USITT Releases Session Schedule for 2015 Show

by Jacob Coakley

A moment from a session on knots at the 2014 USITT show.The session schedule for the 2015 USITT show in Cincinnati has more than 200 listings, including more sessions on new technology, emerging fields like projection design and advanced learning. Projection pioneer Wendall Harrington, who teaches projection design at Yale School of Drama, will receive USITT’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Education in a special session on her work.

Lights! Sound! Projections! USITT 2015 Offers 200+ Sessions

The session schedule for USITT 2015 in Cincinnati is now available online, and it’s jam-packed with the latest in live entertainment technology and techniques. Check it out at www.usittshow.org/sessions.

USITT 2015 offers more sessions on new technology and advanced learning than ever – including the emerging discipline of Projection Design. Sessions on costume, scene, lighting, and sound design, architecture, management, and safety are all searchable online and via the USITT 365 mobile app, available at www.usitt.org/mobile.

Workshops featuring new tools for theatrical designers and technicians include Using Technology to Optimize Your Costume Shop, Teaching with Digital Swag,

Game Design & Theatre, 3-D for Costume Design & Technology, and Video Game Tools & New Approaches to Theatrical Sound Designers.

Projection sessions include Integrating Projections into Your Curriculum, Media-Tecture: How Projection is Animating Architecture, Digital Content Creation for Projection Design, and Automation and Projection Working Harmoniously Together. And, projection pioneer Wendall Harrington, who teaches projection design at Yale School of Drama, will receive USITT’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Education in a special session on her work. Safety sessions range from Painting During Pregnancy to Costume Design Done Safely to Fight Fair: Stage Combat Safety, to I’m Young, New, and My Theatre Wants to Hurt Me. There are four sessions on flying, including The Physics of Theatre: Dynamics of Performer Flying.

Sessions on the trending issues of sustainability and diversity in technical theatre including Sustainability in Lighting Design & Technology, Green Clothing Outside OZ: Environmentally Conscious Costuming, and Reaching for the Heights of Diversity.

The event’s Cincinnati location also inspired several sessions on Cincy’s art offerings: The Costumes and Costumers of the Cincinnati Ballet, LuminoCity: Making Music Hall Come to Life, The Show Boat: Floating Theatre Then and Now, and The Legacy Project: Design Excellence and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, among others.

Early-bird Full Conference rates of $320 for USITT members and $420 for non-members go up after Dec. 4, so register here to save money.

USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, is the national non-profit serving the performing arts design and technology industry. USITT’s Annual Conference & Stage Expo is the backstage community’s biggest event of the year.

For more information on USITT, please visit www.usitt.org. For the new USITT 2015 show website, go to www.usittshow.org.