Set Designer

  • Birthday

    I was born in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Highschool

    I took acting and theatre classes at Phoenix College Prep Academy.
  • Inspiration

    I wanted to become a set designer after having to do a project for a theatre class I was in.
  • Volunteering

    I volunteered at the Phoenix Theatre. I helped to design props for the play Fiddler on the Roof.
  • University

    While at University, I made sure to talk to everyone in my classes in case they ever had an opportunity for me.
  • Internship

    I got an internship at Arizona State University. I helped design the set for the play Anthropocene.
  • Classes

    I took many different classes in university and learned things like carpentry, drafting, sketching, model building, and stage design.
  • Bachelor's Degree

    Bachelor's Degree
    I got my Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts at Arizona State University.
  • Portfolio

    I constructed a portfolio with previous set design projects that I had worked on.
  • Marriage

    I got married to the love of my life.
  • First Play

    First Play
    The first play that I designed the set for was 'Night, Mother.
  • First Child

    My first child is named Misa. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Most Famous Set

    Most Famous Set
    I was the set designer for the play The Secret Garden, which became my most famous set design.
  • Outer Critics Circle Awards

    I won an award for best set design for the play The Sound of Music.
  • Second Child

    My second child is named Eden. He was also born in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Tony Awards

    I won a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for the play The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
  • Master's Degree

    I went back to school to get a Master's in Theatre Degree.
  • Big River

    I designed the set for the play Big River, a play about the adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  • Favorite Play

    My favorite play that I worked on was Good Vibrations. It is a play based on punk rock music.
  • Death

    Died peacefully in my home in Arizona at the age of 90.