File MS-3-1, OS Folder 294 - Gideon's blues

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Gideon's blues

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MS-3-1, OS Folder 294

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  • January 2, 1996 (Creation)
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    Vardy, Leigh Ann
  • September 15, 1995 (Creation)
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    Osler, Stephen

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7 pages ; 83 x 65 cm or smaller

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Stephen Osler is a scenic designer, artist, and intaglio print maker based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has worked with various theatre companies, including Neptune Theatre in Halifax and the Ship's Company in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (mid-1980s-1990s). He attended the Ontario College of Art and Design before beginning his career in the Atlantic Provinces. He also worked as the art director for CBC's "This Hour has 22 Minutes" (2009-2010) and was the production designer for the films "One Heart Broken into Song" (1999); "Violet" (2000); "Young Triffie's Been Made Away With" (2006); and the television series "The Industry" (2001-2003).

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Leigh Ann Vardy is a lighting designer born and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has worked as a designer for theatre and dance companies across Canada, including the Globe Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Soulpepper Theatre, Factory Theatre, The Segal Centre, Centaur Theatre, The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and the Charlottetown Festival, among many others. She has won five Robert Merritt Awards for design and has been nominated for the Siminovitch Prize. She is an instructor and coach at the National Theatre School of Canada.

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File contains original and annotated copies of set designs for Neptune Theatre's Studio production of "Gideon's Blues," directed by Richard Donat and designed by Stephen Osler. The file also contains a copy of the light plot design for this production, drawn by Leigh Ann Vardy.

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  • English

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See the production records for this play in the Neptune Theatre fonds (MS-3-1) under the series "Production records," subseries "Gideon's Blues."

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Original Neptune Theatre catalogue number: Studio Series 14

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  • Oversize-folder: MS-3-1, OS Folder 294