Student Ambassadors Meet Virtually with International Guests

February 26, 2021

The Student Ambassador Program is co-sponsored by the Fellows and the International Committee. For each conference, students apply for the opportunity to meet international guests who are presenting. The International Committee re-invited the international guests from Latin America who had planned to attend the 2020 conference to the 2021 Virtually Anywhere conference. Their selected Student Ambassadors from last year will finally have their opportunity to meet with these guests.

The call for entries in the Student Ambassador program last year targeted Spanish-speaking applicants for this unique opportunity to interact and converse about their shared culture as well as a common field of interest in theatre. The two Student Ambassadors participating this year will also be translating for their guests in their sessions.

Damian Dominguez was a third-year graduate costume designer at CMU who has recently experience a cultural reawakening and is now unapologetically identifying with his Mexican heritage. He will be paired with Jerildy Bosch, the PQ 2019 Gold Medal winner in costume design from Mexico who is focused on new techniques for creating texture to evoke sensations. Their session will be on Monday, March 8 at 1:00 EST.

Joseph Villanueva is a sophomore at University of Incarnate Word in Austin and has a resume of off-campus experience in sound design. He will be meeting with Josefina Cerda Puga from Chile who is forging new frontiers in the relationships between scenery and spectator that transform the experience of performance through sound art design. Their session will happen on Tuesday, March 9 at 1 p.m. EST.

To learn more about the Student Ambassador program, click here.