Set & Costume Designer

Gillian was recently awarded the prestigious Siminovitch Prize and a short documentry was made about her which can be viewed here.  

She is a Toronto based artist currently designing with the Shaw Festival and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.  Some of her past design credits include: Hadrian and Louis Riel (costumes, Canadian Opera Company); An Octoroon , The Russian Play and Stage Kiss (set/costumes, Shaw Festival); Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Physicists and The Three Musketeers (costumes, Stratford Festival); Hirsch (set/costumes, Stratford Festival); King Lear, Stuff Happens and Thirsty (set & costumes, National Arts Centre); Idomeneus, The Testament of Mary and Incident at Vichy (costumes, Soulpepper); A Christmas Carol (set, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre) Million Dollar Quartet, Hand to God andSeminar (set & costumes, RMTC); The RunnerThe Road To Paradise and Night (set & costumes, Human Cargo); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (costumes, Theatre Calgary/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), The Kite Runner (costumes, Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre);A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice and Cinderella (costumes, The Grand Theatre).

Gillian is the 2018 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design.  She has been nominated for 8 Dora Mavor Moore awards, and has received 4.  Gillian studied design for the theatre at York University and graduated with an honours BFA.

2021 Siminovitch Prize Laureate
2019 Dora Award for Outstand Costume Design General Theatre, Orlando
2019 Dora Award Nomination Set Design Independent Theatre, The Runner
2019 Dora Award Nomination Costume Design Opera, Hadrian
2018 Recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design
2015 Dora Award Nomination Costume Design Independent Theatre, The Road to Paradise
2014 Betty Award Nomination Costume Design for Mary Poppins
2014 Sterling Award Nomination Costume Design for The Red Priest
2014 Capital Critics Circle Award Nomination Set and Costume Design for She Loves Me
2010 Dora Award Outstanding Set Design Independent Theatre, The Mill
2009 Dora Award Outstanding Set Design Independent Theatre, Appetite
2009 Dora Award Outstanding Costume Design Independent Theatre, Appetite


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