LYNE PAQUETTE

Set Designer

 

 

About :

Lyne is a founder and the Artistic Director of Talisman Theatre (2005). She is a Graduate of the National Theatre School (Set & Costume Design) as well as an engineer (B.Eng., Mcgill) with ten years' of experience in design and project management. This website shows some samples from the productions she has worked on as well as some of her personal artwork.

Contact :

Lyne Paquette, Montreal, Quebec: (514) 846-0402

 

 

REVIEWS

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"Nature itself is the revenger and it's coming for environment-murdering humanity in the shape of ravenous, scientificaly-modified beasts and the sufocating foliage of a Quebec forest, all played out in Lyne Paquette's otherworldly design of grassy wasteland and "vomit-inducing"

---Jim Burke Montreal Gazette October 9th 2015 .

"The beautifully minimalist set of Billy (Days of Howling) hints at a nursery. There are white blocks for furniture, a hanging-mirror ceiling and hundreds of stuffed toys which get shovelled back and forth between scenes."

-Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette  10.09.2014

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"...Perhaps most notable is the elaborate set designed by Lyne Paquette. ...Coma Unplugged is a contemporary jewel."

--Pat Case, Concordian, 26 October 2011.

"...fabulous seaweed. Loved the human/bird/fish/ship-rib set."

--Kent Stetson, Governor General's Literary Award winner, 16 October 2010.

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"Everyone descends deeper and deeper into arctic hell within a beautifully designed corrugated metal shack that doubles as a class room and a living space"

--Pat Donnelly, The Gazette, 14 October 2009.

"With this type of play, less is more when it comes to staging. Lyne Paquette's set, which consists of giant curved sheets of parchment, with words scrawled in longhand, is just right."

--Pat Donnelly, The Gazette, 14 November 2008.

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"Lyne Paquette's stage design takes full advantage of Geordie Theatre's natural paint-peeling attributes to convey the low-ceiling squalor of That Woman's oppressive dwelling"

--Matt Radz, The Gazette, 22 September 2006.

"A grand piano and a garish bead curtain are the main elements in Lyne Paquette's design, like Huston's minimalist stage prose at once restrained and poetically extravagant."

--Matt Radz, The Gazette, 04 April 2006.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

