Jacqueline Gilchrist

About

I'm an early career costume and scenic designer, and an occasional properties coordinator and builder. I presently divide my time between Victoria and Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I recently completed an MFA in the University of British Columbia's Theatre and Film Design and Production program. My thesis project included creating the scenic designs for Much Ado About Nothing at the Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC (2018).

I carried out my undergraduate theatre studies at the University of Victoria. While there, I focused on costume and set design, and experimented with costume design using non-conventional materials, such as various plastics, papers and LED lighting.

In addition to researching and creating realistic historical and modern designs, I enjoy building heightened, abstract and highly theatrical worlds and characters.

My previous theatre work includes costume designs for Barefoot in the Park, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Swan Song {and Other Farces} (Blue Bridge Theatre); That Elusive Spark, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Langham Court Theatre); and The Threepenny Opera (Phoenix Theatre). I was the set and costume design assistant for The Barber of Seville (Pacific Opera Victoria). I was also the props coordinator and builder for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and A Chorus of Disapproval (Langham Court Theatre).