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World Stage Design 2009

World Stage Design is an international celebration of stage design that will include digital and gallery style exhibitions. The first World Stage Design was held in Toronto, Canada 2005. The 2009 World Stage Design is a joint project of the Korea Theatre Artist Association (KTAA, OISTAT-Korea) and the International Organisation of Scenographers, Technicians, and Architects of Theatre (OISTAT)

Digital and Gallery exhibition (Realised)

  • Every designer in the world is invited to submit one or more entries into WSD 2009.
  • Each entry is for a single event or production
  • An entry may be any form of stage, film, television or other entertainment event or production.Each entry must be for a realised event or production; no conceptual projects accepted.
  • Each entry must have been produced in the period from 1 January – 31 December 2008
  • Each entrant must aquire any necessary permissions for the use of all photographs


Showcase exhibition


Every theatre school and theatre group are eligible.

Any group participant is invited to apply for the showcase exhibition

Twelve group participant are to be selected and invited by the KTAA in order to realise twelve scenes of Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant”. According to OISTAT practice, the maximum of twelve group participants are to be invited for the two weeks in the realisation period prior to WSD 2009.


Entry Deadline : 15th February 2009

Apply : http://www.wsd2009.kr


18 thoughts on “World Stage Design 2009

  1. This is ridiculous the WSD2009 website is awful there is no contact and nowhere to download the forms – how are we supposed to enter??

    Posted by Tim | January 10, 2009, 9:46 am
  2. Yep there are definately no contact details on the website… when you click on apply you get a page with some brief details but that’s it

    Posted by Painter | January 11, 2009, 1:54 pm
  3. no nothing there, no address, no telephone, no email, no forms. maybe they don’t actually want people to enter?

    Posted by Edyta | January 12, 2009, 5:55 pm
  4. Hi,

    Yes I’ve checked and there is nothing – I’ll get in touch with OISTAT and see what they say.

    Posted by office | January 13, 2009, 1:58 pm
  5. HI i’ve spoken to OISTATT, what you need to do is go to the “Apply” page and then click on the “Digital and Gallery exhibition[Realized]” heading… unfortunately the web designer has stripped out any sense of it looking like a web link!

    Posted by office | January 15, 2009, 2:30 pm
  6. I tried to apply yesterday, but it wouldn’t work after i submitted info on the first page. The page also indicates they are beta testing the process, so when do they expect to have working with a Febuary 15th deadline?

    Posted by david | January 16, 2009, 7:04 pm
  7. Is it really limited to just 2008 productions? I had assumed productions since the last WSD would be shared.

    Posted by Kenton Yeager | January 29, 2009, 9:33 pm
  8. It is June and I just received information about this event. I am a member of USITT and have attended many functions in the past but this just slipped right by. Perhaps at least USITT members could receive an email alerting us to these possibilites.

    Posted by Lee | June 13, 2009, 6:59 pm
    • Yes that is a little late to hear about it! If you sign up to our newsletter (link should be on the left hand side) we get these things out as soon as we can, as for USITT… you’d have to take that up with them, but I do know from past experiences that their emails to us often just don’t turn up… getting lost somewhere in cyberspace.

      Posted by Office | June 13, 2009, 8:22 pm
  9. Do you have any info regarding selected entries for wsd – for Gallery and Showcase?

    Website are not posting info and also don’t respond to emails – getting quite late for organising things as no invitation / dates etc have been supplied!

    Posted by Hazel Blue | June 18, 2009, 11:01 am
  10. Does anybody have any idea what’s going on with WSD. I haven’t heard a thing from them since I received acknowledgement of my design entry and payment.


    Posted by michael | June 20, 2009, 10:11 pm
  11. Hi Michael – have you tried emailing them directly or OISTAT?

    Posted by Office | June 21, 2009, 2:33 am
  12. I’ve tried contacting Oistat Korea but had no reply but have had very positive response from Leon Brauner (USA) who is looking into it . I’ll share any information I get .

    Posted by Hazel Blue | June 21, 2009, 1:09 pm
  13. The WSD website does have a list of numbers which are the selected entries – you have to search for your confirmation number to find out if your entry has been included in
    exhibition / showcase. That bit did work , but I’ve heard nothing since. There is however a finalised schedule for the actual World Congress events .

    Posted by Hazel Blue | June 21, 2009, 1:14 pm
  14. Has anyone heard about when and if the WSD digital and print catalogs are going to be sent out? Are we even going to get them or did we all get ripped off? I’ve emailed OISTAT and they just passed it off. Haven’t heard anything since.

    Posted by Eddy | March 31, 2010, 6:26 pm

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