May 2011 Issue   

Late Night Musings from the Chair


•  Education Panels at Charlotte
Learning Through Helping
USITT National Conference 2011
Iowa's Diverse Cultures Explored
Medieval Mystery Play Staging



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


Section Notices

  • Websites and Digital Portfolios Needed
  • Time to Renew Your Membership?

Production Casebook

Dance Fans for White Christmas

Who's Minding the Store?


Resources & Info

  • Member Renewal Form
  • Mission & Information

USITT Northern Boundary Section Fall Conference- September 16-17

The annual USITT Northern Boundary Section Fall Regional Conference is schedulewd for Friday evening, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 and will be hosted by Hamline University Theatre department, St. Paul, MN. Mark your calendars!

Websites and Digital Portfolios needed for online resource guide.

I have recently started the process of assembling a series of tutorials and an online resource guide at to cover a range of topics intended to be aimed at (mainly) young theater professionals.  Currently I’m putting out information on creating digital portfolios and professional websites, because as we go forward in time it is becoming more important to get work online and how to do so is often left unaddressed by many educational programs.

Since there is no “standard” and there are many valid approaches I’m compiling a list of websites and portfolios that are currently available online.  These site are being used as examples of what can be done, as well allowing people to see what may or may not work for conveying the pertinent information.

This is where I need your help

I’m looking for more sites to add to this list in all technical disciplines - just to be clear I’m looking for personal/professional sites and portfolios not corporate pages.

If you have a digital portfolio or website, or know of someone who does and would be willing to have it added to the project please let me know.
Sites can be submitted via the learning section root page:
or sent to me directly at:

Some of the sites listed have reported small increases in traffic, but as the guides grow I hope/expect the forwarding traffic to expand as well. 

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, ideas or points you would like to see specifically addressed please let me know.

Thank you for your help,

Adam j Dahl
Technical Director
Fine Arts Programming
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University


Time to Renew Your Membership!?

For most of us, it is time to renew our annual membership in USITT Northern Boundary Section. The annual renewal date is typically September of each year. The renewal form is located in this newsletter. Click here to access the renewal form. Contact the section treasurer if you are unsure about your renewal status (contact info on Section officer page- "Who's Minding the Store?")

Northern Boundary Section Facebook Site


As a reminder there is a Facebook Group "USITT Norther Boundary Section". The url is below:
If people want to do a group search they will find it. The group is set so that any member can post to the group so it is open to everyone in the region.

NBS Web Site

Corey Shelsta from SDSU is our webmaster and our site is located at Corey's contact information is located on the section officers page