Empty Melbourne

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

upcoming at Berkeley Rep – PARTY PEOPLE

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
upcoming at Berkeley Rep – PARTY PEOPLE

Following a smash premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival a few years ago, a re-worked PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz, aka Ninja), developed and directed by Liesl Tommy, is coming to Berkeley Rep this fall, starting October 17 on the Thrust Stage. “History belongs to the victors, legends to […]

watch the documentary about La Monnaie production of LES MAMELLES

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Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Design, Past Projects | No Comments
watch the documentary about La Monnaie production of LES MAMELLES

Early this winter we remounted our fantastic production of LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS at La Monnaie | De Munt in Brussels, Belgium. The production was co-produced by Aldeburgh Music, Académie européenne de musique du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth and originated at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, England in 2012 and was revived for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, France, this past […]