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• NBS Fall Meeting in Minneapolis
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USITT @ 50 Years! 
• Shop-Built Cable Cart
Sound Graphics- Recommended Practices


  • Schuler Shook
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Section Notices

  • Fall 2009 Workshop Dates
  • Minutes From The March Meeting
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Northern Boundary Section RarigFront
Fall Regional Meeting

Friday, September 18 & Saturday September 19, 2009

Hosted by University of Minnesota Department of Theatre and Dance, students and staff at Rarig Center in the West Bank Arts Quarter at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Please join us Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon for a weekend of theater sessions and activities at Rarig Center and the Guthrie Theater..


• "Cover the Walls"- Students, faculty, staff, and theatre professionals- SHOW US YOUR DESIGN WORK! This is an open invitation for designers to exhibit their work and share with fellow artists their ideas and approaches to design. Student display work will be entered into a juried competition with scholarship awards to the USITT National Conference in March 2010. (See Guidelines for Exhibiting). Setup begins at 6pm on Friday.
• BBQ Dinner Friday evening beginning at 7pm
• Opening Session following BBQ- Friday Evening- NorthernBoundary Membership meeting.
• Bowling at Memory Lanes
• Workshop Sessions: Saturday Morning at Rarig and the Guthrie Theater. Afternoon sessions at Rarig Center.
• Final Wrap-up session 4:30pm on Saturday. Design Awards will be announced.

& Saturday Session information. ****** (updated 9/15)

Friday Night beginning at 6pm, & Saturday morning 8:00 to 9:00 am with Coffee, juice & munchies provided to get us all going! Wrap-up session Saturday afternoon to be done by 5:30pm

Site Host
U of MN-TC: Mathew LeFebvre – 612-625-5398 –

Registration Fees:
• Individual Member       $20     
• Non Member or renewing Member
(includes 1 year membership in NBS)       $35
• Student Member      $5
• Student Non-Member or renewing Student Member      $10
• Students participating in the Design Exhibit will have the workshop fee waived.
• Organizational Member designated individual      $20
• Sustaining Member designated individual      No Fee
• Contributing Member two designated individuals      No Fee

Directions to the Site:
• Rarig Center, University of Minnesota
330 21st Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55455


• Parking information is available at the following link:
The 21st Avenue ramp is across the street from RarigCenter. Pay lots are located about a block away. A "home" football game is scheduled for the 19th and may impact parking. Ramps and pay lots are likely $8-$10 on Sturday due to area sporting events.

A Google search for "motels 55455" produced the list below. Try your own search for more options!