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USITT, California

Presents the Seventh Annual

USITT Mini-Conference and Expo

Student Design, Technology & Management Competition

Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2014

California members of the USITT (and those from neighboring sections, as well) are encouraged to save the date for the next annual USITT Mini-Conference and Expo Student Design, Technology & Management Competition. The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, January 25th and 26th, 2014. The conference will be hosted by PCPA on the campus of Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. More information is available on the flyer available here.

Faculty and other theatre professionals, along with students, are welcome to attend at no charge.

Potential employers and representatives from graduate and undergraduate programs are invited to participate in the job and career fair.

Student designers, technicians and stage managers for theatre and dance productions are encouraged to submit their work for the Richard Thompson Student Design and Production Exhibit and Competition. Applications can be submitted and most questions can be answered by clicking here. For more information about the event, contact Jeff Allen, Mike Dempsey, or Brian Reed. Panelists or vendors or portfolio reviewers please click here.

Past Sessions   Membership

Sixth Annual Theatre Dsign and Production
Job Fair Expo and Student Design Competition
January 26, 2013 at State Playhouse Theatre on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles.

Fifth Annual Theatre Dsign and Production
Job Fair Expo and Student Design Competition
January 21, 2012 at the Seaver Theatre Complex of Pomona College.

Fourth Annual Theatre Design and Production
Job Fair Expo and Student Design Competition Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Whittier College in Whittier, CA

Third Annual Theatre Design and Production
Job Fair Expo and Student Design Competition Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Cal State University Fullerton

Engineering Master Class with Shawn Nolan
October 27, 2008

Rose Brand tour and Bar-B-Que
April 19, 2008

Job Fair / Student Design Competition
January 12, 2008 at Cal State Long Beach
The Southern California USITT Richard Thompson Student Design and Production Exhibit and Competition had a great winner in Michael Chemycz from University of California Santa Barbara. We also had a full Stage expo job fair and portfolio review.

Mid Winter Job Fair
Portfolio review, Product Expo
January 20, 2007

Photo Shop Everything you ever wanted to know But where afraid to ask
Saturday May 13, 2006

Engineering Master Class
(and a tour of new facilities at Cal State Fullerton)
Lead by Shawn Nolan of Entertainment Structures Group
Saturday February 11 2006

ETC Open House
Lighting Event and Student mixer at the USC Bing Theater
Saturday, February 12, 2005

Janet Hansen Creator of Enlighted Designs Inc
Designer of wearable technology, particularly lighted clothing
Saturday, January 29 2005

Hollywood Bowl Backstage Tour
With Production Manager/Lighting Designer Paul Geller
Saturday, October 16, 2004

Annual Barbecue and General meeting Sunday September 26, 2004
CSULB Department of Theater Arts
Rosco Laboratories did a Lighting effects demonstrations and brought other Toys.

Fire Laws in Theatrical Spaces
August 7, 2004
A highly informative session dealing with the legal requirements and practical application of fire laws in converted theatrical spaces.

USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo
March 17-20, 2004
A third very successful conference in Long Beach thanks to the efforts of the Conference Committee. At the well attended section meeting plans where started for the activities for the coming year.

Tour of Haunted House Set at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
December 6, 2003
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Are you up to speed on LEDs?
Robert Gerlach's research data, funded by USITT, combines with live demonstrations to define and facilitate LEDs ultimate potential in entertainment illumination.
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Introduction to WYSIWYG
Sponsored by ETC
November 8, 2003, University of Southern California Bing Theatre, Computer Lab
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Disney Hall and Orpheum Theatre Tour
September 13, 2003

Past Sessions Membership

Membership and Renewals

Membership is open to anyone interested in theater technology. Here is a membership form. Don't miss any of the exciting events for the coming year!

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Election Results

Here are the results of the 2013 Election:
Brian Reed - Chair
Jon Lagerquist - Secretary
Steve Schweitzer - Treasurer
Nancy Christian - Inland Counties Vice Chair
Jeff Flowers - Member at Large
Debra Garcia Lockwood - Orange County Vice Chair
Loren Schreiber - Southern Counties Vice Chair
Stephanie Young - Northern Counties Vice Chair
Carolyn Satter - Member at Large
Vickie Scott - Member at Large

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The National USITT office can be reached at:
6443 Ridings Rd
315 South Crouse Avenue, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210-1844
(O) 800-938-7488, 315-463-6463
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California Section of
The United States Institute for Theatre Technology
PO Box 2197
Costa Mesa CA 92628-2197