Costume | Wig | Makeup
Collapse USITT Forum@Four: If You Can
Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


Only you can turn the stage from a dark, silent floor to a dazzling scene. But if you can't find the right costume, prop or setpiece, microphone or lights — how will you do it? You don't want to make or buy everything again. In this session, you will see the benefits of creating an inventory of all your properties. This presentation will help you learn what you need, write a plan, set a budget, create a shopping list and timeline for starting your inventory project. Whether you have thousands of costumes, hundreds of pieces of sound equipment, a warehouse of furniture or the world's large gobo collection — creating and maintaining an inventory will help you.



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Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: If You Can't Find It, You Can't Use It - Costume Inventory Resources
Original Go Live Date: April 07, 2020
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Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Costume Shop Management ABBCs
Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


A-Alley, BB-Broadway & Bournemouth, Sea...attle. An exploration of different costume shop management styles, sizes, and genres: Broadway, opera/ballet, regional, and international. Listen to long-time industry costume shop managers discuss and compare notes with each other on their shop management successes and innovations.



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Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Costume Shop Management ABBCs
Original Go Live Date: April 21, 2020
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Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Uplifting the Artist
Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


Freelance designers and individual artists have unique proximity to the heartbeat of the theatre field. They work at numerous venues each season, in many cases over multiple years and multiple visits, thus experiencing a variety of institutional cultures first hand. However, unlike Actors Equity, there are no industry-wide standards for engaging freelance artists. How can institutions incorporate the learning and experience of the freelance artists they hire more deeply into their organization’s fabric, acknowledging the invaluable nature of their vantage point? Especially during this time when the entire field is on a forced pause.

In this session, we explore how guest artists are welcomed and valued by the institutions that invite them through their doors. We will discuss implementing industry-wide standards, creating sustainable feedback loops, recommended best practices sourced from the community at large, and how we can move forward as a community.

 



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Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Uplifting the Artist
Original Go Live Date: April 28, 2020
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Collapse NEW! Makeup Safety and Aging Techniques for Virtual Teaching
$10 | Free for USITT members


Gene Flaharty, Makeup Artist/Instructor, covers some safety applications for makeup prep, show techniques for applying makeup in a class using zoom and remote learning tools, as well as illustrates the use of worksheets for design. Suggestions will be shared for making aging easy using the "Gene Technique," a concept the instructor developed and has taught for many years.



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Formats Available: Virtual Makeup Techniques
Original Go Live Date: September 28, 2020

Approved Credit:
  • USITT: 1 hour Learning Units

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