Eric Fielding is Professor Emeritus of Scenic Design, Department of Theatre and Media Arts at Brigham Young University. He has also taught Theatre Design at the Goodman School of
Drama, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Utah.
He received his BA in Theatre from BYU in 1974 and his MFA in Scenic
Design from the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago
in 1976. A 30-year member of the United Scenic Artists 829 professional
designers’ union, his freelance design credits include
and/or lighting for more than 250 plays, musicals, operas, concerts,
pageants, events, films, and television productions; most of them for
organisations in the intermountain West of the United States. He is a
fellow, former Vice-President, Founders’ Award and Lifetime
Member Award recipient of USITT, the American Association of Design,
Production, and Technology Professionals in the performing arts and
entertainment industry. He is also 30-year member of OISTAT, the
International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and
Technicians, where he has served as Vice-Chair of the Scenography
Commission, and for ten years as the Commissioner of Publications and
Communications. He was editor of Theatre
Design & Technology
journal from 1988-95. He served as designer for the American exhibit at
the 1991 Prague Quadrennial-the major international exhibition of
theatrical scenic and costume design-winning a gold medal for
“Mozart in America” that featured opera designs
throughout the country. He was the creator of World Stage Design, an international theatre design exhibition that premiered at Toronto in 2005 with subsequent exhibitions in Seoul, Korea (2009) and Cardiff, Wales (2013).
Peter McKinnon is Professor of Design and
Management in the
Department of Theatre at York University. He has a BA in English from
the University of Victoria and an MFA in Directing, History and Design
from the University of Texas in Austin. He worked as a Lighting
Designer on some 450 shows, principally for dance and opera. He taught
for six years at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Professor McKinnon has
lit the ballets of John Cranko, Brian MacDonald, William Forsyth, Sir
Anthony Tudor, Reid Anderson and John Butler, and dances of David
Earle, James Kudelka, Paul Taylor, Judy Jarvis and Robert Cohan. He has
lit plays and operas across Canada and internationally, including New
York, Paris and London. He edited new Theatre Words, a dictionary of
theatre terminology in some twenty-eight languages. In 2005, he wrote Designer
Shorts, a Brief Look at Contemporary Canadian Scenographers and Their
Work, and in 2007 he edited One
show, One Audience, One
Single Space by Jean-Guy Lecat.
He was one of the organisers of
the Canadian Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial in 2007. He is a past
President of Associated Designers of Canada and has been on the
Executive Committee of the International Organisation of Scenographers,
Theatre Architects and Technicians for fourteen years. He was the
founding General Manager of Summer at the Roxy in Owen Sound, Front
Porch Productions, and Rare Gem Productions. He has recently started
producing shows, both off-and on-Broadway and in Edinburgh.
Associate Editor - Asia
Kazue Hatano is one of Japan’s
most sought after
theatre designers for sets and costumes. She graduated from Waseda
University in 1970 and joined Mingei Theatre Company. In 1974, Japanese
Government awarded Kazue a two-year grant to work in Europe. She then
worked as an assistant for John Bury at the Royal National Theatre in
London. In 1991, Kazue founded the Society of Japanese Theatre
Designers. Kazue’s main international works include The
Hostage for which she won the
Minister of Culture and Education
Award, Il Campiello, Hobson's Choice, Tally's
Folly, Good, Who's Afraid of
Virginia Wolf?, The
Pay, Won't Pay, The
House of Bernarda Alba, A
Doll's House, Ghosts, The Cherry Orchard, The
Woman in Black, The
Winter's Tale, Much
Ado About Nothing, The
of Errors, Measure
for Measure and Twelfth
Kazue has worked with various international directors, including Giles
Block, Clifford Williams, John David, Howard Davies, Glen Walford,
Terrence Knap, Robin Herford. She has conducted many exhibitions and
workshops in Japan and the UK; amongst them, the Japanese Theatre
Design Exhibition 2001 at the Royal National Theatre in London. Kazue
has taught at Tama Art University and at Nippon University. She has
also been on the jury for a number of awards and festivals: All Nippon
Youth Theatre Festival, the International Jury member of Prague
Quadrennial 2003, the International Jury member of World Stage Design
2005 in Toronto.
