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Department of Theatre and Dance

Design Students' Works Selected for 2015 Prague Quadrennial

A current Costume Design student Vera DuBose and recently-graduated design alums have been invited to present their designs at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial, an international conference for professional theatre designers.

Design Graduate Students, from left, Meredith Paysinger Hart,
Xuemei Cao and Vera DuBose

Third year MFA Costume Design student Vera DuBose has had designs for two productions accepted -- her costume work on Nic Ularu's FUSIONS, which premiered at the World Stage Design Conference in Cardiff, Wales in September, 2013, and her designs for Three Sisters, produced at Longstreet Theatre in November, 2013.  Also featured will be designs by recent alums Xuemei Cao (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, November 2012) and Meredith Paysinger Hart (Three Sisters, November 2013).  The students' work will be part of the US Student Exhibit at the conference.

Held every four years (and thus considered to be the "Olympics" of theatrical design expositions), the Praque Quadrennial highlights the best design work from more than 70 countries in the fields of scenography, costume design, lighting design, sound design and more.  In addition to an exhibition space measuring approximately 12,000 square meters, the convention features hundreds of performances throughout the city.  The 2011 PQ drew nearly 50,000 visitors.

This selection is very important for the professional careers of the MFA students and demonstrates, once again, the national and international recognition of the MFA Program in Design, which was selected among very few other design programs from top universities to represent Theatre Design education in the US to a worldwide audience.

Congratulations to these deserving students!