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WSD2017|You can’t Take it with You
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

You can’t Take it with You

Category: Set Design, Projection and multi-media Design

Design Statement

The story of You can’t Take it with You is set in a very particular place and time period, New York City circa 1935. In addition, the setting is even more specific, a Victorian or Edwardian house located in Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan. I tried to recreate the real layout of the narrow townhouse in my set design for the show. In addition, I carefully recreated the specific features such as paintings, books, personal items, various décor pieces and furniture pieces specifically mentioned in the set and added by the director, Blair Williams, and myself. The intricate Edwardian wallpaper was painted on the set; that took 7 layers of painted backgrounds and patterns. To enhance the realistic nature of the set I decided to use time lapse moving images of the river projected behind the window.

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 Ryerson School of Performance (formerly Ryerson Theatre School), Ryerson University, Toronto (Ontari

The Premiere Date of Production 2016-02-05

The Premiere Space of Production Ryerson Theatre

Author Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Director/ Choreographer Directed by Blair Williams

Set Designer Pavlo Bosyy

Lighting Designer Mathieu Arsenault

Costume Designer Deann Gao

Sound Designer James Butler

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Pavlo Bosyy

Other Creative Collaborator/s Charge Scenic Artist: Krista Gorizzan
Projection assistants and technicians: Leonid Tyvonuk, Ryan Sheppard and Noah Feaver