Bill Digneit, director of theatre at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre and production director for the annual professional training program at the LDI tradeshow, will present the following two sessions at The University Resident Theatre Association's winter meetings in Chicago, on Friday, January 26, 2018.
The first session: “LDI: Take Your Career Beyond Backstage —Finding Technical Careers Outside of the Theatre” is designed for student career candidates. This session takes place on Friday, January 26, from 9 am - 10 am, at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel (909 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL) in the Ontario/Erie room.
The second session is faculty focused: “LDI: Help Your Students Think Outside of the Box—Technical Careers Outside of the Theatre,” and will be held from 8 pm - 9 pm.
On Friday, January 26 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel (909 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL) in the Ontario/Erie room.
“These sessions are like two sides of the coin,” says Digneit. “The morning session is focused on the student trying to push their career options and the evening session is geared toward the professor knowing how to educate students about these options.”
Digneit received his bachelor’s degree in theater and entertainment arts from NMU. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree in technical production and design from Florida State University. Digneit is familiar in the Marquette community as co-owner of Double Trouble Entertainment with his twin brother, Pat. He has worked with LDI for 13 years, rising through the ranks from technical intern, to assistant production manager for four years, and production manager for four years.