Upcoming in Chicago – Empress Archer with The Cambrians

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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

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]