OISTAT Newsletter|March|Meet OISTAT at USITT24

Mar 15, 2024
Call for WSD 2025 Promotional Video Clip
Deadline: April 11, 2024

Calling all OISTAT members! Sharjah Performing Arts Academy, the host of WSD 2025, invites you to contribute to the World Stage Design promotional video. Share your insights on what WSD means to you by answering three key questions: 

  1. What is World Stage Design?
  2. Why do you participate in World Stage Design?
  3. If you could describe WSD in one word, what would it be?

Whether you're using your smartphone or camera, we want to hear from you. Submit your HD video clips before April 11th to oistatheadquarters@gmail.com. Let's showcase the global impact of theatre design and scenography together!

Click here to learn more and submit your work.

Open Call|Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design 2024
Deadline: March 31, 2024

The OISTAT Georgian Center, The Valerian Gunia Union of Young Theatre Artists, warmly invites proposals for the 5th Tbilisi International Biennale of Stage Design, running from September 25 to October 5, 2024. This event offers a vibrant platform for stage designers worldwide to exhibit, collaborate, and explore new dimensions in scenography. With a focus on innovation and cross-cultural dialogue, the Biennale encourages participation from artists with a minimum of three years' experience. Join us in Tbilisi for an enriching exchange of ideas and creative expression! Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2024.
Click here to learn more and register.

OISTAT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey

The OISTAT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee would like to announce a groundbreaking initiative to enhance inclusivity within the global performing arts community. We have crafted a detailed survey designed to capture the varied insights and feedback from our diverse communities worldwide. This  move is all about embracing the multitude of voices in the performing arts, allowing us to absorb, evolve, and develop strategies that mirror the vast array of experiences and viewpoints that enrich our field.

We invite you to engage and share your perspectives, as every single contribution is a step forward in our collective journey towards embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do.
Click here to take the survey.

OISTAT @ USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo


Join us at 2024 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo from March 20 to 23 in Seattle for an exciting lineup of OISTAT sessions designed to inspire, challenge, and unite the international theatre community. Our sessions are: 

Don't forget to stop by OISTAT Booth #3226 at the Stage Expo to meet our team, learn more about our initiatives, and find out how you can be involved in shaping the future of theatre and performance design. See you there! 
View the full schedule and register here.

OISTAT Sound Design Sub-commission 
Production Intercom Informational Session

The OISTAT Sound Design Sub-commission is launching an engaging Production Intercom Informational Session. This event is scheduled for April 9, 2024, and will take place at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (EDT, UTC-4) / 13:00 (UTC+0). Hosted at Apeiro Design's NYC Studio, the session also offers live streaming to accommodate interested individuals from around the world. Dive deep into the world of production intercom systems with us, exploring their pivotal role in seamless show production and sound design. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your technical skills and knowledge in the ever-evolving theatre industry! More Info.

Call for Sessions|Rendez-vous 2024
Deadline: April 22, 2024

The OISTAT Canadian Centre, CITT/ICTS, calls for sessions for the 34th Rendez-vous Annual Conference and Trade Show, taking place in Saskatoon, SK, at the Persephone Theatre, Remai Arts Centre, from August 14 to 17, 2024. This call encompasses a broad spectrum of topics within the live entertainment production industry, including technical and production management, stage technology, and EDI. Proposals for educational sessions, TEC Talks, workshops, panel discussions, and roundtables are all welcome. Submit your proposal by April 22, 2024, and join us in fostering a vibrant, inclusive community at Rendez-vous 2024!
Click here to learn more and submit proposals.