2022 Design Showcase

Presenting the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale Design Showcase for the classes of 2020 and 2022.


Public Theater Studios

440 Lafayette St

New York, NY


May 19, 11AM–1PM

May 19, 2PM–4PM

May 20, 11AM–1PM

May 20, 2PM–4PM

Due to COVID an RSVP is required to ensure the safety and comfort of all attendees. Space is limited. Please contact Kate Begley Baker, Senior Administrative Assistant to Design at kate.begley@yale.edu to secure a reservation.

All visitors must be vaccinated with a booster and be able to show proof of vaccination upon arrival.

Meet the Designers

Anna Grigio

Anna Grigo (Set Design) is a New York City-based scenic and costume designer for theatre, opera, film, and the performance arts. Selected professional credits include: Scenic Designer for Choir Boy (Yale Repertory Theatre), Women In Jeopardy! (Cortland Repertory Theatre), Matt & Ben (Kitchen Theatre Company), Shining City (Hudson Stage Company), Peter and the Starcatcher (Hewitt School NYC) (Cider Mill Playhouse [CMP]), Red (CMP), Invitation to Collaborate (Independent Film). Costume Designer for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sierra Repertory Theatre) (CMP), The Yellow Wallpaper (Dixon Place NYC), Fernando (Ice Factory Festival NYC), Thumbprint (Opera Ithaca), Urinetown (CMP), Harry and the Thief (440 Studios NYC), The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Children's Theatre of Charlotte),The 39 Steps (CMP), Come Back Up (Sanguine Theatre Company), Il Sogno (Opera Ithaca). Anna was also a selected finalist for her scenic design of The White Plague for the Prague Quadrennial Common Design Project 2020. Anna received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Set and Costume Design from Ithaca College and is receiving her Master of Fine Arts in Set Design from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale.


Bailey Trierweiler

Bailey Trierweiler (Sound Design) (he/him) is a New York based sound designer, editor, engineer and mixer for live theater performance, dance, film, podcast, and audio drama. His select design credits include Fires in the Mirror (Baltimore Center Stage and Long Wharf Theatre), already there (The REACH at the Kennedy Center), She Kills Monsters, Measure for Measure, How Black Girls Get Over Fuckbois Vol. 1 (David Geffen School of Drama at Yale), The Conduct of Life (Verano Cabaret), COCK, Rubberneck, Expats Anonymous (Yale Cabaret), Tiny Shakes: Romeo & Juliet (Two River Theater), Auntie Vanya (Ars Nova ANT Fest), among others. He has also served as associate sound designer for When Monica Met Hillary (Miami New Drama), assistant sound designer for ….What the End Will Be (Roundabout Theatre Co.) and MERRY WIVES (The Public, Shakespeare in the Park), and design observer for Lackawanna Blues (Broadway-Manhattan Theatre Club). Bailey works as a sound associate for UptownWorks, a New York City-based film and theater production company. Select associate credits include Queen (Long Wharf Theatre and NAATCO), Choir Boy, Today is My Birthday (Yale Repertory Theatre), A Voice in the Dark (Yale Cabaret), Night Watch (Dorset Theatre), First Down (Noor Theatre Co.), Pleasure Machine (Colt Coeur), BBoy Blues (Supermassive Productions), among others. Bailey holds a B.F.A in Theater, Design and Technology from CU Boulder and a M.F.A from the David Geffen School of Drama.




Bridget Lindsay

Bridget Lindsay (Set Design) is a New York based scenic designer for Theatre, Opera, and devised art. She is a recent M.F.A. graduate from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale where she served as scenic designer for Today is My Birthday by Susan Soon He Stanton, directed by Mina Morita and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure directed by Alex Keegan. She holds a B.A. in Theatre production and design from Towson University.



