Behind the Scenes with…

Props Students

Props Builders Jamie Anderson, Garrett Clayton, Akari van den Driesen and Brianna de Jong demonstrate some useful new skills behind the scenes for Dead Man’s Cell Phone –  like how to create a very special prop lamp in the shape of a kidney and the art of creating convincing fake cocktails! 

Brock Keeler

Brock Keeler, one of the two Assistant Lighting Designers for Dead Man’s Cell Phone with Lisa Van Oorschot, captured this fun timelapse video of their lighting focus session during tech rehearsals the week before the show opened. Set & Lighting Designer Prof. Patrick Du Wors leads a crew of student technicians, as well as first-year light walkers. 

Music: The Lounge from

Miriam Dumitra

What does a play look like when you close your eyes?  Listen to how fourth-year UVic Theatre student and Sound Designer Miriam Dumitra makes the feeling of Dead Man’s Cell Phone come alive through jazz-infused soundscapes and cell phone riddled audio cues. Miriam also talks about her project to measure how sound bounces around the Roger Bishop Theatre.

Music: Jazz Comedy from

Parker Feenstra

Go behind the scenes with fourth-year UVic Theatre student Parker Feenstra, the Costume Designer for Dead Man’s Cell Phone and learn more about what got her excited about becoming a theatre designer.

Stage photos by Dean Kalyan. Painting: Nighthawks, (1942) by Edward Hopper.  Music: Jazzy Frenchy from