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Workshop (Calgary): Into the Designers Space

Workshop (Calgary): Into the Designers Space

Whether you’re producing your own show, or stepping into a process as a designer for the first time, an understanding of transforming your space is key. Design is the way in which we create the world of the show we wish to see. It can transport us, support us, and convey every theme and feeling with only a glance.

In this workshop, Kathryn Smith will guide you through a designers process; both with and without a budget; in a variety of spaces. She will provide visual and hands on learning for participants to transform their own space and witness how designers can support the story of the play, while being artful in their own right.

Topics covered will include:

  • From first ideas to opening night
  • How designs compliment each other
  • Designing on a budget
  • Hands on set decoration and lighting play

Space is limited; to participate in the workshop please register in advance through our box office by calling 403.246.2999 or email

All participants must 18 or older.

WHEN: March 22, 2020 (11:00 am – 5:00 PM)

COST: $60 (registration online, by phone or email)

WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level)

Refreshments will be served from 110:30 – 11:00 am so feel to come early and settle in.

This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts as part of the ‘Workshops by Request: Hometown Series’.

Online registration:

Kathryn Smith (she/her/they/them) is a designer, director, and creator who has worked across western Canada in puppetry, music, and clown. She is an Artistic Associate at Vertigo Theatre, and last year was Lunchbox Theatres RBC Emerging Director. Kathryn considers herself a ‘multi tool’ artist, jumping from design, to technician, to director, to producer, working under a variety of budgets, time constraints, and production teams. She is currently invested in projects for social change within communities, and is investing time in 2020 to become an artistic leader within Calgary. Select design/directing credits: inVISIBLE, A Chitenge Story, Between Us (Handsome Alice Theatre);Benefit, Safe Site Sessions, Bottle Picker Monologues (Downstage Theatre); A Beautiful View (Sage Theatre); Brave Girl, Care Takers, Pink Unicorn, In Flanders Fields (Lunchbox Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet, Hit Parade, Divine (New West Theatre); Amahl & the Night Visitors (Calgary Opera); Secret Garden (Theatre Calgary: Design Mentee); The Democratic Set (Inside Out Theatre); GIANT (Ghost River Theatre). Apart from theatre, she is also an award winning singer songwriter under the name KP Smith, and her music can be found on any popular streaming site.

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