Recently graduated Theatre School and want to further explore the technical side of things? Check out this panel showcasing the different ways you can work in theatre offstage.
Join us in Hart House Theatre on Monday, June 26 from 7 - 9:30 pm to learn about the various career paths available for those looking to work in the design and technical side of theatre. Featuring Sound Designer, Composer, and Field Recordist Thomas Ryder Payne, Set, Costume, and Projection Designer Julia Kim and Vice President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 58 and Co-Founder of Live Event Community Morgan Myler. These three professionals will discuss their careers in theatre and how you can have one too!
This workshop is FREE and open to ALL with registration.
Julia Kim is a set, costume, and projection designer based in Toronto. She graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) with a BFA (Hons.) in Performance Production in 2015. She’s been working mostly in Southern Ontario, designing for independent theatre and dance productions, and working as an assistant designer at Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival.
In 2020, she was nominated for Pauling McGibbon Award. For the past two years, she worked as a resident designer at Motyer-Fancy Theatre at Mount Allison University.
Morgan Myler is a highly experienced professional in the live events and entertainment industry, with a diverse background in safety training, technical direction, and event production. As the Vice President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 58 and Co-Founder of Live Event Community, Morgan is an industry advocate focused on improving working conditions and mental health support for his fellow stagehands through his union work and campaigns such as #lightuplive . With a strong commitment to safety education, Morgan also serves as a safety instructor at the Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC), teaching courses such as Working at Heights. As a knowledgeable and passionate speaker, Morgan brings a wealth of experience and insight into the unique challenges and opportunities within the live events and entertainment sector.
Thomas Ryder Payne
Thomas Ryder Payne is a composer and sound designer for theatre, dance and film. Selected past theatre work includes designs for National Arts Centre, Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Mirvish Productions, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Murialle, Young People’s Theatre, Crow’s Theatre, Modern Times, Aluna, Buddies in Bad Times, Theatre Gargantua, Nightwood Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Theatre Calgary, GCTC, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and many others. Thomas has received six Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
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