Episode #39 Lorenzo Savoini / by Michael Kruse

Designer Lorenzo Savoini

Designer Lorenzo Savoini

Lorenzo Savoini is the director of design at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto, one of the most successful theatres to be founded in the last 20 years and one that continues to push the envelope on what theatre can or should be. Lorenzo tells me about his time growing up in Thorn Hill Ontario and his adventures at UBC, Stratford and for the last 10 years, at Soulpepper. For the second half of this marathon interview, we chat about his philosophy of design and how he is working to develop the next generation of designers who face a world that is both uncertain but alive with potential. We recorded the interview in May of 2016 in the Soulpepper library.

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Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, Soulpepper Theatre, Director:  Alan Dilworth, Set and Costume Design:  Lorenzo Savoini, Lighting Design:  Kim Purtell, Sound Design:  Debashis Sinha, Actors:  Michelle Monteith, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster, Oyin Oladejo, 

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, Soulpepper Theatre
Director:  Daniel Brooks, Set design: Lorenzo Savoini, Lighting Design: Kevin Lamotte, Sound Design:  Richard Feren, Actors:  Katherine Gauthier, Christopher Morris