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Associate Dean, Planning and Academic Facilities

Ana Cappelluto

Ana Cappelluto
Associate Dean,
Planning and Academic Facilities
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4703
Location: EV 2.739

The office of the Associate Dean, Planning and Academic Facilities coordinates all aspects of the facilities planning and management of the Faculty’s space, and assists with the coordination of space and building plans, implementation of space changes and departmental moves. This office works in cooperation with the Faculty's academic departments and units, and with Facilities Management and the office of the Vice-Provost.

Ana Cappelluto first came to Concordia Fine Arts as a young student in Design for the Theatre in 1984. Born in Rome, Italy she lived in England for many years before settling in Montreal. After completing her degree, she was hired as assistant to the props master at the Department of Theatre in 1988. In 1993 she earned her Master’s from McGill University. In the fall of that year, Ana began teaching in the theatre department where she served as Chair from 2004 to 2007. Before serving in her current position as Associate Dean, Planning and Academic Facilities, she held the position of Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies.

She is an accomplished, award-winning scenographer and an integral member of the Montreal theatre community. Her longstanding professional relationships with Geordie Productions, Black Theatre Workshop, Porte Parole, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co, Imago Theatre and Pigeons International have established her reputation for artistic dedication and excellence.

But it is from her work in the classroom that she derives the most satisfaction. “What I love about teaching design for the theatre is that there are no absolute truths. My job is to give the students confidence in their concept (born out of rigorous research). This allows them the courage to experiment and create. That may mean we’re staging Oedipus as a modern 'tragic-hero' on the streets of Huddersfield. As long as the team is all hanging their hats on the same metaphor, we’re all set.” 

Cappelluto’s designs have traveled to numerous international festivals including Londrina International Festival in Brazil, Singapore Arts Festival, Valencia International Arts Festival in Venezuela, Festival International des Théâtres Francophones in France and Aoyama Round Theatre in Japan. She is the recipient of Vancouver’s coveted “Jessie” award for Outstanding Set Design, Small Theatre, for Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis.

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