Randy Gener appointed EIC of Prague Quadrennial Daily June 2011 edition

I wrote a piece about the participation of the Philippines in this year's Prague Quadrennial, which opens in a few days June 16, for a publication but it hasn't been used yet.  Hopefully they'll use it next week (by then the festival will be nearly half-done--it lasts until June 26).  Please stay tuned for it!

In the meantime, here's a bit of news about the festival:

Announcement from Prague Quadrennial 2011

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Randy Gener, Nathan Award-winning editor, writer and drama critic, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the June 2011 edition of the Prague Quadrennial Daily in the Czech Republic.

A broadsheet, the Prague Quadrennial Daily will cover PQ events and will be published in English and Czech.  The daily paper will be distributed throughout the city center of Prague for the 11-day duration of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

One of the world's largest theater events held every four years since 1967, the Prague Quadrennial will take place from June 16 to 26, 2011.

"The PQ is the planet's largest competitive exposition of contemporary stage design and theater architecture," says Gener.  "PQ is to the Czech Republic what the Venice Biennale is to Italy  - a global tapas where everyone who cares about the stage flocks to look, sample and judge the state of new theater from around the world."

Randy Gener is a Philippine-born, New York City-based writer, editor, curator and drama critic. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Expressen, Norwegian Shakespeare and Theatre Magazine, Mumbia Theatre Guide, The International Herald Tribune, The Star Ledger, The Village Voice, The Daily News, Time Out New York, New York magazine, Gannett Newspapers, Korean Theatre Journal and other publications in Europe, Asia and the United States.

A major contributor to the encyclopedia Cambridge Guide to the American Theater, as well as scholarly books and play anthologies, Gener is Section Editor of Critical Stages, the web journal of the International Association of Theatre Critics, a UNESCO-affiliated organization founded in Paris in 1956.

Gener was conferred a 2010 Pamana ng Pilipino Presidential Award by His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines (the title translates as "Legacy of the Filipino Nation").

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Mariposa said...

thank you for including me in your superb blog. mabuhay!

Theaterbator by Walter Ang said...

Thank you for commenting Randy! Congratumalations! Keep on theaterbatoring!