Wingspace Theatrical Design presents a free virtual fair on the 2023 Prague Quadrennial and how young designers can get involved
As part of its series of free virtual fairs, Wingspace theatrical design features a conversation on Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m. ET with Patrick Du Wors, Shannon Harvey, Suzanne Tsuand members of the United States National Design Team for PQ 2023.
The Prague Quadrennial is an incredible opportunity for theater designers from around the world to come together, share ideas, exhibit work, learn new skills and be inspired. However, the logistics of acquiring the resources to travel and stay in Prague in addition to navigating the myriad of performances, lectures and workshops can be daunting. This is especially the case for emerging and early-career designers considering participating for the first time. This roundtable between PQ veterans aims to demystify the festival by reviewing the many ways to get involved as well as the resources available to help get there.
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Patrick Du Wors (he/him) Patrick is a Canadian performance designer, working across a wide range of performance styles and production scales. From classical opera to text-based theater to contemporary creations, Patrick’s work is recognized across Canada and abroad. Patrick designed and curated the Canadian exhibition Shared [private] Space at PQ2015 and was part of the World Stage Design 2017 selection jury for the Emerging Artist category. Patrick curated the Prague Quadrennial’s experiential educational platform – PQ Studio’s – for PQ 2019 and is excited to do so again for PQ 2023. Patrick is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is a graduate of the MFA Theater Design program at the University of Alberta and apprenticed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK.
Shannon Harvey (he/him) Shannon Harvey is a creative technologist and researcher specializing in digital scenography and large-scale visual design in concerts, film, television and theatrical events. Shannon is the Creative Director of Creative Alchemy One, an independent agency currently overseeing virtual production content delivery and volume operations for Apple TV in London for Lux Machina. Shannon holds a BFA in Drama and a Masters in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon. He lives in North London and is the father of Amelia and Finn.
Suzanne Tsu (she she) Suzanne Tsu: Drawings in 44 American theaters, opera companies, frequently returning to companies such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Theater, Quantum Theatre, City Theatre. Memorable international productions: Godspell, The Joy Luck Club – benchmark collaboration between Chinese and American companies, and The Balcony – Bolshoi Theatre. Conservation efforts: co-curator – PQ2023; Chief Curator – Innovative 21st Century Costume: The Next Generation; co-curator – Costume Design at the Turn of the Century; Artistic Director -From the Edge- USA -2011 Prague Quadrennial. Exhibitions: Lincoln Center Library Curtain Call: Celebrating A Century of Women Designing for Live Performance; McNay Art Museum: From Shakespeare to Sondheim. Designs featured in over a dozen books and countless publications. Costume Design Professor – Carnegie Mellon. Bessie F. Anathan Professor of Fine Arts. University teacher. Member of the USITT. New York Drama Desk, New York Drama Critics, LA Distinguished Designer, Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award and Carol R. Brown Lifetime Achievement Award for Creative Achievement.
The United States National Design Team was selected by the USITT PQ committee to design the installation housing the work of American designers for the 2023 USITT conference and the 2023 Prague Quadrennial. The team members are David BengaliYoon Bae, Scott Bolman, Luc Cantarelle, Anna Driftmier, Richard HooverStan Mathabane and Tanya Orellana.
Wingspace is an organization of theater artists that encourages design conversations, strengthens our community, and fosters grassroots activism. Formed in 2005 and made up of over 60 designers, directors and playwrights, Wingspace examines the theatrical landscape from a design perspective. By sponsoring public events and workshops, nurturing early-career designers in our mentorship program, and hosting events for the wider design community, Wingspace creates opportunities for theater makers with a passion for design. to come together, learn from each other and grow together as a community. . www.wingspace.com