OISTAT Celebrates 50 Years of Design & Cultural Influence

February 21, 2018 by

This year the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) will be celebrating fifty years of cultural influence and international importance over the performance landscape. The celebration takes place at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama between 29th August and 2nd September 2018. Applications will open on April 16. 

The Royal Welsh College, which was the venue for World Stage Design 2013, will be the host for the four-day series of public celebratory activities and events, including workshop and performance presentations, exhibitions, symposium and keynote speakers.


Events will cover areas from performance design to technical theatre, theatre architecture to education and research. Highlights include a collaboration workshop with Welsh National Theatre’s STORM project, and workshops with guest artists renowned Japanese scenographer Kazue Hatano, and leading scenographer and art director Aby Cohen.


The College’s Linbury Gallery will feature a graphic installation exhibition charting OISTAT’s fifty year history, and there will be a chance to reminisce and reflect on OISTAT’s contribution to cultural life with RWCMD International Chair in Design, Pamela Howard OBE.


“As Director of Drama at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and a member of the OISTAT executive Committee, it gives me enormous pride, five years after hosting World Stage Design here in Cardiff to return to the College to celebrate OISTAT’s fiftieth year. OISTAT has been an inspirational influence on the production and design courses at the College and is at the centre of our international activity.”


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