Camilla Tassi

Camilla Tassi (Projection Design) is a projection/video designer, producer, and musician from Florence, Italy. With backgrounds in computer science and classical voice, her design credits include Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Apollo’s Fire), Pollock’s Stinney: An American Execution (PROTOTYPE, NYC), Tesori’s Fun Home (David Geffen School of Drama), Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror (Baltimore Center Stage & Long Wharf Theater), Glass's The Fall of the House of Usher (Mass MoCA), Mozart’s Magic Flute (Berlin Opera Academy), Talbot’s Path of Miracles (Conspirare, TX), Handel’s Alcina & Stravinsky’s Rossignol (Yale Opera). Upcoming engagements include a tour of Golijov’s Falling Out of Time (Hopkins Center of the Arts & Carnegie Hall). Tassi enjoys bringing theatrical design to traditionally un-staged compositions (choral, art song, chamber, oratorio), recontextualizing the repertoire with today’s social reality and audiences. For video, she has designed, filmed, and edited programs for groups such as The Washington Chorus, Les Délices Early MusicPrinceton Festival, Nasty Women Connecticut, and Chicago Ear Taxi Festival. Camilla has directed and produced performances of period and contemporary classical works, including Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar, a joint theater and opera project of Tennessee Williams and Larry Delinger’s Talk to Me Like the Rain and the US Premiere of Morricone’s Se questo e` un uomo. As an Italian coach and soprano, she has created program translations for Carnegie Hall (L'Arpeggiata). She sings with the Schola Cantorum at Yale, where she is completing an M.F.A. in Projection Design.


Daniela Hart

Daniela Hart (Sound Design) is a New York City based sound designer and composer with an MFA in Sound Design from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. Selected theater credits include Marisol (Rochester University), Choir Boy (Yale Rep), First Down (59e59), Fires In The Mirror (Baltimore Center Stage & Long Wharf Theater); Night Watch (Dorset Theater); Pleasure Machine (Colt Couer); The Juniors (Colgate University); Vapor Trail (MIT Music & Theater Arts); Cadence Podcast (Season 3); The Masses Are Asses (Weslyan Unviersity); How to Save the World in 90 Minutes (Cherry Lane); Mr. Burns (Iseman Theater, Yale); Avital (Yale Cabaret); References to Salvador Dali...(ART,Harvard); Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet (Vermont Shakespeare); Neighborhood 3, Must Wash Hands (Rattlestick Theater); The Parlour (Soho Rep). Daniela is also a filmmaker, producer, editor, and sound supervisor with her company, UptownWorks.




David Mitsch

David Mitsch (Costume Design) (he/him) is a NYC-based costume, hair, and makeup designer. With an extensive performance background spanning stage acting, musical theater, film, drag, clown, as well as experience in production and new play development David has a keen insight into character discovery and creating the unique world of any script or libretto. Recent design credits include Today is My Birthday (Yale Rep), Reykjavik, The Salt Women (David Geffen School of Drama at Yale), Tales for Winter (Yale Center for British Art) the moment before…, Elon Musk and the Plan to Blow Up Mars: The Musical, Red Speedo, Burn Book, Avital, The Whale in the Hudson, Dragaret (Yale Cabaret), Everybody (Yale Dramatic Association). David’s wig and makeup design has been seen at Carnegie Hall, Skirball Center, Town Hall, Ensemble Studio Theater, The New Ohio (NYC) Yale Rep, Yale Cabaret (New Haven, CT), Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Dublin), among others.  David holds a M.F.A. in Acting from the American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, and a M.F.A. in Costume Design from the David Geffen School of Drama where he was the recipient of The Zelma Weisfeld Scholarship for Costume Design.



Jimmy Stubbs

Jimmy Stubbs (Set Design) is a set and production designer for theatre, dance, and opera. He is an M.F.A. candidate at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, where he was a recipient of the Ming Cho Lee scholarship. Recent design credits include Marisol (University of Rochester), Alcina (Yale Opera), The Juniors (Colgate University), Cabaret (Yale Dramatic Association), Fun Home (DGSD); Untitled Bathtub Theatre ProjectDragaretBodysseyThe Whale in the Hudson (Yale Cabaret), and Misterman (Solas Nua). He holds a B.A. in theatre from the University of Maryland College Park, where he assisted Misha Kachman.


Meg Powers

Meg Powers (Costume Design) is a professional costume designer, fourth year David Geffen School of Drama M.F.A. candidate, and inter-disciplinary artist with an emphasis on filmmaking, puppetry, animation, and comics/cartooning. Recent design credits include Twelfth Night (Yale Shakespeare Repertory Project, 2022), Cabaret (Yale Dramatic Association, 2021), Constellations (Yale Cabaret, 2021), The Gods of the Mountains (The Spectral Citadel, 2021), The Kitchen of Truth (Yale Cabaret, 2021), Alice (David Geffen School of Drama, 2020), TVC15 (Yale Cabaret, 2020). In addition to design, Powers is the co-founder of the eerie queer performance collective, The Spectral Citadel, and contributes a monthly comic to the Rhode Island publication Motif Magazine. 




Nicole Lang

Nicole E. Lang (Lighting Design) is a designer for performance based in New York City. Her select design credits include Today is My Birthday (Yale Rep); When Day Comes (Crossroads Theatre Co.); Thebes (Quinnipiac University); the moment before…, bodyssey, WASTE//LAND, The Whale in the Hudson, The Purple Flower (Yale Cabaret); Fun Home, Othello (David Geffen School of Drama); Salomè: Woman of Valor (Chutzpah Festival); DICK: After Melville (Dixon Place) and Approaching Power Collision (Bard College). She has also served as assistant lighting designer on for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf (Broadway); …What the End Will Be (Roundabout Theatre Co.); The Chinese Lady (Long Wharf); and will be serving as the associate lighting designer on Life After (Goodman) this summer.


Noel Nichols

Noel Nichols (Sound Design) (she/they/ella) is a sound designer, engineer, composer, and artist. Their work primarily includes engineering for live entertainment, designing theatrical works and plays, producing online work, and functioning in a variety of roles in post-production for film and audio dramas. She is a Chicana artist, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and with family and in community with El Paso, Juarez, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. My first priorities are safety, equity, and accessibility, and I constantly strive to put those three things at the forefront of any and every creation. ​​​Noel is completing an M.F.A. in Sound Design at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. Their background with lighting, audio, media, and construction/automation feed into this experience, and has brought her to a variety of exciting projects in New Haven, New York City, Silverthorne, CO., and Washington, DC., in the past year. Select design credits with UptownWorks include Today is My Birthday (Yale Repertory Theatre), Choir Boy (Yale Repertory Theatre), First Down (Noor Theatre), Already there (Kennedy Center), Fires in the Mirror (Baltimore Center Stage), Queen (Long Wharf Theatre), Nightwatch (Dorset Theatre Festival), and The Masses are Asses (Wesleyan CFA). Select additional design credits include Fun Home (David Geffen School of Drama), Media Clown (University of Iowa), Tomás and the Library Lady (Lake Dillon Theatre Co.), Memory House (Lake Dillon Theatre Co.), Latinos Who Look Like Ricky Martin (Verano Cabaret), and Counting Pebbles (Faultline Ensemble).


Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen (pronounced fu-ONG win) (Costume Design) is a theatre, film, and dance costume designer with backgrounds in East Asian studies and Vietnamese history. Selected theatre credits include Free Free Free Free (Exponential Festival); The Danube, Aesop’s Fables (Hangar Theatre); Salem: Post Mortem (The Muse Collective); Fun Home, You Will Get Sick (David Geffen School of Drama at Yale); Two Mile Hollow, Bodyssey, Alma, Lenny’s Fast Food Kids Gang (Yale Cabaret). Upcoming production: Queen at Long Wharf Theatre and NAATCO. They hold a B.A. in Theatre Arts and East Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College.


Riva Fairhall

Riva Fairhall (Lighting Design) is a Lighting Designer, recent graduate of DGSD at Yale, and mother to three hamsters. Selected designs include Choir Boy (Yale Rep); Manning, Alice, Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play (David Geffen School of Drama at Yale); The Tempest (Yale Shakespeare Research Project); Fireflies, School Girls (Yale Cabaret); The Bakkhai (Yale Summer Cabaret). Constantly striving to lower her shield of ‘contempt prior to investigation’ in life and in work, she has discovered the value of sitting in discomfort as a human and in the theatre. She endeavors to be of joyful service and comes to every table as her full authentic self, embracing all corners of the human fellow collaborators as well as the characters in the stories she is privileged with the task of illuminating.



