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USITT Selects 11 Rising Theatre Artists for 2018 Young Designers, Managers and Technicians Awards

USA – Eleven young technical theatre artists will receive Young Designers, Managers & Technicians (YDMT) Awards at USITT’s 58th Annual Conference & Stage Expo, March 15, 2018, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The YDMT Awards bring recognition and support to early career designers, managers, and technicians, through generous funding from industry sponsors.

YDMT winners receive free Conference registration to the four-day USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo, 14th - 17th March, plus cash prizes and an impressive addition to their resumes. Listed below are the winners.

Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award to Courtney Foxworthy – Indiana University.

The Barbara Matera Award in Costume Making, sponsored by Judy Adamson to Erin Torkelson – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The USITT Make-up Design Award sponsored by Kryolan Professional Make-up to Destinee Steele – University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

USITT W. Oren Parker Undergraduate Scene Design Award to Theron Wineinger – University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music.

USITT Scene Design Award sponsored by Rose Brand to Matthew Hamel – University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music.

KM Fabrics, Inc. Technical Production Award to Matt Davis – Yale School of Drama.

Bernhard R. Works, Frederick A. Buerki Scenic Technology Award to Steph Waaser – Yale School of Drama.

Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award to Jing Zhao – Purdue University.

USITT Lighting Design Award sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company to Tori Mays – University of Arizona.

USITT Stage Management Award sponsored by Clear-Com Communications Systems to Jialin He – Carnegie Mellon University.

The Master Craftsmanship Award sponsored by Bernhard R. Works to Christina Curtis – University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

20th February 2018

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