Christina Poddubiuk

Christina Poddubiuk: Set and Costume Designer

Pacific Opera Victoria
Lucia di Lammermoor

February, 2015

Christina Poddubiuk has designed for POV's productions of Richard Strauss' Capriccio (2011) and Tosca (2013). In February 2015 she returns to design POV's new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.

Christina has over 25 years experience as a set and costume designer, mostly in classical theatre for companies such as the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, Soulpepper, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Recent designs include Don Quichotte (Canadian Opera Company), A Tender Thing (Belfry Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Denver Center Theatre Company), Faith Healer, Come Back, Little Sheba, On the Rocks, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and The Circle (Shaw Festival),You Can't Take It With You, On The Rocks, The Fantasticks, Romeo and Juliet (National Arts Centre), Jean Racine's Phèdre (American Conservatory Theater), All's Well That Ends Well, Hamlet (Stratford Festival), You Can't Take It With You, Travesties, The Fantasticks, Mary Stuart, King Lear (Soulepper Theatre Company); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre).

Upcoming is Pygmalion for the Shaw Festival.

Ms Poddubiuk is the recipient of several awards including the New York Drama Desk Award, the American Theatre Wing Design Award, Stratford's Tyrone Guthrie and Tom Patterson Awards, Edmonton’s Sterling Award, and the Capital Critics Circle Award.

Born in England, Ms Poddubiuk grew up in Montreal and trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, having graduated from McGill University with an honours degree in English Literature.


Christina Poddubiuk’s expertly lighted set is jaw-droppingly beautiful: a strange, silvery room that seems to exist in a shadowy limbo.
Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist, 2013

...let me simply say that when I die, I don't want to go to heaven, unless they promise me it will be designed by Christina Poddubiuk...
Toronto Star


December, 2014