Stephen Marks

Stephen Marks (Costume Design) is a costume and scenic designer originally from Richmond, Virginia. He is an M.F.A. candidate at the David Geffen School of Drama where his credits include costume design for Choir Boy (Yale Rep), Mr. Burns-A post-electric play and Measure for Measure (David Geffen School of Drama), and scenic design for Penis Inspection Day (Yale Cabaret). Other credits include Independence and Dancing at Lughnasa (Stella Adler Studio of Acting) and If I’m Alive Next Week, an episodic short series (premiered Tribeca Festival). He also served as the associate costume designer for Seize the King (The Classical Theatre of Harlem). He has worked for John Kristiansen New York, Inc., The Heritage Theatre Festival, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Stephen holds a B.A. in Theater and Dance from James Madison University.


Previous Class of 2020

Evan C. Anderson

Evan C. Anderson (Lighting Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where he designed Pivot, Seven Spots On The Sun, and Much Ado About Nothing. His other credits include The Plot (Yale Repertory Theatre); Cock, Red Speedo, The Rules, Fade, One Big Breath (Yale Cabaret); Latinos Who Look Like Ricky Martin, The Swallow And The Tomcat (Yale Summer Cabaret); One Small Step (New Ohio); Treasure Island (Book-It Repertory Theatre); Every Five Minutes, The Motherfucker with the Hat (Washington Ensemble Theatre); The Realistic Joneses (New Century Theatre Company); The Holler Sessions (A Contemporary Theatre); Caught, and Grand Concourse (Seattle Public Theater). He is the recipient of the 2020 Burry Fredrik Fellowship, a graduate of the University of Washington, and is a company member of CabinFever.


Alicia J. Austin (Costume Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where her credits include The Tempest and shakespeare’s as u like it. Other work includes The Guadalupes, Camille: A Tearjerker (Yale Cabaret); The Conduct of Life, Bakkhai (Yale Summer Cabaret); Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally and (Baltimore Center Stage); and she was a Production Assistant on The Walt Disney Studios film, West Side Story. She is the recipient of the 2019 Princess Grace Award, Pierre Cardin Theater Honor. She was the costume designer for Yale Rep’s production of Testmatch, which was scheduled for spring 2020.


Stephanie Bahniuk (Costume Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where her credits include YELL: a “documentary” of my time here, and Trouble in Mind. She is from Edmonton, Canada, and earned her B.F.A. in theatre design from the University of Alberta. Her credits include costumes for Manahatta (Yale Repertory Theatre); sets for Is God Is and The Light Fantastic, sets and lighting for How to Relearn Yourself, costumes for Cock, littleboy/littleman, the light is… and It's Not About My Mother (Yale Cabaret); costumes for The Swallow and the Tomcat, Latinos Who Look Like Ricky Martin (Yale Summer Cabaret); production design for Blood of Our Soil (Pyretic Productions); Stupid Fucking Bird (Edmonton Actors Theatre, 2017 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Outstanding Set Design); costume design for Jesus Christ Superstar (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Twelfth Night (Studio Theatre); costumes and set Hansel and Gretel (Alberta Opera); lights for The Moon at Midnight (Prairie Dance Circuit); and assistant costume designer for Williamstown Theatre Festival.


Liam Bellman-Sharpe (Sound Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where his credits include Mr. Burns, a post-electric play; shakespeare’s as u like it; and The Tempest. Other credits include The American Unicorn (Long Wharf Theatre); Bakkhai (Yale Summer Cabaret); The Ugly One, Mud, Phosphene, and Camille: A Tearjerker (Yale Cabaret). With dancer Sarah Xiao, he has presented untitled semi-improvised dance/music piece (Yale Cabaret) and from/to nothing (International Festival of Arts & Ideas). Hailing from Melbourne, Liam’s previous credits include Macbeth, Echo, Third Person (Union House Theatre); and Coriolanus (Burning House Theatre). Earlier this year, he wrote, composed, and directed Elon Musk and the Plan to Blow Up Mars the musical at Yale Cabaret. He holds a B.H.Mus from Melbourne Conservatorium.


