Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture,
BA Toronto, MFA British Columbia, ENTC/NTSC, APASQ
Office: TH 135B
Telephone: 905-688-5550 ext. 4401
David Vivian is the Resident Scenographer (or Designer) in the Department of Dramatic Arts. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Formerly with Concordia University in Montreal, his designs for theatre, film, television, and industry have been seen across Canada. His work at Brock has included the set and costume designs for the mainstage productions since 2004. He teaches theatrical design, production, and stagecraft at Brock. David researches marginalized and virtual spaces through visual arts and theatre design, the application of digital technologies to the collection of performance ephemera, and regional identity construction and transmission through scenographic practice and research. Until the beginning of the 2012/2013 school year David was the Director of the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture at Brock, at which time he became the Chair of the Department of Dramatic Arts. He is also busy with projects in the local, national and international communities. He was the Chair of the Culture Committee of St. Catharines City Council, where he was involved with municipal cultural and facility planning. As a Director and the Secretary of Scenography Canada Research Society (formerly OISTAT SRC/CRS) he is a coordinator of the participation of Canadian Schools of Theatre in the Prague Quadrennials of Scenography of 2007 and 2011. David is the convener of the Scenography Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research. In 2009 he was honoured at the Spring Convocation by receiving the Humanities Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.