TIP’s Scenic Design Challenge is a FANTASTIC project for theatre classes, drama clubs, or even a small team of students interested in expanding their scenic design skills.  The winning team will receive $1000 to support their school’s Theatre Program!

This year, students are invited to submit a design for TIP’s Outdoor production of
All Shook Up.

It’s 1955 and somewhere in the Midwest is a small town where "Loud music, public necking, and tight pants" are outlawed.  But that’s about to change…
When Chad rolls into town on his broken down motorcycle he’s stuck there and decides that these small town folk need to let loose a little.  What follows is a story of love triangles, disguises, mistaken identities, and rebellious teens.  All Shook Up was inspired by the comedies of William Shakespeare and is set to the music of the one and only Elvis Presley.  Audiences and performers alike will be singing and dancing along with “Jailhouse Rock”, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, and of course, “All Shook Up”.


The WINNING TEAM will receive:

$1000.00 for their school’s Theatre Program, be credited as Scenic Designers in the All Shook Up program, an invitation to Designer Run on June 8th, 2020, an invitation to attend Technical Rehearsals June 14th-18th, and have the opportunity to attend opening night of All Shook Up on June 19th, 2020 in Reserved Seats and be introduced as the scenic designers of the production!

ALL TEAMS who submit complete designs will receive:

Complimentary tickets to the Wednesday, June 25th, 2020 performance of All Shook Up, constructive feedback on their design from TIP staff and directors, and recognition in the All Shook Up program and on the TIP Facebook page for their participation in the 2020 Scenic Design Challenge.


Scenic Design Challenge Requirements

  • Completed designs are due MARCH 17th, 2020

    • The winning team will be expected to work with All Shook Up directors and TIP staff to implement notes on the design by APRIL 24th, 2020.

  • Design must be overseen and submitted by a teacher sponsor.

  • All design submissions MUST include:

    • A comprehensive Ground Plan in ½ or ¼ inch scale.

    • Face plan/Elevations in ½ or ¼ inch scale.

    • Scenic Plot

    • Color palette

    • 3D model or 3D computer rendering in ½ or ¼ inch scale.

  • Please keep all school identifying markings located in title blocks or legends on all submitted materials so that they can easily be blocked out for blind judging by TIP staff & directors.

TIP Information

TIP Stage Dimensions
All Shook Up Script


Design Examples

Ground Plans
Detailed Drawings
Face Plan/Elevations