Dente: Costume and Set Designer
Joanne has designed costumes for Nightwood Theatre’s The Danish Play,
six new plays produced at The Stratford Festival’s new Studio Theatre: High
Gravel Blind, Eternal Hydra, The Fellini Radio Plays, B’reaved of Light,
Shadows and Walk Right Up adapted Lori Hickling’s original
costume design for Carousel Player’s touring production of The Hobbit,
designed costumes for Theatre Direct’s 2002 Buncha’ Young Artists
Festival, Theatre Asylum’s Walking to Russia, Jack in the Black
Theatre’s The Qualities of Zero, and
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s Peepshow (with Associate Designer
Set and Costume design credits include Grendelmaus, for Eldritch Theatre
and Useful Music: a Weill Night, for Theatre Humber College.
spring she has undertaken the establishment of a costume co-op with three other
members of the Toronto community- Nina Okens, Barbara Rowe and Michelle Turpin.
Christened The Spindle Collective, the 4 women have created a studio for
themselves, pooling resources and strengths together to better support the needs
of the independent theatre and dance communities and their own personal
is a graduate of The National Theatre School’s Scenography Program.
She has been nominated for 3 Doras for her design work on Easy Lenny
Lazmon and the Great Western Ascension and A
Midsummer’s Night Dream.
Projects include designing costumes for Tarragon Theatre and Jack in the
Black’s Production of The Domino Heart, a new play by Matthew Edison
and acting as associate designer to Phillip Silver on Pacific Opera of
Victoria’s spring production of The
Marriage of Figaro.