Paul Cegys’ work merges multiple practices of performance creation and design, from theatre and opera to site-specific installation and intermedial mixed-reality scenographies. He has worked abroad in Italy, Finland, Czech Republic, India, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, the United States, and for such companies as La Monnaie/De Munt (Royal Belgian Opera), Canadian Opera Company, CanStage, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and Opera Hamilton. Upholding his commitment to ecological imperatives he merges his artistic work with his sustainability practice (MSc. in Sustainability Science and Environmental Studies, Lunds University, Sweden). Paul is the Co-Creator of Blue Hour VR, a site-responsive mixed-reality performance premiered at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design. He is also the Co-Creator of Individuality and Interconnection, a 360º video project that maps the creative processes and spaces of Canadian performance designers. He is the digital scenographer for The Home, a VR experience designed for the Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation project funded by the SSHRC and in partnership with Oculus VR. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Atelier.
Paul teaches in the Theatre and Performance Program at the University of Waterloo. He is a PhD. Candidate in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University in Finland.