International READY.SET Design Competition

Victory Hall Opera [VHO]—in partnership with VMDO Architects of Charlottesville, Virginia—is inviting entries for a modular set design competition. VHO challenges all assumptions about the presentation and interpretation of opera, and is seeking a set design that will rethink what a set can be.

Submissions open: January 31, 2019
Deadline to submit: March 31, 2019, 12:00pm EST
More information:

The multidisciplinary jury includes Beth Morrison (Beth Morrison Projects, PROTOTYPE Festival); Ethan McSweeny (American Shakespeare Center); Miriam Gordon-Stewart (VHO); Sara Brown (MIT); and Robert Long (Theater Consultants Collaborative).

Jury members will select three finalists at the Tom Tom Summit and Festival, on April 11, 2019, based on criteria of creativity, versatility, a high-end design aesthetic, acoustics, stability and ease of construction.

Three finalists will receive a stipend to further develop and refine their design with VHO over the summer of 2019. VHO will select one Winning Entry in July 2019.

The winning design will be constructed and used in VHO's mainstage productions. The design will also be available as an affordable, licensed download from VHO, allowing smaller arts orgs with minimal resources to produce contemporary, mobile, versatile sets.

VHO and VMDO seek to find a solution to widespread challenges: As more opera and theater companies are producing smaller-scale, experimental work in alternative or "pop-up" venues, with minimal production budgets, the challenge remains to utilize contemporary, effective design that can not only fit into alternative venues, but can also enhance them visually and acoustically.

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    International READY.SET Design Competition
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
  • Organizers

  • Submission Deadline

    March 31, 2019 06:35 PM
  • Venue

    Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Price


This competition was submitted by an ArchDaily user. If you'd like to submit a competition, call for submissions or other architectural 'opportunity' please use our "Submit a Competition" form. The views expressed in announcements submitted by ArchDaily users do not necessarily reflect the views of ArchDaily.

Cite: "International READY.SET Design Competition" 07 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.