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Productions

  • 2015: Set Designer,
    Province, by Mathieu Gosselin, Directed by Stacey Christodoulou, produced by Talisman Theatre and The Other Theatre, at Centaur Theatre.
  • 2015: Set Designer,
    Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Directed by Vincent Coté, produced by Vaisseau d'Or, at Salle Brébeuf.
  • 2014: Set Designer,
    Billy(the Days of Howling), by Fabien Cloutier, Directed by Emma Tibaldo, produced by Talisman Theatre, at La Chapelle Theatre.
  • 2014: Set Designer,
    Fanny et Alexandre, by Ingmar Bergman, Directed by Vincent Coté, produced by Vaisseau d'Or, at Salle Brébeuf.
  • 2014: Set Designer,
    The Aeneid, by Olivier Kemeid, Directed by Zach Fraser, produced by Talisman Theatre, at La Chapelle Theatre.
  • 2013: Set Designer,
    Mephisto, by Thomas Mann, Directed by Vincent Coté, produced by Vaisseau d'Or, at Salle Brébeuf.
  • 2012: Set Designer,
    The Medea Effect, by Suzie Bastien, Directed by Emma Tibaldo, produced by Talisman Theatre, at La Chapelle Theatre.
  • 2012: Set Designer,
    Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare, Directed by Vincent Coté, produced by Vaisseau d'Or, at Salle Brébeuf.
  • 2011: Set Designer,
    Coma Unplugged, by Pierre Michel Tremblay, Directed by Zach Fraser, produced by Talisman Theatre, at Studio Jean Valcourt.
  • 2011: Set Designer,
    Mother Courage, by Bertolt Brecht, Directed by Vincent Coté, produced by Vaisseau d'Or, at Salle Brébeuf.
  • 2010: Set Designer,
    The Flood Thereafter, by Sarah Berthiaume, Directed by Emma Tibaldo, produced by Talisman Theatre, at La Chapelle Theatre.
  • 2009: Set Designer,
    Rock,Paper,Jackknife..., by Marilyn Perreault, Directed by Emma Tibaldo, produced by Talisman Theatre, at Centaur Theatre.
  • 2008: Set and Costume Designer,
    Down Dangerous Passes Road, by Michel Marc Bouchard, Directed by Emma Tibaldo, produced by Talisman Theatre, at La Chapelle Theatre.
  • 2009: Puppet Designer,
    Adaptation of Paradise Lost, by John Milton, Directed by Paul Van Dyck, produced by Rabbit in the hat Production, at The Ste-Catherine Theatre.
  • 2007: Set and Costume Designer,
    That Woman (remount), by Daniel Danis, Directed by Emma Tibaldo, Co-production with Talisman Theatre and Infinitheatre, at Bain St-Michel.
  • 2006: Set and Costume Designer,
    That Woman, by Daniel Danis, Directed by Emma Tibaldo, Produced by Talisman Theatre, at Geordie Space.
  • 2006: Set Designer,
    Azafran, Choreographed by Lynne McGee, Produced by Ballet Flamenco Arte de Espana, at Club Soda.
  • 2006: Set and Costume Designer,
    Je te lègue ma folie, Directed by Isabelle Coté, Produced by Aphasic Theatre, at Cinquième Salle Place-des-Arts.
  • 2006: Set and Costume Designer,
    Prodigy, by Nancy Huston, Directed by Gabrielle Soskin, Produced by Persephone Productions, at Ste-Catherine Theatre.
  • 2006: Head of Props,
    Fallen Angels, by Noel Coward Directed by Diana Leblanc, Design by Micheal Gianfrancesco, at The Saidye Bronfman Center.
  • 2006: Head of Props,
    Those Were the Days, by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, Directed by Bryna Wasserman, at The Saidye Bronfman Center.
  • 2006: Head of Props,
    God of Vengeance, by Sholem Asch, Directed by Bryna Wasserman, Design by Yannik Larivée, at The Saidye Bronfman Center.
  • 2006: Head of Props,
    Doll House, by Ibsen, Directed by Peter Hinton, Design by Eo Sharp, at The Saidye Bronfman Center.
  • 2005: Head of Props,
    Importance of being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Ben Barnes, at The Saidye Bronfman Center.
  • 2005: Set Designer,
    Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, Directed by Anthony Kokx, Produced by Gravy Bath, at Monument National--Hydro-Quebec Studio.
  • 2005: Set Designer,
    H.M.S. Pinafore, by Gilbert & Sullivan, Directed by Eric Simpson, Produced by The Savoy Society, at Moyse Hall.
  • 2005: Set and Costume Designer,
    Rape of Lucrece, by William Shakespeare, Directed by Anthony Kokx, Produced by Gravy Bath, at Theatre Ste-Catherine.
  • 2004: Assistant Set and Costume Designer,
    Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare, Directed by Leon Rubins, Designer John Pennoyer, Produced by The Stratford Festival, at Festival Stage.
  • 2004: Set and Costume Designer,
    Adaptation of De Profundis, by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Madd Harold, Produced by Gravy Bath Production, The Saidye Bronfman Center--Saidye 'B' stage.

Education

  • 2000-2003     Scenography graduate, National Theatre School of Canada
  • 1998-2000     Theatre Production Program, Lionel-Groulx College, Ste-Thérèse (2 years)
  • 1982-1986     Bachelor of Engineering (mechanical), McGill University, Montreal

Related Training

  • 2009     AutoCad Teacher at Lionel Groulx cegep theatre program 3e year(120 hours)
  • 2008     Professional training at Michael Curry Design puppet design and fabrication 12 weeks
  • 2008     AQM Workshop -Design for puppets by Richard Lacroix 60 hours
  • 2008     AQM Workshop Puppet Directing and fabrication by Gavin Glover of Faulty Optics 60 hours
  • 2006     AQM Workshop Puppet sculpture Claude Rodrigue 60 hours
  • 2005     APASQ Workshop- Molding Bruno Boisvert of Tridim Inc 21 hours
  • 2005     AQM Workshop - Object and movement Javier Swedzky, from Buenos Aires, Argentina 60 hours
  • 2004     AQM Workshop - Italian Hand puppets with Is Mascareddas de Sardaigne, Italy 60 hours
  • 2004     AQM Workshop Light and shadow -objets Marcelle Hudon, Alain Lavalée, Alain Boisvert 45 hours
  • 2002     Work-Study in costume, Banff Centre for the Arts - Sticher for dance and opera costumes
  • 2001     Wardrobe Assistant, Centre national du costume - costume rental for film and TV

Related experience

  • 1993-1998     Klockner Stadler Hurter Ltd., Project engineer for local and international pulp and paper mills.
  • 1988-1993     Klockner Stadler Hurter Ltd., Mechanical and environmental engineer.

Memberships

  • OEQ     Ordre of Engineers of Quebec
  • APASQ     L'Association des professionnels des arts de la scene du Quebec
  • AQM     Association quebecoise des marionnettistes

 

 

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