The inaugural World Stage Design, an international exhibition of set, costume, lighting, and sound design, was held in Toronto, Canada, March 12-29, 2005, in conjunction with the OISTAT World Congress and the USITT Conference and Stage Expo. Designers from Mexico took top honors in the costume, set, and lighting categories, while designers from the United States took silver and gold in sound design, as well as silver in lighting design, and bronze in costume design. All bronze medal winners received a check for $500, all silver medal winners received a check for $750, and all gold medal winners received a check for $1,000.

Complete information about the event can be found at www.wsd2005.com

MEDAL WINNERS

Sound Design

Bronze Medal

Sponsored by CITT/ICTS
Ross Brown, UK
Bartleby: A Story of Wall Street

Silver Medal

Sponsored by Engineering Harmonics, Inc.
Martin John Gallagher, USA
Fahrenheit 451

Gold Medal

Sponsored by Stage Research, Inc.
Joe Pino, USA
Bell & Clock: The Dead Media Project

Set Design

Honorable Mention for Set Design

Howard C. Jones, USA
Hedda Gabbler

Bronze Medal

Sponsored by The Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts
Gino Gonzales, Philippines
Spolarium

Silver Medal

Sponsored by Tom Watson
Roni Toren, Israel
Don Giovanni

Gold Medal

Sponsored by Rose Brand Theatrical Fabrics Fabrications & Supplies Jorge Ballina, Mexico

Four designs: The Italian Girl, Copenhagen, The Magic Flute, Das Rheingold

Costume Design

Bronze Medal

Sponsored by The Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts Teresa Snider-Stein, USA
Drowning

Gold Medal

Sponsored by Rit Dye, Phoenix Brands LLC Mónica Raya Mejía, Mexico

Two designs: King Lear, The Marriage of Heaven & Hell

Silver Medal

Sponsored by USITT Karin Chiu, Hong Kong

Two designs: Pinocchio, Journey to the West

Lighting Design

Bronze Medal

Sponsored by MDG Fog Generators Rick Fisher, UK
Wozzeck

Silver Medal

Sponsored by OISTAT Madeleine Sobota, USA

Three designs: Hamletmachine, Women of Troy, Saint Joan

Gold Medal

Sponsored by Tom Watson Philippe Amand, Mexico

Two designs: Stones in his Pockets, St. Joan of the Stockyards