Friday, April 24, 2009

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Orange County-native Amy Tsai for designing the winning poster for The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, a new musical which is currently receiving its developmental production at the Center. Amy's artwork was selected as the top pick by the creators of Samantha Brown, Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. The poster is currently being displayed in the lobby of Samueli Theater where the show is playing through May 3. The first place prize also included six free tickets to the show and the opportunity to show five pieces of original art in addition to the poster.

The poster (pictured above with the artist) was designed by Amy to look like something Samantha Brown, the teen-aged protagonist in the musical, would draw or scribble on her notebook during a class. Amy said she was inspired by Samantha's struggles over her future and could relate to the character. Amy, a graduate of UCLA, said she is pursuing art and writing.

The Center's Education Department held the poster design contest and invited area artists to submit entries. The second-place poster designed by David Vargo is also on display in Samueli Theater.

Thanks to everyone who entered the poster contest!

P.S. If you come to a performance, let us know what you think about the winning posters.