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Nominations are Open for USITT Young Designers, Managers and Technicians Awards

Nominations are Open for USITT Young Designers, Managers and Technicians Awards

USA – Students and Early-Career technical theatre artists can gain recognition, cash, and a trip to USITT 2018 in Fort Lauderdale if chosen for one of 14 Young Designers, Managers and Technicians Awards from USITT.

These awards are made possible by generous gifts to USITT from their sponsors in the performing arts and live entertainment, design, and technology industry. They further USITTs mission of nurturing and recognising excellence in emerging professionals.

“[This] is an amazing opportunity for young designers and technicians not only to be recognised for the success they have already achieved, but to build connections in USITT and the industry at large,” said former award winner, Mary Black. “Without the support of my nominator and the networking opportunities I gained, I would not be where I am today."

The deadline for nominations is 1st November, 2017.

There are two nomination options: USITT members (faculty or other non-student professional) may nominate, or students may self-nominate. Winners will be honoured and receive their award at USITT 2018 in Fort Lauderdale 14th - 17th March, 2018.

For information on eligibility and nominations, please refer to the individual awards in graduate and undergraduate categories:

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

In picture: Michael Hsu holding the Golden Hammer, 2017 and Bernhard R. Works, Frederick A. Buerki Scenic Technology Award Winner.

15th September 2017

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