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Update Info for Membership Directory

During the month of July, USITT will be asking members to review their information in preparation for the 2010 Membership Directory & Resource Guide. Members are encouraged to monitor their e-mail and mail boxes in the coming weeks for this important communication. Any changes must be reported by August 1 to be included in the 2010 edition. August 1 is also the last date to renew a lapsed membership or establish a new one to receive a Directory listing. To communicate changes, go online at or call Monica in the USITT office at 800-938-7488 ext. 104. To renew or join over the phone, dial ext. 102 to speak with Michelle.

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ETCP Offers Computer Testing in Canada

ETCP announced there is a new testing center in Canada. All three certification exams are now available for computer-based testing at Robertson College, 265 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to take the exams, and applications must be turned in to the ETCP office for approval. Once a candidate is approved, a letter with information on scheduling the exam will be sent. The eligibility requirements, candidate handbook, and application materials can be found here. To have a copy mailed, contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett at 212-244-1505 or with a mailing address.

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Holiday Cards Available

The ESTA Foundation 2009 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards, created by some of the industry’s most talented designers, are now available. Four fabulous designs are offered this year.

Scenic designer Douglas Schmidt has created an elegant stage waiting to be brought to life by dancing snowflakes, while his colleague Beowulf Boritt’s card is a challenge for theatre lovers, filled with props to identify from some of the many shows he has designed. Talented young photographer Andrew Hefter is back for a third year with a card featuring the ghostlight as a beacon of hope against a brilliant night sky. Tim Hunter’s design uses a large canvas with the Behind the Scenes ghostlight as a reminder that the holidays are the time to care for each other and for those less fortunate.

There are several ordering options. Meeting the minimum order of just 250 cards, orders can be personalized with a company logo and a custom message. Packages of 10 cards are available with a standard greeting. The third option is an electronic version of any of the cards that can be sent via e-mail in the form of a jpg, gif or pdf.

Orders for holiday cards will be taken until September 30 and will be shipped to arrive in late November. All proceeds will benefit The ESTA Foundation’s Behind the Scenes program. Click here to view the card designs and order online. For more information, contact Ryan Swearingen at 212-244-1421 or

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