Bio

April is a set, costume, lighting and projection designer based in Calgary, Alberta. Recently she has worked with Vertigo Theatre, Citadel Theatre, The Belfry and Kill Your Television. She was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Costume Design for the critically acclaimed Last Days of Judas Iscariot produced by Birdland Theatre.

April is a faculty member and Chair of Drama at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. April holds an MFA Theatre Design from the University of Alberta and is President of the Board of Directors for the Associated Designers of Canada.

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.  April apprenticed in Rome, Italy with Scenotecnica Piu’, a company known for its fine craftmanship and majestic scenography.

Upcoming:

Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello on the UofC MainStage; directed by Val Campbell.

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