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2018 Event

 Please Join Us

25th Annual

2018 Michael Merritt Awards and Design Exposition

Monday, May 14th, 2017 | 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

on Navy Pier

THEATRE DESIGN EXPOSITION

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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

7:00pm – 8:00 pm

A discussion moderated by Hedy Weiss featuring the award recipients, professional designers and artistic leaders exploring current issues of interest to professional and working designers.

AWARDS PRESENTATION AND CELEBRATION

8:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Presentation of The Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award, The Robert Christen Award for Excellence in Technical Collaboration, The Emerging Technical Collaborator Award, our four student prize recipients, the Best of Exhibition prizes and The Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.

Food, wine, beer and fellowship until 10:00pm.

TICKETS AND EXHIBIT SPACES

$5 Students

$20 Professionals and General Public

Ticket price includes the expo, the panel discussion, the award ceremony, beer, wine and food.

Are you an emerging industry professional interested in attending?  ATTENDANCE SPONSORSHIP.

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Student Exhibitors:   SIGN-UP,  EXHIBITION INFO, and details on the $500 exhibition prize

Professional Exhibitors:  SIGN-UP,  EXHIBITION INFO, and details on the $500 exhibition prize

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

 

Navy Pier