USITT Forum@Four: Get The Point! Backstage Safety For Stage Weaponry


This session discusses strategies for safely storing and maintaining your stage weaponry of various types and qualities at a variety of levels of production. Panelists will discuss procedures to help you work successfully with your colleagues, performers, administrators and local law enforcement successfully both in and out of the production requirements.



Presented by the Education Commission.

Go Live Information
Go Live Date:
May 07, 2020
Speaker Information

Matthew Allar is a scenographer based in Williamsburg, Virginia. An Associate Professor of Theatrical Design, he is the Director of Production and resident Scenic Designer for The College of William Mary and creator of the Around The Edges play reading series. With over 120 designs for theatre, opera, dance, television, and industrials, he is the Vice Commissioner for Education Commission Programming, and a member of the OISTAT Education Commission, in addition to United Scenic Artists #829. www.matthewallar.com.

Jennifer McClure is the Properties Master for Yale Repertory Theatre. She has worked as Props Master and Technical Director for Alfred University, Props Master for Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and New York Stage and Film, toured with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, and designed sets and props for the Yale Cabaret and New Haven-based A Broken Umbrella Theatre Company. She also works as a freelance properties artisan for companies such as Hudson Scenic Studios, Walt Disney World, and musician Amanda Palmer and has built custom puppets for The Stringpullers and custom masks for the Pilobolus dance company. Mrs. McClure holds a B.F.A. from Alfred University (2004)

Robb Hunter - Owner and operator Preferred Arms, SAFD Certified Fight Director, and Teacher.

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