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Astrid Janson

Designer Biography

Astrid Janson's set and costume design work has been seen on stages across Canada, from the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland, to the Pacific Opera in Victoria, BC. Canadian theatres include 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival, 8 seasons for Soulpepper Theatre, The Shaw Festival, The Canadian Opera Co., Canadianstage, Citadel Theatre, The National Ballet, the National Arts Centre., the Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Segal Centre, and most smaller theatres in Toronto. She designed the costumes for 12 of Michael Hollingsworth's "Village of the Small Huts" play cycle for VideoCabaret. Her television career includes award winning films, specials and series. Internationally, Astrid has designed in Amsterdam, Paris, Sweden, Russia, Philadelphia, Houston and New York.

Astrid was an Assistant Profe­ssor of Theatre Design at University College at the University of Toronto for 14 years and was a guest lecturer at many other universities including York, Queens and The Shanghai Academy of Art.

She has been recognized with numerous awards for her design work, including 16 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Gemini Award and the Silver Ticket Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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