November 2010

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November 2010

News & Notices

PQ Offers Opportunity for Students

Alexandra Bonds VP-International Activities

The Student Exhibit traveling to the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is offering a unique experience for student designers. Designed, overseen, and hosted entirely by students, the exhibit will include a gallery of digital frames displaying the juried design work from 90 students in 28 schools across the country.

It will embody the title and theme, Emerge, by having on-site participation and demonstrations by American student designers. Student contributors will be placed into pairs. Each team will be given a brief piece of text upon which they will collaborate and create a piece of design art, a bash model, a sculpture, a collage, etc. Their creation will become part of the exhibit iself. The entire exhibit will morph and evolve over the 10 days of the PQ, so that a viewer might return just a few hours later and see an entirely new creation.

The Student Curators are placing the accent on the initial spark of creation, focusing on the communal and collaborative basis upon which all theatre artists build. Emerging designers will foster emerging designs. The organizers seek American student designers in all areas -- scenic, costume, lighting, sound, projections, etc. -- who are planning on making the trip to Prague and would like to participate in this exhibit. For more information, go to the website and access the USITT submission site. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Funding opportunities may also be possible through the USITT Student International Travel Award. Click here for more information on that award. Deadline for applying for that award is December 8.