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Design for Stage & Film Class Notes

The following is a list of what just some of our graduates have been doing.  If you would like to let your fellow alumni know what you've been up to, be sure to submit your own class note to be published on the web and in the Tisch Newsletter.


Polly Smith 1975 Design for Stage and Film

Emmy Award-winning costume designer for puppets. She is currently designing for the rabbit puppets on the Disney Channel’s series Bunny Town.

Linda Parlsoe  1977 Design for Stage and Film
Web Site: ww.conawaydesign.com
Design Business growing with several new clients this year. My company - Conaway Design - designs logos, marketing collateral, web sites, packaging, customized greeting cards, and whatever comes in the door.
Marie Anne Chiment 1981 Design for Stage and Film
Marie Anne Chiment's set designs for the Santa Fe Opera production of The Magic Flute and her costume designs for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of The Historical Tragedy of Dr. Faustus will be featured in the exhibit "Curtain Call: Celebrating A Century of Women Designing for Live Performance" at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center's Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery through May 3, 2009. "I've made hoopskirts out of coat hangers, costumes out of candy," she said. "I've always loved creating things. I loved playing with boxes and turning them in to forts made of cardboard. I've experimented with everything and made some mistakes along the way."
Richard Dorfman 1981 Design for Stage and Film

Master of the Schooner Pioneer operated by South Street Seaport Museum. Responsible for the operation, crewing and maintenance of an historic (ca. 1885) sailing vessel offering school programs, public sails and charters in New York Harbor.

topDavid Zinn  1991 Design for Stage and Film

Costume designer for Broadway’s Xanadu.

Lisa Lehr 1994 Design for Stage and Film

Currently working as a Show Director/Choreographer for Stiletto Entertainment in LA, providing production shows for Holland America Line.

Kristy Iris 1995 Design for Stage and Film

Contributing Author author- Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction and Contributing Writer: Networking Times May/June issue, article: Empower Your Space. Currently training consultants for Fizom Inc. www.fizom.com

Mark Ricker  1995 Design for Stage and Film

Production Designer; is currently prepping Julie & Julia for Columbia Pictures.  The film is directed by Nora  Ephron, and stars Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as Julie Powell.

Meghan Healey  2000 Design for Stage and Film

Winner of the 2007 HOLA for Best Costume Design for Zanahorias (Off-Broadway). She also recently designed costumes for Lightbox Theater’s Milk-n-Honey at 3LD, and scenery and costumes for Rob Handel’s adaptation of The Knights as part of Target Margin’s Aristphanika Festival.

topDaryl Eisenberg 2006 Design for Stage and Film

Daryl Eisenberg Casting (www.decasting.com) cast My First Time, which is currently running at New World Stages.

Brian Ireland 2006 Design for Stage and Film

Recently engaged, and over the next year he plans on working between New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Court Watson  2006 Design for Stage and Film

Set designer for Ford's Theatre’s A Christmas Carol in Washington, D.C. and Lend Me a Tenor at the J.W. Engeman Theatre, directed by B.T. McNicholl.  He recently served as Associate Designer on Ich war noch niemals in New York, das Musical, in Hamburg, Germany.  He also designed the world premiere of Meet John Doe at Goodspeed Opera. He has assisted on Broadway productions of "Grease!", "Lestat", "Little Women", "High Fidelity", "The Coast of Utopia", "Cry Baby", "Mauritius", and "South Pacific."