Deb Sivigny is a play-whisperer. As a costume and scenic designer, she has worked on over thirty world premieres with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Theater J, Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences, Imagination Stage, The Source Festival, Young Playwrights Theatre, The Hub, Studio Theatre 2nd Stage, and Rorschach Theatre, where she has been a company member since 2006. She has also designed for Round House Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Forum Theatre, Shakespeare Theater’s Academy for Classical Acting, Olney Theatre Center, Everyman Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, 1st Stage, Opera Vivente, WSC Avant Bard, Flying V, DC and Seattle Fringe Festivals, Peridance, Dance Elixir and Tia Nina, among others.
Her work on new plays extends to the Inkwell playwright community where she serves as a design dramaturg, using visual research and inspiration to help playwrights take their plays to the next level. She is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Theatre and Performance Studies department at Georgetown University where she teaches courses in design and costume history. Her course work includes development of “design-driven” works inspired by classic literature and personal aesthetic and experience.
She has a BA in theatre design from Middlebury College, an MFA from the University of Maryland and is a proud member of IATSE USA 829, the union for designers.
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DC based playwright Annalisa Dias interviews fellow The Welders collective member Deb Sivigny on the world premiere of her new play, Hello My Name Is....