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Prague Quadrennial Build Team

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We are so excited to be sharing our experiences building the PQ2015 USA National and Student Exhibits! Back in July 2014, eight graduate students were selected by Paul Brunner, the Technical Director and Project Coordinator for the National Exhibit,  to participate in a lifetime opportunity to build the USA National and Student Exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial 2015. We have been working hard for almost a year, and we can’t wait to show you the incredible National Exhibit designed by the renowned international designer, Klara Zieglerova, and the Student Exhibit designed by students Joe Klug, John Mitchell, Jenna Moran, Meghan Raham and Tyler Kinney.

One professor, 3 recent M.F.A. graduates, 5 M.F.A. candidates, and a Staff member trying to keep us all together, we are proud to represent Indiana University and the United States at the Prague Quadrennial!

Please check out our Twitter page for more photos from the build process and follow is for updates in Prague during the Quadrennial! @PQ2015USA

The team celebrating a successful build and presentation of the exhibit to the Indiana University community in January. From right to left: Sandy Everett, Carrie Barton, Kristen Martino, Katie Gruenhagen, Bradley Shaw, Kelsey Nichols, Aaron Bowersox.
The team celebrating a successful build and presentation of the exhibit to the Indiana University community in January. From right to left: Sandy Everett, Carrie Barton, Kristen Martino, Katie Gruenhagen, Bradley Shaw, Kelsey Nichols, Aaron Bowersox.

Paul Brunner Technical Director and Project Coordinator – National Exhibit

Sandy Everett Technical Director – Student Exhibit

Bradley Shaw Assistant Technical Director, Master Carpenter & Welder (circular stairs, truck)

Kristen Martino Assistant to the Designer, Scenic Charge Artist

Katie Gruenhagen Electrician and Carpenter, Social Media Coordinator, Photographer

Aaron Bowersox Head Electrician and Carpenter

Carrie Barton Assistant Electrician and Carpenter

Bridgette Dreher Design Assistant for Scenery-Props Master, Carpenter

Kelsey Nichols Design Assistant for Scenery, Assistant Props, Fabric Specialist, Pillows

Thomas Quintas Assistant Project Coordinator, Academic Specialist with IU Theatre, shipping, logistics, travel coordination, on-site coordination of labor/security

Not only can you see the exhibits in Prague, but all ten of us will be around the exhibit throughout the Quadrennial. Stop by, get to know us, ask about the process, we are thrilled to be a part of this and we love to share our experiences. See you in Prague!

On break in the Indiana University Scenic Studio during the build in August. From right to left: Bradley Shaw, Sandy Everett, Carrie Barton, Aaron Bowersox, Kristen Martino, Paul Brunner, Kelsey Nichols and Bridgette Dreher.

 

Katie Gruenhagen

Katie Gruenhagen is a lighting designer and photographer living in Denver, Colorado. She recently received her M.F.A. in Lighting Design from Indiana University. Katie is the photographer and blogger covering the USITT Student Build Team for the U.S.A. National and Student Exhibits at the Prague Quadrennial 2015. As a part of the Indiana University Student Build Team, she has also served as a carpenter and electrician for the National Exhibit. At Indiana University, she was the lighting designer for nine main stage productions including Romeo and Juliet (award winning design at the 2014 Southeastern Theater Conference) and Into The Woods. To see her work and contact information, see www.katiegruenhagen.com