La MaMa DesignFest Deadline to Submit, Sept. 9, 2020

August 21, 2020

The La MaMa DesignFest is an online, juried theatre design festival to celebrate and support emerging theatre designers in the time of pandemic and beyond. The goal is to foster and realize new ideas and generate opportunities. DesignFest was created and curated by Hao Bai, multidisciplinary designer in lighting, sound, and video projection. The application deadline is Sept. 9, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. EDT

Calling all emerging theatre designers who specialize in one of these design categories: lighting, scenic, sound, projection, costume, and multidisciplinary design to submit work for review by a panel of distinguished theater artists.

Winners’ work will be presented in a live-streamed celebration on September 29th at 7:00 p.m. One grand prize winner will receive the opportunity to design a show in La MaMa’s 60th season. The event will be followed by a livestreamed discussion with the judges and the winning designers.

Judging Committee:
Jiyoun Chang (Lighting), Mimi Lien (Scenic), Justin Hicks (Sound), Hao Bai (Projection), Gabriel Berry (Costume)

Click here to fill out the application form and submit your materials

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Further information from La MaMa, including rules, guidelines, and submission form can be found, here.