The Young Designers and Technicians Award in Scenic Design will be given to Steven Kemp, a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego. The Scenic Design Award is given to graduate students who have demonstrated excellence and talent and is sponsored by Rose Brand. These awards bring recognition and support to young designers and technicians at the beginning of their careers encouraging growth of professionalism within the entertainment industry.

USITT recognizes excellence and significant contributions in the performing arts and the entertainment industry in areas of design and technology through a variety of awards. These awards can honor individuals and or organizations.

Rose Brand has been sponsor and member of USITT for many years and is firmly committed to encouraging and supporting talented young designers. Roger Claman, VP of Outside Sales at Rose Brand states,” As the premiere industry leader in theatrical fabrics, custom creations, and productions supplies, Rose Brand has a unique opportunity to provide leadership and support to designers at the beginning of their professional lives. Steven Kemp and the other recipients of the Young Designers & Technicians Awards are the future of our industry and we are honored to continue to support USITT in this program.”

The award will be presented at the USITT Stage Conference and Expo in Houston at the Young Designers and Technicians luncheon, in Hilton room 343, March 20, and again at the Fellows and Young Designers and Technicians address in the Hilton Lanier Ballroom also on March 20 at 6:15pm.