World Stage Design

The International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) has chosen Calgary, Alberta, Canada as the next destination for World Stage Design (WSD2022). From August 6th to 16th, 2022 the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) with the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques (CITT/ICTS), Canada’s OISTAT Centre, will host WSD2022. World Stage Design is an OISTAT event held every four years that is comprised of four distinct components that are presented simultaneously: International Design Exhibition and Competition, Scenofest Conference, Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC), and Technical Invention Prize (TIP). In addition to the four components of WSD, the OISTAT World Congress and the CITT/ICTS annual trade show and conference, Rendez-vous will be on the UCalgary campus.

WSD2022 will be the fifth iteration of this OISTAT event which is held every four years on a different continent. Originating in Toronto, Canada, WSD has been to Seoul, South Korea; Cardiff, Wales; and Taipei, Taiwan. At WSD2017 in Taipei, 168 designs from 35 countries were on display, and 121 performances of 35 different productions were presented selling 5,000 tickets. The conference included panels, keynote speakers, and workshops. WSD2017 hosted more than 15,000 visitors from 71 countries over 10 days, exchanging and sharing ideas.

 

What You’ll Experience?

Scenofest

TAC

TIP

Rendez-vous

Arena

World Congress

Registration will open in January 2021. Scenofest workshops and master classes will open in September 2021. Tickets to performances will go on sale September 2021.

 

Our Team

Meet our Advisory Committee and WSD Jury Directors.

April ViczkoProject Lead

April Viczko is a performance designer with 25 years of professional theatre experience. She worked at theatres in Ontario and across Western Canada and her over 100 designs include 20 world premieres. She has been nominated for both a Dora Award and Jessie Award for her outstanding work in Costume Design. April received the Siminovitch Protégé Prize in 2006. In 2012 she received a Distinguished Researcher (Emerging) Award and in 2017 received an Excellence in Teaching (Established) Award from the University of Calgary. April is a Full Member of the Associated Designers of Canada and one of few who is accomplished in 4 disciplines: set, costumes, lighting, projection design. http://aprilviczko.com

April ViczkoProject Lead

April Viczko is a performance designer with 25 years of professional theatre experience. She worked at theatres in Ontario and across Western Canada and her over 100 designs include 20 world premieres. She has been nominated for both a Dora Award and Jessie Award for her outstanding work in Costume Design. April received the Siminovitch Protégé Prize in 2006. In 2012 she received a Distinguished Researcher (Emerging) Award and in 2017 received an Excellence in Teaching (Established) Award from the University of Calgary. April is a Full Member of the Associated Designers of Canada and one of few who is accomplished in 4 disciplines: set, costumes, lighting, projection design. http://aprilviczko.com

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Monique CorbeilNational Coordinator - CITT/ICTS

Monique Corbeil is a Plastic Arts graduate and studied theatre production. She has been involved in the performing arts industry in Québec and in Canada for over 35 years, and has worked in almost every aspect of it: from design and production to management, presenting and touring. From 1993 to 2001, she was the Executive Director of l’APASQ (Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec) and served on numerous boards of directors, advisory and steering committees to organisations such as the Compétence culture, Conseil québécois du théâtre, and the Cultural Human Resources Council. A member – and former Board member – of CITT/ICTS (Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques) since 2002, she co-founded the Centre québecois de l’Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques (CQICTS) in 2003 and served as the secretary until 2017. In 2005, Monique was hired to manage the CITT/ICTS National Office and has been doing so ever since.

Monique CorbeilNational Coordinator - CITT/ICTS

Monique Corbeil is a Plastic Arts graduate and studied theatre production. She has been involved in the performing arts industry in Québec and in Canada for over 35 years, and has worked in almost every aspect of it: from design and production to management, presenting and touring. From 1993 to 2001, she was the Executive Director of l’APASQ (Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec) and served on numerous boards of directors, advisory and steering committees to organisations such as the Compétence culture, Conseil québécois du théâtre, and the Cultural Human Resources Council. A member – and former Board member – of CITT/ICTS (Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques) since 2002, she co-founded the Centre québecois de l’Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques (CQICTS) in 2003 and served as the secretary until 2017. In 2005, Monique was hired to manage the CITT/ICTS National Office and has been doing so ever since.

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John RaymondCITT/ICTS - Board Liaison

John is a Full Professor in the University of Alberta’s Drama Department where he leads Canada’s only specialized BFA in stage management. He has worked as a professional stage manager for 35 years and has worked for the Citadel Theatre, Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage, Centaur Theatre, The Banff Centre for the Arts and Edmonton Opera. Since 2007 he has stage managed Catalyst Theatre’s following productions: The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Vigilante, Nevermore, Hunchback, The Soul Collector, Frankenstein, Blue Orphan, Elephant Wake, Sticky Shoes and Songs for Sinners & Saints, and has toured Catalyst Theatre (Edmonton) shows to Toronto, London, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Fort McMurray, New York City and London, England. From 1998 to 2004 John was the Director of Production at the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton). He has been a Director on CITT’s Board of Directors since 2014.

