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Plan Annual BBQ

Joseph P. Donovan, chair of the New England Regional Section, will hold the section’s annual BBQ on August 21 in Brooks, Maine at his home. Anyone interested in attending should contact him at or find the group on Facebook. Search USITT New England.

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To Hold Master Classes, Expo

The Southeast Regional Section invites all members and interested individuals to attend its annual Master Classes, hosted this year by Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama on September 17 to 18.

Tentative sessions include Sound for the Theatre, Prop Food Construction, Tailoring, Stage Automation, and Scene Painting.

In addition to the sessions, the Section will host its Design/Tech Expo open to students and faculty of the region. Enter designs and technical projects for adjudication and the chance to win conference registration to the USITT Conference & Stage Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina in March.

Visit the Southeast Section website for more information as it becomes available or contact David Keefer at Jacksonville State University,

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Fall Conference September 25

The Ohio Valley Regional Section will hold its annual Fall Conference on Saturday, September 25 at Capital University in Columbus.

The conference will feature session topics that include Master Class For Stage Managers, Robotic Scenic Units, Fabrics by Rosebrand, Introduction to Draping, Strand Palette Series Training, Scenic Painting on a variety of textiles, Virtual Collaboration, Going Green Behind the Scenes, History -- It Won’t Kill You, Introduction to Wigs, Flame Retardant/Fire Codes, and Sound.

New for this conference will be a discounted group rate at the Marriott Hotel. There will be information on booking rooms on the website. All discounted rooms need to be booked by September 1.

Also, new this year is a $15 entry fee for each nomination/submission to the Ezekiel Exhibit. This fee will help cover the escalating costs of shipping the exhibit from the venue to national and returning them to entrants. More information on Peggy Ezekiel Exhibit can be found on the Ohio Valley Website. The deadline for nominations is September 7. All entries must be either delivered to the conference site by 9 a.m. September 25 or received in the mail by Matt Benjamin by September 15.

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