The International Mentorship Program, a joint initiative between Scenography Today, Opera for Peace, and UNITA for Future, has announced its selection of emerging set designers who will participate in the program. These are:
- Alejandra Escobedo from Tijuana, Mexico, mentored by acclaimed set designer Gary McCann
- Nthabiseng Malaka from Johannesburg, South Africa, to be mentored by industry veteran Christian Schmidt
- Antonio Saucedo Azpe from Mexico City, Mexico, under the tutelage of renowned set designer Paolo Fantin
In the coming months, the mentees will partake in a comprehensive program designed to enhance their professional development, deepen their understanding of the industry, and extend their connections within the international professional community.
The participants will benefit from individualized guidance provided by their established mentors, attend masterclasses led by prominent industry experts, and gain hands-on experience at a major theatre working alongside their mentors.
The International Mentorship Program aims to cultivate the talents, expertise, and global network of these emerging set designers, equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to fulfill their potential in the competitive world of theatre and opera.
The program organizers express their appreciation to the senior set designers for generously offering their knowledge, experience, and networks to this new generation of artists. Their contributions help shape the future of the international cultural landscape.
As the emerging artists start their journey, stay informed of their experiences and accomplishments throughout the program by following related updates.