Press Release – SYRACUSE, NY (February 19, 2018) 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, March 14-17, plus cash prizes and an impressive addition to their resumes. Listed below are the winners.
Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award
Courtney Foxworthy – Indiana University
The Barbara Matera Award in Costume Making, sponsored by Judy Adamson
Erin Torkelson – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The USITT Make-up Design Award sponsored by Kryolan Professional Make-up
Destinee Steele – University of North Carolina School of the Arts
USITT W. Oren Parker Undergraduate Scene Design Award
Theron Wineinger – University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music
USITT Scene Design Award sponsored by Rose Brand
Matthew Hamel – University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music
KM Fabrics, Inc. Technical Production Award
Matt Davis – Yale School of Drama
Bernhard R. Works, Frederick A. Buerki Scenic Technology Award
Steph Waaser – Yale School of Drama
Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award
Jing Zhao – Purdue University
USITT Lighting Design Award sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company
Tori Mays – University of Arizona
USITT Stage Management Award sponsored by Clear-Com Communications Systems
Jialin He – Carnegie Mellon University
The Master Craftsmanship Award sponsored by Bernhard R. Works
Christina Curtis – University of North Carolina School of the Arts
USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, is a national non-profit association for the live entertainment production industry. It provides hands-on learning, mentorship, and networking opportunities for emerging and working professionals in the backstage arts. Its Annual Conference and Stage Expo is the only complete production event in North America, featuring over 250 training sessions and 280 exhibitors of the latest tools and resources for creating live entertainment. More information is available at usitt.org.