SWUSITT is an organization of design, production,

and technology professionals, educators, and students.

Message from the President:

SWUSITT is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting THEATRE DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, and EDUCTION as a right to every individual. Our 49 year history in the Southwest Region is evidence of our dedication and endurance as an independently incorporated non-profit. 

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.  We have been proud to host world class artists and artisan, to help enrich the learning opportunities for our members.  From annual presentations and trainings provided by ETC and Phillips/Strand, to rendering and prop construction.  In 2019 our goal is to continue to focus our Symposium on education and mentorship.   Last year, we celebrated the 8th anniversary of the Student Design, Technology and Management Competition.  Through this competition open to student members, students are given one-on-one feedback from industry professionals, while having the chance to compete for a variety of prizes and scholarships provided by our regional sponsors and vendors.

We are excited about our future with the planning of our next Winter Symposium and Student Design Competition.  This annual event will serve as a development opportunity for all of our members, as well as serve as the location for our Annual Meeting. Please be on the look out for more information regarding our 2020 Annual Symposium and Celebration of the past 50 years of SWUSITT at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

As the Southwest President for the 2016-19 term, it has been my honor to serve the Southwest Region and its members.  We have an exceptional history of service in our region, and it has been a privilege to work with the AMAZING members of Southwest.   I would like to thank all of our current members and supporters.  Always feel free to contact me with your thoughts, ideas or concerns.

George Curry
President 2016-2019