VR Video and Lighting Designer
Paul Cegys' work merges multiple practices of performance creation and design, from theatre and opera to site specific installation and digital and intermedial scenographies. He has worked abroad in the United States, India, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and Poland, and for such theatre companies as La Monnaie/De Munt (Royal Belgan Opera), Canadian Stage Company, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Opera Hamilton, and Theatre Aquarius. He is a member of Paracosm and Ögonblick Design Collectives. In addition, Paul Cegys has designed the lighting for numerous events, video installations & projections for clients including the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, National Academy Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Conservatory of Music, and Hamilton Ballet Ensemble. Paul’s research interests focus on sustainable practices in the performing arts, and the intersection of light and projection in contemporary performance practices. He currently teaches at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication. He has taught courses in theatre design and scenography, virtual theatre and new media, technical production and stage management. Additionally, Paul Cegys has also lectured and taught at the University of Toronto, Laurier University, Soulpepper Outreach Program, Theatre Aquarius Performing Arts Program, American Embassy School (Delhi) and Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali School (India). He holds a MSc in Sustainability Science and Environmental Studies from Lund University in Sweden, and a BA in Drama from the University of Toronto.