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Castonguay, Daniel

Quebec-based set stage designer, whose work was marked by a lighting-friendly spareness and elegance.

Daniel Castonguay did not graduate from a theatre school; his most formative experience was through drawing workshops with live models for nine years, painting and sculpting. He created objects that determine space, give it meaning, push back its boundaries. He primarily worked through collective creation, and with theatre for young audiences.

He designed for René Richard Cyr (Michel Tremblay's En pièces détachées, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, 1994); Pierre Bernard (Cindy Lou Johnson's Trace d'étoiles/Brilliant Traces at the Théâtre de Quat'Sous and the Saidye Bronfman Centre, 1992 and 1994).

His design was pivotal to the success of the Théâtre les deux Mondes' production of Michel Marc Bouchard's L'histoire de l'oie, which toured the world in four languages.

Source: Hélène Beauchamp. "Daniel Castonguay: scenographer artist" in Les Cahiers de théâtre Jeu no. 62 (1992): 51-57

Last updated 2020-09-03