March 2011 Issue   

Late Night Musings from the Chair


• Visual Imagery: A Ghost of James Dean, James Dean
Call for Papers- CSA
Resources from Regional Vendors
Scholarship Awards



  • Schuler Shook
Gopher Stage Lighting
  • Contributing, Sustaining & Organizational Members


Section Notices

  • Meeting at National Conference in Charlotte
• Scholarship Awards

• NBS Fall Meeting Minutes

  • Time to Renew Your Membership


Who's Minding the Store?


Resources & Info

  • Member Renewal Form
  • Mission & Information


Resources from Regional Suppliers and Vendors


SECOA will be hosting a “Lighting for the Stage” workshop at the MACT Fest 2011 in Fergus Falls, MN on Saturday, March 26th at 10:30 am.  The workshop will be held at the Kaddaz Gallery.  Come join Jack Dempsey and John Mordal from SECOA as they educate you on lighting design for the stage and the type of lighting equipment needed for your performances.

The MACT FEST (Minnesota Association of Community Theatres) runs March 25-27 and is held at the Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls. 127 W Lincoln Avenue, Fegus Falsl, MN. Visit for full information.



Gopher Stage Lighting and Vari lite are pleased to announce an opportunity for College and University theatres.  Vari Lite has made available two VL1000TS fixtures for use in productions.

The VL1000 TS has the following features that make it particularly well suited for theatrical application:
VL1000Lamp Source :   1000w Tungsten
Beam Angle :    19-36° Zoom Plus 70°
Color Mixing :  CYM
Shutters:  4 Blade Shutter System - Shutters Rotate 35° Singularly. Assembly Rotates 45°
Rotating Gobo Slots : Five
Control: DMX - 27 Channels

The fixtures are available for up to 3 weeks to allow for tech and performance schedules.
The user is responsible for transportation to and from Gopher Stage Lighting.
The fixtures are furnished with a blank gobo wheel.  Any gobos have to be supplied by the user.

Please contact David Johnson to schedule fixtures for your production.
877-871-0138 or