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Seek Proposals for NEC Revision

Are there parts of the National Electrical Code which don't make sense? Would some changes to the language or addition of new material help? Are inspectors confused by awkward and unfamiliar requirements?

It is time to start the tri-annual revision process, leading to 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code. The NEC revision process begins by the general public submitting proposals to revise the Code. The proposals for the 2011 edition will be due on November 7.

As in the past, the USITT Engineering Commission will serve to coordinate proposals for the industry. By reviewing proposals, the Commission can strengthen them and present a collective position to the Code panels. Anyone is free to present a proposals directly to the NFPA.

USITT members interested in participating can contact: Ken Vannice, Chair, USITT NEC Committee, Leviton / NSI / Colortran, 20497 SW Teton Ave., Tualatin, OR 97062; or e-mail

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Lecat Performance Space Workshop Planned

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, in association with OISTAT, present Jean-Guy Lecat's The Essential Performance Space: An Exploration of space, design and performance July 11 to 16 at the college's Castle Grounds, Cathay's Park, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

This workshop is presented in coordination with OISTAT, The International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (, and a portion of the funds raised by the workshop will fund future OISTAT projects and scholarships.

This workshop for performance creators examines the dynamics of space, performance, and inter-disciplinary collaboration within theatre. The workshop explores the dynamics of the audience-performer relationship, the essential simplicity of design, and the collaborative ethos.

Supported by Sean Crowley and Ian Evans of RWCMD and co-designers of the Prague Quadrennial Scenofest stage, Mr. Lecat's workshop allows international participants to share in a journey that will reveal the full potential of working to create performance within a truly focussed environment that refines spatial design to its essential purity.

The workshop is designed for 40 to 50 participants, working in four to five groups over five days. It includes a series of lecture presentations and visits to performance spaces to explore the theories that Mr. Lecat has applied throughout his career.

Fee for the workshop is £528.75 inclusive of VAT.  All inquiries should be sent to Sean Crowley, Director of Drama, Vice Chair Oistat Education Committee at

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Signup Opens for Costume Symposium

Information and registration forms are now available for the exciting 2008 USITT Costume Symposium, Fabric Modification, hosted by the Center for Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill campus.

The event is scheduled for July 30 to August 2, 2008, when several well-known USITT Costume Design & Technology Commission members will lead master classes and provide guidance in their specialties.

To download and print the PDF brochure and registration form, click here.

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