OISTAT Newsletter

OISTAT Newsletter|September|Welcome New OISTAT Associate Member!

Sep 15, 2023
Welcome New OISTAT Associate Member–The Theatre Practice

With a rich 58-year history, The Theatre Practice stands as Singapore's pioneering bilingual theatre institution. Led by Artistic Director Kuo Jian Hong, their progressive approach reflects diverse cultures and humanity's essence. They've produced 350+ acclaimed productions, fostering fearless experimentation and Southeast Asian literary contributions. The Theatre Practice's legacy as a cultural bridge aligns seamlessly with OISTAT's global community values. Welcome aboard! More info.


Review: Architecture Commission Tour and Workshop

We're excited to share insights from the OISTAT Architecture Commission Tour at the State Opera Prague on June 16. Led by Pavel Dautovský, the State Opera's Technical Director, the tour delved into the venue's architectural and technical aspects. Attendees explored its rich history, behind-the-scenes operations, and technical infrastructure. Due to overwhelming interest, an additional session was organized, hosting 46 participants in total. We extend our gratitude to Pavel Dautovský for enriching the experience. More info.

Furthermore, at PQ 2023, our Architecture Commission hosted a workshop where diverse theatre design disciplines collaborated on envisioning a theatre space. Dr. Dorita Hannah's intriguing presentation sparked discussions centered around the question "What is theatre space?" This energetic gathering reinforced our commitment to fostering innovative theatre spaces. More info.

OISTAT Publication and Communication Newsletter is Newly Released

Edited by Chair of OISTAT Publication and Communication Commission, Richard Bryant, OISTAT PCC Newsletter, a monthly publication, released its first edition in July. Designed to facilitate meaningful exchanges within OISTAT, the newsletter is a hub for members' projects and in-depth articles. The latest August edition is available on OISTAT website for download in PDF format. Special thanks to contributors and readers for your support. Let's continue this valuable exchange! More info.

Call for Papers: Costume Pedagogies

Submissions for Issue 9.2 of Studies in Costume and Performance - Costume Pedagogies are now available. Studies in Costume and Performance is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that aims to encourage, generate and disseminate critical discourse on costume and the relationship between costume and performance. Costume educators worldwide are navigating the challenges of equipping future professionals while addressing climate change, inequalities, and evolving technologies. Edited by OISTAT Individual Members, Suzanne Osmond and Madeline Taylor, this issue seeks diverse contributions, including articles, case studies, and research reports, covering topics such as gendered learning spaces, sustainability, and innovative teaching practices. Join the dialogue by submitting your work before January 21, 2024. Click here to submit your work. More info.

USITT: 2023 Glerum Masterclass Early-Bird Discount

The OISTAT USA Centre, USITT, is presenting Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclass at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle on October 9-10, 2023. Led by ETCP recognized trainers Ed Leahy and Shane Kelly, this intermediate course provides 12 ETCP Renewal credits and covers crucial topics like rigging basics, load physics, truss fundamentals, and more. Ideal for those familiar with rigging basics or those who completed the Entry Level Glerum Masterclass, this course promotes a culture of safety in the theatre industry. Secure your spot before September 18 with an early-bird discount! Click here to register. More info.