USITT has been proud to sponsor the USA exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial for over 40 years. This international exhibition of design and technology features the work of professional designers as well as students and theatre architects from around the world.
The Prague Quadrennial (PQ) is the largest performance design event in the world; it is often described as the Olympics or World Fair for performance designers. In recent times, the PQ has served as a meeting point for artists from every continent, artists whose traditions and professional lives might not otherwise converge. By exhibiting thousands of designs from dozens of countries, and by bringing together designers, directors, students, as well as the general public, the PQ provides an unprecedented exchange of ideas that goes well beyond the narrow confines of theatrical design and style. With four major categories of exhibits; National, Thematic, Architectural, and Emerging Artist, the PQ has been a major factor in shaping the direction of world theatre and live performance for the past forty years.