DESIGNERS

BRUCE ALCOCK

ANIMATION

Bruce Alcock Newfoundland-born, Vancouver-based Bruce Alcock is an award-winning multimedia filmmaker and creative director. He studied Music Performance then Literary Studies at the University of Toronto, but in the end returned to his true love, animation. In addition to films like Impromptu, 54 Hours and At the Quinte Hotel, Alcock has directed more than 500 commercials and co-founded three animation studios: Cuppa Coffee (Toronto), Tricky Pictures (Chicago), and Global Mechanic (Vancouver). Working in a mix of all physical and digital techniques, Alcock is above all an experimental artist. He loves to mix commercial and artistic streams of production, combining professional rigour and creative abandon to make truly original work.

TREVOR SCHWELLNUS

SET DESIGN

Trevor Schwellnus is an Interdisciplinary artist and Scenographer who designs sets, lights, and video for performances with independent artists and companies since 2002. He was born on unceded Algonquin land. One of his chief obsessions is the intersection of design, dramaturgy, and cross-cultural art-making. Recent work includes: White Girls in Moccassins (Buddies in Bad Times), The House of Bernarda Alba (Modern Times), Our Fathers…(Tarragon), Here are the Fragments (Theatre Centre), Out the Window (Luminato), Nohayquiensepa (No one knows) (Aluna Theatre), Alien Creature (Theatre Passe Muraille), and dozens more. He redesigned Toronto’s Dora Award statuette in 2019, and has 6 Dora Awards.

ALLIE MARSHALL

COSTUME DESIGNER

Allie Marshall (she/her) is a costume designer and coordinator. Select design credits include: The Cave (Cave Collective), Paolozzapedia (Bad New Days), Italian Mime Suicide (Bad New Days); Stag and Doe, Garrison’s Garage (Blyth Festival). Assistant design: Swan Lake (National Ballet of Canada), Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Productions), Comedy of Errors, Guys and Dolls, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Alchemist, The Physicists (Stratford Festival), The Road to Paradise (Crows/Human Cargo). As a Head of Wardrobe Allie has worked with for Ross Petty Productions, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, LemonTree Creations, Blyth Festival, Obsidian Theatre, Theatre Francais De Toronto, and Factory Theatre. Currently, Allie works as the Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor at the National Ballet.

CHRISTOPHER ROSS-EWART

SOUND DESIGNER

Chris Ross-Ewart (he/him) is a sound designer, composer, and performer. Working across Canada, the US and the world, he designs for theatre, musical theatre, dance, film, podcasts and installations. He also works as a mental health worker at Insite, a safe consumption site, and would love to talk with you about legalising drugs and supporting your local harm reduction organisation. Credits, portfolio and contact info at
chrisross-ewart.com

ANDRE DU TOIT

LIGHTING DESIGNER

André du Toit is a lighting designer for live performance based in Toronto, although his designs have been seen across Canada and beyond. He has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design and has been nominated for twelve. He has also received a Toronto Theatre Critics Award and a My Theatre Award for best design and been nominated for a Capital Critic’s Circle Award. His recent designs include Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre); R+J (Stratford Festival of Canada) Getting Married, The Orchard (Shaw Festival); Now You See Her,Mouthpiece (Quote Unquote Collective); The Cave, Le Grand Continental (Luminato); Jerusalem (Outside the March/Company Theatre); Animal Farm, A Delicate Balance, Vimy, The 39 Steps, (Soulpepper); This Was the World,Guarded Girls, Harlem Duet (Tarragon Theatre); Italian Mime Suicide, Paolozzapedia, The Double (Bad New Days);Oraltorio (Obsidian/Soulpepper); Love and Information (Canadian Stage); The Assholes, As I Lay Dying (Theatre Smith-Gilmour); and on air (adelheid).

YESIM TOSUNER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Yesim has been working as a graphic designer, illustrator, and a multimedia designer for close to 20 years. She is best known for her unusual and elegant design work for CD packaging for which she won an Applied Arts Magazine Award in 2011.

As a multimedia artist Yesim worked in collaboration with John Southworth, Jane Bunnett, Ensemble Meduse and David Buchbinder. Her work has been shown in festivals and venues such as MA Scène Nationale (Montbéliard, France), the Sound Symposium (Newfoundland), Festival of the Sound (Parry Sound), IdeaCity, AGO, the Music Gallery (Toronto) and McGill University (Montreal).
www.backyarddesign.ca

PRODUCTION TEAM

COURTNEY PIKE

PRODUCTION MANAGER/ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Recent Credits: The Cherry Orchard (Modern Times Theatre Company), The Wedding Party (Crows Theatre/National Arts Centre), Toronto Sketch Comedy Fest, The Wolves (Crows Theatre/Howland Company), Just for Laughs Festival Montreal, Veld Festival. Other Credits: Debra DiGiovanni Live!(Crow’s Theatre), Ipperwash (Native Earth Performing Arts/Blyth Festival); La Cecchina (Royal Conservatory of Music)
Other: Professor of Technical Production and Stage Craft at Sheridan College, Leadership Fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and the University of Southern California Arts Leadership Program
Currently: Interim Producer at Crow’s Theatre
Upcoming: The Boy in The Moon (Associate Lighting Designer, Production Manager/Technical Director – Crow’s Theatre), The Flick (Production Manager/Technical Director – Outside the March/Crow’s Theatre), Stars:Together (Production Manager/Technical Director – Crow’s Theatre), Julius Caesar (Production Manager/Technical Director – Crow’s Theatre)

TAMARA PROTIC

STAGE MANAGER

Selected Credits: among men (Factory Theatre); Lady Sunrise (Factory Theatre); Peter Pan (Bad Hats Theatre/Soulpepper Theatre); In the Abyss (Political Movement); Knives in Hens (Coal Mine Theatre); The Cave (The Cave Collective); Philosopher’s Wife (Paradigm Productions); Prairie Nurse (Factory Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse); Poison (Coal Mine Theatre); Salt-Water Moon (Factory Theatre, WhyNot Theatre, Mirvish); S H E E T S (Veritas Theatre); Late Night (ZoomerMedia, Theatre Brouhaha); Faust (Theatre by the Bay); Byhalia, Mississippi (Cue6 Productions).

Tamara is thrilled to be back in the forest with these beautiful creatures.

NICOLE EUN-JU BELL

PROJECTION DESIGNER

Nicole Eun-Ju Bell is a Toronto based, mixed-race, multidisciplinary artist with a passion for performance and technology. She works mainly as a projection designer, stage manager, and XR artist. This past year she’s been the Assistant Production Manager at Theatre Passe Muraille. Other companies she’s worked with include Factory Theatre, Single Thread Theatre Company, CanadianStage, Safeword, The A.M.Y Project, and b current. Her work has been presented at international and local festivals including: Prague Quadrennial, Next Stage, Summerworks and Toronto Fringe. She is also a member of the curation team for Canada’s Student Exhibit for Prague Quadrennial 2023.