The Tanya Moiseiwitsch Award 2024 Deadline for applications is 11th December 2023.
This new award offers a week’s residency full board and studio access to a theatre designer working and living in Ireland. The award is designed by The Tyrone Guthrie Centre to support a pioneering designer working towards the development of a new production, research, or publication, you are asked to clearly articulate the benefit of the time on residency to the develop of a specific project or work direction. The selection will be made by a peer panel and will be announced in late December 2023.
Tanya Moiseiwitsch, 1914- 2003, was a key figure of theatre design whose career spanned more than 50 years. One of the leading lights of her generation, she had a dynamic and successful international career, her work was highly influential in the development of twentieth-century stage design, she shone as a woman of talent and leadership, in an era that was largely male dominated. She broke new ground with the development of thrust stages which revolutionised the way audiences interacted with theatre. In acknowledgement of her significant contribution to design she was awarded two honorary doctorates, from the University of Toronto in 1988 and the University of Minnesota in 1994, and a CBE in 1976.