Judith Bowden

Judith Bowden, Designer

Pacific Opera Victoria
Set and Costume Designer for Cinderella

September - October, 2010


Judith Bowden makes her Pacific Opera Victoria debut as designer for the 2010 production of Rossini's Cinderella.

Ms. Bowden has designed for numerous theatres across Canada. Her work has been seen at the Shaw Festival, as well as at CanStage, the National Arts Centre, the Globe Theatre, the Grand Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Manitoba Theatre Centre and Great Canadian Theatre Company. She was resident costume designer at Alberta Theatre Projects from 1996 to 1999. While living in Calgary she also designed for Theatre Calgary, Quest Theatre, Decidedly Jazz Dance Co., Red Deer College, the Citadel Theatre and the Neptune.

Judith's costume designs have been awarded a Sterling, the 2007 Virginia & Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design, a Dora Award for Set Design (Blue Planet, LKTYP), and three Betty Mitchell Awards for Costume Design. She was also short listed for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre in 2006 and was nominated for a 2010 Dora award for costume design for The Guardsman.

Recent designs for Soulpepper include costume design for Faith Healer, What the Butler Saw (2010); costume design for The Guardsman (2009), 'Night, Mother (2007). Set & Costume Designer for Top Girls (2007); costume design for The Government Inspector (2006).

Other design credits include The Tempest, A Christmas Carol (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Einstein's Gift, Beauty and the Beast (Grand Theatre); An Ideal Husband, Ways of the Heart, Sunday in the Park with George, The Invisible Man, Belle Moral, The Philanderer, Tristan Wonderful Town, Gypsy (Shaw Festival); Clean House, The Goat (Canadian Stage); Written on Water (Canadian Stage/NAC); The Vaudvilles of Chekhov (NAC).

Judith Bowden was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of eleven. She has an undergraduate degree in Clothing and Textile Design from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta.


See examples of Judith Bowden's designs for POV's production of Cinderella.

August, 2010

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