New to the world of set design? Experienced, but interested in new approaches for conceptualizing and executing your work? Join multi-disciplinary designer and educator, Ksenia Broda-Milian at Orpheus Musical Theatre for a workshop to explore all things set design, including:
  • sources of inspiration and jumping-off points for developing show concepts;
  • some tools for a smooth(er) design workflow;
  • integrating the director's vision and thinking about other design disciplines in your process to build a thoughtful, cohesive world; and,
  • tips and tricks about materials and execution.
Throughout, we'll shake off some of those pandemic cobwebs and stretch our design brains by generating ideas for a theoretical design for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. It will be helpful for you to have read the script and done a little thinking about the characters, settings, and themes in the show - but no need to go any further into your process! We'll discuss and imagine together. 
Do I have to be a Set Designer for this workshop? No! This workshop is beneficial for Designers of all kinds, Stage Managers, and Directors, as it will discuss working with a vision and creating a cohesive show across departments.
Saturday, June 11
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Orpheus Musical Theatre
17 Fairmont Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1X4


General: $40
Orpheus Members: $25
Members Discount will automatically apply when selecting General
About the Instructor

Ksenia Broda-Milian is a set, costume, and lighting designer, educator, Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Professional, and member of the Associated Designers of Canada/IATSE 659. Her favourite designs incorporate transformation and interact with space, staging, and movement in a process that recognizes the humanity of all involved.


Ksenia has studied with the Pratt Institute, University of Alberta (MFA), the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and the University of Winnipeg (BSc, BAH). A typical pre-pandemic season found her anywhere from southern Ontario to Vancouver Island, but currently she lives and works on Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg, where she is the Education and Enrichment Manager at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.


Recent credits include (live and digital) shows with Théâtre Cercle Molière, Magnus Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Edmonton’s Expanse Festival, Rainbow Stage, Chemainus Theatre Festival, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, and Western Canada Theatre; and assisting at the Stratford Festival. Upcoming: Co-costume designer of Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare in the Ruins, World Stage Design exhibitor with Triga Collective's Eco-Design Charette, LiVE Virtual Experiment #9 with potatoCakes_digital and ADC.


Set Design: Inspiration to Execution

  • Saturday June 11 2022, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 17 Fairmont Avenue
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1Y 1X4