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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Melanie May is a Brooklyn based Production Designer.
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.
He is a graduate from the Yale School of Drama, where his scenic design credits include Native Son, Othello and Three Sisters.
Choul Lee is a scenic designer and visual artist.
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.
Dorothy Zhu is a scenographer, visual artist, and production designer for performance, film, and animation.
Melanie Waingarten is an international scenic designer, architect, visual artist, performer and deviser. Her work explores the intersection of art, architecture and performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emona is a scenic designer from Sofia, Bulgaria, currently based in the USA.
Kelvin Pater is a New York City based set & film designer with a strong believe in the creative collaborative process.