• Theatre

  • Peter McKinnon

  • Professor

  • Stagecraft, Theatre Management, Design and Production

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EDUCATION

BA (Victoria), MFA (Texas)

BIOGRAPHY

Professor McKinnon worked for more than two decades as a lighting designer, principally for dance and opera. In dance, he has lit the ballets of John Cranko, Brian MacDonald, William Forsyth, Sir Anthony Tudor, Reid Anderson and John Butler, and contemporary works by Serge Bennathan, David Earle, James Kudelka, Paul Taylor, Judy Jarvis and many others. Notable plays and operas include The Marriage of Figaro for Pacific Opera, The Medium for Opera Ora*Now, Florence: The Lady With The Lamp for the Elora Festival, and Sullivan and Gilbert at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa; Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto; and Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Peter McKinnon is founder/director of two production companies: Rare Gem Productions and Front Porch Theatre. As producer, his credits include the rock musical That’s Life, the runaway hit of the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the award-winning Squonk Opera in Toronto and on Broadway. As founding general manager of Summer at the Roxy in Owen Sound, Ontario, his productions included All in the Timing, Billy Bishop Goes to War, and Colours in the Storm as well as several concert series. He recently served as production manager of Evil Dead: The Musical in Toronto.

Professor McKinnon is principal English editor of Theatre Words, a lexicon of theatre terminology in 23 languages. He also edited Jean-Guy Lecat’s book One Show, One Audience, One Single Space. He has served as president of Associated Designers of Canada and director of the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology, and currently sits on the executive committee of the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) as well as numerous theatre companies.

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