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James McKernan

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James McKernan

Associate Professor



BEd (OISE/Toronto), BFA (York)


James McKernan teaches stage technology, exploring both leading-edge and traditional methodologies. His research is tied to sustainability, with a focus on seeking and implementing new, more ecologically responsible theatrical scenographic technologies.

Collaborating with industry partners and professional practitioners, Professor McKernan's contributions in the field include producing a series of symposia on stage practice and technology tied to health and safety, and serving as director of education for SpaceLab 2015 at the Prague Quadrennial. As production manager for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, which performs at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, his credits include The Immigrant, The Model Apartment, Golda's Balcony and Rose.