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Five years of experience as Wardrobe/Set/Prop manager for Sharon, Lois & Bram has given Joanne a wide range of experience in both design and construction. She is equally at home with adapting existing elements to suit new needs as she is with taking her own concepts and seeing them through to completion.

In 1998, she was commissioned to design the set, props and costumes for the stage production Skinnamarink TV Live.

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Skinnamarink TV Live

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Preliminary Drawing

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Set Model

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National Arts Centre
Ottawa, 1998


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National Arts Centre
Ottawa, 1998

This set was designed and constructed for the 1998-99 tour of SKINNAMARINK TV produced by Sharon, Lois & Bram. Designed for mid-to-full size venues (but adaptable to smaller venues), the set is comprised entirely of soft goods and features quilted felt show legs and borders, painted floorcloth, rear scrim and two sets of interior legs. Prop pieces include the self-lighting, "Big Red Button" (seen here) and a 5-piece "character train" that detaches into individual units for use on stage

Wild About Animals, 1997

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Pole top Animals

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Pole top Animals

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Pole top Animals

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Pole top Animals

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Set decoration

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Set decoration

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Set decoration

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Set: Mary Kerr
with animal elements
by Joanne Bigham


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