If it's May, it must be time for New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Design for Stage and Film annual design show. Aptly titled Design Show 2000, the exhibit will feature the work of 28 set, costume, and lighting designers, all members of this year's graduating class.

The gallery-style show will begin with a reception on May 2, from 5-8pm and run through May 10, with open daily viewings from 12-8pm. On display will be hundreds of designs for realized productions and studio projects for theatre, film, and dance, in a wide variety of media. Guests will see production photos, scale models, drafts, paintings, costume sketches, film clips, even actual costumes. The works represented are collaborations between NYU designers and members of the Tisch departments of Graduate Acting, Dance, Undergraduate Drama, and Film, as well as productions from Columbia University and the Juilliard School. Design work from Off Off Broadway and workshop productions will be exhibited as well.

Continuing a tradition begun several years ago by chair Susan Hilferty of honoring theatrical professionals/educators, a small section of the exhibit will include photographs and tributes from designers who worked with stage director Garland Wright. Previous honorees include Arden Fingerhut and Richard Nelson.

The show provides a great opportunity for producers, directors, designers, other industry professionals, and prospective students to see emerging talent and check out the MFA program.