Upstage Interactive is a Toronto-based design studio, working at the intersection of live event and interactive design. We bring game design principles and technology to the world of live event production. Exploration and play are essential to what we do. We’re passionate about pushing the limits of new technology, and finding innovative new uses for existing technology.
We’re not just about spectacle and technology; the human element is paramount in our work. Stage design cannot exist without consideration for the people who will perform on that stage, or the audience who will interact with the exhibit. Upstage Interactive combines a unique background of theatre and interactive work, which enable us to provide unparalleled service on a wide range of projects.
We’re proud to support our local independent theatre and game development communities.
We create innovative stage designs by combining elements of interactive design with theatre production.
A man of many talents, Aaron is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, an alumnus of the Banff Centre, and was the recipient of the Wally Russell Lighting Design Internship at the Canadian Opera Company.
Whether you need a stunning panorama backdrop for your theatre production, or animated titles for your award show, we’ve got you covered.
Confused about lumens, throw ratios, cable runs or rigging? We love that stuff.
Let us help you determine the right equipment for your production, and work it all out so there are no surprises.
From the smallest black box theatre to the biggest opera houses, to museums, art galleries, conference centres and hotels.
We’ll be there, we’ll set the gear up, and we’ll make it work perfectly.
Video that reacts to audio? Audio that responds to video? Animations that follow your performers?
Whatever your needs, we can make it happen, with custom-programmed interactive and dynamic solutions.
These are just a few of the many projects we’ve had the pleasure of working on
“From the day I met Aaron, for a project that was a true passion work for me, I was impressed and relieved at how simply and specifically he was able to understand my ideas and translate them into a rich and incredibly effective soundscape. I’d not hesitate to work with him again or recommend him for other work.”
“Anything that I as a director imagine, Aaron will do anything to make possible. His passion and intelligence combined with his dedication and amazing work ethic makes him a designer that I want involved on all of my projects”
“I want to thank you for creating your app and giving those of us not using an iPhone / iPad the ability to use timecode on a tight budget.”