Stephanie Young, David W. Will, and Rachel Keebler recently became the first members to be inducted as Fellows of the Institute since 2012. They were inducted as Fellows at USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City.
Stephanie Young retired as head of the Stage Management Program at California Institute of the Arts last year after 30 years in that role, 17 while also serving as Assistant Dean for CalArts’ School of Theater. She has been active in USITT since 1980, serving either on the Board of Directors or as an officer for 20 years, 1992-2012. She currently serves on USITT’s Grants & Fellowships
Dave Will, Manager of Facility Resources for Penn State University’s College of Arts and Architecture, has been an active member of USITT since 1988. He has served as Management Commissioner, on the Conference Steering Committee, and most recently as Vice-President for Conferences from 2009 through 2014, helping lead USITT’s Annual Conference & Stage Expo to unprecedented growth.
Rachel Keebler is co-founder, owner, and director of the famed Cobalt Studios scene-painting shop and school in White Lake, NY, a Sustaining Member of USITT since 1996. She has exhibited at and taught scene-painting workshops at USITT’s Conference & Stage Expo for decades. In 2013, she received the USITT 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Education Award for Cobalt’s role in training expert scene painters.
They were introduced at the Conference by other Fellows -- Elynmarie Kazle for Young, Leon Brauner for Will, and Bob Scales for Keebler.
Congrats to our new Fellows!!!