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Ben Chaisson

Sound & Video Designer
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Ben Chaisson is an award-winning Sound and Projections Designer, design consultant and technical director, born in Halifax now working in Toronto. He is the 2010 Laureate of the Pauline McGibbon Award for Design, and the Co-Creative Director of Playground Studios. Ben has been nominated for multiple Dora Mavor Moore and Betty Mitchell Awards. He received the 2015 SATA Award for Projection Design for his work on The Highest Step in the World.

Ben designed the projections for Tafelmusik’s Galileo, Soulpepper’s Antigone, Theatrefront’s The Mill, and the world premiere of LuminaTO and Tapestry New Opera Works’ epic oratorio Dark Star Requiem and was the Associate Projection Designer for Charlottetown Festival’s Anne of Green Gables. At the Shaw Fesitval, he co-designed Ragtime, Pygmalion, Light Up The Sky and Alice in Wonderland with Beth Kates. Their company, Playground Studios, has created several installations (The ToyBox and Night Light Travels, and Lightspan)

Currently a Media Server Specialist at FMAV Toronto, working on large scale projection installations, Ben has also taught at the National Theatre School, York and Ryerson University. He is a certified Montessori Classroom assistant, and a dad.

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