Thursday, April 9, 2020


In this unprecedented time and as a community of technicians and artists, the Intermountain Desert Region would like to offer its support in helping members in the region to navigate the unemployment application process and use our networks to assist and connect with relief efforts. Please contact your local unemployment office to start the process to claim unemployment, If you could use help with navigating and completing the application, email and we’ll work to connect you with a board member or another member who can help. Additionally, if you’re able to help others navigate applications or know of any other relief efforts, please email us or share it on our Facebook page.

Have you been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic? If you are in search of Finacial aid or maybe things to fill your time while you social distance, here are some links that could be of assistance.



***Please note the board members are not agents or advocates of unemployment Insurance nor can they provide unemployment insurance, but can help assist in your application.***

A Note from the Chair

It has been my honor to serve the Intermountain Desert Section for the past four years.  While we are still very much a fledgling group, we have grown and made tremendous strides in creating a community for our local Theatre Technicians and Designers, from our universities with several thriving student chapters and dedicated educators to our professional members across our large region.

While we were not able to meet this year in Houston, it is my hope that everyone is safe and healthy and that we’ll see each other next year in Ohio.  It is an exciting time, with two new board members and a newly elected chair.  I am excited to see what they will offer in terms of education, development, and professional programming (not to mention, happy hours!).  Please join me in welcoming them!

Chair-Kim Scott is an original founding member of our section.  She joins us from sunny Las Vegas where she is the General Manager of Celestia and currently serves as the Treasurer of USITT.

Secretary-Jessica Greenburg is an Associate Professor of Lighting Design at Weber State University in Ogden, UT.

Member-at-Large-Kelly Simons is an Assistant Professor of Technical Direction at Utah State University in Logan, UT.

Together with Brent Innes (Vice Chair), Jaron Kent Hermansen (Treasurer), Wes Hamblin (Programming), and Spencer Potter (Membership) we have a great team. We’d like to thank our outgoing board members Marissa Gavin and Joe Alldredge for their time and support.

If you are looking to get involved or have an idea for programming or an event, please reach out to one of us, we’d love to hear from you!

Please, stay safe and healthy, and hopefully we’ll all be back at work soon.


La Beene
Past Chair, Intermountain Desert Region

Monday, November 4, 2019



USITT National generously supports scholarships that cover conference registration for two students in each USITT regional section.
Students wishing to apply must meet the following criteria:
  • Currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate program in theatre or entertainment technology.
  • In good academic standing with a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher.
  • A current member of USITT Intermountain Desert Section.  Student memberships are $10.
  • A current member of USITT National (or willing to register as a national student member in order to attend).
Application & Review
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • A 1-page application letter (details below.)
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of USITT ID Board Members appointed by the region chair. Panel members are committed to the utmost objectivity in their review process.
  • Application deadline is Friday, November 8, 2019.
  • Preference will be given for first time attendees.
  • Complete the Google Form application and upload the following documents.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Notification of award will be made in time for early registration no later than mid January 2020.
  • Full ink to Google Form application:
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Application Letter
Application letters should address the following in addition to the required question in the application form below:
  • A brief summary of your educational experience in technical theatre, design, and or entertainment technology (1 paragraph or less.)
  • What do you hope to gain from attending the conference?
  • What are your long term career goals and aspirations?
Please direct any questions to Scholarship Committee Chair
Spencer Potter M.F.A.
Westminster College │ Department of Theatre ││801.832.2464

LDI 2019 and Complimentary Tickets to Celestia

Join us in Las Vegas on November 23 for LDI and a meet-n'-greet event hosted by The Strat! 

Complimentary tickets to Celestia for section members.

Registration is FREE for current ID members and will include floor passes to LDI. Registration for this event Is open now!
Limited space. Lodging not provided. 

Click the link below to register:

Friday, September 6, 2019

Join IMDR as we visit Utah Shakespeare Festival Sept 27-28th!
 Come to workshops, Backstage Tours, Changeovers & Discount tickets! 
Member Price $30
Student Member Price $20
Non-member Price $60
Sept 27th
6-8pm Meet & Greet at local restaurant (not included in conference fee)

Sept 28th
8-9am Continental breakfast in Artist Lounge
9-10:30am Costume Workshop or Special Effects Workshop
10:30am Backstage tour
12-1pm Box lunch in Artist Lounge
2pm Opportunity to see The Price OR Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat- Discount tickets available with conference attendance
3:45 Changeover from Joseph to Hamlet w/Talkback
5pm Dinner (not included in conference fee)
8pm Opportunity to see Hamlet OR Every Brilliant Thing- Discount tickets available with conference attendance
*Once you have finished checking out you will be sent to the registration page- you are not registered until you have filled out the registration form completely*

*Once registration is complete, you will be contacted by a member of IMDR with ticket discount codes and any further information*

Need to become a member? Pay your dues on the right side of the page!

Purchase your Festival Weekend ticket here:

Ticket Type

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Join us in Las Vegas on November 23 for LDI and a meet-n'-greet event hosted by The Strat and complimentary tickets for section members to Celestia. Registration is FREE for current IMDR members and will include floor passes to LDI. Registration for this event will open on November 1. Limited space. Lodging not provided.  

New Membership Options

New Membership Options

In addition to Professional and Student memberships, we are now able to offer Sustaining and Organization annual memberships! 
Student $10
Professional $25
Sustaining $125
Organization $125

Members are key to a thriving section! Join or renew your membership before August 1 and be entered for a chance to win a $100 visa gift card.  Current members who have completed their membership profile are automatically eligible. If you have any questions regarding your membership, when your annual membership is up for renewal or about our new Sustaining and Organization options, please email