Scenic Design Resume

 

Chicago, IL  |  sarah.jhp.watkins@gmail.com  |  773.318.7125

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SELECT SCENIC DESIGN

 

indicates a world premiere

indicates a Chicago premiere

PRODUCTION

RESIDENCE

NATIVE GARDENS

HOW TO HERO, OR THE SUBWAY PLAY

THE PILLOWMAN

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE

FULFILLMENT CENTER

HIGH FIDELITY

SERSE

L'ORONTEA+

FLIES! THE MUSICAL

COPENHAGEN

COPENHAGEN

NUEVAS VOCES: A 10-Minute Play Festival

NO CHILD

NOISES OFF

IN THE NEXT ROOM (or The Vibrator Play)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH

THE TENDER LAND

3C+

CLOUD 9

GENDER BREAKDOWN*

UNSEEN*

A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY+

AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOP

IN A WORD+

THE GILDED AGE*

TRANSLATIONS

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

MOTEL 666*

ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE*

CRIMES OF THE HEART

ALADDIN, JR.

ALL SHOOK UP

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - TYA+

48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!

I & YOU+

HONK!, JR.

INCEST: A LOVE STORY*

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

TINTYPES

ORVILLE & WILBUR DID IT!*

HELLO, FAILURE

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR*

THE LITTLE FOXES

HOLIDAZE

THE PAJAMA GAME

SWEENEY TODD

SHE LOVES ME

SOUTH OF SETTLING

TWELFTH NIGHT

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

YAP 2011 SHOWCASE

THE SECRET GARDEN

THE AMERICAN PILOT

MASS

ROSE AND THE RIME

TWELFTH NIGHT

BY THE BOG OF CATS

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

ROSE AND THE RIME

PERFECT PIE

COFFEE BAR

JANE EYRE

 

DIRECTOR

John Bliss

Leslie Hull

Julie Ritchey

Leslie Hull

Kathryn Walsh

Jess McLeod

Adam Goldstein

Sarah Edgar

Drew Minter/Sarah Edgar

Michael Driscoll

Maureen Payne Hahner

Maureen Payne Hahner

Adam Goldstein

Mary Kroeck

Fritz Ketchum

Mechelle Moe

John Bliss

Michael Ehrman

Shade Murray

John Bliss

Erica Barnes

Maureen Payne Hahner

John Gawlik

Megan Shuchman

Jess McLeod

Adam Goldstein

Lesley Delmenico

Wendy Avon

Shannon Fillion

Scott Cummins

Mitch Golob

Brad Akin

Wendy Avon

Lydia Schmidt

Kathryn Walsh

Rives Collins

Jess McLeod

David Prete

Wendy Avon

Stephanie Mohr

Kathryn Walsh

Shawn Douglass

Andrew Hobgood

Adam Webster

Adam Goldstein

Jerrell L Henderson

Elizabeth Antonnucci

Jess McLeod

Curt Tofteland

Laurel Goetzinger

Adam Goldstein

Mary Poole

John M DiResta

Jess McLeod

Rives Collins

Brant Russell

Dominic Missimmi

Nathan Allen

Pat Daniels

John K.V. Tammi

Daina Robins

Nathan Allen

Daina Robins

Sandra Deitz

Matthew Schwabauer

COMPANY/VENUE

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Filament Theatre

A Red Orchid Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University

Haymarket Opera

Haymarket Opera

Pride Film and Plays

EtoPia @ University of Chicago

EtoPia @ Northwestern University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Southwestern University, TX

