Design for Stage and Film
Set Design I
B.A. Concordia University, Montreal
MFA New York University
On Broadway credits include the upcoming Hands on a Hardbody, On a Clear Day, American Idiot (Tony Award), Everyday Rapture, Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination), and The Green Bird, with director Julie Taymor (Drama Desk Nomination). Other credits include: Coraline, adapted from Neil Gaman’s popular book with music by Stephen Merritt, The Book of Longing, music by Philip Glass, based on the poems of Leonard Cohen, (Lincoln Center Festival); The Onion Cellar , which she co-created along with director Marcus Stern and The Dresden Dolls, and for which she won Boston’s Elliot Norton Award for her design which turned the black box theatre into a 360 degree cabaret space; Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park); Nocturne (New York Theatre Workshop); Burn This, starring Ed Norton and Catherine Keener (Signature Theatre); Debbie Does Dallas (Jane Street Theatre); and True Love (for which she was instrumental in creating The Zipper space infamous for its use of car seats in the audience).
Opera credits include: Rigoletto (Metropolitan Opera); The Elephant Man (Minnesota Opera); Lucia di Lammermoor (New York City Opera); and Guilio Cesare (Houston Grand Opera).
Her work was exhibited in Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designers for Live Performance at Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts. As the Artistic Director of Theatre for One she has led workshops at Princeton and Juilliard, collaborating with students and professionals in the exploration of the relationship between actor and performer in an intimate setting. For achievements in her field she received an Award of Distinction from Concordia University, 2009, and was Honored at NYU’s Tisch Gala, 2007.