Drama

Robert Shannon

A Robert Shannon design.

Design by Robert Shannon


Education

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design, University of Alberta, 1985.

Josef Svoboda Master Class (Scenography), Banff Centre – School of Fine Arts, 1982.

Bachelor of Arts (Dramatic Studies), University of Winnipeg, 1980.

Major Career Achievements

Associate Professor, Theatre Design, Department of Drama, University of Alberta, July 2012-present.

Assistant Professor, Theatre Design, Department of Drama, University of Alberta. 2007-2012.

Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Drama, University of Alberta. 2011-present.

Resident Designer, Theatre Network, 1993–1998

Resident Designer, Great West Summer Theatre, 1993–1994.

Resident Designer, Nexus Theatre, 1983-1987.

Awards

The Alberta Centennial Medal. 2005

Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Outstanding Set Design. 1996

Exhibitions

Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015, A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow, Russia, 2015.

Imprints of Process, Place Des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, 2008.

Imprints of Process, National Arts Centre Of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 2007.

Prague Quadrennial, Professional Competitive Exhibition, Canadian National Exhibit, Palace of Industry, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007.

Prelude to Prague, Queen’s Quay Gallery, Harbourfront, Toronto, International Theatre Festival, 1998.

Stage Design in Canada, The Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, 1998.

Recent Credits

THE THREEPENNY OPERA, by Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill, trans. Elisabeth Hauptmann, Dir. Brian Deedrick, Studio Theatre, Set, Lighting and Projected Media Design

LOVEPLAY, by Moira Buffini, Dir. Jan Selman, Studio Theatre, Set and Costume Design.

THE MISSIONARY POSITION. By Greg MacArthur. Dir. Jan Selman. Studio Theatre, LLARS Design with Lee Livingstone, Set Lighting and Projected Media

THE GHOST SONATA. By August Strindberg. Dir. Jessica Carmichael. Studio Theatre, LLARS Design with Lee Liningstone,  Set, Lighting and Projected Media Design.

THE INVENTION OF ROMANCE, by Conni Massing, dir by Tracy Carroll, Workshop West Theatre. Premiere Production, Set and Lighting Design.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. by Richard O"Brien. Dir. Mark Bellamy, The Wright Theatre, Mount Royal University, Calgary. Set and Costume Design.   

YELLOW MOON. By David Greig, Dir Jan Selman, Studio Theatre, Set and Lighting Design.

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. By Tom Stoppard, Dir. Glenda Stirling, The Wright Theatre, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Set Design

HAY FEVER, Mount Royal Theatre, dir. J P Fournier, Set and Costume design.

THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, Studio Theatre, dir. Brian Deedrick, Costume Design.

A LA GAUCHE DE DIEU, L’ UniTheatre, dir. Daniel Cournoyer, Costume Design.

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Opera On The Avalon, dir. James Marvel, music dir. Judith Yan, Production Design.

ALBERT HERRING, Opera On The Avalon, dir. Rob Herriot, music dir. Ty Patterson, Production Design.

SPINE, Olympic Arts Festival/ Studio Theatre, dir. Bob Frazer, Set Design.

L’HOMME DU HASARD, L’UniTheatre, dir. Guido Tondino, Costume Design.

LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Edmonton Opera, dir. Rob Herriot, Lighting Design.

BLACK COMEDY, U of A Studio Theatre, dir. Kim Mccaw, Set Design.

THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, Mount Royal University, dir. Glenda Stirling, Set and Costume design.

ASSASSINS, U of A Studio Theatre, dir. Clinton Carew, Costume design.

ROBERTO ZUCCO, U of A Studio Theatre, dir. Stefan Dzeparoski, Set, Lighting and Projected Media Design.

THE EDMONTON QUEEN, Fringe Theatre Adventures, dir. Gina Moe, Set and Property Design.

KUPALO, Shumka Dancers, dir. Dave Ganert, Costume Design.

Recent Graduate Supervision

Robyn Ayles, MFA Theatre Design, Tribes, 2014-15

Jamie Plumber, MFA Theatre Design, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, 2012-13.

Jennifer Goodman, MFA Theatre Design, Eurydice, 2010-11.

April Viczko, MFA Theatre Design, Twelfth Night, 2007-08.