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Bretta Gerecke

Finalist, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2015

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Bretta Gerecke is a set, costume and lighting designer who is based in Edmonton and London and works internationally. She is the resident designer at Catalyst Theatre where she has designed 16 world premieres which have toured globally including New York, London, Edinburgh and Toronto. Some recent productions include: Allavita (Cirque du Soleil) The Diary of Anne Frank (Stratford Festival), Alice Through the Looking Glass (Stratford Festival), The Magic Flute (Edmonton Opera) and Elephant Wake(Catalyst Theatre).

She is the recipient of over twenty five awards for Set, Lighting and Costume Design; The Enbridge Award for Best Emerging Artist; The Global Women of Vision Award; and Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40. She has recently illustrated her first children’s book, and she is representing Canada this year in Prague at the Scenography Quadrennial and in Moscow for the exhibit Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990–2015. Bretta designed a summer home on Devil’s Lake, Alberta, is a marathon runner and continues her work as an Archaeological Illustrator. She has a Bachelor degree in Interior Design and a Masters degree in Fine Arts Theatre Design.


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