Meet MACT member USITT-NBS

red block on left with "usitt" in white letters of left, "northern Boundy Section" in red letters on right above a red line and "Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota" below that.

Northern Boundary Section is a Regional Chapter of USITT which brings together entertainment designers and technicians from Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. Our membership includes industry professionals, educational faculty and staff, students, entertainment service companies, and many other technical theatre practitioners at all levels. Our goal is to create connections between all those in our region who have a passion for technical theatre, design, and allied professions and to offer continued conversations and education in the field. Be part of the conversations and join today! 


USITT was founded in 1960 as an organization to promote dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology.

Today it has grown to include members at all levels of their careers and has embraced the new technologies being used in entertainment.  USITT is now the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry.


The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialog among practitioners, educators, and students.

Core Values


Acknowledging the inequitable structures established by the dominant culture, and the industry’s conscious or unconscious participation in these unjust systems, USITT commits to the ongoing struggle to create equitable spaces, to embrace diverse experiences, and to uplift and encourage multiple perspectives. 


Recognizing the need for continuous pursuit of the very best in our profession, our industry, and our Institute, USITT cultivates innovation in education, research, and safety. 


Embracing a long-standing imperative to serve, USITT provides value through year-round activities, elevates the work of individuals and organizations, and heightens accountability to our members and the industry. 


USITT will be the prominent leader of theatre and entertainment design, management, technology, and history throughout conferences, educational initiatives, exhibitions, awards, publications, and research, and be the leading advocate for safe, effective, inclusive, and ethical practices.