USITT at the PQ


USITT has been proud to sponsor the USA exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial for more than 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 years, 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, and 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 four decades.

The 13th PQ of Performance Design and Space in 2015 took over nearly the entire city of Prague. 

To learn more about the last USITT-USA exhibition, visit the online catalog.

Past exhibitions have won the top prize at the event, the Golden Triga.