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Mary Kerr

Jury Member, 2006

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Mary Kerr has a distinguished career in Canadian and international theatre, dance, opera, feature film and television, as well as exhibition and special events design. As a production designer she has created for such companies as The Canadian Opera Company, The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The New Zealand Opera, the Danny Grossman Dance Company, The National Ballet of Canada, The Shaw and The Stratford Festivals, and most of this country’s regional theatres. She was Production Designer for the 1994 Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Victoria.

Professional acknowledgements include seven Dora Mavor Moore Awards (14 nominations), three Sterling Awards, A Houston Film Award, and 5 Gemini and Gemineaux nominations. Mary has represented Canada at such juried international design competitions as the Prague Quadrennial (1983, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2019), and been a finalist in World Stage 2005 (Toronto), and 2009 (Seoul, Korea). Mary is one of seven designers featured in Natalie Rewa’s Scenography in Canada (U of T Press, 2004). 


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