Setting the Stage

Artist Profile – Wes Babcock

Set Designer for Educating Rita & The Drawer Boy

Wes is a set and lighting designer, production manager, and technical director based in Halifax, NS. If it lights up, bears weight, or needs a schedule, he’s your guy. The list of companies who’ve discovered this includes the likes of Crow’s Theatre, Talk is Free Theatre, Neptune Theatre, and Tapestry Opera. Favourite credits include The Woodcutter (Matchstick, Halifax – Set, Merritt Nominee), as well as the world premieres of Pleasureville (Neptune Theatre, Halifax – Set), Scavenger’s Daughter and Four Sisters (Paradigm, Toronto – TD), and The Little Prince Reimagined (Puzzle Piece, Toronto – Lights). Wes is thrilled to be making his PEI debut with Watermark Theatre this summer.

Wes is a founding member of whatbywhen (WxW) where, with Crystal Lee, he is building models for sustainable production management and technical direction through praxis.

He is the founding co-curator of Dark Day Monday, a Toronto-based monthly performance series featuring artists who break boundaries and defy expectation (@darkdaymonday

Ticket prices for Educating Rita range from $15 to $32 and can be purchased here:

or by calling the box office at 902-963-3963.

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