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2021 ASTC-USITT Renovation Challenge Presentations Set for April 9

PLSN Staff • News • March 30, 2021

LA LUZ, NM – The American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) is working with USITT to once again host the once-every-two-year ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge, but with a pandemic-induced change of format this time around. Presentations will take place Friday, April 9 and 2pm Eastern time as a YouTube event.

More details from ASTC (

Every two years, the ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge is presented during the USITT Conference where a college or university team submits a theoretical project based on an existing structure on or accessible from the team’s campus. Because this year’s USITT conference was held virtually, the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) worked with USITT to ensure the Challenge can continue uninterrupted, allowing the presentation event to be open to everyone to view. The presentations will occur live, Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2pm Eastern Time as a YouTube event at this link: .

This year there are three university teams vying for ASTC’s Edgar L. Lustig Honor Award and the Director’s Award, sponsored by USITT. Each is a cash award. Unfortunately, two additional teams started the process but could not overcome pandemic-related challenges. The live event will include presentations from Colorado State University, Florida State University, and the University of Virginia.

The ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge is conducted in two parts, with participants, working with an ASTC mentor, creating and submitting design projects, then presenting their designs during this live session. ASTC members form the panel of judges. More details about the event can be found at:




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