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"Great Expectations" SET DESIGN - Joanna Yu Neptune Theatre, Fountain Hall – Halifax, NS Director: George Pothitos Adapted by: George Pothitos Lighting: Kevin Fraser Projections: Ben Chaisson Photography: Timothy Richard Photography

This is the third session in a series of meet-ups hosted by the Designer-Director Xchange.

This month will feature our first guest speaker, set and costume designer Joanna Yu. Joanna has worked across a number of art forms - from theatre to dance to film. Together we will discuss how design can work in exciting ways to best serve an artistic form, and how form in turn can be shaped and influenced by design.

Following the chat will be drinks in Kensington Market and the chance to discuss any topic, share any thought, swig any beverage that your heart desires. All are welcome.

Date: Monday October 17th 2016
Time: Event: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Drinks: After!
Place: 79 St. George Street
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse - First Floor

Designer Director Xchange
The Designer-Director Xchange is a forum for designers, directors, and all who are passionate about visual and sonic aspects of performance to meet, share skills and resources and form vital creative relationships.
Through a monthly series of meetings, workshops and discussions we want create a space where creative minds can embolden and inspire one another, encourage a sense of community, and advance the dialogue around design for the theatre in this city.

Joanna Yu

Joanna Yu is a Toronto-based Set and Costume Designer working in Theatre, Film, and Dance. She has designed for The Stratford Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, The Theatre Centre, Why Not Theatre, Neptune Theatre, The Grand, The Blyth Festival, Factory Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, Cahoots Theatre Projects, Talk is Free Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Carousel Players, Tiger Princess Dance, NovaDance, BravoFACT!, Asli Films, Revolver Films, Spontaneously Combusted Films, the A.M.Y. Project, The Next Stage Festival, and Toronto Summerworks. She is also a guest artist/designer at Humber College, Sheridan College,  George Brown College, Ryerson University, Randolf Academy for the Arts and guest lectures at York University. Joanna has been an Assistant Designer with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Soulpepper, Canadian Opera Company (2 seasons), and The Stratford Festival (4 seasons).

She has won the Brian Jackson award, the Tanya award (Stratford Festival), and was nominated for the Virginia Myrtle Cooper award in Costume Design in 2013 and 2015. Joanna was recently nominated for her costume design for Nicolas Billon’s Butcher, which will be part of Mirvish Productions off-Mirvish 2017 season.

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