Design Showcase West 2023

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Freud Playhouse

We are back in person and celebrating 20 years of Design Showcase West!
DSW features graduate student work from the nation's top universities in costume, lighting, production, sound, scenic and projection/media design.

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Industry Review Session (Invitation only)

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch (Invitation only)

Keynote Speaker
Mark Bridges
Academy Award-winning costume designer

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Public Review Session

Design Showcase West is presented by the
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Department of Theater

DSW, created by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of graduate students from the nation's top university design programs. Exhibits range from costume design to scenic, sound, lighting, production and projection/media design. Studio executives, film and television producers, theater artistic directors and professional designers attend DSW to meet the industry's fresh rising stars.


2022 — Nelson Coates, President of ADG
2021 — Ruth E. Carter, costume designer, Black Panther
2019 — Mark Worthington, production designer, American Horror Story
2018 — Paul Tazewell, costume designer, Hamilton
2017 — Deborah Riley, production designer, Game of Thrones
2016 — Quentin Tarantino, filmmaker, Django Unchained
2015 — Bill Prady, producer, The Big Bang Theory
2014 — Ellen Mirojnick, costume designer, The Knick
2013 — Rod Holcomb, director, ER
2012 — Judith Dolan, costume designer, Candide
2011 — Guillermo del Toro, director, Pan’s Labyrinth
2010 — Randall Kleiser, director, Grease
2009 — Roy Christopher, production designer, Frasier