Associate Editor - Europe
Ian Herbert edited and published Theatre
from 1981-2003, and is now its consultant editor. From 1984-91 he
edited the technical theatre journal Sightline.
regularly for theatre journals world wide, including a fortnightly
column in The Stage
newspaper. President 2001-2007 of the
International Association of Theatre Critics, he is now its Honorary
President. In London he is also Chairman of the Society for Theatre
Research, and a Trustee of both the Critics' Circle and the Mander
& Mitchenson Theatre Collection.
Associate Editor - Africa and the Middle East
Osita Okagbue holds a BA, MA and Ph.D in
Drama and Theatre
from the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, the University of Ibadan in
Nigeria and the University of Leeds respectively. He has taught at the
universities of Nigeria and Plymouth, and since 2002 at Goldsmiths
College, University of London. He is the founding President of the
African Theatre Association and founding and current Editor of African
Performance Review. He is also an Associate Editor for Routledge's Theatres
of the World Series, as well as
being Editorial Adviser for Enyo:
Journal of African Theatre and Drama and Platform.
Dr Okagbue was
a Trustee/Artistic Director for Imule Theatre Company, and also on the
board of governors of Collective Artists. Dr Okagbue has published
extensively on African and Caribbean drama and theatre in journals such
and Kothurn, New Literatures
Studies in Theatre, African
Performance Review, Contemporary
Theatre Review, African
Theatre Journal, New
Theatre Quarterly and Theatre
Research International. He has
also contributed chapters in books
such as Martin Banham’s A
History of Theatre in Africa,
Dubem Okafor’s Meditations
on African Literature, Kamal
Theatre for Development, and
Companion to Twentieth Century World
Theatre, and Brian
Writers Vol 1
and 11. His most recent book is African
Theatres and Performance.
Dr Okagbue’s forthcoming book is entitled Culture
Identity in African and Caribbean Theatre.
His main research
interests are in African theatre and performance, Caribbean theatre,
postcolonial theatre, theatre-for-development, and African cultural
Associate Editor - South America
José Carlos Serroni is an
costume designer. Mr. Serroni has worked for several years with one of
Brazil’s most famous directors, Antunes Filho, in the Centre
Theatrical Research in São Paulo. In 1997, he established
own studio, Espaço Cenográfico de São
he concentrates his activities as a professional and as an educator. He
conducts unique scenographic courses free of charge, workshops, and has
a special library open to the public. He has been researching the Latin
American Scenography scene since the eighties, and he also published
the only book about Brazilian Theatre Architecture in his country. Mr.
Serroni has taken part in the PQ 87 (Honorable Mention), 91, 95 (Golden
Triga), 99 (Gold Medal for Theatre Architecture), and 2003. He was also
president of the jury in the 2007 PQ.
Associate Editor - Oceania
Sam Trubridge is a performance designer and artistic director for the multi-disciplinary performance platform, The Playground NZ Ltd. With this company he has created The Restaurant of Many Orders (London, NZ, Italy) and the award-winning Sleep/Wake: a collaboration between sleep science and performing arts that opened in the Auckland Festival of the Arts in 2009.
Trubridge has lectured in Europe, Asia and the Americas; and published articles on performance in various international publications (Illusions, Theatre Forum, and Performance Paradigm). In 2010 he extended the Sleep/Wake collaboration with The Waking Incubator: a trans-disciplinary symposium with performing arts practitioners and sleep scientists (www.waking.co.nz). Trubridge is currently a lecturer in Spatial Design at Massey University, Wellington, NZ. Prior to this he coordinated Massey’s cutting edge Performance Design Degree with Toi Whakaari, NZ Drama School. He has also worked at programming events and residencies in Massey’s Print Factory Performance Laboratory for two years (2008-2010).
Recently Trubridge’s work with The Playground has produced new investigations into the synthesis of design languages with performance and the dynamic relationship between performance and audiences/communities. In late 2010 he directed and designed Ecology in Fifths in its first development season; a meditation on the NZ landscape and performance ‘ecologies’. Following this he designed and curated a new performance concept, The Performance Arcade, which opened in nine shipping containers on Wellington’s waterfront and Auckland’s Aotea Square in 2011. This project invited a range of performance and media artists to escape the gallery or theatre spaces and present their works in a densely programmed space of activity, opening up new dialogues with audiences of the 21st century.
