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Pavlo Bosyy

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Pavlo Bosyy

(he/him)

Associate Professor, Production

Education

  • BA History and Political Science
  • MFA Production Design and Technology

Email: pavlo.bosyy@ryerson.ca

Extension: 3367

Office: AOB 921-72

Pavlo Bosyy has taught Theatre Arts, History, and Humanities for more than 30 years at the college and university level. Pavlo also worked as the Principal Resident Designer (Scenographer) at Kirovohrad State Puppet Theatre and Kropyvnytsky State Theatre, both in Kropyvnytsky (Ukraine).

He designed or directed for more than 200 projects at regional and academic theatres in Canada, Ukraine and the USA and at the Off-Broadway companies. Pavlo’s work has been featured in the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Young Designers’ Forum, and in other numerous international conferences in the United States and Western Europe.

He has participated in theatre design exhibits such as World Stage Design and Ming’s Clambake portfolio review. Pavlo is a four-time participant of Prague Quadrennial. Professional credits include Volyn State Puppet Theatre, Odessa Theatre for the Young Audiences, Poltava State Puppet Theatre (all in Ukraine), Le Ballet du Siècle de Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan), New York Fringe Festival, Equity Showcases at Take Wing and Soar company, Yangtze Repertory Company and The Billie Holiday Theatre (NYC), Michigan’s Meadowbrook Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company and Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Texas Shakespeare Festival and Daemon Theatre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Pavlo holds the MFA degree in Production Design and Technology from Ohio University (USA); he is a member of UNIMA and ADC.

  • Scenography, Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Puppet, Projection, and Sound Design 
  • Stage Direction
  • Theatre Architecture
  • History of Arts, Film Criticism
  • Heraldry
  • Industrial History

Participation of 7 students of Ryerson Theatre School at Prague Quadrennial, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2019, co-organized with Caroline O’Brien, co-sponsored by Ryerson Student Initiative Fund, Ryerson Communication and Design Society, School of Performance, and Faculty of Communication and Design, awarded in 2019, total funding $12000.

Participation of 4 students of Ryerson School of Interior Design and School of Performance at the Lviv Student Design Charrette (co-organized with Sholem Dolgoy) – in collaboration with Lviv Polytechnic National University, UKRAINE, co-sponsored by Ryerson Student Initiatives Fund, the School of Performance, Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson Communication Design Society, and Christie Lites Sales, awarded in 2017, total funding amounts to $9600.

Ryerson University Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund’s grant for “The Creative Laboratory Project: The Series of Fifteen Extra-Curriculum Workshops on Digital Technologies for Stage Projections and Lighting, Computer-Assisted Drafting, Miking Life Performance, Mask Making, Hair and Wig Design, Prosthetic Makeup, Puppet Design and Making, Stage Upholstery and Business Ethics,” (developed in collaboration with Michael Bergmann), awarded in 2017, $13000.

The Light and the Dance, the solo exhibition of photo art, supported by the Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design Creative Innovation Fund, awarded in 2016, $8580.

Participation of 12 students of Ryerson Theatre School at Prague Quadrennial, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2015, co-organized with Sholem Dolgoy, co-sponsored by Ryerson Theatre School, Faculty of Communication and Design and Ryerson Communication and Design Society, awarded in 2015, total funding $21000.

Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design Scholarly Research and Creative Activity Grant for the project “Theatre Goes Digital: creating the RTS Projection Lab,” awarded in 2015, $7000.

Imagination and Process: the Art of the Leading Ukrainian Female Designers of the Puppet Theatre, IFTR Scenography Working Group: Interim Event – Symposium,

Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czechia, 2019.

Women – Scenographers of the Ukrainian Puppet Theatre, 10th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 10-13 June 2019, Athens, Greece.

Stage CanadA exhibition of young Canadian theatre designers at Tbilisi Biennale of Scenography, Tbilisi, Georgia, presented at the FCAD RUBIX event, Ryerson University, 2018.

The metaphoric approach to stage design for Country Wife by William Wycherley based on the XVIII – early XIX s. neo-classical architectural motifs of “the Garden Room”, Architectura/Annual collection of academic papers, # 895. Lviv Polytechnics National University, Lviv, Ukraine, 2018. P. 15-20, in Ukrainian (refereed).

The Light and the Dance, catalogue of the solo exhibit of photo art, supported by the Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design Creative Innovation Fund, Exhibition hosted by the Regional Museum of Fine Arts, and Kirovohrad Regional Research Library, both in Kropyvnytskyi, UKRAINE; also presented at the FCAD RUBIX event, Ryerson University, 2017, and exhibited at Ryerson’s HQ Studio in 2019.

My PQ Story: Dedication to the 50th Anniversary of Prague Quadrennial / The PQ Collective Memory Archive / Prague, CZECHIA, 2017, http://50.pq.cz/pavlo-bosyy/

Yevhen Lysyk. Bibliography and Cataloguing: Theatrical Time, Space, Scenography and Architecture. Compiled by Victor Proskuriakov, Oksana Zinchenko and Zoriana Klymko, translated into English by Inna Derkach, edited by Pavlo Bosyy. Lviv: Sribne Slovo Publishers, UKRANE, 2015.

Forming of the Theatre Space by the Means of Stage Lighting / Architectura / Annual collection of academic papers, # 793. ISBN 0321-0499, Lviv Polytechnics National University, Lviv, Ukraine, 2014. P. 175-181, in Ukrainian (refereed).

Curator, First Ukrainian National Exhibition at the 14th Prague Quadrennial, 6-16 June 2019, UKRAINE and CZECHIA.

June 2019 - exhibitor, Our Theatre of the World Performance Space Architecture Exhibition at Prague Quadrennial:  Theatre on the Podil and The Ryerson School of Performance documentaries, Prague, CZECHIA.

October 2018 – curator, Stage CanadA exhibition of young Canadian theatre designers at Tbilisi Biennale of Scenography, Tbilisi, GEORGIA.

July 2018 – Ballet at Railway Station and The Masterclass photo exhibitions, Kirovohrad Regional Museum of Fine Arts (the opening was a part of One-Day Museum Mini-Fest with Pavlo Bosyy, July 20, 2018, Kirovohrad, UKRAINE, invited).

June 2015 – curator, Ukrainian Student Exhibit at Prague Quadrennial-2015, UKRAINE and CZECHIA.

2018 - The Odyssey by Roland Schimmephennig, Set Design, and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, Set Design (two plays performed in rotating rep at Ryerson Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA).

2016 – Treasure Island by Ken Ludwig after Robert Louis Stevenson, Costume Design, Ryerson School of Performance, Ryerson Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.

2016 - Faust, or Of Freedom and of Life He Only is Deserving... (inspired by Goethe's Faust), co-author of the script (together with Anatoly Yurchenko), Director, Set, Puppet, Costume and Poster Design, Projection Co-Design (with Leonid Tyvoniuk), Volyn State Academician Puppet Theatre, UKRAINE; presented at World Stage Design-2017 Online Galleries and at FCAD RUBIX event, Ryerson University, 2017.

2015 – Gala concert/excerpts from Aida, Don Quichotte, La Esmeralda and Le Corsaire, Set/Projection Designer, Le Ballet du Siècle de Taipei, Taipei, TAIWAN.

2015 - Dancing on Eggshells by Cynthia Robinson, Set Design, The Billie Holiday Theatre, performing in residence at The Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, NYC.

2015 – The Last Five Years, a musical by Jason Robert Brown, Set Design, Daemon Theatre production performed at SMSC Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; presented at World Stage Design-2017 Online Galleries.