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Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
113 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 05, at 11:55 PM EDT
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World Stage Design (WSD) is about individual designs by talented and critical thinking designers from all around the world. The students of the CMU School of Drama have the opportunity to meet with these designers, attend workshops given by them, see up to 125 performances that these theatre makers have worked on, and some even have research that requires them to talk to as many people from around the world as they can in the 9 days of the exposition. 

Where is it?

WSD is in Taipei this year, and it likely won't ever be there again, since WSD happens every four years and rotates around the world. This is a groundbreaking opportunity for our educations and careers. 

Why contribute?

The money we raise will go to funding our flights to Taipei. A flight costs anywhere between $800 and $1200, so our $10,000 goal will help fund about 10 round-trip tickets, depending on where each of us originate. Alternatively our $10,000 goal will cover most or all of the room and board costs for the 17 students who intend to go. Anything we raise above our goal will be given to the students who need it most, and if we reach more than one of our stretch goals, we'll be able to finance educational visits to museums, and see performances outside the festival while we're there. 

Please use the levels at the right as a guide, but know that every little bit helps. 

Choose a giving level



At this giving level, you will fund a day of eating in Taipei. You could personally finance one of the American students' first experiences with stinky tofu! You will also receive a personalized silly thank you email from one of the three project leaders.



This level of giving is the equivalent of paying for 1 night of stay for a student in Taipei. Giving at the Hostel-a-vista level assures that a student has good night’s rest to take full advantage of a very full day at WSD! You will receive an email with a group photo in Taipei as a thank you.


Food for the Weak

This level of giving is the equivalent of paying for all of a student’s food expenses while in Taipei. At this giving level, you will help us to avoid the fate of the starving artist! As a thank you, you will receive a social media shout out and the previous levels of thank you as well.


Goodnight Taipei 101

This level of giving is the equivalent of paying for 5 days of lodging for a student in Taipei. At this giving level, you are ensuring that a student can have a good night’s sleep for half their stay in Taipei! You will receive a real, live handwritten thank you note from us, as well as all the previous thank yous.


Ticket to Ride

This level of giving pays for 1 one-way ticket for a student, so you are sending a student to World Stage Design! As a token of our thanks, you'll receive a thank you video by email from the group from Taipei, as well as the thank you tokens from lower levels.


There and Back Again

This level of giving pays for round-trip airfare for 1 student, so you are sending a student to Taipei AND bringing them back! You will receive all previous thank yous, a personal handwritten thank you note, and a sketch done by a student in Taipei.

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