April has worked on over 100 productions over the last 23 years. She has designed sets, costumes, lighting, and projections for companies such as The Only Animal, Vertigo Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Citadel Theatre, The Belfry Theatre and Kill Your Television.
April is an Associate Professor and Chair of Drama at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. She is a full member and past president of the Associated Designers of Canada. April is the project lead for World Stage Design 2021 to be held at the University of Calgary. Since moving to Calgary in 2010, April has become woven into the fabric of the community and works to support many local endeavours through her design and teaching practices.
In 2006 she shared the Siminovitch Protege Prize. In 2000 she recieved a Tyrone Guthrie Award at the Stratford Festival of Canada where she spent four seasons as an assistant designer. At the UofC April has received awards for Teaching Excellence and as an Emerging Researcher.
April apprenticed in Rome, Italy with Scenotecnica Piu’, a company known for its fine craftmanship and majestic scenography.
antigone lives* a new work by Susanna Fournier directed by Christine Brubaker at the University of Calgary.
Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Story by Joseph Goodrich directed by Haysam Kadri at Vertigo Theatre.
Machinal by Sophie Treadwell directed by Zachary McKendrick at the University of Calgary.