Since 1980, I have created set and costume, mask and puppet design for dance and theatre. I have closely collaborated with R. Murray Schafer on the works of the Patria cycle, including The Princess of the Stars (which I designed and directed), RA at the Ontario Science Centre and the Holland Festival and The Alchemical Theatre of Hermes Trismegistos staged in Liège, Belgium and at Toronto’s Union Station. Past works include set and costume designs for Robert Desrosiers’ Corridors, Blue Snake and UltraCity and Debra Brown's Apogée, costume design for Walt Disney’s World on Ice productions and the creation of a visual spectacle for the New Year's Eve Millennium celebration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. My theatre design work for Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Nigredo Hotel and Phyzikal Theatre Company’s Flesh and Clay have been nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award. Awards and grants include the Ontario Arts Council’s 1994 Design Jury Award, and grants from the Canada Council and SSHRC. My wife Diana Smith (costume designer) and I were among the Canadian exhibitors at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial of Scenography where we received "Honourable Scenographer" awards from OISTAT.
My main research focus is the exploration of theatrical space and scenography for site specific and environmental theatre. My current project is Asterion: A Journey Through the Labyrinth (www.patria.org/Asterion).