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MFA in Design - Yale School of Drama

Helen Hayes Award- Outstanding Set Design, Lydie Breeze, 1985

Prague Quadrennial Exhibition of Scenography - 5 Designs Exhibited, 1987

Barrymore Award nominee - The Boxcar Children, Arden Theatre, 2003

Philadelphia Weekly: Best of Philadelphia Theater '02-'03
    best scenic design - Boxcar Children, Arden Theatre
    honorable mention - In the Blood, Peoples' Light & Theatre Co.

 

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  dance   television
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  musical theatre   special skills

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PROFESSIONAL/NEW YORK & AREA

OFF BROADWAY - Golden Glow Prod., Theatre at St. Peter's Church, New York, NY

    The Majestic Kid: set design

NATIONAL TOURS - Singer Entertainment

    Raisin, Oh Calcutta, Hair: set design

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE - New York, NY

    Marathon '87: set design

THE NEW THEATRE OF BROOKLYN - Brooklyn, NY

    The Art of War, Donkey's Years: set design

THE WHOLE THEATRE COMPANY - Montclair, NJ (Olympia Dukakis, A.D.)

    Better Living, School for Wives, We Won't Pay. We Won't Pay.: set design

AMERICAN STAGE COMPANY - Teaneck, NJ

    The Rainmaker: set design (dir: Paul Sorvino)

TEN TEN PLAYERS - New York, NY

    As You Like It, Eastward Ho, Cowardy Custard: set design

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PROFESSIONAL/REGIONAL

THE PEOPLES' LIGHT & THEATRE CO. - Malvern, PA

    Junglebook, Forgiving Harvest, Arthur's Sword - Merlin's Fire, The Little Prince, In the Blood, Camping with Henry & Tom, The Dreaming of Aloysius in his Search... , Memory of Water, Dimly Perceived Threats..., The Hope Zone: set design.

THE ARDEN THEATRE - Philadelphia, PA

    Dancing at Lughnasa, Proof, The Boxcar Children, Bunnicula; My Lord, What a Morning: set design.

CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF MINNEAPOLIS

    The Hobbit: set design.

THEATRE J - Washington, DC

    Homebody/Kabul (co-production Woolly Mammoth), The Mad Dancers: set design.

EVERYMAN THEATRE - Baltimore, MD

    Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, Taking Sides: set design.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY - Washington, DC

    Homebody/Kabul (co-production Theatre J), Wonder of the World, The Dark Kalamazoo, Freedomland; Man, Woman, Dinosaur; Tripping Through the Car House; Birth and After Birth; Artificial Jungle; Strindberg in Hollywood; Life During Wartime; The Dead Monkey; The Day Room; Luna Vista; The Second Man; Sharon & Billy; Vienna Notes; The Looking Glass; The Choir: set design.
    Kvetch, National Defense, Savage in Limbo: set & lighting design.
    Harvey: lighting design

FREEDOM THEATRE - Philadelphia, PA

    The Dark Kalamazoo, Sparkle: set design.

PALACE THEATRE WATFORD - Watford, England

    The Trip to Bountiful: set & lighting design.

KENNEDY CENTER - Washington, DC

    Winnie-the-Pooh, Most Valuable Player, Princess & the Pea: set design

DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY - Wilmington, DE

    The Trip to Bountiful: set & lighting design.
    You Can't Take It With You, The Immigrant, Matchmaker, A Shayna Maidel, Memoir, Master Harold..., Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down, Benito Cereno, Tooth of Crime (dir: William Woodman), The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, You Never Know, The Rivals, Man with a Load of Mischief: set design

BRISTOL RIVERSIDE THEATRE - Bristol, PA

    After Magritte, The Real Inspector Hound, The Majestic Kid, You Can’t Take It With You: set design

STUDIO ARENA THEATRE - Buffalo, NY

    Sleuth: set design

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY - Norfolk, VA

    Master Harold and the Boys, Glass Menagerie: set design

THE FOLGER THEATRE (Shakespeare Theatre) - Washington, DC

    Midsummer, Troilus & Cressida, Wind in the Willows, All's Well, She Stoops to Conquer, Comedy of Errors: set design.
    Crossed Words: set & lighting design

