File MS-3-1, OS Folder 277 - Mesa

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Mesa

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MS-3-1, OS Folder 277

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  • 2010 (Creation)
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    Morris-Poultney, D'Arcy
  • February 5, 2010 (Creation)
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    Vardy, Leigh Ann

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3 pages ; 91 x 59 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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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 set design drawings and a copy of the light plot design for Neptune Theatre's production of "Mesa," directed by Charlie Rhindress and designed by D'Arcy Morris-Poultney (set) and Leigh Ann Vardy (lights).

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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 "Mesa."

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  • Oversize-folder: MS-3-1, OS Folder 277