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 Design, Technology, and Management

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

DTM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For general information on Design, Technology, and Management please visit the DTM Home page.

For information on how to prepare in-person DTM Expo exhibits and online DTM Virtual Gallery exhibits visit the How to Prepare page.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions. All other Design, Technology, and Management related questions can be directed to the DTM Co-Chairs and/or DTM Co-Vice Chairs. The full list of Region 3 leadership can be found on the Region 3 Leadership page.

If my name is on the KCACTF participating production registration form, do I also have to fill out an entry form to present my design, technology, or management exhibit in the DTM Expo?

Yes. We need to know that you are committed to presenting your design at the Regional Festival. We are asking ALL participants of every section of the DTM Expo to fill out an entry form so we can plan enough space at the Festival.

Do I have to pay an entry fee for any of the Design, Technology, and Management events?

No. Effective 2010, there are no separate entry fees for any Design, Technology, and Management events.

Am I permitted to use a dress form or other three dimensional objects in my display?

Dimensional pieces are only allowed for entries in the Allied Design and Technology category. In the DTM Expo: Design exhibits, the view of other panels and the walkways between panels must not be obstructed in any way.

Scenic design models in ¼” scale are permitted, larger sizes must be pre-approved by the DTM Chairs. 

It is suggested that designers provide their own simple devices for mounting models to the polystyrene display walls. Integrated shelves for models or pockets to hold notebooks or bibles onto the panels will be allowed, so long as they remain structural and not decorative. Music stands will be provided for this purpose.

If you bring a ½” scale model or other three – dimensional piece, you may be asked to display the piece in a location away from your panel.

Can I put up my own panel to put my display on?

No, you must use the panels provided to maintain uniformity and equity in the DTM Expo. 

Since I must use the panels provided, can I cover the panel with fabric?

No, panels should not be covered with fabric, wallpaper, plastic, or any material other than your work.

Do I have to attend the festival to display my work?

No. You have two options. For either option you must inform the DTM Chairs that this is how you will be participating.

  1. Send your exhibit materails with others from your school to set up, maintain, and strike. 
  2. Mail your entry to the festival host, no later than two weeks prior to the Festival. 

Be advised that designers in national-eligible events must be present for response sessions to be selected to attend the national festival.

If my Design Project does not make it to the final round of responses, can I take it down?

No, even though your design did not make it to the final round, there are still respondents preparing written critiques that will be sent to you shortly after the festival to give you additional feedback on your design. DTM Expo exhibits must be displayed for the entire duration of the Festival.

I registered myself to attend the Region III Festival, and checked a box saying I was participating in a Design, Technology, and Management event. Is that all I need to do?

No, you should have received an automated response telling you that you also need to complete a Design, Technology & Management Registration Form. The DTM form gives us the specifics of your project so that we can plan the exhibit space and schedule response sessions. If you didn’t get an automated reminder, or if your school completed your Festival registration, please also submit a DTM Registration on the DTM Registration page. 

DTM Team

Region 3

Peggy Mead-Finzio

Peggy Mead-Finzio

Co-Chair Design, Technology, & Management

Associate Professor of Theater
Saganaw Valley State University
Curtiss Hall 188
Saginaw, MI 48604

Ann Dasen

Ann Dasen

Co-Chair Design, Technology, & Management

Central Michigan University
Associate Professor of Costume Design and Makeup
Department of Theatre and Dance
Moore 152

Kim Instenes

Kim Instenes

Co-Vice Chair Design, Technology, & Management

Carthage College
Assistant Professor of Costume Design
Department of Theatre
Straz Center 62B

Jeff Sherwood

Jeff Sherwood

Co-Vice Chair Design, Technology, & Management

Michigan Technological University
Assistant Professor of Sound Design
Visual & Performing Arts
1400 Townsend Dr
Houghton, MI 49931