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USITT – Ohio Valley Section Fall conference

AKRON SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AT FIRESTONE COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

akron-school-for-the-arts-firestone-community-learning-ctr*Pre-registration is now open! Register before October 10 to get the best pricing!*

USITT - Ohio Valley Section's Fall Conference will be held this year at the Akron School for the Arts at Firestone High School, a new building that opened with the 2016-2017 school year. The Arts Wing where the conference will be held features a mainstage proscenium theatre with 700 seats (500 on the main floor), a black box classroom with 22' ceilings and numerous classrooms, meeting spaces, scene shop and media center.

Please join us for a day full of theatre sessions and activities.

 

SCHEDULE/SESSIONS

7:30 - 9:00 am - Registration and Exhibit Set up

8:00 - 9:00 am - Early Bird Sessions

*denotes limited seating available; register early to reserve your spot!

  • Basic Introduction to Portfolio Construction. Tammy Honesty, Kent State University
  • Paper Puppets. Melanie Mortimore, Miami University*
  • Knot the best Knot Show. Curtis Mortimore, Miami University, with Chris Seifert & Heather Sinclaire, Kent State University*
8:30 am - Exhibitors Open
9:30 am - Ezekiel Exhibits Open
9:15 - 10:15 am - Opening Meeting in the Theatre, Followed by Tours of the Facility
10:30 - 11:30 am - Sessions
  • Oh the Places You Will Go! Richard Deenis, West Liberty University
  • Costume Design: Pieces and Parts, From Head to Toe. Irene Mack Shafer, Akron University
  • Production Management for Small Schools. Elynmarie Kazle, Akron School for the Arts
  • Effective Sound Production. Dwight Brown, Good Sounds
  • Selecting Lighting Gel. Matthew P. Benjamin, Wright State University
11:40 am - 12:45 pm - Sessions

*denotes limited seating available; register early to reserve your spot!

  • Cos Play: Creating Your Own Prop. Tom Fiocchi, Ohio University*
  • Digital Costume Rendering. Meta Lasch, West Liberty University
  • Questions to Ask When Renovating or Building.
  • Rockin’ Rollers. Karen Glass, Seton Hill University*
  • Programming Intelligent Lights. Tom West
  • Moving Beyond the Façade: Script Analysis and Directing Concepts for  Scene Design. Carl Walling, University of Findlay
12:45 - 2:00 pm - Lunch, Exhibits Open
2:00 - 3:05 pm - Sessions

*denotes limited seating available; register early to reserve your spot!

  • Cos Play: Creating Your Own Prop. Tom Fiocchi, Ohio University*
  • Basic Corrective Makeup for Headshots. Callie Carroll, West Liberty University
  • International Learning Opportunities for Students and Professionals. Carl Walling, University of Findlay
  • Exploring Effect Processing in Sound. Nicholas Drashner, Kent State University
  • Knot the Best Knot Show. Curtis Mortimore, Miami University with Chris Seifert & Heather Sinclaire, Kent State University*
  • Rockin’ Rollers. Karen Glass, Seton Hill University*
3:15 - 4:25 pm - Sessions

*denotes limited seating available; register early to reserve your spot!

  • Advanced Portfolio Workshop. Tammy Honesty, Kent State University*
  • Working With Wire in Jewelry and Millinery. Melanie Mortimore, Miami University*
  • Building Your Production Program with Limited Resources. Elynmarie Kazle, Akron School for the Arts
  • Basics of Scenic Model Building. Christopher Rees, West Liberty University*
  • Content Laws for Theatrical Design. Deborrah Peelor, Sabrina Davis, Monica Rogers, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Programming Intelligent Lights. Tom West
4:30 pm - Exhibits Close
  • All Conference Closing Session/OVS Member Meeting/Awards Ceremony
5:00 pm - End of Conference Day

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS

Akron School of the Arts
Firestone Community Learning Ctr
470 Castle Blvd
Akron, OH 44313

Contact: Elynmarie Kazle
(330) 618-1501

COST/REGISTRATION

Pre Registration will be open until October 10. After that all prices will go up by $5.

To be eligible for member discount, you must be a Ohio Valley Section Member in good standing. If you are not currently a member, you will receive one year of membership with your conference registration. Not sure if you are a member? Contact Kim Craigie at 216-475-7991 to check your membership status.

  • High School Student $10
  • College Student OVS Member $10
  • College Student Non-Member $20
  • Individual OVS Member $20
  • Individual Non-Member $45

Please fill out the form to register, then mail your payment (check made payable to USITT-OVS) to:

USITT-OVS
c/o Future Light
21877 Lorain Rd #200
Cleveland, Ohio 44126