THE UNITED STATES INSTITUTE FOR THEATRE TECHNOLOGY SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SECTION INC.

aka SWUSITT   |   Houston, TX   |  http://www.swusitt.org
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Mission

SWUSITT is an independent organization of design, production, and technology professionals, educators, and students in the visual and performing arts industry. SWUSITT is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting THEATRE DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, and EDUCTION as a right to every individual. Our organization provides the opportunity for educational symposia, volunteerism, networking, and mentorship. We are proud to partner with numerous commercial vendors and sponsors that support theatre arts and theatre technology.

Ruling year info

2017

President

April Keith

Main address

5106 Oasis Park

Houston, TX 77021 USA

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EIN

74-2233131

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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SWUSITT Annual Winter Symposium

Two day intensive technology driven symposium covering a wide range of theatre technology areas. Industry professionals present lectures and demonstrations within a variety of disciplines.

Population(s) Served

Through this competition, open only to student members, students are given one-on-one feedback upon their presented work from industry professionals, while having the chance to compete for a variety of prizes and scholarships provided by our regional sponsors and vendors.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The mission and goal of SWUSITT is to promote Theatre Design, Technology and Education as a right to every individual.

By focusing on educational and experiential opportunities for our members and fostering the ideals of volunteerism, mentorship and service, we provide the ability for our members to broaden their knowledge and personal experience of Theatre Design and Technology.

Through outreach to current and potential members, partnering with regional and national vendors, and industry professional's SWUSITT has seen it's membership double over the past 5 years. By partnering with other organizations with similar missions we are able to provide unique opportunities for our members.

Over the past 5 years, SWUSITT has seen its corporate donations and community/industry involvement dramatically increase. Through the establishment of a scholarship endowment, and long term partnerships with community leaders SWUSITT has seen a sustained membership body. SWUSITT is still working on long term membership retention and involvement.

Financials

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THE UNITED STATES INSTITUTE FOR THEATRE TECHNOLOGY SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SECTION INC.

Board of directors
as of 01/09/2020
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Board chair

April Keith

Pasadena High School

Term: 2019 - 2021

Kristina Hanssen

Sam Houston State University

Nathan Stanaland

CY Ranch High School

April Keith

Sam Houston State University

Kevin Patrick

Blinn College

Stephen Surratt

Texas Scenic Co.

Rayna Dexter

Texas A&M University

Charles Page

Cypress Ranch High School

Chris Cole

Texas A&M University

Bailey Cole

Blinn College

Ben Shurr

Frisco ISD

Lloyd Cracknell

University of Oklahoma

Alex Robertson

Schuler and Shool

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes