| New England Congratulates Award Winners |
Congratulations to the winners of the New England Regional Section-sponsored awards at the Region I Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Janaury 27 to February 1 in Massachusetts.
This year the winners of the USITT Sectional award in Technical/Craftsmanship were, for first place, Lauren Duffy, Keene State College, for the show: The Rolling Collections; and, second place, Marissa Jesus, Emmanuel College, for The Frogs. Honorable mention went to Dean Palmer, Southern Connecticut State University, for A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The winners of the Tech Olympics were: Michael Altieri, first place; Jamie Steffan, second place, and Victoria Church, third place.
Although there were many volunteers who helped make this a special and exciting event, special thanks go out to Chase Rozelle, John Devlin, Rafael Jaen, Elinor Parker, Eric Cornwell, and Luke Sutherland for being outstanding Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Second Vice-Chairs of the design/tech events.
|Cold Day, But Productive Job Fair |
It was cold but clear in Oswego when the Upstate New York Regional Section successfully held the fifth annual job fair and day of workshops.
Ann Emo, costume designer for Buffalo State University, led a session on blood and guts; Trish Ralph, scenic designer at SUNY Brockport, led a "going green" workshop focused on incorporating recyclables in designs; and Eric McAfee of J. R. Clancy led a rigging safety inspection workshop. After a working lunch and Section meeting, students participated in portfolio review led by host Johan Godwadt and interviews with Hanger Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Shakespeare & Company Theatre, and the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre.
Photo/P. Gibson Ralph
|Desert State Holds Meeting, Mini-conference |
Desert State Regional Section held its annual meeting and mini-conference January 17 at Arizona State University which coincided with the first Desert Tech event.
There was a wonderful turnout with interesting presenters, generous vendors, and a fascinating keynote speaker in Jay O. Glerum. The following people and companies were among many who generously gave time and contributions: I.A. Local 336, Clearwing Productions, John S. Hyatt & Associates, John Barnet, Jerry Gorrell, Lynn Tuttle, Steve Adelman, Phil Foster, Ron Thacker, Pete Weisman, Kate Ellis, Eric Johnson, Clyde Parker, and Ric Alpers.
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