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Itai Erdal

Finalist, 2018

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An award-winning lighting designer, writer and performer, Itai is the artistic director of Elbow Theatre in Vancouver. Itai has designed lighting for over 250 shows, for companies such as the Stratford Festival (10 productions), Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper, Factory Theatre, Citadel Theatre and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, as well as companies in London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Salvador, Brazil. He has won four Jessie Richardson Awards, the Jack King Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award, Victoria’s Spotlight Choice Award, a Guthrie Award and the Design Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival. Itai’s one-man show How to Disappear Completely (The Chop, directed by James Long) has had 24 remounts in 19 cities and continues to tour nationally and internationally. He has also co-written and performed in A Very Narrow Bridge, This Is Not a Conversation and Hyperlink for Elbow Theatre.


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