VideoCabaret is one of Canada’s most inventive, prolific and celebrated theatre ensembles. The company’s founding playwrights Michael Hollingsworth and Deanne Taylor have created many enduring plays, and with renowned designers and actors have devised spectacularly original styles of performance — black-box epics, multi-media cabarets, musicals, opera, and masquerades.
Andy Moro has been with Videocabaret since 1997, as a Production and Technical Director, Set Builder, and Video Operator in the days of switchboards, 3 lens projectors and foot-operated dowsers. He has designed set and lighting since the historic move back to the Cameron House where Hollingsworth began the epic remount of the entire cycle in the year 2000.
“A knockout … The writing (by Michael Hollingsworth) is pungent, the staging (also by Hollingsworth) is brilliant, the set and lighting (Andy Moro) are superbly precise and economic, the costumes (Astrid Janson) superbly garish.” – Robert Cushman, National Post
Moro’s lighting design created that world of terrifying puppets floating around as ghosts in a nightmarish world. No light filters into the audience. The characters that appear in that proscenium space never enter, they are apparitions deftly transported by the light, the light that defines not only their movements but the space around them. That use of light in such a precise and creative manner, gave us insights into its function that we never suspected. It was truly marvellous. – Patrick Langston, Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa
The War of 1812
Starring Paul Braunstein, Aurora Browne, Richard Alan Campbell, Richard Clarkin,
Mac Fyfe, Derek Garza, Jacob James, Linda Prystawska
Associate Director Deanne Taylor, Set and Lighting Andy Moro, Costume Design Astrid Janson, Music Brent Snyder, Sound Jake Blackwood, Ass’t Costume Design Melanie McNeill, Props Brad Harley, Wigs Alice Norton,, Stage Manager Andrew Dollar, Ass’t Stage Manager Laurie Merredew, Production Photography Michael Cooper
Producers Jim LeFrancois, Deanne Taylor
The Great War & MacKenzie King