United States Institue for Thater Technology

Upstate New York Region

Building a Network of Theater Technicians & Information Across Upstate New York

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Upstate Chapter

The Upstate New York Regional Section of United States Institute for Theatre Technology is the professional & educators regional resource for Education, Standards & Best working practices, Advocacy, Aesthetics,  Recognition, Support, and Opportunities in design, production, and technology in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

The Upstate Regional Section is made up of Freelance Professionals, IATSE Union Members, Production Companies, University Production Companies, Theater Consultants, Theater Vendors and Suppliers, Theatatrical Rental Houses, Theater Educators and other active working theater professionals in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. 

Students studying these fields are encouraged to participate in the Upstate programming. 

The USITT Upstate New York Regional Section is governed through an executive structure composed of volunteer members who are elected to office on a rotating basis, following the procedures established in the By-Laws.



History of the Upstate Chapter

We have written documentation of the chapter in financial transactions datting as far back as April, 1981.

UNY back in 1983 had a "current officers list" of :
Chris Kaiser - President
Bob Davidson - VP for Commissions & Special Projects
John Nettleton - VP of Programs
Jon Vermilye - Secretary
John Bracewell - Liaison to National
Susan Nettleton - Treasurer

UNY back in November 22, 1994 had a "current officers list" of :
Jon Vermilye was President
Sheila Quinlan was Secretary
Don Guido was Treasurer

A special Thank you to Don Guido who has been Treasurer for the past 21 years !!