USITT Upstate NY Regional Section SPRING Meeting
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 | University at Buffalo
Schedule as of:
(subject to change.)
STUDENT SHOWCASE: Student design & tech work on display.
More information to come. Students keep your eyes open for how to submit…
WELCOME: Registration & Coffee
Registration, coffee provided. Coat racks located outside registration.
Session 1A
On The Call: Tricks & tips for keeping yourself and the equipment you are using safe.
9:00am – 10:00am
This will be a hands on class about moving the “heavy stuff.” All statures of participants
are welcome.
Session 1B
The Personal Touch: Tricks and tips for dying and painting fabrics.
9:00am – 11:00am
Join UB faculty who regularly costume for dance, and learn what some of their methods
are for treating fabrics to give costumes a more personalized touch.
Session 2
LED’s: Lighting Demonstration
10:00am – 11:00am
Join LED lighting reps from various companies while they demonstrate what they have to
Session 3A
Process, Inspiration, Exectution: Lighting Design for Dance
Lighting designers Lynne Koscielniak, Dyan O’Connell, and Carlie Todoro-Rickus
introduce their process for creating the designs for Configuration Dance Theatre. All three,
experienced in lighting for dance, will walk you through their process from inspiration to
execution (light plots, magic sheets, focus, cuing, etc.). You will be able to see the actual
light plot in action as they describe their techniques. Those attending the USITT meeting
will be able to attend the Configuration Dance Theatre presentation in the evening at a
reduced cost. A post show discussion will be held afterwards. Anyone interested in the
design, production, or management of dance is encouraged to attend.
Session 3B
Little pay and less sleep: How to get the most out of that summer internship.
More information to come.
Session 4
Upstate NY Regional Section Meeting: with Trish Ralph
Session 6A
Sound Design: A Panel Discussion
A panel of distinguished designers from around the city of Buffalo talks about what makes
good sound design. This will include the tips on what to do and what’s just taboo.
Session 6B
Scenic Charge: Tips and techniques from a real world scenic charge.    More information to come.
Session 7A
Pyrotechnics: An Introduction & more.
More information to come.
Session 7B
PQ: What is it and how to get students involved…
More information to come.
Session 8A
Carpentry: TBA
More information to come.
Session 8B
Stage Management: Tricks of the trade with Melinda Lamoreux
More information to come.
Session 9
The “Square-off:” Vectorworks or Hand Drafting?
This session will put the two head to head in a square-off! Which is faster to draft with, a
computer or a t-square? Participants should be advised to bring their own drafting supplies
(both digital and traditional).
PERFORMANCE: Configuration Dance Company.
More information to come.

We will have more information on this as we hear back from the presenters and continue finalizing things.  Please email and if you are interested in helping out with this conference.  otherwise just come as a guest and have a great time!!

the USITTUNY Meeting Planning Team!!