The deadlines for these opportunities have arrived. Apply now and make the most of your USITT 2018 experience.
Young Designers’ Forum (YDF) and Young Technicians’ Forum (YTF)
YDF brings together talented students with established designers and directors for a review and discussion of the students’ work. Participation is by juried selection and is limited to 12 students.
YTF brings together talented students with established shop heads, technicians/artisans, and designers for a review and discussion of the students’ work. Participation is by juried selection and is limited to 12 students.
Both the Young Designers’ and Young Technicians’ Forums begin Friday, March 16, with set-up at 8 a.m., and run-through Saturday, March 17.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 12.
Early Career Mentor Program
Developed by USITT Fellows, this opportunity brings together mentors and Early Career members to discuss career opportunities and future goals, provide career guidance, and introduce mentees to other USITT members and exhibitors.
“From the moment I met my mentors, I knew that they were greatly interested in my career and wanting to help me in any way possible,” said USITT 2017 Early Career Mentoring Program mentee Korey Lamb. “I know that as I progress in my career, they will both help me with any roadblocks or barriers I encounter.”
Student Ambassador Program
The Student Ambassador Program pairs student members with visiting international guests at each Conference to encourage networking between early designers and the Institute’s global colleagues. Three student members will be selected based on their areas of interest, compelling application, and letter of recommendation.
Joining us at USITT 2018 will be Agata Skwarczynska, a visionary scenographer from Poland; Qin Wenbao, a teacher in the Stage Design Department of the National University of Chinese Theatre Arts; and Carolina Jimenez Flores, a performance designer, author, and choreographer/director from Mexico.
“Being a part of the program changed my view of what is possible, showing me that there are many opportunities in the world of theatre,” said 2015 student ambassador Sarah Robins. “I feel very fortunate to have been chosen to participate in this fantastic opportunity. This experience has changed my life and how I view my work as an artist, as a student, and as an individual.”
Student Ambassadors will receive free Conference registration and a luncheon with the three guests. This opportunity is available for those who are USITT Student or Early Career members.