Eric Fielding

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 scenery 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 from 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

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 Editors

Kazue Hatano
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 Club, ‘Night Mother, Edmund Kean, Can't Pay, Won't Pay, The House of Bernarda Alba, A Doll's House, Ghosts, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Amadeus, The Woman in Black, The Winter's Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure and Twelfth Night. 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.

Ian Herbert
Associate Editor - Europe

Ian Herbert edited and published Theatre Record from 1981-2003, and is now its consultant editor. From 1984-91 he edited the technical theatre journal Sightline. He writes 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.

Dr. Osita Okagbue
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 as Maske and Kothurn, New Literatures Review: Studies in Theatre, African Performance Review, Contemporary Theatre Review, African Theatre, South 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 Salhi’s African Theatre for Development, and Colin Chambers’s Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century World Theatre, and Brian Cox’s, African Writers Vol 1 and 11. His most recent book is African Theatres and Performance. Dr Okagbue’s forthcoming book is entitled Culture and 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 studies.

José Carlos Serroni
Associate Editor - South America

José Carlos Serroni is an architect, scenographer, costume designer. Mr. Serroni has worked for several years with one of Brazil’s most famous directors, Antunes Filho, in the Centre for Theatrical Research in São Paulo. In 1997, he established his own studio, Espaço Cenográfico de São Paulo, where 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.

Sam Trubridge
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 ( 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.

Regional Editors

Madeline Taylor
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.


Sun Daqing

East and Central Africa

Dr Sam Kasule
Dr 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.

Pacific Island

Keren Chiaroni


Justin Hill
Justin, 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 at the University of Adelaide, graduating with honours in 1979.  In 1985, he helped found TheatreWorks, the pioneering professional theatre company and became resident stage designer. 

Contributing Researchers

Ilir Martini


The Bregenz Festival


Jerome Maeckelbergh


Mira Kalanova

Chayaka Petrusheva

Marina Raytchinova
Marina is a renowned designer and current Chair of the Education Commission of OISTAT


Ivana Bakal


Stavros Antonopoulos

Andy Bargilly
Andy 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).

Czech Republic

Denisa Šťastná


Camilla Bjørnvad


Hazem Shebl
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.


Monika Larini


Reija Hirvikoski


Ketevan Kintsurashvili


Karen Winkelsesser


Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute


Joseph Vanek


Umberto di Niro

Daniela Sacco
Daniela Sacco graduated with a degree in Philosophy, is 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 - Iuav


Edite Tisheizere


Jorge Ballina
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

Oberon Rodriguez

Mariana Salazar


Larisa Turea


John Iwuh

Charles Nwadigwe

Sunday Ododo


Agnieszka Kubaś


Mio Infante


Rui Pina Coelho

Maria Helena Serodio


Liviui Ciulei


Dmitry Osipenko


Radivoje Dinulovic


Miroslav Daubrava


Primož Jesenko

South Korea

Dongwoo Park


Evcimen Percin
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.


Marysia Nikitiuk

United States

Bruce Auerbach

Jesse Belsky

Jade Bettin

Thomas Burch

Jan Chambers

M C Friedrich

Stephen Jones

Jared Land

David B Navalinsky

Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Don Mangone

Delbert Unruh
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, and ...of Jules Fisher


Kathy Hong


Amelia Kerrigan

Sanaz Taghizadegan

Owais Lightwala 

Laura Sbordone

Amelia Taverner

Laura Andrew

Alexa Polenz

Wesley McKenzie