SET DESIGNER / ART DIRECTOR
Claude Goyette has no problem going from the world of Verdi to that of Michel Tremblay. He designed more than 150 sets for theatre, opera, dance and television, while applying his artistic trade with Cirque du Soleil and with a number of museums for which he created indoor and outdoor installations.
He recently created the sets for Édouard Lock’s choreographies: 11th Floor produced by the Cullberg Ballet of Sweden and The Heart of August produced by the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen of Belgium. Closer to home, for the theater, he designed the scenography of Le chemin des passes dangereuses for the Compagnie Jean-Duceppe and of 21 manches cubes (Robinson et Friday) for the Théâtre Double Signe. He has also collaborated on the X-Men: Dark Phoenix and X-Men: Apocalypse movies, as well as the TV series The Bold type and Quantico.
Claude Goyette is a firm believer in the importance of supporting up-and-coming artists, and he dedicated part of his career to teaching. He taught at l’École supérieure de théâtre de l’Université du Québec in Montréal, at Collège Lionel-Groulx (in the theatre option) as well as at several other renowned theatre schools.
A founding member of l’association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec (APASQ), Claude Goyette received several awards for set design. He completed a Masters in Theatre thanks to financial support from the Fonds canadien d’accès à la recherche (FCAR). In November 2011, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec honoured him with a prestigious bursary recognizing his exceptional contribution to the development of Quebec culture throughout his career.