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Set and Production Design

Home Delivery Shadow Puppet Shows

Lead Artist and Puppet Design

Theatre SKAM 

October 23-31, 2020

Theatre SKAM's Home Delivery Pop-Up Theatre presented two shadow puppet plays: Quest for the Moon written by Olivia Wheeler and Silly & Scary Stories adapted from folktales.

Lead Artist and Puppet Designer: Olivia Wheeler
Collaborators: Hannah Mariko Bell, Kendra Bidwell, Lynnéa Chan, Matthew Payne and Logan Swain

Photos: Olivia Wheeler and Sam Duerksen


Set and Sound Design


February 20-21, 2020

EVOKE was an immersive installation based off the five stages of grief.  This looping performative installation explored how  performance design alone can tell a story, transform the atmosphere and environment, and have the equivalent emotional impact on the audience as a live performer.   

Creator and Researcher: Olivia Wheeler

Set and Sound Design: Olivia Wheeler
Lighting and Projection Design: Glen Shafer

Supervisors: Patrick Du Wors and Sasha Kovacs

Photos: Annie Konstantinova


Production Design

Theatre SKAM 

August 26-28, 2020

Backliners is a comedy about vulnerability and the anxiety of feeling out of control. Six teens all with social anxiety have been forced to take an improv class to help them overcome it. 

Playwright: Ellery Lamm
Director: Mikaela Haeusser
Production Designer: Olivia Wheeler
Production Manager, Lighting Designer: Logan Swain
Livestream: Pedro M. Siqueira
Stage Manager: Ruby Dawn Wallace

Photos: Astra Lund

Testimony of Rain 

Set Design and Shadow Puppets

Student Alternative Theatre Company

January 16-18, 2019

Testimony of Rain is a dark comedy about a woman whose life is turned upside-down after two strangers break into her house to make her change an important testimony. 

Playwright: Lauren Frost

Director: Andrew Fraser with assistance from Lindsey Schneider

Set Design and Shadow Puppets: Olivia Wheeler

Costume Design: Annie Konstantinova

Lighting Design: Hina Nishioka

Sound Design: Nicholas Atkinson

Stage Manager: Taylor Guidotti

Photos: Annie Konstantinova




Preliminary Maquette for February 2020 Research Project and Production EVOKE


Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing

Inspired by the designs of Thadeus Kantor and Margaret Atwood's Poem Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing


The Arrangement 

Inspired by the designs of Anna Viebrock and Joni Mitchell's song The Arrangement


Inspired by the designs of Edward Gordon Craig and Adolphe Appia, and the poem and song Suzanne by Leonard Cohen

Shokin-Tei Tea Room

Maquette of the Shokin-Tei Tea Room at the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, Japan. 

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