Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses

Head south to brush up on your rigging skills. The Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses for both entry and our new intermediate level classes will be in Dothan, Alabama, June 4-5. Don’t pass up this opportunity to learn from skilled riggers and improve your rigging knowledge. Register here.

PQ Wants YOU

Take your talents and display them across the pond.

Submit your work to have it potentially displayed on an international scale. USITT Exhibits for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ).

The curators of the USITT Exhibit for the 2019 PQ recognize the rich ethnic, cultural, and artistic diversity of the United States today and are looking to exhibit design work that mirrors this diversity. They seek work that represents the finest in artistic achievement presented in the United States between 2015 and 2019.

The work presented will be divided into three exhibitions:

  • IMAGINATION: Emerging and Student Designers
  • TRANSFORMATION: Exhibition of Countries and Regions, Professional Designers

All American designers and architects who are living and working in the United States or abroad are invited to submit their work to the curators.

The Prague Quadrennial (PQ) is the largest performance design event in the world. By exhibiting thousands of designs from dozens of countries, and by bringing together designers, directors, students, as well as the general public, the PQ provides an unprecedented exchange of ideas that goes beyond the narrow confines of theatrical design and style.

Get started! The Deadline is May 1, 2018.


Do you practice safe rigging? Join us on social media Friday, April 27, to celebrate #RigSafe day! Rigging safety is important every day, but special attention is given every year on Arbor Day. We are partnering the Columbus McKinnon Corporation for #RigSafe Day 2018. USITT and Columbus McKinnon will be communicating safety tips all day, April 27, across social media to remind you to #RigSafe. Join in with USITT and our partners around the world to help celebrate Arbor Day on social media and online and tell us how you #RigSafe!

The Designs of William Ivey Long: A Signing and Discussion

If you didn’t get your copy of The Designs of William Ivey Long signed at USITT 2018, we’re here to offer you a second chance. Join USITT, costume designer William Ivey Long, and author Bobbi Owen for a book signing and discussion at The Drama Book Shop in New York City, Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Explore William’s career through more than 100 illustrations. Among them are renderings of his exquisite costume designs and photographs from his award-winning productions.

Can’t make it to New York? Purchase a copy from our online bookstore.