TimeLine Theatre Company

Northeastern Illinois University

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

A Red Orchid Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University

Collaboration Theatre

The Gift Theatre

The Gift Theatre

Chicago Dramatists

Strawdog Theatre Company

City Lit Theatre Company

Grinnell College

Wilmette Center for the Arts

Two Pence Theatre Company @ Filament Theatre

Wildclaw Theatre of Chicago @ DCASE

InFusion Theatre Company @ The Chopin

Step Up Productions @ The Athenaeum

Wilmette Center for the Arts

Wilmette Center for the Arts

Filament Theatre

ImagineU @ Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Company

Redtwist Theatre Company

Wilmette Center for the Arts

The Den Theatre 3B

Two Pence Theatre Company @ The Den Theatre 2B

Open Door Repertory Theatre

The New Colony @ Signal Ensemble Theatre

The Side Project Theatre Company

The Side Project Theatre Company

Northwestern University

Step Up Productions @ The Athenaeum

The Music Theatre Company

Hope College

Anderson University

Steppenwolf

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Compnay

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

JFK Center for the Performing Arts

Hope College 

Hope College 

Hope College

Hope College

Hope College

Hope College

Hope College

YEAR

(2020)

(2020)

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2011

2010

2010

2009

2008

2008

2008

2007

2007

2007

2006

2005

2004

2010 - present

2010 - present

SELECT ASSISTANT SCENIC DESIGN

 

PRODUCTION

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE

HARD TIMES (role: studio assistant)

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE

SEASON ON THE LINE

OLIVER!

SCENIC DESIGNER

Daniel Ostling

Daniel Ostling

Daniel Ostling

Daniel Ostling

Lee Keenan

Scott Bolman

VENUE

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Chopin Theatre

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

YEAR

(2020)

2017

2015

2015

2014

2006

SELECT PROPERTIES DESIGN

 

PRODUCTION

TRANSLATIONS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

HELLO, FAILURE

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR

THE WEDDING SINGER

SWEENEY TODD

SHE LOVES ME

TWELFTH NIGHT

ROSE & THE RIME

SHE LOVES ME

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC

GO, DOG, GO!

GODSPELL

DIRECTOR

Lesley Delmenico

Shannon Fillion

Jess McLeod

Katy Walsh

Adam Webster

Adam Goldstein

Jess McLeod

Curt Tofteland

Laurel Goetzinger

Pat Daniels

Nathan Allen

John K.V. Tammi

Daina Robins

David Colacci

David Colacci

VENUE

Grinnell College

Two Pence Theatre Company @ Filament Theatre

The Music Theatre Company

Two Pence Theatre Company @ The Den Theatre 2B

The Side Project Theatre Company

The Side Project Theatre Company

Theatre Wit

Hope College

Anderson University

Hope College

Hope College

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

YEAR

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2012

2012

2012

2007/2008

2007

2007

2006

2006

SELECT TECHNICAL DIRECTION

PRODUCTION

HOW TO HERO, OR THE SUBWAY PLAY

THE PILLOWMAN

HIGH FIDELITY

MARISOL

EPISODE 26

NO CHILD...

THIS IS OUR YOUTH

END DAYS

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

NOVEMBER

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - TYA+

48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!

I & YOU+

INCEST: A LOVE STORY*

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

TINTYPES

HELLO, FAILURE

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR*

THE LITTLE FOXES

THE PAJAMA GAME

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

YAP 2011 SHOWCASE

 

DESIGNER

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Kristian Garcia

Liam Howard

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Lizz Otto-Cramer

Lizz Otto-Cramer

Lizz Otto-Cramer

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

Sarah JHP Watkins

COMPANY

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Two Pence Theatre Company

Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Company

Redtwist Theatre Company

The Den Theatre, 3B

Two Pence Theatre Company

Open Door Repertory Theatre

The Side Project Theatre Company

The Side Project Theatre Company

Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Company

Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Compnay

YEAR

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2012

SELECT ARTISAN EXPERIENCE

POSITION

Design Assistant

Design Assistant

Scenic Carpenter Overhire

Scenic Artist Overhire

Design Assistant

Assistant Lighting Design

Scenic Artist

Properties Artisan

Scenic Carpenter

Charge Scenic Artist

Scenic Artist

Assistant Tech Director

SUPERVISOR

Dan Ostling

Todd Rosenthal

Caleb McAndrew

Stephanie Charaska

Walt Spangler

Nastassia Jimenez

James Weber

Chris Wych

Aaron Laudermith

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Paul Anderson

COMPANY

Daniel Ostling

XL Design Studio

Writer's Theatre Company

Means of Production

Spangler Design Studio

IN TROUSERS, Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Hope College

Hope College

TWO ROOMS, Hope College

YEAR

2014-present

2013-2015

2014

2012

2011

2010

2009

2009

2008

2007-2008

2005-2007

2006

Conferences & presentations

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Annual National Conference in Orlando, FL

