Welcome to Prague. The seven-member international Jury for PQ11 has been working since the evening of June 14 to determine the nine Gold Awards to be presented tomorrow evening at the PQ 2011 Awards Ceremony in the National Theatre.
The jury, chaired by director and scenographer Brett Bailey from South Africa (Gold medalist PQ 2007) includes the distinguished American theatre academic, Prof. Marvin Carlson from New York University, Lighting Designer Felice Ross (best known for her work with directors Krzystof Warlikowski and Mariusz Trelinski); Viliam Docolomanský (Director and Artistic Director of the innovative ‘Farm in the Cave’ theatre company), Carmen Romero (Director of the Festival de Teatro Santiago a Mil, Chile), Latvian Scenographer and Costume Designer, Monika Pormale – and myself.
Over 10,000 m2 of expositions are currently exhibiting the best of world performance, sound, lighting, and costume design within three competitive Sections: focusing on national curation of Countries and Regions, a Student Section and an Architecture Section. The work presented includes designs from Ruhr Triennale, Bregenzer Festspiele, and the SITI Theatre Company, as well as the work of theatre and visual artists such as Verdensteatret, Thierry Mugler, and Viacheslav and Anna Koleichuk amongst hundreds of others. Many of these expositions are simply amazing.
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