John RaymondCITT/ICTS - Board Liaison

John is a Full Professor in the University of Alberta’s Drama Department where he leads Canada’s only specialized BFA in stage management. He has worked as a professional stage manager for 35 years and has worked for the Citadel Theatre, Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage, Centaur Theatre, The Banff Centre for the Arts and Edmonton Opera. Since 2007 he has stage managed Catalyst Theatre’s following productions: The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Vigilante, Nevermore, Hunchback, The Soul Collector, Frankenstein, Blue Orphan, Elephant Wake, Sticky Shoes and Songs for Sinners & Saints, and has toured Catalyst Theatre (Edmonton) shows to Toronto, London, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Fort McMurray, New York City and London, England. From 1998 to 2004 John was the Director of Production at the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton). He has been a Director on CITT’s Board of Directors since 2014.

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Ian GarrettAdvisory Committee - WSD Exhibition Designer

Ian Garrett is designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. He is the director of the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts; Associate Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University. (Toronto); and Producer for Toasterlab. He maintains a design practice focused on ecology, technology and scenography. With Chantal Bilodeau, he co-directs the Climate Change Theatre Action. He serves on the Board of Directors for Associated Designers of Canada and was the Curator for the US for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial.

Ian GarrettAdvisory Committee - WSD Exhibition Designer

Ian Garrett is designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. He is the director of the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts; Associate Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University. (Toronto); and Producer for Toasterlab. He maintains a design practice focused on ecology, technology and scenography. With Chantal Bilodeau, he co-directs the Climate Change Theatre Action. He serves on the Board of Directors for Associated Designers of Canada and was the Curator for the US for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial.

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Patrick RizzottiAdvisory Committee - WSD Exhibition Designer

Patrick Rizzotti is an assistant professor at UBC and maintains an active design practice working in live performance, film and television, and virtual/augmented/mixed reality. His process is highly collaborative and he aims to build experiences that visually explore the relationship between the stories and the context in which they are told. Design credits include numerous world premieres, Off-Broadway productions, and designs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. TV credits include Art Direction for America’s Got Talent, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Today Show. Special Recognitions include: receiving the USITT Scenic Design Award, winning the OPERA America Director-Designer Showcase, and a being a Lincoln Center Director’s Lab Alumni. M.F.A: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Memberships: Wingspace Theatrical Design Collective, Associated Designers of Canada, and USA 829. www.patrickrizzotti.com

Patrick RizzottiAdvisory Committee - WSD Exhibition Designer

Patrick Rizzotti is an assistant professor at UBC and maintains an active design practice working in live performance, film and television, and virtual/augmented/mixed reality. His process is highly collaborative and he aims to build experiences that visually explore the relationship between the stories and the context in which they are told. Design credits include numerous world premieres, Off-Broadway productions, and designs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. TV credits include Art Direction for America’s Got Talent, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Today Show. Special Recognitions include: receiving the USITT Scenic Design Award, winning the OPERA America Director-Designer Showcase, and a being a Lincoln Center Director’s Lab Alumni. M.F.A: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Memberships: Wingspace Theatrical Design Collective, Associated Designers of Canada, and USA 829. www.patrickrizzotti.com

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Troy HourieLiving Legends Coordinator

Troy is a scenographer and installation artist. Scenographer for 350+ productions for various off-Broadway, regional and opera companies across the USA, Canada and internationally; including Glimmerglass Festival, The New Victory, New York Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Guthrie and Classical Theatre of Harlem. Installations include: Escape to Beira, ARTErra Portugal, Apparitions Attic, Arteles Finland, and Static Apnea, Performance Arcade, NZ. Art commissions: The Wisdom Tree, Glimmerglass Festival and Espreitar Tondela, Arterra, Tondela, Portugal. Recent: Freaks, Ei! Marionetas, Porto Portugal. Apparitions, Aurora Cultural Centre direction and digital scenography for Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher, Mannes, NYC. He is a professor at the University of Guelph, College of Arts. www.troyhourie.com

Troy HourieLiving Legends Coordinator

Troy is a scenographer and installation artist. Scenographer for 350+ productions for various off-Broadway, regional and opera companies across the USA, Canada and internationally; including Glimmerglass Festival, The New Victory, New York Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Guthrie and Classical Theatre of Harlem. Installations include: Escape to Beira, ARTErra Portugal, Apparitions Attic, Arteles Finland, and Static Apnea, Performance Arcade, NZ. Art commissions: The Wisdom Tree, Glimmerglass Festival and Espreitar Tondela, Arterra, Tondela, Portugal. Recent: Freaks, Ei! Marionetas, Porto Portugal. Apparitions, Aurora Cultural Centre direction and digital scenography for Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher, Mannes, NYC. He is a professor at the University of Guelph, College of Arts. www.troyhourie.com

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Trevor McDonaldTechnical Supervisor

Trevor has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years with a career that has seen him involved in various aspects of technical innovation and creation for live performance. His work has been on stages across Alberta, on tour, and in remote northern parts of the province; and most recently as the Technical Director for the Canadian Professional Exhibit at PQ19. Trevor is known in the theatre scene in the province as a person of integrity and forthright communication skills. He is a member of the CITT/ICTS Alberta Section Board and a member of the national organization. Trevor is excited to be bringing his expertise to World Stage Design and sharing the international stage with this great team of players.

