receive feedback from their peers.

Mark your calendars now for September 22 to 24, 2005, at the North Carolina School for the Arts in Winston-Salem. For more information contact Dennis Booth (, Doug Brown (, or visit the website (

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Ontario Meeting, Workshop a Success

On June 3 to 5, 2005, CITT Ontario held its Annual General Meeting and Workshop Weekend at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (LKTYP). Thanks to Matt Farrell and Aimée Frost for spearheading the organization of the weekend, and the whole board for supporting the endeavour. CITT Ontario tries to provide its members with interesting and informative programming at its AGMs, especially when the National Conference is out of town. This year was a very successful event with 46 people attending plus 21 presenters in 15 sessions. Three different IATSE locals, 15 manufacturers/distributors and many theatre companies from all over Ontario were represented.

Friday was a Pyro Certification course with Rachel Robbins from the Ministry, followed up by a blow-up social with hands-on demos presented by Mark Fine of Air Magic FX.

On Saturday there was everything from Fall Arrest to "Sound 101," and a successful computer playground where the curious could see different CADD and sound editing programs. Sunday's highlight was a hard hat tour of the new Soulpepper/George Brown Theatre School facility. A barbecue and meeting rounded off the day with a record 45 attendees at the meeting. Elections were held after the regular business, and newcomers Cheryl Batulis and Linda McCormick were welcomed. They join Rick Boychuk, Matt Farrell, Aimée Frost, David James, Gavin MacDonald, Jim Smagata, Scott Spidell, Peter Urbanek, and Joe Vermuelen as the new CITT Ontario Board.

The Agenda and minutes will be posted on the CITT Ontario web site soon.

Thanks to LKTYP and its staff, and to all who attended this great event. The Board will meet this summer to start planning events for the upcoming year. Suggestions are always welcome!

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Hazlett Wins SE Logo Design Challenge

The Southeast Section has adopted a new logo. Following a Logo Design Challenge, open to all section members, the selection of N. Deborah Hazlett's design was made in early June. Ms. Hazlett, a member of USA Local 829 with 15 years of costume experience in New York, currently applies her talents to dressing up the pages of TD&T and books published by Broadway Press. The design, which illustrates the strong interaction between USITT and the Southeast Section, is both dynamic and flexible. Ms Hazlett provided a number of variations that can be in different formats and on different backgrounds.



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