File MS-3-1, OS Folder 301 - Blue horses and Class project

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Blue horses and Class project

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MS-3-1, OS Folder 301

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  • July 1995 - August 31, 1995 (Creation)
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    Morris-Poultney, D'Arcy

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3 pages ; 91.5 x 61 cm or smaller

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D'Arcy Morris-Poultney is a Canadian set, lighting, and costume designer. He has worked with several theatre companies, including Neptune Theatre, Onelight Theatre, and Mulgrave Road Theatre. He has received three Robert Meritt Awards for Outstanding Set Design of "The Toxic Bus Incident" (with Onelight Theatre); Outstanding Costume Design of "A Christmas Carol: The Musical" (with Neptune Theatre); and Outstanding Costume Design of "The Veil" (with Onelight Theatre, Neptune Theatre, and Mermaid Theatre). More recently, he worked as the Executive Director for the Cecilia Concert Series (2015-2017), and he currently works as a Small Business Advisor at Scotiabank in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He received a BA in Political Science and Economics from Bishop's University (1987); Diploma in set and costume design from the National Theatre School in Montreal, Quebec (1992); Certificate in set and costume design from the Banff Centre for the Arts (1993); Certificate in Computer Graphics from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2001); and Certificate in Small Business Management from Dalhousie University (2004).

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File contains annotated copies of the set designs for Neptune Theatre's school tour productions of "Blue Horses" and "Class Project," directed by Jennette White and designed by D'Arcy Morris-Poultney.

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  • English

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Also see MS-3-1, Box 193, Folder 10 and MS-3-1, Box 151, Folder 7 (technical records); MS-3-1, Box 193, Folder 6 (annotated production script); MS-3-1, Box 193, Folder 11 (daily tour reports); MS-3-1, Box 193, Folder 12 and MS-3-1, Box 151, Folder 5 (rehearsal schedule and notes); MS-3-1, Box 193, Folder 8 (school contracts); MS-3-1, Box 151, Folder 2 (show reports); MS-3-1, Box 193, Folder 9 (study guides); MS-3-1, Box 193, Folder 13 (touring itinerary, contact list and tour logs); MS-3-1, Box 151, Folder 8 (correspondence, cast list, schedules); and MS-3-1, Box 151, Folder 6 (study guides and tour summary).

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Original Neptune Theatre catalogue number: Young Neptune 16

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  • Oversize-folder: MS-3-1, OS Folder 301