Out of 197 entries from 38 countries, six proposals have been chosen as the winners of the 2015 OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition, which sought proposals for a floating theatre that could be moved to different locations along the Spree River in Germany. The ideas competition was organized by OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers, Technicians, and Theatre Architects), and the winning proposals will be showcased at the exhibition Stage│Set│Scenery in Berlin in June.
Per the competition requirements, the floating theatre proposals accommodate audiences of up to 300 people with a backstage area for 20 or fewer performers. The performance space remains moored on the river, while the foyer, restrooms, and refreshments are housed in a temporary structure on land that can be moved when necessary.
The 2015 winners are:
First Prize Winner
A Floating Theatre for the Crackwalker / Uros Novakovic, Sebastian Bartnicki, and Erin Fleck
Second Prize Winners
Bridge's Theatre / Timothée Raviol and Priscilla Moreira de Almeida
River Box Theatre / Alejandra Angeles and Enrique Flores
The Loft / Piotr Blicharski
Theater on the Wave / Delphine Quach & Anouk Dandrieu
Improvisational Theatre / Žilvinas Stasiulevičius
For more information on the competition, visit www.oistat.org.