Karyn McCallum






2015 Winner SATAward for best set design It's a Wonderful Life at Persephone Theatre

2014 recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award for design. "The award is presented to a member of Ontario’s professional theatre community in the early stages of his or her career who has displayed a unique talent and a potential for excellence".Press Release

Nominated for the 2015 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume design.

Best set design of 2006 for Metamorphoses- Critics Choice media Award, Victoria BC.

. Nominated for set design for Creation at the National Arts Centre 2012 Capitol Critic's Circle, Ottawa

Nominated for Jessie Richardson Awards in 2008: Outstanding Set Design- Small Theatre category

Nominated for Outstanding Set Design- Large Theatre category

Nominated for Outstanding Costume Design Small Theatre category.

Nominated for Jessie Richardson Awards in 2009: Outstanding Set Design- Small Theatre category.



MFA Theatre Design - University of Victoria 2006

BA Visual Art/Theatre, Brock University 2002
Design Credits:

2015 : Set and costume Design for Art. Directed by Jack Grinhaus, Theatre NorthWest, BC.


2015: Costume Design for Seeds. Directed by Kim Collier, Blyth Festival Theatre, Blyth, Ont.


2015 : Set Design for 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Directed by Julia Jamison, Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon..


2015: Set and Costume Design for Melancholy Play. Directed by Jeffrey Pufahl, Collective Space, Toronto.https://nowtoronto.com/stage/theatre/review-sad-sarah/


2014: Set Design for It's a Wonderful Life. Directed by Peter Jorgenson, Persephone Thetare, Saskatoon.


2014: Design Assistant to Michael Levine for Between Worlds. Directed by Deborah Warner, English National Opera, London.


2014: Designer/Collaborator for Stare.Print.Blue. Directed by Antje Budde, Open Space Festival, Berlin.


2014: Set Design for Leading Ladies. Directed by Johnna Wright, Persephone Thetare, Saskatoon.


2014: Set Design for Dib and Dob. Directed by Pablo Felices-Luna, Carousel Players, St. Catharines, ON.


2013: Set and Costume Design for Flesh and Other Fragments of Love. Directed by Richard Rose, Tarragon Theatre. https://nowtoronto.com/stage/theatre/flesh-and-other-fragments-of-love/.


2013: Set and Projection Design for development workshop That Fitful Strain of Melancholy. Directed by Alistair Newton, Tarragon Near Studio,Toronto.


2013: Set Design Henry and Alice. Directed by Johnna Wright, Theatre North West, Prince George BC.


2013: Projection Design and Annimation for Forest in my Room. Directed by Pablo Felices-Luna, Carousel Playerst, St. Catharines, ON.


2012: Production design The Secret Mask. Directed by Ann Hodges, Great Canadian Theatre Company Ottawa


2012: Production design Terre Haute. Directed by Alistair Newton, Summerworks Festival Toronto.


2012: Production design A Midsummernight's Dream. Directed by Richard Rose, Canadian Stage- at High Park Amphitheatre Toronto.


Feb 2012: Set and Costume Design for Creation by Peter Anderson. Directed by Peter Hinton, National Arts Centre.


2011:Set and Costume Design for Forests, by Wajdi Mouawad. Directed by Richard Rose at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto.


2010: Set Design for The Hobbit, Directed by Leslie Bland. Kaleidoscope Theatre, British Columbia.


2010: Associate Designer-Set/Projections: The List, Designer set/Costume/Projection-Denyse Karn. Nightwood Theatre/ Canadian Stage, Directed By Kelly Thornton. Berkely St. Theatre Toronto.


2010: Set Design for Guys and Dolls, Directed by Peter Jorgenson. The Remarkable Emily Carr directed by Sarah Rodgers. Munsch Ado about Nothing, Directed by Morgan McLeod, Chemainus Theatre, British Columbia.


2010: Set and costume design for Big Love, by Charles Mee, Directed by Gyllian Raby, Sean O'sullivan Theatre St. Catherines ON.


2009: Set Costume and prop design for Peter Pan, Directed by Ruth Smillie, Globe Theatre Regina.