Ana Paula Merenholz
de Aquino - Brazil
Ana is an actress, translator and interpreter, responsible for the
international relationships at Espaco Cenográfico de
Austin M.C. Wang
is a set designer and served as a Vice Chair of
the Scenography Commission of OISTAT. He currently is the Technical
Design Director for the Creative Society and teaches in the Theatre
Department at National Taiwan University and the Chinese Culture
Beatriz Arteaga -
Beatriz is a scenographer and Technical Director of Solis Theatre in
Guimarães - Brazil
Carmelinda is a
theatre critic with a doctorate in
Brazilian Theatre. She has many books published on theatre.
Donatella Barbieri- UK
Donatella Barbieri trained in Theatre Design at Central Saint Martins
College of Art and Design and has taught the MA in Costume Design for
Performance at the London College of Fashion. She is currently a Research
Fellow in Design for Performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Duro Oni, former Director of the Centre for Black and African Arts and
Civilization (CBAAC) and currently Dean of the Arts, is the author of
Stage Lighting Design: The Nigerian Perspective (SONTA, 2004) and
Technical Theatre Practice in Nigeria (CBAAC, 2006), numerous articles
on Nigerian theatre and performance and he is currently studying the
Nigerian Film Industry.
Edgar is a theatre director.
Edith Del Campo
Edith is a scenographer, specifically a costume designer, with a
doctorate in Scenography from Chile University. She was a
at the Prague Quadrennial in 1999.
Fernando Torres Quiroz
Mohamed Tahir - Malaysia
Fernando is the Director of the International Theatre Festival in Lima.
in the Theatre Program of the Faculty
of Artistic & Creative Technology at MARA University of
He is a performer, director and designer who has studied
for Theatre and Film in Helsinki and gained an MA in Scenography from
Central St Martins, London.
Sugiyama - Japan
Itaru is the Director of the Institute for
the Theatre Design
"Rokushaku-Do," and the Architect and Associate professor of the Obirin
University and the Wemen's Art University. He was awarded the Best
Scenography prize of the Festival of Cairo International Experimental
Jorge is the Director of the Cultural Cooperation Center of Spain in
Prades Hung - Cuba
Jose is a member of the Ministry of Culture in Cuba. He is a member of
ACITAE and OISTAT.
José Dias -
José is a theatre architect with a doctorate in Scenography
USP - São Paulo University.
Hill - Singapore
scenographer and architect, is based in
Singapore, where he is a partner of Kerry Hill Architects and a board
director of TheatreWorks. He studied architecture
University of Adelaide, graduating with honours in 1979. In
he helped found TheatreWorks, the pioneering professional theatre
company and became resident stage designer.
Zhang - China, Beijing
Kangmei is the Head of Stage Design of the
Central Academy of
Kate Dorney- UK
Kate Dorney is curator of modern and contemporary performance at the Victoria & Albert museum
Keren Chiaroni - Pacific Islands
Ping - China, Shanghai
Lu is the Director of Performing Space
Design, the School of
Spatial & Industrial Design at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art.
Lucero is the
Director of the International
Monologue, Dialogue and More Festival.
Madeline Taylor - Australia
Madeline Taylor is a freelance costume maker and researcher who has worked throughout Australia and overseas in theatre, ballet, modern dance, opera, circus, contemporary performance and film. Since returning from the UK where she completed an internship at the Victoria and Albert Museum, she has been researching contemporary theatre costume practice at Queensland University of Technology.
Kerr - Canada
Mary is an award-winning scenographer; a
professor at the
University of Victoria, and a member of Royal Canadian Academy of Arts,
USITT, OISTAT, ADC.
Nicole Leclercq - Europe
Myrian is the Director of the Cultural Cooperation Center of Spain in
Allana - India
Nissar is a Scenographer and an individual
member of OISTAT.
Ossei Agyeman -Francophone
Dr Agyeman is a painter and sculptor with a
PhD in African
art history from the Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana; a lecturer in
theatre design at the University of Ghana's School of Performing
Arts and former Artistic Director of Abibigromma, the repertory theatre
company of the University of Ghana. Regional Editor
Otavio is the Director of the Cultural Market of Bogota and Director of
the International Theatre Festival of Manizales.
Reynaldo is the Director of the International Theatre Festival.
He is a member of the Dominican Republic Culture
Santana Pereira -
Richard is a Latin American Theatre Researcher, a producer involved in
many theatre festivals throughout South and Central America.
is the present correspondent for FIT (International Theatre Festival)
in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Roberto Henrique King
Roberto is the Director of the International Stage Design Festival.
