Joanna Yu is a set and costume designer born in Hong Kong, raised in Thornhill, Ontario. Over the past 15 years, Joanna has designed over 100 productions for large and small theatres across Canada; 44 of them World premieres. Design collaborations include: Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Tarragon, Canadian Stage, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Factory Theatre, Obsidian, Cahoots, fu-Gen, The Blyth Festival, Musical Stage Co., Theatre Passé Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times, Why Not Theatre, Nightwood, Project: Humanity, The Grand, Neptune Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Mirvish, Lemon Tree Productions, Signal Theatre, Luminato, the Canadian Opera Company.
Awards: The Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award, Pauline McGibbon Award.
Et cetera: Joanna sits on the Board of Directors for the Associated Designers of Canada.