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USITT Office to Move

The boxes are being packed, the pictures are coming off the walls, and the USITT office staff is Syracuse, New York is preparing to move to the Connective Corridor, "a community-wide effort to link the neighborhoods, businesses, and vast array of arts and cultural happenings in downtown Syracuse and on the Syracuse University Hill." The USITT offices will move to 315 South Crouse Avenue in late September.

During the transition, members may find a few days when e-mail and possibly telephone service is interrupted. The inconvenience, if any, is expected to be slight.

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Jack Suesse

We announce with great sadness the death of Jack Suesse, USITT Fellow and well-known rigging expert, on August 17. 2007 after a short illness. More information will be included in the October issue of Sightlines.

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USITT Members Highlighted

Congratulations to Joe Aldridge who was featured, along with the new UNLV Entertainment Engineering and Design Program, in the August issue of Stage Directions. In the same issue, Mt. Vernon High School, where Dana Taylor is director of technical theatre, was included in the Cream of the Crop highlight of high school technical theatre. The school in Mt. Vernon, Indiana is home to one of USITT's high school student chapters.

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USITT Grant Leads to Use at Seussical

Lighting Designer Nancy Schertler chose to use Selador X7 48 fixtures, with their seven LED colors, for the Tony-winning Children's Theatre Company's (CTC) recent Mainstage production of Seussical.

"Helen Huang used intense colors in both her scenery and costume designs," said Ms. Schertler. "Because the scenery was basically a unit set, it was necessary that my design control the palette to create a leitmotif that would underscore both the characters and the story lines. The Selador units were an important tool in making this work."

Rob Gerlach, one of Selador's founders, was supported by a USITT grant in 2001, and wrote about his research in an article in TD&T.

Selador, which introduced the patent-pending concept of seven LED colors, offers a range of fixtures that have the ability to mix deep, rich color and full whites at any color temperature allowing rendered colored objects and skin tones. The units are compact, have low power consumption, and are DMX controllable.

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