Toronto, Canada, Susan Benson’s book launch at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. Photo © Grant Black

 

Book launches for Patricia Flood’s book on my work were held in June.  There will be another launch in the Yukon at the Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology’s 2019 Trade Show and Conference in Whitehorse, which will be held the week of August 13th. Patricia and I will be signing her book about my work and giving a TEC talk. I will also be giving a talk on fabric treatments that have been used on costumes for various productions, showing the fabric treatments that happened in collaboration with highly talented Canadian production people.  There will also be a session showing different techniques for putting costume and property designs on paper  – a novel idea nowadays when so many people use computers! I will be giving a joint talk with Michael Whitifeld about collaborating through the years on set, costume and lighting design for some of the productions which we have worked on together. Michael will also be giving a Master Class on Lighting Design.