World Stage Design (WSD) is the first and only designer-based exhibition to showcase and celebrate performance design from individual designers. Held every four years, WSD has now travelled to four cities, Toronto, Canada (2005); Seoul, South Korea (2009); Cardiff, Wales, UK (2013); Taipei, Taiwan. The fifth WSD exhibition will be …READ MORE
Deadline for Entries:
April 30th, 2022
October 8-13, 2021
Deadline for Submissions:
November 30, 2021
March 27, 2022
WSD will host a mini-conference on the themes of Scenofest!
August 5, 2021
WSD celebrates our registration opening with Traditional Knowledge sharing with Blackfoot Knowledge Keepers from Southern Alberta, a webinar on allyship in action from Naheywin, and an inter-continental panel on Ecoscenography.
Registration for WSD2022 and Scenofest is open!
Tickets for individual workshops, classes, keynotes, and performances will go on sale in January 2022.
Accommodations can be viewed on the accommodations tab in the header. Meal plans will be available for purchase soon.
Commonly asked questions about the events.
Performance Design formally referred to as Scenography. This category will look at designers who cross several disciplines such as lighting and set, set and costume, etc. Space Design refers to designs for performance spaces outside of what might be perceived as “standard” scenic/set designs.
If you do not see your work(s) fitting into the listed categories (Performance Design, Set Design, Space Design, Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Sound Design, Projection and Multimedia Design), you are welcome to submit your works to Alternative Design.
Alternative Design may include but not limited to Ecoscenography and Sustainable Design, Indigenous Design, AR/VR/MR, Technical Design, Make-up Design, Puppetry Design, Theatre Architecture Design, etc.
Designs submitted to the WSD2021 Exhibition must be realized between September 2016 and September 2020. Projects realized after September 2020 are qualified for submission of the next WSD exhibition in 2025.
The WSD2022 Exhibition is for individual designers in order to honor outstanding designers in their professional fields. Each entry is for one designer and one production.
Here are some examples:
a. Julie (lighting designer) and Juliet (costume designer) both would like to submit Production A as their work, can they do that in one entry?
No, Julie and Juliet will need to submit separately in two entries.
b. Julie designs lighting and set for Production A, can she submit to lighting design and set design with one entry?
Yes, Julie will need to check “lighting design” and “set design” on the application form.
c. Juliet and Emily co-design the costume of Production A. How should they submit?
One of them should be listed as lead designer and the other as co-designer.
Please submit your WSD2022 applications in English. WSD2022 is an international event and the juries are from different countries. English will be the communicating language in WSD2022.
Sure you can! If you were student at some time between September 2016 and September 2020, and your design was realized between September 2016 and September 2020, you can submit to the Emerging Designer section.
Please provide one of the followings:
a. A copy of your Student ID card
b. Graduate diploma or certificate of Degree
c. Admission notice
After complete your application form and click “submit”, the page will lead you to a system where you will be able to pay the submission fee by credit card. Please note that we only accept credit card payment through the system. Be sure to have a valid credit card at hand.
First, please check if your credit card is valid, then contact your bank. If you still can’t submit payment via the system, please send the screenshot by email to email@example.com for trouble shooting.
Yes, there is an open call for proposals and submissions to Scenofest. Please visit www.wsd2021.ca to see the open call and to view the instructions for submission.
Scenofest events with limited seating capacity will be ticketed. Tickets for performances will be about $15 CAD while workshop prices will vary depending on the cost of providing the workshop. There will be free events that may require tickets due to seating capacity. There will also be free events that are included with registration that do not require tickets. Ticket income will be used to cover the overall costs of the festival.
WSD is a platform for global theatre communities and we appreciate designers and performers who contribute their passion and energy to WSD2022. Although we cannot provide flight tickets, we will provide access to group discounted accommodations and technical support during WSD2022. We are also prepared to assist with letters of invitation for grants in your home country.