An exhibition of Stage Management and the following designs: Scenery, Costume, Lighting,
Sound and Properties.
History of DesignFest
Beginning as “Design Texas” in 1982, DesignFest was renamed in 1993. The event, taking place at the TETA TheatreFest Convention, allows educators an opportunity to bring emphasis and recognition to the study and actuation of theatrical design and stage management. It is an opportunity for professionals and students to celebrate and share ideas about design, stage management and theatre technology. DesignFest allows participants to showcase their design work to over 1500 theatre artists from all over the United States, and allows student participants to compete for cash awards!
When and where will DesignFest take place?
Technical work will be on display at the 2017 TETA TheatreFest Convention held on January 25 – 28, at the Moody Gardens Hotel in the beautiful island of Galveston!
Who may enter DesignFest?
Starting this year, we are going to have five separate sections to the DesignFest area:
What to Enter?
Each designer is limited to twelve pieces from no more than three productions. Any special display materials needed as their area of emphasis requires, such as dress forms, slide projectors, head forms, sound equipment (use headsets only), etc., must be provided by the designer.
How to Enter?
Beginning this year, registration for DesignFest will be part of the Convention registration and will be limited to the first 100 that register and pay (50 from the Technical Audtions). Early registration is due on December 15th. In order to register for DesignFest, please follow these steps:
Step #1. Register for TETA membership. Go to this link and register for TETA Membership (the cost
will be $20 for students and $50 for adults) - https://tetatx.wildapricot.org/join-us
Step #2. Register for the TheatreFest Convention and select that you wish to participate in DesignFest.
This must take place after you have registered for TETA Membership, go to this link and
register for the Convention (Note: There will be no additional charges for DesignFest)
To register for the Convention - https://tetatx.wildapricot.org/event-2297743
Step #3. Upon registering for the Convention, you will receive a confirmation email with an invoice.
This email will give you directions on who to email for more information about the process of DesignFest. Email that individual to let them know you will be participating, ASAP.
Step #4. You will receive two separate emails for invoices. One for TETA Membership, and another for
Convention Registration. Use this if you did not pay each with a credit card while registering above. For more information about payments, go to http://www.tetatx.com/home/about-teta/payments
Step #5. The final step in the DesignFest process will be to follow the directions sent to you in the
response from your email sent to the DesignFest Chair.
Suggestion: Reserve a hotel room at Moody Gardens (only 400 of the 600 rooms per night needed for the Convention will be at Moody – We will sell out! Other hotels will be listed at a later time).
Who to contact for more information?
DesignFest Co-Chair(s):John Ogden, Co-DesignFest Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org