Wendall K. Harrington to be 2018 Keynote Speaker at USITT Conference

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) announced that Wendall K. Harrington, the “godmother of modern projection design” and head of the MFA program in Projection Design at the Yale School of Drama, will be delivering the keynote speech at the USITT 2018 Conference & Stage Expo.

Harrington’s career has embraced diverse disciplines including theatre, publishing, and multi-image/video design, and production. She is well known for her work in projection design and has been the recipient of numerous theatrical awards, including the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the American Theatre Wing Award, the TCI Award for Technical Achievement, the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Projections, and was a USITT Distinguished Achievement Award winner in 2015.

Harrington is stepping in for Joseph Haj, artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, who was previously scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the 2018 USITT Conference. USITT says that as the Guthrie continues to focus attention internally on issues specific to workplace culture, Haj remains deeply committed to and engaged in internal dialogue and actions, and his schedule has changed in support of that ongoing priority.

The USITT 58th Annual Conference & Stage Expo keynote address will take place Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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