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WSD2017|FAUST, or Of Freedom and of Life He Only is Deserving...
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers


Pavlo Bosyy

FAUST, or Of Freedom and of Life He Only is Deserving...

Category: Performance Design, Set Design, Costume Design, Projection and multi-media Design

Design Statement

When I first started thinking about directing and designing Faust five years ago I knew instantly how I would stage making Faust-the-old-man young again: the performers of Faust and Mephistopheles would exchange their souls/puppets. At the same time my mind was struck by the image of the gigantic divine eye we look through upon the World, the Earth and the characters and their stories. That image has eventually become the set of the show; “the idea of the eye” was also supported by the animated digital projections.
The puppets resembled the iconic images of the characters, which mostly came directly from the medieval times. The puppeteers were dressed in evening dress to suggest the issues of the story are relevant to all times; that concept was also supported by animated projections. The script written together with Anatoly Yurchenko featured a very careful incorporation of animation and a very busy music score. Since the emphasis remained on puppets, the animated moving images were largely silhouettes. This time, I decided to utilize the front projections in order to keep the vibrancy of the colors.


Pavlo Bosyy

Assistant Professor of Theatre Production at Ryerson Theatre School, Ryerson University, Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Pavlo Bosyy has taught Theatre Arts, History, and Humanities for more than 25 years at the college and university level. Pavlo also worked as Principal Resident Designer (Scenographer) at Kirovohrad State Puppet Theatre and Kropyvnytsky State Theatre, both in Kirovohrad (Ukraine). He designed, directed or performed for about 200 projects at regional and academic theatres in Canada, Ukraine and the USA and at the Off-Broadway companies. Pavlo’s work has been featured in the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Young Designers’ Forum, and in other numerous international conferences in the United States and Western Europe. He has participated in theatre design exhibits such as World Stage Design and Prague Quadrennial as well as at the Ming’s Clambake portfolio review. Professional credits include Volyn State Puppet Theatre, Odessa Theatre for the Young Audiences, Poltava State Puppet Theatre (all in Ukraine), Le Ballet du Siècle de Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan), New York Fringe Festival, Equity Showcases at Take Wing and Soar company, Yangtze Repertory Company and The Billie Holiday Theatre (NYC), Michigan’s Meadowbrook Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company and Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Texas Shakespeare Festival and Daemon Theatre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Pavlo holds an MFA degree in Production Design and Technology from Ohio University (USA); he is a member of UNIMA and ADC. Pavlo’s work is available at his web site https://sites.google.com/site/pavlobosyy/

Email Address: pavlobosy@yahoo.com

Theatre Company Volyn Academician Regional Puppet Theatre (Lutsk, Ukraine)

The Premiere Date of Production 2016-06-16

The Premiere Space of Production Volyn Academician Regional Puppet Theatre (Lutsk, Ukraine)

Author Anatoly Yurchenko and Pavlo Bosyy, inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Director/ Choreographer Directed by Pavlo Bosyy

Set Designer Pavlo Bosyy

Lighting Designer Leontiy Bondaruk

Costume Designer Pavlo Bosyy

Sound Designer Kostyantyn Yavorsky

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Animation by Leonid Tyvonuk with Renderings by Pavlo Bosyy

Other Creative Collaborator/s Puppet Design by Pavlo Bosyy
Choreography by Volodymyr Bohdanets
Poster and Program Design by Pavlo Bosyy