KELLY WOLF, Set and Costume Design

Kelly Wolf is a Theatre Maker, a Set and Costume designer and an Artist Educator who is interested in exploring ways that design can augment the theatrical experience. She has created designs for many theatres across Canada ranging from small independent companies to the major festivals. Most recently designing The Sweet Delilah Swim Club for Drayton Entertainment, Hook Up a new opera with Tapestry Music Theatre and The Team on the Hill at the Blyth Festival.
Recent work has taken her into the realm of community engaged,  site specific theatre creation. Beginning with One Small Drop, Kelly worked in collaboration to create a Frostbites Festival performance inspired by the textile workers of the Imperial Cotton Company. Other projects include In Sight investigating the effects of a stroke and perception at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and HERE, on Barton St in Hamilton to explore gentrification and change in that neighbourhood. In 2017, Kelly established Open Heart Arts Theatre, to create theatre that provokes and questions and is an agent of change in our community. The inaugural production Conversations Around the Table began as a Frostbites project and evolved into a two year long development process that culminated in a performance in the neighbourhood around Theatre Aquarius.
Other recent designs include: Pop Pop (Carousel Theatre) The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Scenes From and Execution and  Pantalone’s Palace (Brock University) Waiting Room (Tarragon Theatre), Quiver (Nightwood, Theatre Aquarius Studio), Rukmini’s Gold (Toronto and Hamilton Fringe), Commercials for Hamilton (Hammer Theatre/Staircase), Sanctuary Song (Theatre Direct – NAC), The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Roseneath)The Old Man and the River (Theatre Direct)
Kelly enjoys working in the academic setting as well; recent designs include Legally Blonde, In the Heights, Spring Awakening, Oklahoma and The Drowsy Chaperone – Sheridan, Playground, TYA 2015, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Swimming for Shore – Humber, South Pacific and Drama at Inish – Redeemer. Eurydice, Scenes from an Execution - University of Waterloo. Kelly is an Instructional Assistant and sessional instructor working with the fourth-year thesis students in Theatre and Film at McMaster and has taught and mentored students at Brock University and Humber College. Kelly is a graduate of York University (BFA) and the University of Toronto (MA) as well as the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Member of ADC.




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