Shizuka Kai is a Vancouver-based theatre artist known mainly for her work in set design and puppets, as well as masks, illustrations, costume design and more. Select puppetry credits include Zoetrope (Studio 58), The Pipeline Project (Itsazoo), Lupinland (Big Chip Media), "Max" (SaskTel), Hamelin -A New Fable* (Axis Theatre) and Medea -Rokujo(Yayoi Theatre Movement). Recent design credits include King Arthur's Night (Neworld Theatre), The Out Vigil (Theatre Newfoundland Labrador), L'Élection (Théâtre la Seizième), Troilus & Cressida (Studio 58), Go, Dog. Go!** and On My Walk** (Carousel Theatre for Young People). Shiz was hailed by Vancouver's theatre critic Colin Thomas as “an emerging star of theatrical design. She is a graduate of Studio 58. To see more of her work please visit: shizuka.ca

*Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Design Concept & Execution

**Jessie Richardson Nomination and Ovation Nomination for Outstanding Design