Itai Erdal 2014 large

Itai Erdal

Fourth season: Lighting designer of Mother Courage and Her Children. Stratford: Titus Andronicus, The Best Brothers, Hirsch, Elektra, The Thrill, Taking Shakespeare. Elsewhere: She Stoops to Conquer, Intimate Apparel, Billy Bishop Goes to War (Arts Club); Where the Blood Mixes, A Christmas Carol, Vincent in Brixton (Vancouver Playhouse); The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, My Name is Rachel Corrie (Neworld Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Citadel); Troilus and Cressida, The Winter’s Tale (Bard on the Beach); 16 Up, Dirty Kissing, Time for the Good Looking Boy (Box Clever, London); The Empty Orchestra, Broiler, YUFO, Dress Me Up With Your Love, East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement); It’s a Wonderful Life, Alice in Wonderland, The Hobbit, The Secret World of Og, Seussical (Carousel Theatre); The League of Nathans, Killing Caesar (Touchstone); Wuthering Heights (Tamasha, London). Awards: Jessie Awards for Most Promising Newcomer, Life Savers (Ruby Slippers), Jesus Hopped the A Train (Glass City Theatre); Dora Award and Dublin Festival Design Award for The Four Horsemen Project (Volcano); Victoria’s Critics’ Choice Spotlight Award for The Life Inside (Belfry); ADC’s Jack King Award. Online: www.itaierdal.com, www.theelbow.ca. Et cetera: Itai’s one-man show How to Disappear Completely (Chop Theatre) has been produced in Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Victoria, Stratford, Portland, Whitehorse and Halifax and continues to tour nationally and internationally. It won the best director award at the 2013 SummerWorks festival (James Long) and was nominated for Jessie and Dora awards for best touring production. Itai is the artistic director of The Elbow Theatre in Vancouver and a member of Associated Designers of Canada.