IAN PRATT was the Technical Director of the Frederic Wood Theatre from 1974 to 2003, contributing to more than 150 stage productions. 

In addition, he was the Technical Director of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival for its first 24 seasons; co-founder and first TD of Cirkids (the Vancouver Children’s Circus); TD/SM at the WildHorse Theatre, Fort Steele, for 13 seasons and at the Palace Grand in Dawson City for three.

 A long-time member of the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT), Ian was active in workplace health & safety regulation for the performing arts including WCB regulation revue and BC electrical certification as well as Federal gun control and pyrotechnics regulations.  He was a founder of SHAPE (Safety & Health in Arts Production and Entertainment) and sat on the Performing Arts Steering Committee and the Board of Directors of that organization.

Ian is a recipient of the “Frannie” Award from the Canadian Institute of Arts for Young Audiences and the Dieter Penzhorn Memorial Award from the CITT.  He is a member of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.