March, 2020 Issue

From the Chair...




Lighting/ Sound Design Faculty- UMD Theater
Great River Shakespeare Festival- Technical Director

Norcostco- Field Technician (Lighting)
UMD Practicum Instructor- Scenery/Props


Membership Meeting Minutes- Sept, 2019
Host the NBS Fall Conference??
Newsletter Archive Links
 Time to Renew Your Membership?


Gopher Stage Lighting GSL Retail Survey
Productions Around the Region
Student and Early Career Scholarships to attend National Conference



• Member Renewal Form
• Mission & Information

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Student and Early Career Scholarships to Attend the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo

USITT Northern Boundary Section has had a long tradition of supporting scholarships for students and individuals in the early stages of their career to attend the USITT Conference and Stage Expo. This four-day conference, held yearly in a major city of the United States or Canada, is a gathering of design and production people from all over the world. The conference includes workshop sessions, presentations, a stage exposition, and design exhibitions from all areas of performance. Attending a national conference is an incredible experience for learning, connecting, socializing, as well as stretching your ideas about your place in theatre design, production or related performance areas.

The Northern Boundary Section, with help from corporate and individual sponsors, has supported 68 students (give-or-take some multiple winners) since 1998 to the tune of over $47,000 to attend the USITT Annual Conference.

NBS has a variety of scholarships it awards each year. For more information, contact section Chairperson, Corey Shelsta at his e-mail address:

To Apply for a scholarship:
1. Download and complete the Student Scholarship Application or the Early Career Scholarship Application.
2. Send the Application Form and related documents to Chairperson Corey Shelsta by October 15 at the address on the form. If you are joining USITT NBS as part of the application process, fill out a membership application and send it with payment to the section treasurer listed at the bottom of the member form.

PDF   Student Scholarship Application

PDF   Early Career Scholarship Application

USITT Annual Conference& Stage Expo 2020

Conference Cancelled- USITT has cancelled its 60th Annual Conference & Stage Expo in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak.

Details at:

USITT Annual Conference
April 1-4, 2020.   Houston, TX 
Information and Highlights