Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
Group Info Group Founded 4 Years ago Statistics 591 Members
13,178 Pageviews593 Watchers

Submission Policies

Welcome to TheatreArtists!

This is a group for all types of theatre artists. Please submit your theatre related deviations: scenic design, photography, costume design, lighting design, prop artistry, makeup design, poster design, etc.

To Contribute Artwork

1. Join TheatreArtists as a Member.
2. Click on the Submit Art Button on the front page.
2. Click on the gallery tab, then the + sign on the Featured folder.

All submissions go to the featured folder, and we place your artwork in the right category if it is accepted.

Submission Policies
:bulletblack: Please only submit one deviation per week.
:bulletblack: Mature content will not be accepted at this time.
:bulletblack: Designs should be for musicals or straight plays.*
:bulletblack: Two deviations of the same work or strikingly similar works may not be accepted. This is to keep variation in our gallery.
:bulletblack: Please state your relationship to the work in your description of the work you submit i.e. set designer, assistant lighting designer, properties artisan, properties designer, publicity manager and so on. We want to celebrate what work you have done on the piece you submit! It also helps us put it into the correct category.

*Check our affiliates for your work that is not exactly theatre oriented. We have a very supportive group of affiliates!


Gallery Folders



For guidelines to the challenge, see   .  Deadline is May 15.
Our judges are exceedingly creative and lovely theatre people with many, many additional talents! We are pleased to introduce our judges  RDutch,  Willjamesstacey  Loveall1229, and TheGoldenGizmet.  #TheatreArtists will be the tie-breaker.
RDutch (R. Dutch Fritz) is a Scenic, Lighting & Costume Designer, Director & of late; playwriting, (So far a short SiFi, and an Irish ghost tale, a musical about the infamous Teamsters leader, Jimmy Hoffa and a steampunk adaptation of Dracula.) for theatre. He is also a Painter, Builder, Welder, Crafts/Artisan at American Indian crafts (esp. Lakota/ Sioux). His college degrees and certificates include the MFA in Theatre, MSS in Museums, BA in Psychology & Am. Indian Studies, and AS in Recreation Services. He presently resides in San Francisco area where he teaches Theatre Design & Tech. Prod. at Notre Dame De Namur University and designs, lights, builds and paints for various other local theatre companies such as Coastal Rep. Theatre and Hillbarn Theatre but has also spent considerable time in Central WA, Tucson AZ, Eastern MT, South Dakota, NH & MA.

An example of his work is the series  for
HOLES by Louis Sacher by RDutch  Rendering of HOLES
HOLES by Louis Sacher by RDutch Model of HOLES
HOLES by Louis Sachar by RDutch Production Photo of HOLES
HOLES by Louis Sacher, Days Past 1 by RDutch Production Photos of HOLES…
Willjamesstacey  (Will James Stacey) grew up in the great culture of Louisiana and is the proud son of an immigrant. He started his theater career in 2005 at the Columbia Theater of the Performing Arts. He worked with great acts such as Gregg Allaman, War, Ronnie Kole, Maureen McGovern, Mike Rayburn, The Pointer Sisters, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and many other local New Orleans talents.
Will James earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master of Fine Arts at Western Illinois University in Theatrical Design. Will James has designed and/or installed lighting, scenery, graphic art, costumes, projections, and logistics for a variety of productions across the country.
Will James’s credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hair, Next to Normal, Tarzan the Musical, 9 to 5 the Musical, Thrill Me, Carousel, Chicago, Lend Me A Tenor, Smokey Joe’s Café, Cabaret, The Nutcracker, Take Me Out, Arabian Nights, Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano, Hairspray, Henry VI, Romeo and Juliet, Gianni Schicchi, Spring Awakening, All My Sons, Anything Goes, State Fair, Blythe Spirit, Big River, Parking Lot Babies, Ruthless!, Speed the Plow, Mary’s Wedding, Always Patsy Cline, On the Open Road, Oedipus Descending, Peter Pan, Legally Blonde the Musical, Fences, Breath Boom, Captive, Diviners, Barefoot in the Park, Chicago, Nine to Five: the Musical, Elektra and Guernica.
Will James Stacey is very honored to help create great theatre in Oklahoma."
An Example of his work is Contest Photo by willjamesstacey “The Diviners” for which he was the Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer, and Technical Director…
Gwyneth is a costume designer, costume illustrator, and professional craftsperson living in Southern California. Gwyneth was awarded an LA Stage Ovation Honor in 2011 for the production D is for Dog with Rogue Artists Ensemble in Los Angeles, CA for puppet design. She continues to be an associate artist for their company. She also designed Son of Semele Ensemble's The City, named one of Los Angeles' top ten memorable theatre moments of 2012. Gwyneth has had the honor of working with Deaf West Theatre on their latest production, Flowers for Algernon, and is the head of crafts at South Coast Repertory, named one of the top ten regional theaters in the country, for their 2013-14 season. She has designed two original musical workshops bound for Broadway in as many years, Jasper in Deadland created by Ryan Scott Oliver, and Higher Education created by Tim and Pamela Winslow Kashani. She was honored to design Robert Cohen's final production of Waiting for Godot at his honorary festival. She has also had the pleasure of collaborating with renowned artists such as Mihai Maniutiu, artistic director of the National Theatre of Romania and Galen Hooks, Hollywood choreographer.
An example of her work is Didi, Pozzo, and Gogo: Act II by TheGoldenGizmet  Didi, Pozzo, and Gogo: Act II of “Waiting for Godot”.
Loveall1229  "Ian began work as a muralist and illustrator back in the 90s and recently made the leap to scenic design for the stage. He studied studio art as an undergraduate and is currently a Scenic Design MFA Candidate, 2015. He splits his time between California and Texas, his father and uncles were all bull riders and in another life, Ian would have been a cowboy. Heck, it's not too late; he might still go that route..."
An example of his work is  Sketch to Opening by Loveall1229  Various stages of “Dial M for Murder”, starting with the first color sketch, painted model, tech and opening night.
More Journal Entries



Add a Comment:
Hi, these are my submissions for the Rendering vs Reality contest-



I've tried to submit them to the group but it says I've already reached my limit. Do they need to be submitted or is this fine to just give you the links? 

Luna =) xx
willjamesstacey Feb 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the feature!
(3 Replies)
CourtneyLamar Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think I submitted a light design, but i'm not sure.... O.o
(2 Replies)
Asahi-sensei Dec 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
aw, thanks for the request 3 
*merry christmas and stuff by the way =) 

(1 Reply)
RDutch Dec 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Heidi.
Add a Comment: