#GhostlightProject

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#GhostlightProject

Yesterday, faculty, staff, and students of the Theatre Department at Northwestern, along with the staff of the Wirtz Center for Performing Arts, where we produce our work, took part in the Ghostlight Project along side thousands of theatre-makers and audience members at hundreds of locations around the country.   From the Ghostlight Project website: ON JANUARY […]

Why is this still a problem?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
Why is this still a problem?

Party People, my latest project, is now running at The Public Theatre in NYC.  The piece is by Universes and was directed and developed by Liesl Tommy.  I designed the Set and Lighting, Sven Ortel designed the Projections and Video, Meg Neville designed the Costumes, and the Sound Design and Composition was by The Broken […]

Linda Vista @ Steppenwolf

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Linda Vista @ Steppenwolf

Linda Vista, a world premiere by Tracy Letts, directed by Dexter Bullard, begins previews at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago on March 30.  This production reunites me with set designer (and NU colleague) Todd Rosenthal. More info and tix here.  

The Skin of Our Teeth @ TFANA

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The Skin of Our Teeth @ TFANA

This Spring I will be reuniting with director Arin Arbus and set designer Riccardo Hernandez to tackle the classic Thornton Wilder play, The Skin of Our Teeth for Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonski Shakespeare Center. Previews begin February 12th. More info and tix here.

Upcoming in Chicago – Empress Archer with The Cambrians

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Current Projects, Design | No Comments
Upcoming in Chicago – Empress Archer with The Cambrians

This winter I will be working on a new piece called Empress Archer with The Cambrians.  It is an international project featuring dancers Ariel Freedman, an Israeli citizen who lives in Tel Aviv and freelances globally (previous work includes: Batsheva Dance Company, Kidd Pivot, Motley Dance, and Keigwin + Company), and Meredith Webster, a San Francisco based dancer (previous […]

Mary Page Marlowe PBS News Hour segment

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Collaboration, Past Projects | No Comments
Mary Page Marlowe PBS News Hour segment

Check out the PBS Newshour’s segment on Tracy Letts’s play Mary Page Marlowe, which premiered at Steppenwolf this spring.  It is a fascinating look into the process.

TFANA Rep 2016 first rehearsal video

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
TFANA Rep 2016 first rehearsal video

Check out the video from the first rehearsal for the 2016 Theatre for a New Audience repertory productions of Strindberg’s The Father and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.  Sadly, I wasn’t able to be there that day, but there are so many talented collaborators in the video that it is worth the watch…

Visiting Edna @ Steppenwolf

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
Visiting Edna @ Steppenwolf

Visiting Edna, a new play by Tony Award winning playwright David Rabe, begins previews on September 15th in the Downstairs Theatre at Steppenwolf in Chicago. The artistic team features two of my colleagues from Northwestern – Anna D. Shapiro (director) and Linda Roethke (costume design).  David Zinn (sets) and Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (sound design & composition) round out […]

Ibsen & Strindberg in rep at TFANA

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
Ibsen & Strindberg in rep at TFANA

Henrik Ibsen hung this portrait of August Strindberg (painted by Christian Krohg) on the wall of his study, saying, “He is my mortal enemy and shall hang there and watch while I write.”  And Strindberg once said that his battle against Ibsen “cost [him his] wife, children, fortune and career.” Theatre for a New Audience presents Ibsen’s […]

Mary Page Marlowe @ Steppenwolf

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
Mary Page Marlowe @ Steppenwolf

Mary Page Marlowe, a new play by Pulitzer Prize for Drama winning playwright Tracy Letts, begins previews on March 31st and runs thru May 29 at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. The artistic team features many of my colleagues from Northwestern – it is directed by Anna Shapiro, with scenic design by Todd Rosenthal and costume […]