2012 USITT "Ideal Theatre" Student Design Competition

The goal of this competition is to encourage architecture students to work with young theatre artists to explore the emotive power of space, how space can aid storytelling, and how it can be manipulated to achieve a dramatic purpose.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Theater
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 17 November 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 6 January 2012 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Team is defined as at least two individuals; one student of architecture and one student of theatre.

Description
The competition encourages architecture students to work with young theater artists to explore the emotive power of space, how space can aid storytelling, and how it can be manipulated to achieve a dramatic purpose. The design of the space itself should form the environment of the play, supplemented by costumes, props, lighting, sound, actors, and the audience.
The submissions are to be based on one of the following four texts.
1. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare (play)
2. Otello, by Giuseppe Verdi (opera)
3. Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett (play)
4. Antigone, by Sophicles (play)

Jury
Oskar Eustis, Director and Artistic Director (Public Theater in New York, New York)
Adrianne Lobel, Scenic Designer (Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, and many regional theaters)
David Rockwell, Architect (with Scenic Designer credits on Broadway)
Joshua Dachs, Principal, Fisher Dachs Associates Theatre Planning and Design

Prize
Each of the three Honor Award: $1,000 and two complimentary registrations to attend the USITT Conference
The Commissioner’s Award from among the three Honor Award Teams(by a vote of all session attendees): an additional $500
Additional Merit Awards: publication

Entry Fee
None

Entries
- A Concept Booklet of up to TEN (10) 11”x 17” sheets
- Digital Submission of 36” x 48" Presentation Panel

Submission Address
"Ideal Theatre" Competition
United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc.
315 South Crouse Avenue
Suite 200
Syracuse, New York 13210, USA

Timetable
Judging: early in January 2012
Presentation to the Architecture Commission: March 28 to 31, 2012 at the 2012 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, California

Links
Past winners

Organizer
The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc.

Official Website
http://www.usitt.org/AwardsGrantsFellowships/Awards....