About



Canadian artist Bruce Repei has worked in professional theatre as a Scenic Designer and  Head Scenic Artist for nearly 30 years.  His work credits include  30  productions on Broadway, as well as productions of THE LION KING (Toronto and Los Angeles),   MAMMA MIA (Toronto and US),  LORD OF THE RINGS (Toronto and London),  THE PRODUCERS  (Toronto), CIRQUE de SOLEIL, Paramount Theme Parks and Princess Cruise Lines.  Throughout the years,  he has also worked in national and regional theatre companies across Canada including  Stratford, The Canadian Opera Company, The National Ballet Company of Canada and The Atlantic Theatre Festival.

He now pursues his own painting at his studio in the James Street artists neighbourhood in Hamilton, Ontario.  He works in oils, watercolour and acrylics.  In earlier years, he taught stagecraft and scenic art at the college level and currently teaches painting classes and workshops.

He is a native of Hamilton, Ontario  Canada and has spent most of his life living in the area of the Niagara Penninsula farmlands as well as in  Hamilton and Toronto.  His wife Alice Repei is a business woman and they have two daughters Lauren and Suzanne.

Resume

Education

University of Calgary –      Masters Program in Theatre Design

Undergrad –                         Fine Art,  Commerce (South Carolina and McMaster Unversity)

Part Time Studies –            Ontario College of Art –  Rendering

                                                Mohawk College –  Life Drawing,  Sign writing

Work  History 

Prior to 1987 –                     Business management and Sales

1987-                                     National Ballet Company of Canada   –  Scenic Artist

1988-                                     Canadian Opera Company   –  Scenic Artist

1988-1992                             JV  Theatre Productions Ltd.  Calgary , Alberta   – Head Scenic Artist

                                                 for Theatre Calgary and Alberta Theatre Projects

1992-1994                             Self Employed / Masters at University  –  Some freelance design and

                                                 scenic art

1994-1997                              Edge & Bratton Scenery  –  Head Scenic Artist

                                                 Edge & Company Ltd.      – Scenic and Head Scenic Artist

1997 – 2000                           Westsun Scenic Edge Inc. , Oakville, Ontario  – Head Scenic Artist

2000 – 2008                          Great Lakes Scenic Studios,  Burlington, Ontario  – Head Scenic

                                                  Artist

Contract  Jobs                        Stratford (1994) , Atlantic Theatre Festival (1996) Head Scenic,

                                                   Rainbow Stage (1987-1990)Winnipeg, Man.- Head Scenic Artist

                                                   Charlottetown Festival (1995),  UNIVISION,  Miami , Fla

                                                   SWINGING ON A STAR(Broadway, 1995) contractor

                                                   The Banff Centre – Scenic Art

Teaching 

1993 -1994                                Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta  –

                                                    First and Second Year Stagecraft