Pinocchio makes its full-length balletic world premiere this season with The National Ballet of Canada. Created by choreographer Will Tuckett, Guest Principal Character Artist with The Royal Ballet in England, Pinocchio is a wildly funny, often moving and sometimes even dark re-telling of the original story, recapturing the adventures of the famous wooden boy with brilliantly inventive choreography and unforgettable stagecraft. Douglas will be creating hand drawn animations of Pinocchio's journey to highlight the storybook element of Colin Richmond's design.
Douglas is a video designer and teacher in Digital Theatre and Technology. He has worked across the sector in theatre, installation and teaching. His practice has been presented globally in India, China and UK
In production Douglas has worked in design in Off Broadway and regional theatre throughout New York and Chicago including the Apple Corp NY, John Drew Theatre, East Hampton and Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. He has worked as lead artist on numerous commissioned projects in collaboration with the Emergency Exit Arts, the National Youth Theatre Deptford, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Save The Children, and the Greenwich/Dockland Festival.
Recent video credits include: Mozart and Son: Benefit Gala (Royal Opera House) 300th Anniversary St Johns Smith Square, The 5 o’clock Slot (Ice and Fire) Letter of Last Resort (Traverse Theatre) Sticks and Stones (Polka Theatre) The Bomb (Tricycle Theatre) Dance Marathon (Barbican Theatre) Fit and Proper People (RSC/Soho Theatre) I had a Dream (Polka Theatre) Turn of the Screw (Arcola) Silence ( RSC and Filter) Ballet Shoes (Phoenix Theatre) City of Angels ( London School of Musical Theatre) Behud (Coventry Theatre) Monsters (Arcola Theatre)This isn’t Romance (Soho Theatre) 50th Anniversary Gala of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party (Lyric Hammersmith) Fight Face (Lyric, Hammersmith), Saturday Night Sunday Morning (Harrogate Theatre), Sarajevo Story (Lyric, Hammersmith), Back at You (BAC), Here’s What I Did with My Body Did One Day (Pleasant Theatre London & National Tour), You Kill Me (ReActor Conference in Digital Media) Twelfth Night (Fervant Theatre) Utter (Verbatim Practices in Contemporary Theatre symposium) InVertigo (Vision Festival, Brighton) Triptych (Bath International Festival)
Douglas has been a Digital Theatre specialist working in Universities in the US, UK and India and have received a fellowship award for Promising New Research from the University of the Arts London and a grant from the British Arts Council to lead Digital Performance for the UKIERI Thematic Partner at Hyderabad University.
As a lead artist for Gallery 37 Douglas has lead projects for Chicago Department of Culture, Birmingham Arts Council and the Greenwich and Dockland Festival. For 10 years he was a Post Graduate Course Director for Digital Theatre at Wimbledon College of Art.
Currently Douglas is an Associated/Visiting Lecturer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Buford and Wimbledon College of Art.
In 2013 Douglas headed Digital Theatre Program at Scenofest during World Stage Design Conference in Cardiff
Currently he is educational consultant for Higher Education with d3 Technologies