A huge congratulations are in order for Senior Nick Blanton! For the second year in a row his set designs for the UIL Theatrical Design Contest advanced to the state level, and this year he is coming home with a 4th Place medal in Division II Set Design. Theatrical Design Contest Chair Rachel Gomez let us know that there were approximately 95 initial entries in the Division II Set Design at the initial round, which were narrowed down to 17 entries for the state level of the contest.
This year’s Theatrical Design prompt tasked the student designers with creating sets, costumes, makeup & hair, or marketing designs that would work for a repertory production of both A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park. Nick’s designs featured a fragmented set, and highlighted both the socio-economic and racial struggles of both productions.
Next year Nick will be pursuing a degree in set design at University of Oklahoma’s Helmerich School of Drama. The prestigious program accepts only 12 incoming freshman in technical theatre each year. We wish him the best and can’t wait to see where his designs take him in the future!