Fall Conference 2018 at California University of Pennsylvania: Registration Open

2018-conference-graphic-800x600California University of Pennsylvania

Saturday, NOVEMBER 10, 2018

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Join us for a day full of theatre sessions and activities.




Cal U is in the process of stage 2 of a state of the art sound sound installation including new digital Yamaha boards, Dante software, and a complete overhaul of all speakers, microphones and comm systems. Intertech is completing the sound renovation and will present a session. As always, we will have a section meeting, The Peggy Ezekiel Awards, news about opportunities in the section and beyond, and loads of networking.




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High School Student   $15

College Student OVS Member    $15

College Student Non Member   $25
(includes a year of membership)

Individual OVS Member  $25

Individual non-member   $50
(includes a year of membership)



Steele Hall
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California PA 15419

Contact: Deborra Bergmark Peelor
peelor@calu.edu  724-396-3404

On Campus Parking is available for $5 and will be available with registration.




Keynote Speaker: John Siciliano

John-Siciliano-headshotCurrently seen on a recurring role on the CBS hit series, "Bull," John Siciliano is a Pittsburgh native, a graduate of Point Park University, and an amputee who has overcome his challenges to compete in the 1996 International Paralympic Games in Atlanta.

Since then, he has earned his SAG card and is currently teaching a class on acting in front of the camera at Point Park, in between his travels to New York to shoot for "Bull."

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Questions regarding sessions and workshops should be directed to Melanie Mortimore, VC of Programming  mortimm@miamioh.edu



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8:00 AM – 9:30 AM   Registration

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM   Breakfast

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM   Welcome

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Keynote Session

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Session 1

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM  Lunch – Ezekiels Entries on Display

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM    Session 2

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM    Session 3

4:45 PM                      Ending meeting/Ezekiel awards


Peggy Ezekiel Awards

The Peggy Ezekiel Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement in Design and Technology. Any produced work by a USITT/Ohio Valley Section member or any produced work by a non-member for a production within the USITT/Ohio Valley Section. Adjudication takes place during the Fall Conference and on display through out the day to all attendees. Each conference registrant is invited to submit an entry for adjudication. The top ten submissions are used to create an exhibit member organizations can display during the following year. The OVS also transports the exhibit to the National Conference to display with Cover the Walls. The top three student submissions are awarded a complimentary pass to the conference by USITT National.

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Deborra Bergmark Peelor

2018 Fall Conference Session Descriptions

ShadowPuppets Shadow Puppets Sabrina Hykes-Davis, California University of Pennsylvania This workshop outlines the process for creating a shadow puppet show from the script through the final performance. It will also discuss various applications of shadow puppets in productions and educational settings. PaintingLayering Painting: Layering – The Path to Realism MK Hughes, Point Park University This painting …

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