USITT has announced exhibit information and tour updates for the United States Prague Quadrennial 2007 (PQ 2007). PQ 2007 is the world's pre-eminent scenographic exhibition as well as one of the theatre design community's most important international events, celebrating innovations in theatre design by exhibiting thousands of designs from dozens of counties. The PQ, held every four years since 1967, also serves as a meeting point for artists from every continent. Each PQ brings together designers, directors, and students, as well as the general public, for much more than the famed exhibits. Related activities include a national display featuring designs from producing theatre organizations, an exhibit focused on the work of students and schools of scenography, and an area for architectural designs of theatre spaces.
USA National Exhibit
The curators have selected the productions to be included from the web page submissions and the Design Expos from 2004 and 2006. The list of designers and their productions is posted on the web page.
USA Schools of Scenography Exhibit
The webpage is now ready to accept entries from school to participate in the gallery section of the student exhibit. Please designate one faculty member from your schools to submit all the entries for scenery, lighting, costumes, and sound designs. The deadline for completing your submissions is June 15, 2006.
USA Architecture Exhibit
Opportunities still exist for architects to participate in the Architectural Section of the PQ 2007. Initial application must be made in early May 2006. Preliminary project information will be required by June 15th.
Applications for some of the Scenofest activities will begin mid-May. Check their web page for updates on how to participate in the design events. www.scenofest.org
PQ 2007 Study Tour
USITT announced the plans for the PQ 2007 Study Tour. Once again, the tour will be led by Dick Durst, past president of USITT, and will depart the US on May 30, 2007, returning on June 19. The tour will visit the former Yugoslavian countries of Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, and end up in Prague for the opening of the PQ 2007, visiting historic and contemporary theatres and some of the most beautiful sites in southern Europe. The tour is limited to 35 participants, based on the order in which reservations are received. The tour itinerary, including photos, and application form are available here. If you have questions, please contact Dick Durst.
Complete details for all exhibits can be found at http://pqusitt.okstate.edu/.