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Beth Kates

Production Design

Beth is an award-winning lighting, set, projection, and mixed-reality designer whose work has been seen on stages around the world, for over 30 years, and here in Blyth many times, including “Seeds”, “Ipperwash” and “Mr. New Years Eve”. A leader in new forms of performance, Beth co-created, wrote, designed and directed ‘Bury The Wren’, a Virtual Reality / Live performance, inspired by her collaboration with Gil Garratt and Paul Thompson on “The Last Donnelly Standing” for Blyth. She recently led a VR Performance residency at Canadian Stage and is the co-director of Blyth Festival’s Young Company in VR. Her favorite production is her son, Aaron.