Competition :: 2012 "Ideal Theatre" Student Design Competition

United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s (USITT)
2012 “Ideal Theatre” Student Design Competition Opens

Architecture and theatre students are invited to participate in USITT’s Sixth Annual “Ideal Theatre” Student Design Competition.  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.  Winning design teams will interact with working professionals, receive free Conference registrations and cash prizes.

Application deadline is due by November 17, 2011 and the deadline for completed submissions is January 6, 2012.

A jury of professionals will select three projects for Honor Awards. The Honor Award teams will be invited to the USITT Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, California from March 28 to 31, 2012.  The three teams will present their design at a special event at Stage Expo.  For a second year, to all Conference attendees are invited to take part in the final judging.

Past winners have included teams from Iran, Germany, Poland, Spain, and the Unites States.

For additional information, including a design brief, application, and prize list, visit

Sponsored by American Seating and the American Society of Theatre Consultants