Bryn Finer

The National Theatre School of Canada
Properties Coordinator / Instructor
Production & Management
bfiner@uvic.ca

Brief Biography

Bryn Finer has been fabricating props and scenic sculpture for theatre, dance, opera and film productions since 1974. As an educator, he established the props training internship at the Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts, and has been a workshop instructor for the National Theatre School and The New Zealand Association of Theatre Technicians.

Film credits include head sculptor for Shanghai Noon and Mystery Alaska, armourer for 13th Warrior and head technical dresser for K-19, the Widowmaker. In addition to his work in regional theatres, Bryn has worked extensively with F&D Scene Changes Ltd., for whom Bryn has created the 20’ statue of Ho Chi Minh for the Toronto production of Miss Saigon, sculptural elements for the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera, and U.S. productions of Showboat and Sunset Boulevard. For the Broadway stage, Bryn lead the preliminary props crew on the short lived Seussical, the Musical and created the statue of the Wizard for Wicked. In related fields, he was head of props and sculpture for a number of entertainment venues at Tokyo DisneySea, Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Lines. Other projects have included the 1994 Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies and several museum and interpretive centre sets across Canada.