Fordham University Presents
CalArts, NYU/Tisch, Yale School of Drama
Showcasing achievements of MFA students graduating from the theatrical design programs at CalArts, NYU/Tisch, and Yale School of Drama
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Aaron Crosby regrets not pursuing his career as a professional figure skater.
Alex Peck is a Lighting Designer for Performance and Architecture.
Alexander Grover is an international performance designer and visual artist. Recent international work includes THE END, THE END, THE END... and Gunshot Medley for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as Associate Scenic Designer for Buried Child at Hong Kong Repertory Theatre.
Andrew Moerdyk is a South African set and costume designer based in New York City with a firmly held belief in the transformative power of story-telling.
Ao Li is a set designer from Wuxi, China. Trained with a fine art background, Ao’s body of work focuses on contemporary adaptations and new works by constructing sculptural spaces for the decisive events of storytelling.
Avery is a bi-coastal costume designer based in New York City.
Chardonnay Tobar is a Costume Designer from Los Angeles, CA.
Choul Lee is a scenic designer and visual artist.
Christelle Matou is a film production and costume designer extraordinaire. She lives and works in NYC.
A proud native Texan, Cole is an avid reader and collector who relishes getting lost in the stories of other people, and the hunt for beautiful things.
Desira Pesta is an East Coast bred artist who was raised by two bikers in the woods of PA.
Dylan Phillips is a lighting designer; his work ranges across multiple mediums and platforms.
Elizabeth Smith is an activist, visual artist and performance designer. She received her bachelor's degree in Physics from the State University of New York at SUNY Geneseo and her MFA from CalArts in both Performance Design and Art & Technology.
Emona is a scenic designer from Sofia, Bulgaria, currently based in the USA.
Eric is Lighting Designer who will graduate this spring from NYU Tisch with an MFA in Lighting Design.
Originally from Houston, ERIN EARLE FLEMING is a New York based visual artist whose lighting supports the human experience through inclusive storytelling.
Ethan Olsen is a lighting designer who has worked locally in New York and in Utah.
Frederick Kennedy is an artist fascinated by the ways in which improvisation informs design.
Johnny Moreno is a theater / live-event designer and film / video maker who received his M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.
Katie Touart is a recent Yale School of Drama MFA in Costume Design, where her credits include "Native Son" (Yale Rep) "Othello", "Some Bodies Travel" and "Fucking A".
Kelvin Pater is a New York City based set & film designer with a strong believe in the creative collaborative process.
Krista Smith is a Lighting Designer with a passion for new work, adaptations and storytelling interwoven with music. She designs for theater, dance, opera and everything in between.
Matthew Lott is a Brooklyn based costume designer for theatre, opera, and dance. He graduated from NYU-Tisch Design for Stage and Film in 2018.
Melanie May is a Brooklyn based Production Designer.
Melanie Waingarten is an international scenic designer, architect, visual artist, performer and deviser. Her work explores the intersection of art, architecture and performance.
MICHAEL COSTAGLIOLA is a composer and sound designer.
Dorothy Zhu is a scenographer, visual artist, and production designer for performance, film, and animation.
Buck is an international lighting designer for theatre and dance, and a creator of interactive environments that are safe-spaces of self-discovery and play.
He is a graduate from the Yale School of Drama, where his scenic design credits include Native Son, Othello and Three Sisters.
Santiago Orjuela-Laverde is a Colombian scenic and film designer based in NYC. He is currently completing his MFA in Design for Stage and Film at NYU Tisch. His recent work includes The Great Disappointment (A new play by Rinne Groff), Go Get the Axe (Urban Stages+FIG Productions) and The Night of the Iguana (produced by NYU-Grad Acting). Santiago is also the Co-Founder of the fashion and retail company KUPA.co based in Colombia, with presence in Latin America, Europe and soon in the USA & Canada.
SARAH WOODHAM (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a Graduate if the Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Field Guide, The Hour of Great Mercy, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and Amy and the Orphans.
Sarah Nietfeld is a costume and set designer originally from Seattle.
Shih-lien (Eugene) Yen, is an interactive media/video designer from Taipei, Taiwan.
Sophia Choi is a costume designer originally from northern Virginia.
Stacey Derosier is a NYC based lighting designer and has just received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Stella Hyun Joo Oh is a set designer who has a MFA focus in Scenic Design at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Susanne Houstle has designed costumes for theatre, dance and live events in Boston and NYC.
Tim is a Dutch-American Lighting Designer who has completed his Masters of Fine Arts at New York University.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, TYE HUNT FITZGERALD is a reinforcement and conceptual sound designer and engineer.
WLADIMIRO A. WOYNO R. (PROJECTION DESIGNER) is a recent graduate at Yale School of Drama...