Travis DeCastro named USITT Fellow!

Travis is a long-time member of USITT beginning with his first national experience in 1993. From his first adventure into USITT as one of the first mentor-members of the Stage Management Mentoring Project at theWichita Conference to his many years of service as a member, Commission member, section member, and board member. He has continued to give of his time and talent to USITT. He served as Vice Commissioner for the Management Commission, first National Special Events Coordinator for the annual Conference, and the national Conference Committee until 2004. He was elected Treasurer of the Institute, most notably during the US financial meltdown of 2007-2008, serving for six years. He has presented, participated, or provided Conference programming for Wichita, LasVegas, FortWorth, Long Beach, New Orleans, and Minneapolis. In addition, his active participation in the USITT Stage Management mentoring program and continued advice and counsel to the SMMP and to the Management Commission have been important. Following his rich freelance stage management career, he took a position at Penn State University School of Theatre using his background and connections and his continuing interest and contribution to the growth of the American theatre to benefit his students and colleagues alike sharing his knowledge as a theatre maker and guidance as a mentor. His accomplishments at Penn State include responsibility for bringing live streaming to productions, hip hop theatre productions, serving as Associate Director for Production of Pennsylvania Centre Stage, serving on University Faculty Senate and serving on numerous committees such as President’s advisory committee and college curriculum committee. He is a proud union member of the theatrical union, Actors' Equity Association and has been a member of The Screen Actors Guild, the American Guild of Variety Artists, and the American Guild of Musical Performers, as well as USITT and The Stage Managers’Association of the United States.Photo of Travis DeCastro

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