Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

MCT announces Brochure Design Competition

Thursday, June 02, 2011

MCT Brochure Design Competition 

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is looking for a talented new graphic designer to design our 2012-2013 Season Brochure!

Click HERE to view a PDF of competition details


  • Submit images described below and a statement explaining your design concept
         1) Brochure cover image representing the 2012-2013 theme "Rebels: Pushing Against the Boundaries"
         2) One interior page design for the show "A Thousand Clowns" (script provided*)
  •  A resume and design work samples



  • Images in brochure can be photographs, illustrations, stock images/modified stock images (if designer uses existing artwork, they must own the rights or have permission to use stock images)
  • Scope of project includes all design and layout of entire brochure (approximately 20 pages) including cover image, 5 show images, show title logos, text layout, additional information pages, order form (Click HERE to view PDF of 2011-2012 brochure)
  • Designer must be available for design concept meetings with MCT staff members. (Meetings held monthly or as needed through design process)
  • Winning designer to provide a print ready file (with all files, fonts, etc.) In addition, designer to provide show images and logos as individual artwork files for use by MCT in advertisements, etc. throughout the season. Brochure to go to press on Feb. 1, 2012.



  • Winning design will be chosen by MCT staff and communication professionals from the MCT Marketing Committee
  • The winning design must:
        1) Communicate the 2011-2012 season theme "Rebels: Pushing Against the Boundaries"
        2) Pique interest in the production through an engaging design
        ---Images should be easily used in a variety of formats (ads, fliers, posters, online)
        3) Fit the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre image (see below for more info)
        ---Contemporary, but not edgy
        ---Sophisticated and intelligent, but not elitist



  • The challenge of helping a non-profit theatre sell tickets by designing a fun and creative brochure
  • Exposure to thousands of MCT patrons and the general public
  • A great addition to a design portfolio
  • $2000 fee for complete brochure design
  • A pair of MCT season tickets ($310 value)

*Copies of A Thousand Clowns available at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre office

TO ENTER: Submit materials to Marketing Director Cara McMullin at or Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, 5th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Monday, July 11, 2011

Questions? Contact Cara McMullin at or 414-276-8842 x114



Founded in 1975, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) is one of Milwaukee's oldest professional non-profit theatre companies. MCT produces five main stage shows each season at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. 

Mission: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produces intimate, high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit that engage and challenge the audience, while employing and nurturing principally local theatre artists.

  • Our plays pay tribute to great literature (great writing, great words, great stories)…with a focus on the power of the words.
  • We produce intimate, accessible live theatre experiences.
  • We nurture local talent including students, young actors, designers, directors & playwrights…the next generation of theatre artists.


MCT's 2012-2013 SEASON - "Rebels: Pushing Against the Boundaries"

A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner, August 9-26, 2012                            

The play tells the story of Murray Burns, a cheerful eccentric raising his nephew, a twelve-year- old genius, in New York City. Murray believes in living life fully, even if that means going to the movies instead of looking for a job. When social workers from the Bureau of Child Welfare come to investigate, he must decide whether to accept some level of conformity in order to show himself a fit guardian.

Click HERE to view a PDF version of design competition rules


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