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Itai Erdal

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.

Stéphanie Jasmin

UBU co-artistic director Stéphanie Jasmin has a degree in art history from the École du Louvre in Paris, with a specialty in contemporary art, and a BA in filmmaking from Concordia University in Montreal. On joining the company in 2000, she began contributing her knowledge of visual arts and her command of the language of video and film to Denis Marleau’s ongoing exploration of new technologies. In addition to acting as artistic collaborator and/or co-director, she has designed the video for more than 30 UBU productions and designed the sets for more than half of them. She has written and directed two original stage plays, a portrait of sculptor Michel Goulet (Éditions Varia, 2007) and a number of specialized texts on the theatre. Since 2005, she has also been working as a dramaturg with several Quebec women choreographers. She regularly hosts creative workshops in Montreal and Europe.

Camellia Koo

Camellia is a Toronto-based designer for theatre, opera and dance. Recent theatre collaborations include designs for Cahoots Theatre Projects, Factory Theatre, Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, National Arts Centre and Tarragon Theatre. Opera collaborations include designs for Against the Grain, Boston Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera, Helikon Opera (Moscow), Minnesota Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Tapestry New Opera. She is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Camellia has received six Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Toronto), a Sterling Award (Edmonton), a Chalmers Award Grant, shared the 2006 Siminovitch Protégé Prize, Third Prize Team 2011 European Opera Directing Prize, and the 2016 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design. Upcoming projects include designs for Hansel and Gretel (Edmonton Opera), Shawnadithit (Tapestry New Opera), La Bohème (Santa Fe Opera) and The Mahabharata (Why Not/Shaw Festival).

Alexander MacSween

Alexander MacSween is a Montreal-based sound designer, composer and musician. He has worked with Alberta Theatre Projects, Marie Brassard, Daniel Brooks, Brigitte Haentjens, François Girard, Robert Lepage, Necessary Angel, Le Nouveau Théâtre Experimental and the Stratford Festival, where he recently completed his sixth season. Alexander also teaches workshops in live sound processing for the performing arts and works regularly as a design coach in both language sections of the National Theatre School of Canada. He is the recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Le Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec. He has won the Prix Gascon-Roux for outstanding music and sound design and has been twice nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in that same category. Upcoming projects include productions by Human Cargo, Soulpepper and Porte Parole, as well as Marie Brassard’s new solo show, An Introduction to Violence.

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