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Graduate Student Supervision
Master's Student Supervision (2010 - 2020)
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This paper documents and describes the design process and final Scenic design for the play The Changeling. The staged show was an adaptation of the original version of the Jacobean tragedy written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. The script was adapted by the MFA student Luciana Silvestre Fernandez, who also assumed the role of director. The show was produced by the Department of Theater & Film at the University of British Columbia. Various UBC faculties were involved in the project. The production was presented at the Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for The Performing Arts from January 16 to February 1, 2020, as part of the UBC Theater & Film 2019/2020 Season. The design process began in October 2019 with a design team comprised of UBC students Charlotte Chang (Costume Design), Zach Levis (Lighting Design) and Jacob Wan (Sound Design). I was the scenic designer and was assisted by Kallista Dittrick-Katevatis and Yujia Cao. The advisor for this production was Patrick Rizzotti and the Technical director was Derek Meehan. Several BFA students were involved in the construction of the set and selected BFA acting students performed it as part of their program.
This thesis explores how the theatre industry could adopt virtual reality into the creative set design process to provide a director with a walkthrough of a set before it is built. The aim is to create a better visual platform for communication between a director and a scenic designer, as well as enhance collaboration with the entire production team. I investigate different software to achieve a successful workflow that is used in a case study that involves creating a set design from start to finish with a director and other industry professionals. The results and responses are evaluated to establish if virtual reality will benefit the creative set design process and how it can be used in other creative streams in the industry.
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing was presented by the University of British Columbia’s Theatre Department in November 2018. The play was performed at the Frederic Wood Theatre and was the first mainstage production of the department’s 2018–2019 season. It was adapted and directed by UBC Theatre alumna Lois Anderson, with costume design by Erica Sterry, lighting design by Erika Champion and sound design by Mai Inagaki. This thesis report documents my scenic designs and Jacqueline Gilchrist's design process for the production.