Lam Tung Pui-man - Hong
Rosie is the President of Hong Kong
Association of Theatre
Technicians & Scenographers.
Dr Sam Kasule -
East and Central Africa
Sam Kasule is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for English at the
University of Derby, United Kingdom. Dr Kasule’s research
interests are in Drama and Performance Studies, Conflict and Identity,
African Theatre and Performance, Postcolonial Studies.
Trubridge - New Zealand
Sam directs and
designs performance with The
Playground NZ Ltd, and teaches Performance Design at Massey University
in Wellington, New Zealand. He directed and designed The Restaurant of Many
was chosen for the New Zealand National Exhibit at the 2007 Prague
Milaré - Brazil
is a theatre critic, an author of
theatre books, the Director of the Department of Stage Design at Centro
Cultural São Paulo.
Agnieszka Kubaś- Poland
Ligaluppi - Argentina
Alberto is the Director of the International Theatre Festival in Buenos
Cand.Sc. (Fine Arts), editor of Scena magazine, author of books
and publications on scenography and theatre history. The winner of the International
Stanislavski Award and the Award of Moscow.
Ammy Kjellsdotter- Sweden
fine arts expert, author of articles and publications on scenography and
theatre history. The winner of the Award of Moscow.
Andrea Porcheddu - Italy
Bargilly, former director of the Cyprus Theatre Organization (National
Theatre, is the
founder and president of the Cyprus Centre of
Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (CYCSTAT).
Martìnez Roger- Spain
Angel is currently the Director of the RESAD
School of Dramatic Arts founded in 1831), www.resad.es
Atilla Szabo- Hungary
Cohen Stratyner - United
Barbara is the Curator of exhibitions for
The New York Public
Library for the Performing Arts; author; editor or co-editor of 9
volumes of Performing Arts
Ben Tzion Munitz- Israel
Ben Tzion is a professor at the Tel Aviv University for stage lighting,
theatre design, stage technology, and theatre production. He is a stage
lighting designer and a theatre consultant. He is president of Israel Centre
Camilla Bjørnvad- Denmark
Eze Onyekaba is a theatre scholar, teacher and journalist. He is
currently a lecturer of Theatre Arts in the Department of Creative
Arts, University of Lagos. Onyekaba is pioneering the festivalization
of theatre courses in Nigerian universities with the
Unilag-Africaribbean Festival\Carnival already in its fifth year. He
has recently evolved the Annual Unilag Costume and Make-Up Parade, as
well as the Unilag Children’s Theatre Festival.
Daniela Sacco graduated with a degree in
currently working on Ph.D. at University of Siena researching into
Contemporary Theatre; she lives in Venice where cooperates with
ClassicA - Centre for Research of University of Architecture in Venice
Unruh - United States
Delbert is a Professor of Theatre &
Film, University of
Kansas; contributing editor, Theatre
Design & Technology;
author, The Designs of Ming
Cho Lee, ...of Tharon Musser,
Dio Kangelari - Greece
Edwin is a scenographer and theatre architect.
Ekaterina Barysheva- USSR
Ekaterina is a leading research fellow of the Research Centre for Cultural Information of the Russian State Library, Moscow
Evcimen Percin- Turkey
Evcimen is a set Designer with an M.A. degree from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts
University, and an Art Historian with an M.A. degree from the
Bosphourus University in Istanbul. She has taught Set Design and
Theatre Architecture and Technology at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts
University in Istanbul. Evcimen is also founder of the Turkish OISTAT Center in 2003 and
an active member of OISTAT Education Commission and PCC
Commission, and curated the Turkish National Exhibition at PQ 2007 and the
Turkish Architecture Exhibition in PQ 2011.
Franziska K. Trefzer- Switzerland
Franziska has an MA in theatre and film studies and is a lecturer and researcher in film and animation theory at the Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences. Moreover she is working as a freelance production manager in film and theatre productions.
Hazem Shebl - Egypt
Set and Light designer, Graduated from the Egyptian Academy of Arts. He has The 2004 Egyptian Prestigious Incentive State Award in Theater Scenery Design, Former Theatres Technical Director at the American University in Cairo from 1994 till 2006. Hazem has participated in PQ 03, PQ 11 and WSD 05 and he is an individual member of OISTAT Since 2005.
