1975 Thanks to Rosamond and ~Iartha. Il"ho drew flll1ds and fal"OI's from el"ery conceil"able source. and to the CoS. Steering Committee. chaired bl" ~Iing Cho Lee. co-chaired bl" Eldon Elder and Il"ith 1I00I"ard Bal". Don Oenslager and myself assisting: and lhanks to the professional slaff Il"hich lTV LS hired for the occasion: a museum-tlve e:dlibit opened in prel"iell" at Ihe Library ~Iuseum of the Performing .\rts in 'iell" York. This exhibit Il"hich included sel'el1ll" designers and 250 indil"iduaJ designs mlS subsequentll" remounted for the third Prague Quadrennial in 19-5. The ITlIL'S published a most handsome catalog on the occasion. Conlelllporm:J' S/age Desigll C.S.A.. in Il"hich the essays bl" Donald Oenslager. 1\ling Cho Lee. Charles Elson. Patricia Zipprodt. HOIl"ard Bay (among others) are still most pertinem. '1\\"0 thousand copies of the exhibition catalog Il"ere lransporled to Prague. Il"here after a brief inspection they II-ere confiscated bl" the authorities. We had knOll"Il about but not fulll" appreciated the totality of socialist censorship. Page 115 of the catalog was the Lester Polakol" design for The Life alld Tillles ofJoseph S/alill. Stalin had been declared a "non-person" in Czechoslol"akia. therefore no reference to him Il"as permilled. Rosamond Ims properll" incensed al this proposed censorship and threatened to Il"ithdrall" the entire COS. exhibit. .-\n accommodation Il"as reached Il"herebl" the actual design l\"Ould remain in the exhibit. though tilled only in English. IIhile the offending page would be removed from the catalogs distributed in Prague. 19- 5 also Sail" lhe first of the slUdy tours and PQ delegations organized bl" LSI'IT I was inspired bl" our earlier master class tour of josef Svoboda through the Lnited States and decided that cerlain members of our delegation l\"Ould be designated as master teachers. The masters in our 60 person delegation included jo I\lielziner. George C. Izenour. Gilbert Helmsley. ~Iilia Dal"enport. Oren Parker and Eddl" Kook: Patricia Zipproclt joined Il"ith a freshh-set broken leg in a cast. We had selected ten student members of LSlrr to accompanl" us. based upon applications and supporling facullY letters. jo Mielziner and Gil Helmsley took their master leacher stalus most seriousll'; the studel1ls (and the rest of us as Il"ell) Il"ere II'eLl-rell"arded bl" their comments. questions. and explanations as we saw plays and toured museums in London. Amsterdam. and Prague. in addition to the time spent at lhe PQ. The scenography exhibit Il"as joined by a theatre architecture exhibit expertly shepherded by Peter Frink. with accompanying calalog published bl' LSI11' as Thea/re Desigll 1975. This Il"as the first of LSI11"s architectural exhibits at a PQ. The CoS. scenographl" and architeclUral exhibits receil"ed separate "honorable memion" certificales from the PQ jurI'. Being innocems in the imernational scene Il"e had not I"et recognizedlhe imp0rlamance of "going for the golcr'-the Golden Triga all"ard. 1979 'ied Bowman. hal"ing been appointed COS. international-meister. pulled off a substantial coup in getting john Rothgeb to talk Robert L.B. Tobin into financing an exhibit of scenographl' draml 10talll' from Tobin's collection and Il"ith john Rothgeb as curalOr. This kind of pril"ate funding Il"as necessan'in 19-9 because the Lsrn Board Il"as unprepared 10 offer SUPP0rl for a Prague exhibil and ITVLS was still pal"ing off ilS PQ .-5 debts. The L·.S. design retrospectil"e fealliredlll"emy-eight l\"Orks by Robert Edmond jones. lhirteen by 'iorman Bel Geddes. eighleen bl" Eugene Bermancomprising half lhose sholl"Il-as well as l\"Orks bl" Olil"er Smilh and six other contemporary designers. Tobin's coLlection had its own primte guards and Il"as housed in a special room in the Brussels Pal"ilion. The exhibil Il"as substamialll" retrospeetil"e and lherefore not eligible for lhe inlernalional competition. The jurI" recognized the seminal works and artists on displal" and ;lIl"arded a special certificate to 1\1r. Tobin. 