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WINTER 2016 | THEATRE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY features 12 Costume Design Gets Its Due 22 Devised Theatre: An Ancient Story, a Uniquely Modern Space By Alexandra Bonds and Susan Tsu Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015 sheds a much-deserved spotlight on forward-thinking design from 31 countries and 300-plus designers. The exhibit communicates clothing's influential and transformational roles. By Christianne Myers Theatre faculty and students at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, told a dramatic story using puppetry, lighting, and projected silhouettes on the side of the campus' Walgreen Drama Center and Arthur Miller Theatre. The muchlauded performance coincided with the theatre department's 100th anniversary. 32 Light Lab 2015 40 Virtual Makeup Morgue 46 52 56 By Joshua Blackmer Williamson Last year's USITT conference gave lighting designers a learning opportunity that engaged both students and veterans. The 2015 event included the largest rig and the most equipment in the history of the project. By Constance Case Not just a platform for saving recipes and home designs, Pinterest can be a valuable tool for theatre design, specifically collecting images used by makeup artists and designers to compare, contrast, and decide what visual information will be used in their designs. Environmental Responsibility in Scenic Elements By Bradley Branam and Jamie Nathan The staging of the play Sila, which examines climate change and the effects on the population and cultures of the Arctic Circle, prompted designers and directors to seek an environmentally responsible and greener approach to props. departments From the editor 4 Special: Meet the new editor Book reviews 65 11 Opening Doors for Students By Jesse Dreikosen Connections between The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and USITT gives students the opportunity to show their work in the Allied Design & Technology exhibit on the USITT Expo floor. The most outstanding student projects displayed and presented their work at the 2015 event. Celebration of Wisdom and Achievement USITT fellows recently met to discuss the topic of collaboration. All agree, there's no magic formula, yet the process of collaboration is essential to successfully executing their craft. W i n t e r ON THE COVER U.S. costume designer Ana Kuzmanic's design for Don Giovanni, performed by the Lyric Opera, Chicago. Her work is featured in the exhibit Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015. 2 0 1 6 theatre design & technology 3

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