About Christopher

Christopher Pattenden designs in all manner of venues across Canada and is always looking for new ways to approach theatre and devote his efforts to creating thought-provoking and emotive visuals on stage. He believes that adaptability and collaboration are key to not only understanding all of a production's needs, but also lifting it to it's fullest potential.  

Christopher is a skilled Lighting and Scenic Designer, and has been honing his abilities in the arts for the past twelve years. In the past decade Christopher has been credited with over 100 shows in Canada, and while he primarily does theatrical work; You can occasionally catch Christopher's work on film, in Virtual Reality and during certain live events. Whether it's Dance, Theatre, Musicals, or Concerts Christopher strives to deliver new, original, and relevant imagery to every production he's a part of, including immersive and interactive mediums.

Armed with a background as a Dancer, Choreographer and Actor Christopher quickly fell in love with the visual, creative, and technical aspects of theatrical entertainment, and has taken on a lot of different roles in theatre over the years to better understand where his fellow creative and crew team members are coming from when approaching a new project.

Christopher is an advocate for dance education in Ontario and was a member of the Ontario Pulse Dance Conference's Organizational Committee as Technical Liaison and Stage Manager from 2008-2017. He continues to advocate for dance education in Ontario and continues to workshop the concept of theatrical lighting with high school dance students in select schools across Ontario.

Recent Credits Include:
Aladdin Jr (Bryant Academy), Shrek: The Musical(Burl Oak T.G.),
Threepenny Opera(Theatre Sheridan); That Moment When... Moon's Contata(Springworks-Factory 163 Theatre); BikeFace(Trail Blazing Ladies); Little Shop Of Horrors(Burl Oak T.G.);
Into The Woods(Theatre Sheridan)

Festival Head of Design:
Newmarket National Play Festival 2019

Festival Lighting Designer:
Newmarket National Play Festival 2019
 

You|TURN:
Buried,
Running Low,
A Different School of Thought,
Penance,
The Steward,
Written In Stone

End|RUN:
Plus Ca Change
Electra
Symphony No.6
Not Going Nowhere
Centre Line
Monsieur Leotard 

Stand|OUT:
Nothing but The Tooth,
Viola,
Seducing Harry,
The Leaves Beneath the Trees
Valse Sentimentale
Parent/Child

After|LIFE:
The Last House,
Indifference,
Secret Santa,
Talking About The Baker,
Like A Kite,
Dispatch

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