1\11'. Tobin also contributed a handsome brochurel catalog in lWO editions. one with color plates. entitled All Alllericall Collec/ioll. 1983 In spite of best resolutions and el"en gil"en Eddy Kook's announcemel1l thaI he l\"Ould match a porlion of any other gifts and granls. our funding efforts (although substantial) produced meager results. .-\ proposed gOl"ernment funcler had originally seemed to smile upon us. lhen instead. in a change of adminislration. :et ilS Sights on spending upll"ards of fil"e million on a nOl-lOo-happill" conceil"ed "Iil"e theater" and posler exhibit destined for Hungary. This Il"as followed bl" llIrndOlI"Il from the 'ialional Endoll"menl and el"en from Ed Kooks landlord. the Shuberl Foundation. Faced Il"ith our inabilill" 10 properll" finance an independent CoS. exhibit Il"e scoured around for existing materials. We finalll' prel"ailed upon lhe Lniled States Informalion Agency (LSIA) 10 prepare a second copy of the George C. Izenour Thealre .-\rchiteclllre panels which they were alreadl" touring most successfulll" in Europe. The preparation costs Il"ere relatil"e1y minor and were borne bl" Fielding. Eric-L'Sln FeliOlI" of the Instinlle. Founder's Award 1982: c'cenographer: fOI' merll" Editor. WE-T: Chair Publications Commission OIST\T: LSrrr imernationalist: COS. Center. OIST\T Steeling Committee: leader of LSrn. PQ delegations: Chair. Theatre Dept.. BI'igh~ull Young L·nil"ersill". Fotia. Roberta-Hosco E.xport ,\l;Ulager. Frink. Peter-LSln FellOlI" of the Institute.. \1' chitect ;Uld Thealre Pl,uming Consult;ull: former Chair of the LSIH Thealre .\rcltitecnIre Commission. Gaiser. Gerhardt W.-LSIli Felloll" of the Institute. founding member of LSnT: Founder's .·\II·ard. 19-6: distinguished leacher of lighting ~Uldlighting researcher. School ofTheatre. Indi;Ula Lnil"ersitl". Bloominglon. c10seh ;L~socialed Il"ith LSrrr international actil"ities slarting Ilith prelimin,u~' meeting to establish OIS'I~\T. Gates. Sarah Nash-LSrrr FellOlI" of the Instinile :Uld President. 1992-9-1: cosnlme designer. currently OIS'r.-\T \"-P for COSlUme/ scenography: ~Uld E.\ecutil"e Ilead. Dept. of Dnulla. Lnil"ersill' of Washington. Sealtle. Gilder, Rosamond-World Founder :Uld Presidenl of the lmernational Theatre Instinile (ITI): fOllnder ~Uld President of the national center in the Lnited Stales OTl/LS). First recipiem of Lsrrr :\w:u'd in 196-. Hand. Dayid Hale-LSln FeliOlI" of the InstilUle :md President. 1986-88: business-pel' son :Uld consult:Ult in emeI1:tinmellll"enues ,Uld technologies: son of a quite-fmllOus ~mi- mator for the oliginal Disney Studios. Hel.l11s1ey, Gilbert-one of the greatleachers of stage lighting; Prof. al the Lnil"ersitY of Wisconsin :Uld successor to IhUlS Sondheimer at tile 'iell' York City Opera. Kook. Edward F.-LSln FeliOlI" of lhe Instinile :Uld Presidelll 19-5---. co-follndcr of the CenllllY Ughting Comp:Ulr: thc "ko" of "Ieko": FOllnder's ;\ll"ard 19--1. Jonker. J. Deet-Preliollsh. \ice-President of Production Senices for ;\BC-T\" in 'iell" York citro and is nOlI" Senior \·P. Productions of Hadio Citl' ~lusic Iiall. LaRue. Michele-scenographer. IITiter on ,l!' chiteclllre. ~L~ Il"eli ,L~ :U1 established actress. It W~L~ her greal talelll al org;Ulizatioll that sen'edus wcll in 198-. Lee. Betsy-lhe l"elY import:Ult person next to and Ilife of ,\ling Cho Lee: den-mOLher to all COS. scenographers ;U1d Gr~Uld ~Iistress of ~ling's "Cl;unbakc··. 10&1 I l I I " '1 "