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Louisa Adamson

Freelance production manager, stage manager, designer
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Louisa is a theatre maker. A production manager & director of production, event producer & designer, stage manager, collaborator, technician & consultant.

A Graduate of the Technical Scenography Program at Dalhousie University and a proud part of the Nova Scotia/Canadian theatre community since 2001.

Louisa was nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards in 2018 including Best Set Design (Musical) and Best Lighting Design (Musical), and the show received 4 other nominations including Best Production. Recipient of the prestigious Scotland Herald Angel Award (2017, Old Stock, 2b Theatre) and the ‘little devil’ award (2014 Edinburgh Fringe, The God that Comes). Merritt Award Recipient:  Outstanding Stage Manager (2018 and 2007), Outstanding Set Design (Old Stock, a refugee love story, 2b theatre 2018, Poor Boy, Zuppa Theatre Co.2010) Outstanding Lighting Design (Five Easy Steps, Zuppa Theatre Co. 2011).


Director of Production, Production Manager and Stage Manager for 2b theatre company (since 2003), Production Manager and Design Collaborator with Accidental Mechanics Group (since 2012), Production Manager for Kazan Co-op (since 2014) and co-creator of the venue; The Waiting Room (Halifax, 2014-2018), Production Manager/Design Collaborator with ReWork Productions (2018, Let’s Run Away), Consultant for CultureLink Arts Centre. Founder/Admin of Production Resources Network, Co-Founder of The New Science and Board Member of the Legacy Centre.

Past work includes:

General Manager of the Spatz Theatre in Halifax N.S. (2011-2019), Stage Manager / Collaborator with many N.S Theatre companies including Misery Loves (theatre) Company, Secret Theatre, Mulgrave Road Theatre, Mermaid Theatre. Set and Lighting Designer for Zuppa Theatre Co. (Five Easy Steps, Poor Boy, Penny Dreadful) Production Manager for Eastern Front Theatre  / SuperNova Theatre Festival, and Special Events Producer for The Atlantic Film Festival (2000-2012).

Louisa is based in Halifax N.S, Canada, but often on the road touring to renowned venues theatres and festivals including Stanford Live, (Bing Concert Hall), Melbourne Arts Centre, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mayfest (Bristol Old Vic), Edinburgh Fringe (3yrs), Sydney Festival, New Zealand Festival, Tata LitLive Festival (India), FTA Montreal, Summerworks (3yrs), Under the Radar Festival (NYC), IMPACT festival, Magnetic North Festival (8 yrs), PuSh Festival (4yrs), Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, Noorderzon, Aarhus Festival, Theaterformen Hannover, Luminato, Cork Midsummer Festival, World Stage, 59E59 (Off-Broadway in New York City) and many Theatres across Canada.


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