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Nominations Open for USITT Young Designers and Technicians Awards

USA - Student and early career theatrical artists can gain recognition, cash, and a trip to USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City if chosen for one of 11 Young Designers and Technicians in the Performing Arts awards from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Online nominations for the YD&T awards open Sept. 1. View categories & nominate here. Nominations close Oct. 15.

Student and early career designers can be nominated for awards in sound, scenic, lighting, costume, and makeup design and technology, stage management and technical production. Some awards target grad students, some undergrads, some either. Most carry a $1,000 cash prize.

YD&T winners also receive free registration to USITT’s 2016 Annual Conference & Stage Expo next March 16-19 in Salt Lake City, where they’ll be honored and receive their awards.

These awards are made possible through generous sponsors in the performing arts and live entertainment design and technology industry. They further USITT’s mission of nurturing and recognising excellence in emerging professionals.

Any USITT member may nominate for YD&T. Nominees will be asked to submit a resume, recommendation letters, and images of their work by Nov. 15. See the individual awards for specific criteria:

Graduate Awards

KM Fabrics, Inc. Technical Production Award

Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award

Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award

Bernhard R. Works, Frederick A. Buerki Scenic Technology Award

Barbara Matera Award in Costume Making sponsored by Judy Adamson

USITT Lighting Design Award sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company

USITT Scene Design Award sponsored by Rose Brand

USITT Makeup Design Award sponsored by Kryolan Professional Make-Up

USITT Stage Management Award sponsored by Clear-Com Communications Systems

Undergraduate Awards

Master Craftsmanship Award sponsored by Bernhard R. Works

USITT Lighting Design Award sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company


USITT Makeup Design Award sponsored by Kryolan Professional Make-Up

USITT Stage Management Award sponsored by Clear-Com Communications Systems

USITT W. Oren Parker Undergraduate Scene Design Award sponsored by Stage Decoration & Supplies  

USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, is the national non-profit for technical theatre professionals. Its Annual Conference & Stage Expo is the industry’s biggest annual event for networking, education, and displaying new technology.

For more information, visit www.usitt.org

1st September 2015

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