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This year’s USITT Midwest Board of Directors elections are fast approaching, and we are soliciting your nominations for candidates.

The expiring terms are: (terms are for two years—July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018)

-Vice-Chair for Programming (currently held by: Steven Jacobs)

-Vice-Chair for Communication (currently held by: Rich Dionne)

-Secretary (currently held by: David Leugs)

-Four Director at Large positions (currently held by: Sarah Schreiber Prince, Dan Lisowski, Chris Hofmann, Ken Fraza)

If you wish to nominate yourself for any of these positions, please e-mail Shane Kelly ( indicating that along with a brief bio.  If there are any USITT Midwest members who you would like to nominate for any of these positions, please let Shane know who that is, what position you’d like to nominate them for and their contact information so that myself of another member of the nominations committee (Vic Pilolla, Dan Lisowski and Chris Hofmann) can contact them.

If you are interested in possibly serving, but wish to know more, please feel free to contact Shane Kelly (

The USITT Midwest Regional Section represents the Theatre Technology interests of Theatre Professionals, Educators, and Students in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. is the association of design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

The mission of USITT is to actively promote the advancement of the knowledge and skills of its members.

The USITT Midwest Regional Section works to attain these goals by presenting programming events that showcase new skills and technologies, publishing three times yearly Design and Production Review to share our tricks and tips, assessing and awarding exceptional design and technology work by students in the Midwest Regional Section, creating a network of professional contacts in the area, and finding ways to continually grow the knowledge of all of our members.

Look under the “Programs” link to find information about the latest events and activities planned for the Midwest Regional Section.

If you have any questions about the USITT Midwest Regional Section, contact Shane Kelly, Chair of the Midwest Regional Section,

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