Pam smiles brightly, her short hair stiles to flip out and away from her face, aside from her bangs. She wears pink lipstick, a black shirt, and a black statement necklace.

Pam Johnson


Pam Johnson’s credits for Pacific Opera Victoria include The Pirates of Penzance (1990), Roméo et Juliettte and Madama Butterfly (1991), Die Fledermaus (1992), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1993), La traviata (1994), Macbeth (1995), Don Giovanni (1999), Regina (2008), Vanessa (2011), and Rinaldo (2018). She returns in 2019 to design the company première of Puccini’s Il trittico.

She has designed for Bard on the Beach for 20 years and for other leading opera companies. She was a design instructor at Studio 58 for 29 years. In 2012, Pam received the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance’s Career Achievement Award.

Recent credits include Brigadoon at the Shaw Festival with Glynis Leyshon. Other opera designs include Salome for Vancouver Opera and, during the 2006-2007 season, Calgary Opera’s acclaimed La Cenerentola.

Pam’s shows Mom’s the Word, Unhinged and The Number 14 have given her international exposure as they have been performed in New York, London, Tokyo, and Melbourne. Recently Pam designed Queen Leer at Presentation House, Where’s Charley? at Studio 58, Moms Revisited for the Arts Club, Love List at the Vancouver Playhouse, and Falstaff and Henry V for Bard on the Beach.

Other credits include designs for The Globe, Canadian Stage, Magnus, Western Canada, The Citadel, the Belfry Theatre, MTC, Touchstone, Tamahnous and The Arts Club Theatre.

She has received several Jessie Richardson Awards, Interior Design Institute Award, a Capital Critics Award (Ottawa) for Coronation Voyage, and a Monday Magazine Award for outstanding set design for Rough Magic at the Belfry Theatre.

Pam has taught several workshops with Backstage and the BC Festival of the Arts. She has taught at UBC and has guest lectured at the Hull College of Art and Design in England.

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