         August 7-11, 2019                Presenter, TLA Focus Group: "Re-ignite your Intro to Theatre Courses with Innovative Assignments"

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY in Chicago, Illinois

February 2020                     Presenter, 7th Annual Learn and Lead Symposium, “Nurturing Community in the Classroom" (Sarah Fabian and

                                             Dr. Christopher Merchant)

November 2019                   Presenter, 10th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium, "Nuevas Voces: Creating the World of the

                                             Play" (Jim Blair, Sarah Fabian, Ariel Notterman, Susana Acevedo, and Paloma Lozano)

November 2019                   Presenter, 10th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium, "Scenic Design: Creating the Physical

                                             World of the Play"

November 2018                   Presenter, 9th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium, "From Page to Stage: Nuevas Voces:

                                             Northeastern's 10-Minute Playwriting Festival" (Jim Blair, Sarah Fabian, Becca Peterson)

SKILLS

 

AutoCAD, Autodesk360, Adobe Creative Cloud / Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Corel Painter, Microsoft Office Suite, Website Design, Scenic Painting, Drop Painting, Carpentry, Furniture Construction, Foam Carving, Upholstery, Machine Sewing, Hand-stitching, Manual/Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Portfolio-Buidling

Professional affiliations, MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

2018-2020

2016-present

2008-present

2008-present

2015-2016

Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED Training -- American Red Cross

Association for Theatre in Higher Education - Full-Time Employed Member

Theatre Communications Group - Professional Member

USITT Professional Member

Two Pence Theatre: Company Member, Resident Scenic & Props Designer, and Intern Program Director

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2018

2018

2013 

2012

2008-2012

2008

2008

2008

2008

2004-2008

2007

2007

2006

Faculty Excellence Award in Research & Creative Activities, Northeastern Illinois University 

10 Under 10 Award Recipient, Hope College​ Alumni Association

See.Me Photography Exhibition, New York City

Prague Quadrennial of Performance and Design Space; United States of America Emerge Exhibition

Full Scholarship to Northwestern University Stage Design Program

Brad Williams Memorial Award for Creativity and Excellence in Design from Hope College Department of Theatre

Regional Design Project Award Winner for Set Design, A Flea in Her Ear, American College Theatre Festival Region III

Certificate of Merit for Scenic Design, Rose and the Rime, American College Theatre Festival Region III

Phi Beta Kappa

Dean's List, Hope College

Junior Prize from Hope College Department of Theatre

Certificate of Merit for Scenic Design, Perfect Pie, American College Theatre Festival Region III

Sophomore Prize from Hope College Department of Theatre

EDUCATION

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY in Evanston, Illinois

Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design for Scenic Design, 2008-2012

Degree awarded March 2013

Thesis Chair: Todd Rosenthal

Thesis Committee: Walt Spangler, Joseph Appelt

Training: Daniel Ostling, Todd Rosenthal, Walt Spangler, Linda Roethke, Ana Kuzmanic, Joseph Appelt, Jessica Thebus, Anna Shapiro

HOPE COLLEGE in Holland, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Concentration in Scenic Design

Minor in Studio Art with a concentration in Oil Painting, 2004-2008

Design Mentor: Richard Smith

Training: Richard Smith, Paul Anderson, Perry Landes, Michelle Bombe, Daina Robins, John K. V. Tammi, Jean Bahle

Studio Art Mentor: Katherine Sullivan

All Rights Reserved © 2004-2020

Sarah JHP Watkins  |  email: sarah.jhp.watkins@gmail.com  |  phone: (773) 318 - 7125

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