Christine is an award winning costume designer whose designs have graced the stages of many west coast opera and theatre companies. Highlights include The Tempest (Bard on the Beach), The Magic Flute (Vancouver Opera), Girl of the Golden West (Vancouver and Seattle Opera), Pride and Prejudice (Arts Club Theatre), Charlotte’s Web (Alberta Theatre Projects). Right Robert and His Robber Bride (Caravan Farm Theatre), Idomeneo (Pacific Opera), Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Electric Company Theatre), The Invisible Hand (Pi Theatre) and The Mikado (Anchorage Opera).
Ms. Reimer has a background in art history and textile design. Early in her career her master fabric dyeing skills led her to work at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Stratford Festival for many seasons.
Christine’s costume illustrations have appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions including Bravo! The History of Opera in British Columbia (Cunningham, Harbour Press), The Art of Costume Design (Focal Press) and Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015 (Exhibited in Moscow, Beijing and North Carolina).
Upcoming for Christine is costume design for The Audience, Arts Club Theatre, King Arthur Project, Neworld Theatre, The Luminato Festival 2017 and PuSh Festival 2018. Ongoing are Fashion Illustrations.
“Shortly after I started my MFA in Design at UBC I got a call from The Stratford Festival in Ontario asking me to come out to work in their fabric dyeing shop. I had been working in the fabric dyeing field in Montreal before I decided to get an MFA in Theatre Design. My professors Robert Gardiner and Alison Green made it possible for me to get the best of both worlds and go to Stratford as a dyer for half of the year and study design at UBC for the other half. It was truly great training being exposed to lots of different designers as a dyer at Stratford and learning the visual and technical skills of a designer from the equally talented Green and Gardiner. And I came out of grad school with very little debt!” – Christine Reimer