The Future of Stage and Film Design On Display at Tisch Design Show


Cutting edge set, lighting and costume design will be on display May 13-22 at the 2014 Design Show, sponsored by the Department of Design for Stage and Film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The annual show highlights the work of graduating students of the department’s MFA program, and is attended by established designers and industry professionals looking for new talent, as well as members of the public who are interested in the next wave of performing arts design.

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Cutting edge set, lighting and costume design will be on display May 13-22 at the 2014 Design Show, sponsored by the Department of Design for Stage and Film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The annual show highlights the work of graduating students of the department’s MFA program, and is attended by established designers and industry professionals looking for new talent, as well as members of the public who are interested in the next wave of performing arts design.

“We’re tremendously proud of the success Tisch design graduates have achieved, particularly this year with two recent Broadway shows (“Violet” and “The Realistic Joneses”) featuring set, costume, and lighting designers exclusively from our program,” said Susan Hilferty, chair of the Department of Design for Stage and Film, which also had to alumni nominated for Tony Awards this year: Beowolf Borritt, (MFA, ’96) for Best Scenic Design of a Play for “Act One,” and Jane Cox (MFA, ’98) for Best Lighting Design of a Play for “Machinal.”

“As in previous years, this year’s exhibit promises to be a rich and visually compelling glimpse into the innovative design that we’ll be seeing on stage and screen in the coming years as our graduates embark on their professional careers,” Hilferty added.

Design Show 2014, featuring the work of 15 artists, will be publicly viewable from noon till 8 p.m. daily and is installed in the 3rd floor Design Studio at the Tisch School of the Arts, located at 721 Broadway (btw. Waverly and Washington Pl.) It will comprise hundreds of designs for realized productions and studio projects for theatre, film, and dance in a wide variety of media, including scale models for theatre and film, original costumes, production photographs, and sketches.

The designers are all members of the 2014graduating class and have completed the three-year MFA program. Students learn from some of the most respected and prolific names in stage and film design, including department chair and Tony award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty (“Wicked,” Metropolitan Opera’s “Rigoletto,”), associate chair and lighting designer Mary Louise Geiger (2013 Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Lighting Design “Invisible Man”) and internationally renowned set designer Paul Steinberg (English National Opera, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival and Metropolitan Opera’s recent “Un Ballo in Maschera”).

Admission is free. For more information, call 212-998-1950 or email tisch.design@nyu.edu.
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