2019 Prague Quadrennial Technical Director & Host

USITT’s International Committee seeks a volunteer Technical Director and host school to produce the USITT exhibits for the Prague Quadrennial in 2019. This is a unique opportunity to involve students and universities in an internationally acclaimed theatre event. The Technical Director is charged with constructing the three displays sponsored by USITT to represent American theatre design in the National, Student, and Architecture Exhibits at PQ and beyond. The host has typically been a university or college theatre department with enough time, space, and labor to build the exhibits. USITT provides the funds for materials, shipping, storage, installation, dismantling, and disposal of the exhibits. The Technical Director must be employed at the host institution. Construction would take place between summer 2018 and spring 2019, and the Quadrennial is held in June 2019. Remuneration is made in the way of travel and housing support for two faculty and six student volunteers from the host school to install the exhibits in Prague, and to attend the event. Contact Eric Rouse for further details.

Design Expo Opportunity

Members are invited to apply for the position of Design Expo/Cover the Walls Coordinator for USITT 2019. This person will work with staff to coordinate submission, judging, and operation of Design Expo (held in even numbered years) as well as submissions and operations for Cover the Walls (held in odd-numbered years). Applicants should be members in good standing with an interest in design. If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter of interest briefly detailing your time in the Institute and your experience with design to Vice-President for Special Exhibits, Eric Rouse. Applications are due May 15.


Vectorworks, Inc. announces the third annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Current students and recent graduates from across design disciplines are invited to enter. Vectorworks has expanded the duration of its submission period to accommodate varying academic schedules worldwide, while also allowing students the opportunity to submit multiple projects. Submissions are due July 15, 2017. For more information, click here.

Central College Seeks Technical Director

Central College located in Pella, Iowa is looking to fill a technical director position within their theatre department. Successful candidates will have an MFA and relevant documentation of technical productivity. Primary responsibilities include coordinating and maintaining production crew work in the Theatre Department. Courses to be taught may include stagecraft, lighting design, or others as qualified. Expectations include supervision of student production crew in collaboration with faculty and guest artists. For more information, click here.

USITT/USA Prague Quadrennial 2019 Design Submissions

USITT is seeking conceptual design submissions from individual designers and teams for the USITT/USA National Exhibit and Emerging Artist Exhibit for Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019. The working theme of the 2019 exhibit is Porous Borders. The goal for the exhibition design is to create an evocative and interesting architectural and sculptural space that merges cohesively with multimedia work and engages with the audience for an immersive experience. For details, click here.


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