USITT/USA Prague Quadrennial 2019 Exhibit Design Competition

USITT is seeking conceptual design submissions from individual designers and teams for the USITT/USA National Exhibit and Emerging Artist Exhibit for Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019.


Accepting submissions to design:

  • The National Exhibit
  • The Emerging Artist Exhibit


The working theme of the 2019 exhibit is Porous Borders

The goal for the exhibition design is to create an evocative and interesting architectural and sculptural space that merges cohesively with multimedia work and engages with the audience for an immersive experience.

The exhibit space should reflect the dynamic and diverse qualities of American theatre, and celebrate performance design as art.

In keeping with the theme of Porous Borders, the exhibit design needs to reflect an open concept that is accessible to all visitors, creatively addresses sonic and visual intrusion from other exhibits, and allows the content to be exhibited in a variety of ways.

Design Parameters and Specifications pdf

Submit Your Entry Here

Submission Deadline: Oct 30, 2017

Any theatrical designer, exhibit designer, interior designer, interior architect, or architect may submit a design concept. You do not need to be a member of USITT to enter.

Winners will be announced Nov 13, 2017. Submissions will not be returned. For more information contact

Submissions for the Exhibit Showcase will Open Nov 17, 2017

The Exhibit will showcase the best professional design work of the last four years, and for the Emerging Artist Exhibit, which will showcase the best student and early career design work of the last four years.

More about the Prague Quadrennial

PQ 2019 Project Calendar