2009: Set and Costume Design for - Where the River Meets the Sea, by Patti Flather, Directed by Brenda Leadlay, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver.


2009: Set and Costume design for Art of Murder, by Joe Dipietro, directed by Mark Bellamy, Gateway Theatre, Richmond and Vertigo Theatre, Calgary.


2008: Set and Projection design for Guys and Dolls, directed by Sarah Rodgers for the Gateway Theatre.


2008: Set design for Blind Spot, by Meghan Gardiner, directed by Patrick McDonald for Green Thumb Theatre


2008: Set design for Leading Ladies, by Ken Ludwig, directed by Johnna Wright, Gateway Theatre


2008: Projection Design for Bye Bye Baby, by Elyse Gasco, directed by Brenda Leadlay, Presentation House Theatre- North Vancouver.


2008: Set, costume and projection design for Lysistrata, directed by Thrasso Petras, Douglas College.


2008: Set and costume design Shirley Valentine, directed by Rachel Ditor, Gateway Theatre Richmond.


2007: Set design for My Fair Lady directed by Sarah Rodgers, Gateway Theatre Richmond, BC. Nominated for Jessie Award.


2007: Set and costume design for première of Radio Daze, by Joao Canhoto, directed by Simon Johnston. Gateway Theatre, Richmond BC.


2007: Set design Tree Boy by Michele Riml, directed by Patrick McDonald, Greeen Thumb Theatre.


2007: Set and costume design Triumph of Love, Vancouver East Cultural Centre for Blackbird Theatre, Directed by Johnna Wright. Jessie Richardson award winner Outstanding Production. Nominated for Jessie awards for set and costume.


2007: Assistant projection designer to Mode Design Studios- projection design team on Frobisher. Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary. For the Banff Centre/Calgary Opera.

2007: Set Design for Woman , Idiot, Lunatic, Criminal. by Marion Bridge, directed by Renee Iacci, Norman Rothstein Theatre for Shameless Hussey Productions, Vancouver.

2006: Set design set for Charlotte’s Web for Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Leslie Bland, McPherson Playhouse, Victoria.

2006: Assistant Lighting Designer to Michael Whitfield, The Magic Flute. Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada.

2006: Thesis production: Set and projection design for première of Tyrants, by Paul Ledoux and Jacob Richmond, Directed by Brian Richmond, University of Victoria.

2005: Set design for Metamorphoses, by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Jennifer Capraru. University of Victoria. Winner of the critics Choice Award.

2005: Set and projection design for première of That Elusive Spark by Janet Munsil. Directed by Linda Moore. University of Victoria.

2004:- Assistant to designers at Tarragon Theatre Toronto. Project included the creation of www.simpl.ca, an interactive web site about Peter Froelich’s new play Simpl. Thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Professional Development Grant.

2004- Projection design and assistant to Designer Sue LePage on première of Capture Me, Written and Directed by Judith Thompson.

2004- Set and Costume design, Dib and Dob and the Journey Home, by David S.Craig and Robert Morgan, directed by Kim Selody, Carousel Players, St. Catharines.

2002- Set and Costume design, An Experiment with An Air Pump, by Shelagh Stevenson Directed by Gyllian Raby, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.



Ryerson University: School of Theatre- DesignCommunication II (model Building)1st year- Winter Terml term 2013

Ryerson University: School of Theatre- DesignCommunication III (Vectorworks )2nd year- Winter Terml term 2013

Ryerson University: School of Theatre- Costume Design 3rd year- Fall term 2013

Ryerson University: School of Theatre- Scenic Painting 3rd and 4th year- Fall term 2013

Ryerson University: School of Theatre- Design Communication I-1st year- Fall term 2013

Ryerson University: School of Theatre- Costume Design 3rd year- Fall term 2011

University of Victoria: Scenic Painting at to 3rd year BFA design majors 2005-06.

