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Abe Jacob, at left, receives the USITT Award 2008 from Rick Thomas as part of the Annual Awards Banquet of the 48th Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Houston, Nominations are now being accepted for several of USITT's most prestigious honors, including the USITT Award.

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Nominations Needed for Special USITT Awards

Bruce Brockman
Chair, USITT Awards & Resolutions Committee

One of the most important things USITT does is to recognize the outstanding careers and professional achievements of our members and of individuals in the industry who have significantly contributed to our profession. Each year at this time the Awards committee asks that the membership of USITT consider those individuals they feel are worthy of distinction who should be considered for a USITT awards.

Over the years, the likes of Robert Brustein, Philip Glass, Zelma Weisfleld, Richard Durst, Richard Devin, Tharon Musser, ESTA, Strong Entertainment Lighting, and many other individuals and organizations have been recognized by the membership of USITT.

Please take a few minutes to reflect on individuals that you believe should be recognized by the Institute as recipients of the USITT Award, given in recognition of an outstanding lifetime contribution to the performing arts community; The Joel E Rubin Founder's Award which recognizes outstanding and continued service to the institute; or a Special Citation, given to recognize achievement in any are of the performing arts by an individual or organization. By recognizing outstanding members of the performing arts community, we also raise the prestige of the organization to which we all belong.

To nominate someone for one of these awards, please send the name, a paragraph or two describing why the individual should be considered, and the award for which the individual is nominated to Deadline for the submission of information is August 15 to allow the Award Committee to deliberate and pass along its recommendations to the Board of Directors for action at its October meeting.

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