Deb Sivigny

Designer, educator, innovator

As a costume and scenic designer, Sivigny has worked on over thirty world premieres with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Theater J, Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences, Imagination Stage, 1st 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, Olney Theatre Center, Everyman Theatre, Signature Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Rep Stage, Adventure Theatre, WSC Avant Bard, among others. She was a member of the second generation of The Welders, where she served as Lead Producing Playwright for her work Hello, My Name Is… Set in a house, she designed and created environments that channeled the lives of Korean adoptees. Her research includes development of “design-driven” works inspired by classic literature, politics and personal aesthetic and experience. She received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for Forgotten Kingdoms at Rorschach Theatre and is a five time nominee. She is a faculty member of George Mason University's School of Theater. Debsivigny.com
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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Three Costume Designers Meet for Tea on the Edge of a Cliff
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Three Costume Designers Meet for Tea on the Edge of a Cliff

24 February 2021

Lux Haac, Dominique Fawn Hill, and Deb Sivigny, three costume designers from around the United States, get together to talk about how they bring their values and identities into their individual practices, the importance of not tying their creativity to work, and more.

Designer as Playwright, Images as Text
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Designer as Playwright, Images as Text

Expanding Meanings and Breaking Boundaries with Deb Sivigny

9 October 2017

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....