Designing Women

Interviews with women designers around the country in which they reflect on their careers.

1,000 Daffodils for Lucille, Or Musings on Why We Make Theatre
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1,000 Daffodils for Lucille, Or Musings on Why We Make Theatre

13 June 2015

Regina García chats with scenic designer Deb O about why she’s in theatre, how important it is to answer the call, and shaking things up.

Is Technology in Sound Design Eroding Collaboration?
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Is Technology in Sound Design Eroding Collaboration?

12 June 2015

Sound designer Toy Deiorio discusses the complicated, multi-faceted artistic process of sound design.

Adventures as a Woman/Scene Designer
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Adventures as a Woman/Scene Designer

11 June 2015

Linda Buchanan reflects on challenges she’s faced in her career, and asks why there aren’t more women scene designers.

The Unicorn Paradox or What Is Design Anyway?
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The Unicorn Paradox or What Is Design Anyway?

10 June 2015

Meghan Healey breaks down what designers do.

Feeling Something
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Feeling Something

Creating Visceral Theatre

9 June 2015

Lighting designer Lucrecia Briceno writes about the joys and challenges of designing for non-traditional theatre pieces that are in direct dialogue with audience members.

The Rough Action of Space
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The Rough Action of Space

A Conversation with Jessie Marshall Zarazaga

8 June 2015

Regina García talks with Jessie Marshall Zarazaga, an architect, designer, and urban planner who designs beyond the stage and beyond boundaries.

Photo from Seven Guitars.
Designing Women
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Designing Women

Thoughts On a Life

7 June 2015

Regina García kicks off our week on Designing Women with her thoughts on collaboration, a sustainable life in the theatre, and championing artists. 

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