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Saturday, July 20, 2024

20 questions with Drew Facey

Meet Vancouver set and costume designer, Drew Facey.

Meet Drew Facey

Drew has been a set and costume designer for the past eight years with over 100 productions under his belt, 9 Jessie awards and 21 Jessie nominations. He is currently designing the sets for Stickboy by Shane Koyczan, a new work with the Vancouver Opera. He spent a lot of time training in a variety of disciplines including a private apprenticeship in Montreal as a glass sculptor, a brief stint as a English major at Concordia University, a few years as a visual artist at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and finally graduating from Studio 58 as a designer. He is also a passionate traveller and he and his partner are in the process of planning their next trip to Asia where they will spend time in Taiwan, Vietnam and Cambodia.  You can find Drew online at

20 Questions with Drew Facey

1. Your first job.


2. The job you always wanted as a child.


3. Your pet peeve.

Any form of clutter.

4. Your hero.

Timothy Findlay.

5. Your biggest indulgence.


6. One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).

I’m an avid home cook.

7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

An iPad, a bottle of Absolut vanilla vodka and my partner.

8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.


9. If you were not a designer what would you be doing right now?

I’d be an architect.

10. Hero or villain.

Villan – they’re more interesting.

11. Your life’s motto/mantra.

Remember to play.

12. Your favourite playwright.

Enda Walsh.

13. The last book you read.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.

14. If you were a cartoon character which cartoon character would you be?

Bart Simpson.

15. What will it say on your grave marker?

I’d have to borrow from Frank Sinatra on this one: “The best is yet to come.”

16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Oscar Wilde.

17. Your idea of happiness.

See number 7.

18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?

That extra slice of cake is going to catch up with you one day…

19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

It’s a tie between my fabulous partner, Kelly and my career.

20. To be or not to be?

To be!

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