The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Architecture Commission is in the process of developing the Architecture Exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial 2011 (PQ2011). Every four years, since 1967, the Prague Quadrennial has presented work from more than 70 countries, from five continents, in individual countries and regions' expositions in three competitive sections: the section of countries and regions, section of theatre architecture, and student section.

For the US 2011 exhibit, projects of all scales and types are sought, from the smallest community theatre to the large regional performing arts centers. Showing all user types such as dedicated performances spaces for elementary schools, university centers, for-profit venues, and complexes for professional nonprofit groups. All project types, new construction, major renovations, outdoor spaces, nontraditional spaces and spaces for all performance types, drama, music, dance, etc…

“My goal is to show the world the broad range and the quality of performing arts projects built in the United States between 2006 and 2011,” says Scott F. Georgeson, AIA, LEED AP, who is coordinating the exhibit.

The PQ2011 is a competitive event.

The US Architecture Exhibit will be judged in Prague by: Arata Isozaki (Japan), Architect, Scenographer, Curator, Designer

Erich Wonder (Austria), Scenographer

Monika Pormale (Latvia) Scenographer and Costume Designer

Viliam Doèolomanský (Slovakia), Czech Republic Director and head of the International Theatre Studio "Farm in the Cave"

Felice Ross (Israel) Lighting Designer

Carmen Romero (Chile) Director of the Festival de Teatro Santiago a Mil

Marvin Carlson (USA) Theorist of Theater and Performances

Brett Bailey (South Africa) Director, Dramatist, Scenographer, Costume Designer Gold medal at the PQ 2007

Kevin Purcell (Australia) Composer, Sound Designer, Conductor

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