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Teaching Theatre Design Online: A Roundtable

Thursday February 17th at 10am CST | 4pm GMT. This event will last for approximately 1 hour.

Digital Theatre+, the Performance Design Educator’s Collective, the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education are delighted to invite you to the latest free webinar in our series. 

At this unmissable event, you’ll hear from leading educators and practitioners on: 

  • Ideas to help you bring design practice into the virtual classroom with tangible examples to support your teaching.
  • Their responses to your burning questions which you can ask our panel when you sign up for the event!

Upon signing up, attendees will also be granted a free pass to access a range of digital resources for Technical Theatre, Design and other Theatre and Performance courses, with Digital Theatre+. 

Simply fill out the form to register for this free online event. Can’t attend this event? Sign up to receive a free recording.

Meet our exciting panel of experts! 


Kathy Perkins is an award-winning lighting designer, writer and Faculty Emerita of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Michael Spencer is a designer, director, writer and teacher. He ran and taught on BA and MA Performance Design & Practice courses at Central Saint Martins for twenty-five years. His focus is now in community contexts, including being director/facilitator for the Southwark Playhouse Elders Companies.


Dr Sophie Jump designs for theatre and is co-Artistic Director and designer for performance company Seven Sisters Group. She is a senior lecturer at Wimbledon College of Art and is committed to supporting, exploring and furthering the role of the performance designer in the visual arts.


Stephen Di Benedetto is a Professor and the Chairperson of the Department of Theatre, Michigan State University. His publications include The Provocation of the Senses in Contemporary Theatre (Routledge, 2010), An Introduction to Theatre Design (Routledge, 2012), and the co-edited Designer’s Shakespeare (Routledge, 2016).


Talia Rodgers is Head of Higher Education at Digital Theatre+, working previously as Publisher for Theatre and Performance Studies at Routledge. Talia has recently published a new series on DT+ titled Key Concepts in Theatre Design created to introduce undergraduates to five theatre design disciplines.