My research entails both my own creative practice in theatre and film design as well as the study of theatrical design in Canada as an art form. This involves investigation into theatrical design in its social and historical context and the place of scenography in the creation of a theatrical performance. As a new field of research, it entails the reanimation of archival material using a variety of new and traditional media.
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.