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The 22nd Annual Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration program will take place on Monday, May 04, 2015 at Loyola University Chicago’s new Newhart Family Theatre on the Rogers Park campus.      BUY TICKETS NOW

 

NINTH ANNUAL THEATRE DESIGN EXPOSITION
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Showcasing the works of Chicago-area emerging theatrical designers and graduating design students from Chicago’s best theatrical design programs and attended by many of Chicago’s artistic directors, production managers, and industry professionals.

 

DIALOGUE WITH THE DESIGNERS
7:00–8:00 p.m.
A moderated  discussion featuring the award recipients exploring current issues of interest to professional and student designers.

 

AWARDS PRESENTATION AND CELEBRATION
8:15–8:45 p.m.
Presentation of The Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award, our four academic prize recipients, the Prizes for Best Exhibit and The Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.

Food, wine, beer and fellowship until 10:00 p.m.


SPONSORSHIPS

Attendance Sponsorships For Directors, Production Managers and Producers
If you are an emerging Director, Production Manager or Producer looking to meet (and hopefully hire) exciting young designers the Merritt Committee would love to sponsor your attendance of the 2015 Michael Merritt Awards and Design Exposition.  Simply email a brief bio to info@merrittawards.com  with subject line “Attendance Sponsorship 2015″.Attendance Sponsorships For Exhibiting Emerging and Student Designers
Sponsorships to cover the cost of exhibitor attendance are also available. Simply email a brief bio to info@merrittawards.com  with subject line “Attendance Sponsorship 2015″.

 


The Michael Merritt Awards And Endowment Fund Honor The Memory Of A Brilliant Designer And Inspirational Teacher.

The Michael Merritt Award, A National Award Unique In Its Emphasis On Excellence In Both Design And Collaboration, Has Been Presented Annually Since 1994 To Outstanding Professional Theatrical Designers.

The Endowment Fund Recognizes And Encourages The Work Of Young Professionals And Students Through A National Design Exposition And Prizes To Promising Theatrical Design Students.


READ ABOUT THE 2014 AWARD WINNERS


In 2014 we launched a NEW AWARD:

The ROBERT CHRISTEN AWARD  celebrates the essential work of Production Managers, Technical Directors, Costume Shop Managers, Master Electricians, Sound Supervisors, Properties Masters, Stage Managers … the list goes on.   Details on the award and its honored namesake here.