J e r r a r d S m i t h
Portfolio of Scenographic Work 1981 - 2007
Design of sets, props, costumes, masks and puppets for theatre, dance, opera, film and spectacle.
For more than two decades, internationally acclaimed designer and mask maker Jerrard Smith has created set and costume design for dance and theatre. Since 1980, Jerrard has closely collaborated with R. Murray Schafer on the works of the Patria cycle, including The Princess of the Stars, RA at the Ontario Science Centre and the Holland Festival and The Alchemical Theatre of Hermes Trismegistos staged in Liège, Belgium and at Toronto’s Union Station. Recent Schafer collaborations are being presented in the wilderness setting of the Haliburton Forest. His set and costume designs for Robert Desrosiers’ Corrridors, Blue Snake and UltraCity, Debra Brown's Apogée and The Great Farini, produced by 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook, Ontario, are further highlights of a busy career.
Jerrard’s credits include costume design for Walt Disney’s World on Ice productions and the creation of a visual spectacle for the New Year's Eve Millennium celebration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. His theatre design work for Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Nigredo Hotel and for Phyzikal Theatre Company’s Flesh and Clay have earned him nominations for the Dora Mavor Moore Award. Recognized for his outstanding talent, Jerrard has received many awards, including the Ontario Arts Council’s 1994 Design Jury Award and grants from the Canada Council.
Jerrard is currently on the faculty of the Drama department at the University of Guelph.