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Design Artists

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Eric Chad

Video/Projection Design & Show Control/Integration

Eric Chad is an interactive projection artist and show control/integration specialist based in Vancouver, B.C. Eric’s work blends interactive elements, generative design, and live tracking into his love for natural forms, and creates work that is as fun to watch as it is to perform within. Eric is one of the founding members, and the current Technical Director of Lobe Studio in Vancouver BC, the first permanent 4DSound venue in North America. Eric’s recent credits include Sanctuary: The Dakota Bear Ancient Forest Experience, works with Action at a Distance (Graveyards and Gardens), Out Innerspace Dance Theatre (Bygones, Major Motion Picture), Shay Kuebler Radical System Art (Epilogos, Feasting on Famine, Telemetry), Kidd Pivot (Revisor, Betroffenheit)), Chuthis. Group ( -in3s- , Smile Masking, Face Her), Joe Ink (4our). Eric received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University.

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Debbie Courchene

Technical Direction 

Debbie Courchene is Anishinaabe kwe with family ties to Sagkeeng Nation and Rolling River in Manitoba. She has been a Technical Director and Production Manager for numerous productions in theatre, dance & film and television. She has shown passion for creating spaces that include Indigenous, Black, POC and LGBTQ2S communities. She expresses advocacy by creating inclusive, and informative spaces for people in the Arts. Trained at the Banff Centre in live audio and lighting, her years of work as a Technical Director has actualized hundreds of productions including, including recent works with Seventh Fire (Delinquent Theatre), Iron Peggy (Boca Del Lupo), Weaving Reconciliation (Vancouver Moving Theatre), Moosemeat & Marmalade (Mooswa Films Inc), Empress of Vancouver (Lantern Films Inc), 1976 (Dana Michel), Have Several (Zoja Smutny), [MSM] Men seeking men (LemonTree Productions), Weesageechak Festival (Native Earth Performing Arts).

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Kate De Lorme

Sound Design & Composition

Kate is a Sound Artist who’s work integrates immersive spatial sound landscapes and technology. She graduated from UBC in 2015 with a BFA, majoring in Theatre Design and Production and has a certification in Audio Engineering. Kate has been working in sound design since the age of 16, highly involved and interested in sound’s effect on an audience. Her work has been primarily in live performance with a large focus on contemporary dance. Kate is the Co-founder of Lobe Spatial Sound Studio in Vancouver, BC. lobestudio.ca katedelorme.com. Select design credits include: Epilogos, Telemetry, Feasting on Famine (Radical Systems Art); Graveyards and Gardens (Action at a Distance | Caroline Shaw); Bygones, Major Motion Picture (Out Innerspace Dance Theatre); Sta/g-mos (Kate De Lorme Design).

Christopher David Gauthier

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Costume Design

Born in Toronto and raised with care in Canada, USA, England and France, I am happily self-transplanted to Vancouver, BC.
The son of a philosopher and a homemaker and committed literacy advocate/teacher who ensured my early life was culturally rich, add two intelligent, strong willed, loving siblings to keep me on my toes, and home life (whether in Toronto or the south of France) was never boring.
Literature, Theatre, Art, and Music were all an integral part of my upbringing.
I first attended university in Pittsburg PA in the 80s focusing on English Literature and Theatre. I had decided to be an actor, but after experiencing debilitating stage fright my focus shifted to Costume Design.
Moving back to Canada I discovered myself inching into the retail field, with stops in food and beverage service and management along the way, I ended up specializing in menswear and Formalwear. 
(Looking at the current "fashion" for too tight suits, short at cuff and sleeve curls my toes in agony!)
However the call of theatre was never far away.
Believing that there is no age limit on learning and our ability to reinvent ourselves (with a mother who studied Art History, Italian [and even a little German] in her 60s-70s and a father who in his 80s is still writing, it is perhaps not surprising) I decided to return to school when I moved to BC and focus on theatre design and production/administration.

I have always been intrigued by the way we as a society depict ourselves.Theatre is just one way we do that.

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Dan O'Shea

Video Design 

Daniel O’Shea makes theatre, designs projections, and creates films, using technology and

design as a keystone to support narrative and deepen dramaturgy. In his own works PKD

Workshow (2013) and Are we not drawn onward to new era (2018), Daniel employs a low-fi DYI

aesthetic, exposing the guts of the performance machinery in parallel to the convoluting the

ideas spectating. In 2020 he completed his first feature length film collaboration centred around

pre-extradition bill Hong Kong. His work focuses on states of presence, unbalancing

audienceship and novel constructions of light through design and new media. Daniel’s artistic

research has explored the ephemeral nature of a ‘self’, interruptions of technology on human

processes, and the results cognitive dissonance.

Daniel’s work has been seen in Canada and internationally. He is a founding member of A Wake

Of Vultures. Daniel is engaged with Vancouver’s thriving contemporary performance scene and

often engages in crossover with indie film and the digital arts.

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Amelia Scott

Video Design 

Amelia Scott is a video designer, projection technologist, and new media artist working in theatre, opera, dance, and beyond. Based out of Montreal and working across Canada, she uses scenic design and interactive performance tools to create interactive installations and public transformed spaces. She is also an instructor of Video Technology and Design at The National Theatre School of Canada. Recent credits include: A Love Letter to Emily C (Handsome Alice Theatre); Towards Youth (Crow’s Theatre/Project Humanity); The Assembly/L’Assemblée (Porte Parole); Speculation (Leslie Ting); The Magic Flute (Opera Nuova); Nomadic Tempest (Caravan Stage Company). 

Robert Songergaard

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Light Design

Robert has been working as a lighting designer for over two decades in all genres of the entertainment industry.  His design credits span from Dance, Theatre and Opera to International Sporting Ceremonies, Film, Television and Rock & Roll. Robert has had the opportunity to design for Radical System Art, Kidd Pivot, Ballet BC, Company 605, Nederlands Dans Theatre, Royal Swedish Ballet, Luzern Theatre, and Movent where he collaborated with artists such as Shay Kuebler,  Crystal Pite, Aszure Barton, Donald Sales, Dana Gingras, Peter Chu, Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin. His work with Crystal Pite on A Picture of You Falling was nominated for a Knights of Illumination Award. As a designer for theatre, Roberts work has been seen at The Arts Club, Royal City Musical Theatre, URP and Align Entertainment and on international tours, including We Will Rock You for Annerin Productions and Helen Lawrence for the Arts Club/Canadian Stage.  He has numerous award nominations and has won 3 Ovation Awards for Outstand Lighting Design. In addition to the Arts, Robert also works as a production designer for international televised sporting events and large-scale music festivals.  Notable TV credits include Opening and Closing Ceremonies for numerous games including the 2010 Paralympics, 2017 Invictus Games, 2007/11/15/19 Canada Winter Games, 2017 Canada Summer Games, and 10 Grey Cup Halftime Shows for the CFL.