Helena Pivec- Slovenia
Ian Hammond -
completing his final year of an honors degree
in Performance Design at Massey University and the New Zealand School
of Drama: Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa.
Ilir Martini -
Inna Mirzoyan- USSR
Inna is Head of the Scenography Department of the RF Theatre Union,
general secretary of the Russian OISTAT Centre. Organizer and curator of theatre
exhibitions. Author of publications on stage design issues, originator of catalogues
of theatre set and costume design exhibitions, Moscow.
Isidoro is an architect with expertise in Theatre Architecture.
Jade Bettin - United States
Jan Chambers - United States
Jean Cazaban - Romania
Jean is a theatre critic and researcher at the "Institute of History and Art" (1968 - 2003), Associate Professor of the Dep. of Scenography at the "National University of Theatre and Film" Bucharest (1998 - 2009).
Jean Chollet- France
Jean has a Degree in theater studies, and is a journalist, drama critic. He was Editor of the magazine Actualité de la scénographie from 1983 to 2005, and is the author of the book
"André Acquart, architect of the ephemeral" (Actes Sud), and awarded the Prix du Syndicat de la Critique 2007.
Blake - United States
Jody is an author, professor, and historian;
Collection for Theatre Arts, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Joke van Pelt - Netherlands
Ballina - Mexico
Jorge is a scenic designer; member Mexican
National System of
Art Creators; winner Honorary Mention, Prague Quadrennial 2003; winner
Gold Medal for Set Design at World Stage Design 2005
Vanek - Ireland
Karin Winkelsesser- Germany
Keren Chiaroni -
Keren is a Senior Lecturer in French at Victoria University of
Wellington, who also researches into design for performance.
is particularly focused on fashion and costume design with
Lada Cale Feldman - Croatia
Bell - Ireland
Lian works in Dublin as a designer for dance
performance. She coordinated first ever Ireland's entry to the Prague
Quadrennial in 2007 and is currently Programme Manager of the Dublin
Liviui Ciulei- Romania
Liz Wright- UK
Liubov is Head of the Theatre Department of the Russian Institute of the History of Arts,
theatre expert, instructor at the Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, associate professor of the St.Petrsburg State Theatre Arts Academy, Cand.Sc (Fine Arts), author of books on scenography and theatre history, St.Petersburg.
Madeline Taylor- UK
Marcel Freydefont -
Marcel is the Director of the Scenography Department at the Scénographie á L'école nationale supérieure d'architecture de Nantes. He is a set designer, actor, director, from 1966 to 1989 at the Théâtre des Chiens Jaunes á Clermont-Ferrand
Marcelo is the Director
of the Theatre Festival in Rafaela.
Maria Helena Serodio- Portugal
Marina Raytchinova -
Marina is a renowned designer and current Chair of the Education Commission of OISTAT
Moisés Guevara -
Moisés is a theatre director.
Raya Mejía -
Mónica is an architect,
scenographer, and costume
designer; theatre professor; winner of Gold Medal for Costume Design,
World Stage Design 2005; jury, PQ'07.
Monika Larini- Estonia
Naïa Simunová- Slovakia
Natalia is a fine arts expert, associate professor of the Stage Design Department of the Moscow Art Theatre School (affiliation of the Anton Chekhov MXT theatre), director of the Meyerhold Memorial Museum, Moscow.
Pälvi Laine- Finland
Paulo Eduardo Carvalho- Portugal
Peter de Kimpe - Netherlands
Amand - Mexico
Philippe is a set and lighting designer,
executive director, National Theatre Company; winner Gold Medal for
Lighting Design, World Stage Design 2005; National Creator of Art
Primož Jesenko- Slovenia
Radivoje Dinulovic- Serbia
Marius Boucher -
Sara Franqueira- Portugal
Sarah Roberts - South Africa
Tâmara Cubas -
Tâmara is the National Director of Culture in Uruguay.
Sandra Gredig- Switzerland
Sandra has a Master of Arts in Theatre and Dance Studies from Switzerland
Victor Ukaegbu - Africa
Ukaegbu is a Senior Lecturer in Drama, University of Northampton. He is
a performance practitioner, theatre academic and critic, with
publications on African, Intercultural, Black British, and Postcolonial
performances. He is Co-artistic Director of JAWI Collective and
Associate Editor of African Performance Review.
Visnja Rogosic- Croatia
Viviane is a scenographer and theatre editor.
Zain Ahmed- Pakistan