Trevor McDonaldTechnical Supervisor

Trevor has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years with a career that has seen him involved in various aspects of technical innovation and creation for live performance. His work has been on stages across Alberta, on tour, and in remote northern parts of the province; and most recently as the Technical Director for the Canadian Professional Exhibit at PQ19. Trevor is known in the theatre scene in the province as a person of integrity and forthright communication skills. He is a member of the CITT/ICTS Alberta Section Board and a member of the national organization. Trevor is excited to be bringing his expertise to World Stage Design and sharing the international stage with this great team of players.

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Lisa RussellCoordinator

Lisa Russell is a Calgary based stage and event manager and an alumna of the University of Calgary. She works primarily in theatre and musical theatre and also in dance, opera, film festivals and special events. Notable positions and events include: Midsummer Ball Gala Fundraiser and Production Stage Manager for the Summer Arts Festival (Banff Centre), Interim Production Manager and Onsite Producer for Opera in the Village (Calgary Opera). Selected Stage Management credits include: The Unnatural and Accidental Women (Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre), Hadestown and Six (Citadel Theatre); Fidelio (Pacific Opera Victoria); and the New Canadian Curling Club (Alberta Theatre Projects) as well as seven seasons at the Stratford Festival.

Lisa RussellCoordinator

Lisa Russell is a Calgary based stage and event manager and an alumna of the University of Calgary. She works primarily in theatre and musical theatre and also in dance, opera, film festivals and special events. Notable positions and events include: Midsummer Ball Gala Fundraiser and Production Stage Manager for the Summer Arts Festival (Banff Centre), Interim Production Manager and Onsite Producer for Opera in the Village (Calgary Opera). Selected Stage Management credits include: The Unnatural and Accidental Women (Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre), Hadestown and Six (Citadel Theatre); Fidelio (Pacific Opera Victoria); and the New Canadian Curling Club (Alberta Theatre Projects) as well as seven seasons at the Stratford Festival.

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Sandy BondsJury Director - WSD Jury

Alexandra Bonds is Professor Emerita of Costume Design for the University of Oregon. An award-winning designer, her costumes have been included in the USITT USA PQ national exhibits four times, the WSD in Korea and Cardiff, and Costume Design at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015 in Moscow, Russia in 2015. She was the commissioner for the USA exhibitions to PQ 2003, 2007, and 2011, a curator for the USA entries for Costume Design at the Turn of the Century and Innovative Costume: The Next Generation, and the Jury Director for selections for the original WSD in Toronto in 2005.

Sandy BondsJury Director - WSD Jury

Alexandra Bonds is Professor Emerita of Costume Design for the University of Oregon. An award-winning designer, her costumes have been included in the USITT USA PQ national exhibits four times, the WSD in Korea and Cardiff, and Costume Design at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015 in Moscow, Russia in 2015. She was the commissioner for the USA exhibitions to PQ 2003, 2007, and 2011, a curator for the USA entries for Costume Design at the Turn of the Century and Innovative Costume: The Next Generation, and the Jury Director for selections for the original WSD in Toronto in 2005.

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Sabrina NotarfranciscoAssociate Director - WSD Jury

Sabrina Notarfrancisco is an Associate Professor of Theater at Connecticut College specializing in costume history and design. Her latest article, “Costume Roars Back” published by Theater Design & Technology, chronicles the costume-related events at the Prague Quadrennial in 2019. Sabrina’s current research interests explore the role costume plays in both political activism and inclusion which inspired her to create a shareable database of images featuring under-represented people wearing historical western dress. In addition to her research and design work, Sabrina also serves as USITT’s international costume delegate for OISTAT and is the international associate editor for TD&T.

Sabrina NotarfranciscoAssociate Director - WSD Jury

Sabrina Notarfrancisco is an Associate Professor of Theater at Connecticut College specializing in costume history and design. Her latest article, “Costume Roars Back” published by Theater Design & Technology, chronicles the costume-related events at the Prague Quadrennial in 2019. Sabrina’s current research interests explore the role costume plays in both political activism and inclusion which inspired her to create a shareable database of images featuring under-represented people wearing historical western dress. In addition to her research and design work, Sabrina also serves as USITT’s international costume delegate for OISTAT and is the international associate editor for TD&T.

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Sadaf GanjiAssistant Coordinator
Sadaf GanjiAssistant Coordinator
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