Brock University: Scenic Art for 3rd year Theatre Majors in BA program 2003

Brock University: Theatre Design for 3rd year Theatre majors in BA program 1998-2001

Brock University: Drafting for 2nd year Theatre majors in BA program 1998-2001

Brock University: Lectures on the History of Theatre Design to 1st Year Theatre Majors in BA program 2001 -2003

Niagara College: Supervising Scenic Artist, Theatre Dept. 1990.

Central School of Art and Design, London England:
Scenic Art Instructor, 1st Year Theatre Majors in Diploma Art and Design program 1979-82

Digital Skils:
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Vectorworks, Maclux Pro, Final Cut Pro. After Effects, Premiere pro.
Member: Associate Designers of Canada
IATSE local 891 (Vancouver Film)- Art Department and Scenic Art department.

IATSE local 873-(Toronto Film) Scenic Art department

Scenic Art Credits:

1985-2003- Scenic Artist, Shaw Festival Theatre

1997-2001- Head of Scenic Art Dept. Shaw Festival Theatre

Freelance Work as Contract Head Scenic Artist

1997- Orfeo, Opera Attellier, Toronto, Designed by Alexander Vasilliev

1996- Candide, Vancouver Opera, Designed by Maurice Ertman

1995- La Traviata, Vancouver Opera, Designed by Claude Gerrard

1994- Crazy For You, Royal Alex, Designed by Robin Wagner,

1993- Simon Boccanegra, Opera Hamilton, Designed by Cameron Porteous.

1992- Phantom of the Opera, co-scenic artist with Bill Chesney, Toronto Designed by Maria Bjornson.

1992-Toy Soldier, Ottawa Ballet, Designed by Mary Kerr.

1992-Barber of Seville, Vancouver Opera, Designed by Cameron Porteous.

1990- Painted portraits of company members for Theatre Plus, for Artistic Director Duncan McIntosh.

1989- In the Land of the Spirit, Designed by Mary Kerr.

1988- Turn of the Screw, Vancouver Opera, Designed by Mary Kerr.

1987- The Experts, Paramount Productions, Designed by David Fischer.

1986- Ontario Pavillion, Expo'86: Vancouver, Designed by Astrid Janson.

Charge Hand at Michael Hagen Scenic Art Studio, Montreal for the following Productions:

1989- Scheherazade, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Designed by Peter Horne.

1989- Anne of Green Gables, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Designed by Mary Kerr.

1987-Nutcracker, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Designed by Peter Horne.

1987- Nutcracker, North West Pacific Ballet (Seattle), Designed by Maurice Sendak.

1986 I returned to Canada after almost a decade in the UK, during which time I developed my Scenic Art career the following productions are the highlights of that period as head Scenic Artist.

1984-Il Giasone, Buxton Opera Festival, Designed by Robin Don.

1984- Kingdom of Earth, Hampstead Theatre, Designed by Lawrie Denney.

1984- Orfeo ed Euridice, English National Opera North, Designer/Directed by Philip Prowse.

1983- Hansel und Gretel, Bloomsbury Theatre, Designed by Robin Don.

1983- Guistino, Sadler's Wells Opera, Designed by Robin Don.

1983- Caretaker, Young Vic, Designed by Sam Coster.

1983- Eugene Onegin, National Arts Centre, Canada, Designed by Robin Don.

1983- Twelfth Night, British Council Far East Tour, Designed by Peter Avery.

1982- La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein, Sadler's Wells Opera, Designed by Peter Rice.

1982- Masquerade, Young Vic, Designed by Kit Williams.

1982- Comedia, Sadler's Wells Opera, Designed by Aldous Eveleigh.

1981- Wizard of Oz, Hexagon Theatre, Designed by Tim Goodchilde.

1981-Nickleby and Me, Chichester Festival, Designed by Pamela Howard.

1981- Favourite Nights, Lyric Theatre, Designed by Grant Hicks.

1981-Can't Pay Won't Pay, Criterion Theatre, Designed by Jeff Rose.

1981-Translations, Hampstead Theatre and National Theatre, Designed by Eileen Diss.

1978- Les Mamelles de Thiresius and Ryders to the Sea, Royal College of Music, Designed by Robin Don.