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Beyata is a queer, half-Chinese, Alberta-based theatre artist, currently living with a household of beloved friends & dogs in Amiskwaciywâskahikan (colonially known as Edmonton).


Her theatrical origins lie in children's musical theatre, for which she spent the bulk of her youth entrenched, shifting to design in high school when her AD heard she could draw. She still maintains a fervent, geeky love of musicals - and an especial love of Sondheim.

Beyata's favourite pieces to contribute to are newly-developed works, re-contextualized canonical shows, and movement-based/musically-driven theatre. She enjoys embracing the theatrical & absurd and firmly believes theatre should be nothing less than magical. She likes to work holistically with a creative team during the design process and is a firm believer that theatre cannot be designed in vacuums. Unless vacuums are what you're into.

You can see Beyata's upcoming work on one of her favourite musicals, Little Shop of Horrors - an ArtsClub-Citadel co-production (Autumn), in MOB - the evocative season starter at Workshop West in Edmonton (Oct), in Chris, Mrs. - a newly written Hallmark-inspired musical premiering at Toronto's Winter Garden for which she's associate designing on (Dec), and in the Shaw Festival's 2024 season for their new musical adaptation of The Secret Garden (May).



Beyata (beɪ|ˈæ|tə) Hackborn | she/her


  • Set | Costume | Lighting Design

  • Model/Maquette Construction

  • Digital 3D Modeling & Printing

  • 2D | 3D AutoCAD & Hand Drafting

  • Prop Sourcing & Construction

  • Advanced Scenic Painting

  • Basic Carpentry | Upholstery | Power tools

  • Figure Drawing | Conventional Art

  • Graphic Design & Digital Illustration

  • Photoshop | Sketchbook Pro

  • Basic Machine & Hand Sewing

  • Wardrobe Maintenance

  • Breakdown & Dye Experience

  • Running Crew | Dresser Experience

  • Hanging & Focusing Lights

  • EOS Board Programming & Operation

  • Basic Video-Mapping | Projection

  • Class 5 Driver's License

  • Fall Arrest Certification

  • ProServe License

  • The most mediocre juggling you've ever seen

Experience & Education

2023 | Newton Award

*Upcoming* Shaw Festival Grant for an apprenticeship with a senior props builder with a focus on reupholstery

2019 | Prague Quadrennial

Student Exhibitor | Workshop & Conference attendee

2015-2019 | University of Alberta

BFA degree in a conservatory Theatre Design program

2022 | Christopher Newton Internship

Funding awarded to 2 promising emerging Shaw Festival artists, backed by Charles & Marilyn Baillie

2018 | Freewill Shakespeare Festival Asst. Designer

Assistant Costume Designer, mentee & backstage dresser for Festival duration

2014-2017 | Camrose Jeanne & Peter Lougheed PAC

Backstage Training, Lighting Hanging/Focusing, Technical Theatre Workshops & Volunteering

2021 - current | Shaw Festival Asst. Designer

6-9 Month annual design assistantship for the Shaw Festival main season | Designing for recurring Director's Projects

2016 | Banff Centre Workstudy

Theatre Design Assistant & mentee program w/h practical application

2013-2015 | About Time Productions

Teaching & Choreography Assistant (children's theatre)

Remote Assisting Services

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Model Building

Quarter or Half-Inch Scale

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GP & Sections | Elevations


3D Printing

Quarter or Half-Inch Scale

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Graphic Design

Paper Props | Renderings

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