THE PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY - Philadelphia, PA

    Orphans: set design

NEW PLAYWRIGHT'S THEATRE - Washington, DC

    The Beautiful Lady (written/dir: Liz Swados), Library of Congress Talent Show, The Groves of Academe, Out of the Reach of Children: set & lighting design
    Gardenia, Lydie Breeze, Earth & Water, Thin Wall, After My Own Heart, Burial Customs, Stopover on Whitney Street, New Improved Bride of Sirocco, Festival of One-Acts, Lives of the Great Composers: set design
    Burrhead, Beyond Your Command: lighting design

STUDIO THEATRE - Washington, DC

    Album, Really Rosie: set design Miss Margarida's Way, He Who Gets Slapped, Taste of Honey: lighting

THE OLNEY THEATRE - Olney, MD

    A Shayna Maidel, Deathtrap: set design

THE YALE REPERTORY THEATRE - asst. to resident designer 76-77

    White Marriage (dir: Andrzej Wajda), Dynamite Tonight: lighting design
    The Banquet Years: costume design (dir: Carmen DeLavallade)

PACIFIC CONSERVATORY - Santa Maria, CA

    You Never Can Tell: set design (dir: James Moll)
    South Pacific, Ring Round the Moon, Front Page, Starchild, Oklahoma, He Who Gets Slapped, Guys & Dolls, Midsummer, Dracula: lighting design

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OPERA

OPERA INTERNATIONAL - Washington, DC

    Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly: set design

WOLF TRAP OPERA COMPANY - Washington, DC

    La Calisto: set & lighting design.
    The Tutor: lighting design

NEW HAVEN OPERA - New Haven, CT

    Madama Butterfly: set & lighting design

YALE SYMPHONY - Yale University

    La Serva Padrona: costume & lighting design
    Fall of the House of Usher: lighting design

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DANCE

LIZ LERMAN DANCE EXCHANGE - Washington, DC

    Hallelujah, Shehechianu: set design (venues include Washington, Tucson, Jacob's Pillow)

MIAMI CITY BALLET - Edward Villella, Miami Beach, FL

    The Dancing Princesses (joint Kennedy Center production),Divertimento Español, Tobiniana: set design

BOSTON BALLET - E. Virginia Williams & Bruce Marks, Boston, MA

    Midsummer Night's Dream, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Three Sisters: set design

PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE - Patricia Wilde, Pittsburgh, PA

    Casey at the Bat, Midsummer Night's Dream, Three Sisters: set design

WASHINGTON BALLET - Washington, DC

    Beauty and the Beast: set design

BALLET OMAHA - Omaha, NB

    Beauty and the Beast: set design

AMERICAN FESTIVAL BALLET - Moscow, ID

    Nutcracker, Firebird, Sousa Suite, Nocturne, Song of the Earth, Midsummer: set design

CONNECTICUT BALLET COMPANY - New Haven, CT

    Midsummer Night's Dream: set design
    Firebird: costume design

    Existing works have been performed at Milwaukee Ballet,
    Alabama Ballet, Ballet Tulsa, San Jose Ballet, and Cleveland Ballet.

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THEATRE for YOUNG AUDIENCES

CHILDREN'S THEATRE of MINNEAPOLIS

    The Hobbit: set design.

THE PEOPLES' LIGHT & THEATRE CO. - Malvern, PA

    Junglebook, Forgiving Harvest, Arthur's Sword - Merlin's Fire, The Little Prince,The Dreaming of Aloysius in his Search for God: set design.

THE ARDEN THEATRE - Philadelphia, PA

    The Boxcar Children, Bunnicula; My Lord, What a Morning: set design.

KENNEDY CENTER - Washington, DC

    Winnie-the-Pooh, Most Valuable Player, Princess & the Pea: set design

STUDIO THEATRE - Washington, DC

    Really Rosie: set design

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SELECTED AREAS OF SPECIAL SKILL

    Scenic painting: execution of very large works, paint and textural treatments and techniques
    Scenic drafting: layout of plans and technical drawings - manual and computer aided
    Properties construction: Experience in simple construction and manufacture, particularly finishing
    Properties: lengthy experience in choosing, coordinating and finding/purchasing groups of properties and furniture.
    Set Dressing: lengthy experience in arrangement and placement of scenic dressing.
    Reasonable knowledge of period art and architecture, particularly in relation to theatrical design

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TELEVISION/VIDEO

RAY STROTHER, LTD. - aired ABC, CBS, NBC nationwide

    Democratic Response to the State of the Union Address - 1985 (narrated by Gov. Bill Clinton): set design

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DINNER THEATRE

WEST END DINNER THEATRE - Alexandria, VA. Resident Set Dsgr 1985-86

    Guys & Dolls, Fiddler, Annie Get Your Gun, Music Man, Once Upon a Mattress.

