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 […]

Empty Melbourne

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Photography, Travel | No Comments
Empty Melbourne

Following on the heels of my days in Sydney, I spent some time in Melbourne looking at empty (or mostly empty) spaces.  There is so much beauty to be found in the everyday and mundane.  It reminds me of what Jane Greenwood always used to say… “You’ve really got to look!” Wrong Way Go Back Catenary […]

Empty Sydney

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Photography, Travel | No Comments
Empty Sydney

Some photos I shot during a recent trip to Sydney, Australia… I was struck by how one could find vast places of emptiness within such a populous city… Opera House Harbour Bridge No Right Turn High Rise Carriage Works Artwork Ahead

The Cocoanuts moves to the Guthrie

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
The Cocoanuts moves to the Guthrie

The Cocoanuts, a production I designed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2014 is making a move to the Guthrie in Minneapolis, starting previews November 14 and opening November 20, 2015.  Here is a link to the Guthrie’s show page. The musical is based on the Marx Bros. movie of the same name with music […]

Les Mamelles & Kaiser at Juilliard

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
Les Mamelles & Kaiser at Juilliard

In November Juilliard Opera presents Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Der Kaiser von Atlantis as a double bill.  The production of Kiaser is based on the original production from 2009 at the Greenwich Music Festival, directed by Ted Huffman and Zack Winokur, for which I will design set and lighting.  Les Mamelles is the wildly successful production (link) from […]

The Secret Garden featured on WGN

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
The Secret Garden featured on WGN

The Secret Garden opened at Court Theatre this past weekend (to great notices) and was featured on WGN TV’s ‘Around the Town’ program.  Check it out below. But beware! The lighting was adjusted for TV…. More info & tickets here.

Eci peci pec, ti si mali mec – Svadba in Aix

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
Eci peci pec, ti si mali mec – Svadba in Aix

A Serbian wedding in Aix-en-Provence in July? What could be better? Svadba, which means marriage in Serbian, is an opera for six female voices by composer Ana Sokolović. This production, for which I am designing the lighting, opens at the Festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence, in the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, on July 3. It […]

Come spirit, come charm – The Secret Garden @ Court Theatre

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
Come spirit, come charm – The Secret Garden @ Court Theatre

The Secret Garden – my next show in Chicago – opens May 29 at Court Theatre. Directed by Charlie Newell, whose productions of The Important of Being Earnest and Travesties I designed, this show promises to be not the typical take on the musical. This production features music direction by Doug Peck, set by John […]

Your new family home – UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE at the Goodman

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
Your new family home – UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE at the Goodman

Your new family home: The Concept at the Hotelman Arms… Now in previews, Upstairs Concierge, a new farce by Krisoffer Diaz, opens Monday April 6 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.  The production is directed by KJ Sanchez, and features designers Todd Rosenthal (set), Rachel Healy (costume), and Mikhail Fiksel (sound). For more info, videos, and […]