OISTAT Newsletter|January|Happy New Year and Welcome New OISTAT Member

Jan 15, 2024
Welcome New OISTAT Candidate Centre – ScenoLab Australia

We are delighted to welcome ScenoLab Australia as the newest Australian OISTAT Candidate Centre. ScenoLab Australia represents a dynamic national network, uniting researchers and educators in fields spanning performance design, architecture, interior and spatial design, and performance technologies. This collaboration is an exciting step in bringing together Australia's burgeoning community of scenography and performance design experts. ScenoLab offers a unique platform for sharing cutting-edge research and pedagogical developments in various aspects of design for performance, from spatial, set, and costume design to lighting, sound, and the evolving realms of intermedial and digital scenography.

The journey for ScenoLab Australia towards becoming an official OISTAT Centre will reach a crucial milestone with the official vote scheduled during the World Congress at WSD 2025 in Sharjah, UAE. We eagerly await this significant event and look forward to the contributions and insights ScenoLab Australia will bring to the global OISTAT community.

View the latest OISTAT member list here.

Welcome New OISTAT HQ Colleague – Hsi-Lun Tai

We are excited to welcome Hsi-Lun Tai to the OISTAT headquarters team as our new Project Coordinator! With a master's degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, Hsi-Lun brings a wealth of experience to our team. Her background as an Executive Producer, Marketing Coordinator, and her role as Program Marketing Associate at National Taichung Theatre, has finely honed her skills in the field. Hsi-Lun's passion for the transformative power of theatre is palpable, and she is ready to channel this enthusiasm into managing our social media, website, and event marketing. Join us in warmly welcoming Hsi-Lun to the OISTAT family!

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Critical Costume 2024 Early-Bird Registration Deadline: January 20

Critical Costume 2024 invites you to delve into the theme '​Got Fiction? Whatever the Medium: Costume is the Character' from March 6 to 9, 2024, in Los Angeles, USA. Hosted at the David Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design within UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television, this event is a must-attend for those passionate about the intersection of costume and storytelling across various media.

As an international platform, Critical Costume fosters both research and practice in the interdisciplinary study of costume. Known for its biennial conference and exhibition, the event also accommodates smaller, focused gatherings. The organization is dedicated to supporting practitioners and researchers in exploring the role and impact of costume in both contemporary and historical contexts.

For those eager to immerse themselves in this enriching experience, take advantage of the Early-Bird Registration by January 20 and enjoy a $100 discount, reducing the fee to $350. Don't miss this chance to be part of a community that celebrates and scrutinizes the critical role of costume in storytelling across mediums.

More Info. Click here to register.

Stayed Tuned for World Stage Design 2025

World Stage Design 2025 is set to unfold from October 18 to 25, 2025, in the vibrant city of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Excitingly, the official website for WSD 2025 is now live, serving as your go-to hub for all the latest updates and information. Keep an eye on the website to stay informed about this much-anticipated event in the world of stage design. We can't wait to see you there!

View WSD 2025 Official Website. Follow WSD 2025 on Facebook.


USITT 2024 Stage Expo – March 20-23, Seattle, USA

Get ready for an inspiring convergence of industry professionals and enthusiasts at the 2024 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo, taking place from March 20 to 23 in Seattle, USA. Exciting news for attendees and participants – the full session list for USITT 2024 is now available for viewing! This is your chance to plan and prepare for a diverse array of presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Don't miss out on the chance to engage with the latest in stage technology and live entertainment.

View the schedule and Register here.

OISTAT Wishes You a Great 2024

Happy New Year to our cherished OISTAT community worldwide! We're thrilled about the array of events planned for this year and eagerly anticipate reuniting with each of you. Here's to a year filled with creativity, collaboration, and unforgettable experiences!

View OISTAT 2024 Meeting Schedule here.