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Pamela Howard Awarded OBE

Our sincerest congratulations to Pamela Howard of Great Britain who has been awarded the Order of the British Empire for "services to drama." Ms. Howard is noted as a designer, director, author, and teacher. She has been extremely involved in the Prague Quadrennial and Scenofest.

Ms. Howard was also the keynote speaker at the 2001 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, California.

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August in Cincinnati

Many different segments of USITT's leadership met for four days in Cincinnati at the beginning of August. The weather was just perfect for strolling around and seeing all that the city has to offer, including vibrant theatre and musical offerings, and a four-day home stand by the Cincinnati Reds, giving baseball fans multiple opportunities to enjoy their favorite sport.

Those attending also had the opportunity to see a bit of history because presidential candidate John McCain spent the night at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The presence of the Republican candidate and many members of his staff and entourage meant added security and some inconvenience for local members of the Conference Committee who had to cope with blocked streets and many people with earbuds talking into their lapels.

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NATEAC Ends With Rave Reviews

The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) closed with rave reviews from attendees and panelists alike.

Over 250 people from nine countries attended the New York City event. Keynote addresses were given by Richard Brett and Hugh Hardy, and the Plenary Session was led by Steven Ehrenberg and David Taylor. Ron Austin, executive director of the Lincoln Center Development Project, showed his intimate understanding of the vagaries of the industry at the conference dinner at Sardi's and left the audience in hysterics.

Bill Sapsis, conference director, noted, "The conference exceeded my wildest expectations. It ran smoothly and we accomplished our main objective...communication."

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