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SUMMER THEATRE

ACTORS ENSEMBLE - Baltimore, MD

    Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew: set & lighting designer

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK - SUNY Buffalo - Resident Designer 1978-79

    Comedy of Errors, Much Ado, Merry Wives, The Tempest: set design

MUSIC THEATRE OF WICHITA - Wichita, KS - Resident Lighting Dsgr 1977 Season

    Camelot, Where's Charley, Guys & Dolls, The Roar of the Greasepaint..., South Pacific

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MUSICAL THEATRE

OFF BROADWAY - Golden Glow Prod., Theatre at St. Peter's Church, New York, NY

    The Majestic Kid: set design

NATIONAL TOURS - Singer Entertainment

    Raisin, Oh Calcutta, Hair: set design

THE ARDEN THEATRE - Philadelphia, PA

    Bunnicula: set design.

FREEDOM THEATRE - Philadelphia, PA

    Sparkle: set design.

DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY - Wilmington, DE

    Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Man with a Load of Mischief: set design

THE FOLGER THEATRE (Shakespeare Theatre) - Washington, DC

    Wind in the Willows: set design.
    Crossed Words: set & lighting design

NEW PLAYWRIGHT'S THEATRE - Washington, DC

    The Beautiful Lady (written/dir: Liz Swados), Out of the Reach of Children: set & lighting design
    New Improved Bride of Sirocco, Lives of the Great Composers: set design

TEN TEN PLAYERS - New York, NY

    Cowardy Custard: set design

STUDIO THEATRE - Washington, DC

    Really Rosie: set design

MUSIC THEATRE OF WICHITA - Wichita, KS - Resident Lighting Dsgr 1977 Season

    Camelot, Where's Charley, Guys & Dolls, The Roar of the Greasepaint..., South Pacific

WEST END DINNER THEATRE - Alexandria, VA. Resident Set Dsgr 1985-86

    Guys & Dolls, Fiddler, Annie Get Your Gun, Music Man, Once Upon a Mattress.

PACIFIC CONSERVATORY - Santa Maria, CA

    South Pacific, Starchild, Oklahoma, Guys & Dolls: lighting design

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EDUCATIONAL THEATRE

TOWSON STATE UNIVERSITY - Baltimore, MD - Visiting Assistant Professor

    Three Sisters: set design
    A Man's a Man: lighting design

SUNY, BUFFALO - Resident Designer & Assistant Professor, Jan '78 - Jun '80

    The Club, Ghosts, The Island, Fall of the Amazons, Summer People, Threepenny Opera, Wannsee, Serenading Louie.

YALE DRAMATIC ASSOCIATION - Yale University - Guest Designer 1976-80

    Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Makin' Light, Gypsy, When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, Let's Do It: A Cole Porter Revue.

YALE SYMPHONY - Yale University

    La Serva Padrona: costume & lighting design
    Fall of the House of Usher: lighting design

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA - Yale University

    In the Jungle of the Cities: lighting design

ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE - Santa Maria, CA - Resident Lighting Designer 1973-74

    La Boheme, A Thousand Clowns, Time of Your Life, Cherry Orchard.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    SUNY Buffalo Jan '78 - Jun '80
    Buffalo, NY
      Resident Designer and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Theatre
    George Mason University Jan '84 - May '84
    Fairfax, VA
      Lecturer in Set Design
    Georgetown University Nov '81 - Nov '83
    Washington, DC
      Visiting Lecturer in set and lighting design
    Towson State University Jan '81 - May '81
    Towson, MD
      Visiting Asst. Professor, Dept. of Theatre & Guest Lighting Designer
    Yale School of Drama Sep '76 - May '77
    New Haven, CT
      Teaching Assistant, Design Department
    Allan Hancock College Sep '73 - Jun '74
    Santa Maria, CA
      Instructor and Resident Lighting Designer

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