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Simard, Guy

Quebec-based lighting designer who has worked on over 250 productions since his began his career in 1971 as designer, technical director, chief electrician or stage manager.

He is responsible for part of the magnificent aesthetic quality of the productions for Denis Marleau and Théâtre Ubu including Lulu (1996 and co-produced with Théâtre du Nouveau Monde), Maîtres anciens (1995), Woyzeck (1994), Roberto Zucco (1993, co-produced with Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale / Théâtre Denise-Pelletier), and La Trahison orale de Kagel (1992).

He designed for Michel Tremblay's directorial début at Théâtre de Quat'Sous, Natures mortes (1993) and for André Brassard's well-received production of Une visite inopportune (Espace Go, 1998). In 1999 he won a Masque for his design for Quai Ouest (Espace Go).

More recently he designed for Go's production of Ionesco's Le roi se meurt/Exit the King (April, 1999) and Centaur's Beauty Queen of Leenane (October, 1999).

He has also designed for opera.

He studied at the National Theatre School of Canada where he now teaches.

Guy Simard lives in Montreal with his wife, Ginette Noiseux, artistic director for Espace Go.

Last updated 2008-07-10