Emma Deane (Lighting Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where she designed Reykjavík, YELL: a “documentary” of my time here, Trouble in Mind, shakespeare's as u like it, and Romeo and Juliet. Her other credits include Manahatta (Yale Repertory Theatre); Little Boy/Little Man, The Light Fantastic, Burn Book, This Sweet Affliction, Mud, The Guadalupes, WOLF/ALICE, and Camille: A Tearjerker (Yale Cabaret); At The Krummholz (Yale's WVIT Fest); Pinocchio: A Folk Musical (Filament Theatre); Proof (North Park University); Still, The Amish Project (Interrobang Theatre Project); Hitler on the Roof (Akvavit Theatre); Scarcity (Redtwist Theatre); The Woman in Black (WildClaw); and Fight City (The Factory). She has worked with The Actors Gymnasium, Albany Park Theatre Project, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens, Theatre Seven, Bailiwick Chicago, The Building Stage, Buzz 22, Stage Left, Next Theatre Company, Silk Road Rising and The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. She is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nation and holds a B.A. in English from Loyola University Chicago.


Christopher Evans (Projection Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where his credits include LOCUSTS, The Tempest, Seven Spots On The Sun, and Sweat. Other design credits include The Plot (Yale Repertory Theatre); We Are Proud To Present A Presentation…, The Apple Tree, Fuck Her, Wolf/Alice, The Ugly One, Non-Player Character (Yale Cabaret); Romeo and Juliet (Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park); The Woman in Black, Hello Again, and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Reduxion Theatre). He holds a B.F.A. in theater arts design/tech from the University of Central Oklahoma, where his designs for Woyzeck earned The Hilton Worldwide Award for Special Achievement in Film and Projection. Design and EchoBOOM received awards from both the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas.


Elsa Rinde GibsonBraden (Scenic Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where her credits include shakespeare's as u like it and Othello. Her Yale Cabaret credits include Alma and Red Speedo as well as the Yale Summer Cabaret productions of The Swallow and the Tomcat and Latinos Who Look Like Ricky Martin. She holds a B.A. in theater from Barnard College, where she designed the set and projections for Hamletmachine, and the sets for The Maids, Top Girls, and The Long Goodbye. She was the production designer on the short film An Occurrence at Arverne, and has art-directed several shorts including Jack and Jill and Candace. She previously worked as an art department assistant and clearance coordinator on television shows including The Deuce (HBO), The Sinner (NBCU), Gotham (WB), and Elementary (CBS). She was the scenic designer for Yale Rep’s production of Testmatch, which was scheduled for spring 2020.


Lily Guerin (Scenic Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where her credits include Seven Spots On The Sun and The Tempest. Other credits include Phosphene, Burn Book, Cock (Yale Cabaret); The Outgoing Tide (Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre); Hotel Sonder (Davenport Theatre); and Six Characters in Search of an Author (Robert Moss Theater). She has been production designer for two feature films, Pentimento and The Secret Dream. She has worked in the art departments for Blindspot (NBC) and Sublets (web series). She holds a B.F.A. in scenic design from Purchase College. She was the scenic designer for Yale Rep’s production of A Raisin in the Sun, which was scheduled for spring 2020.


April M. Hickman (Costume Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where her credits include Hamlet, Pivot, and Seven Spots On The Sun. Other credits include The Plot (Yale Repertory Theatre); We Are Proud To Present A Presentation…, How To Relearn Yourself, Is God Is, the feels…(kms), and Non-Player Character (Yale Cabaret). As a resident assistant at the Goodman Theatre and Arena Stage, she assisted several prominent costume designers, including Emily Rebholz, Jess Goldstein, Ilona Somogyi, Paul Tazewell, and Catherine Zuber. She was awarded the William R. Kenan, Jr. Costume Design Fellowship at the Kennedy Center in 2014. April received her B.F.A. in costume design from University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she designed Topdog/Underdog, Detective Story, and Innocent Thoughts, Harmless Intentions.


Sarah Karl (Scenic Designer) is a third-year M.F.A candidate at David Geffen School of Drama. Her work includes The Plot (Yale Repertory Theatre); Hamlet, The Seagull (David Geffen School of Drama); Agreste (Drylands), The Rules, Truck II (Yale Cabaret); Love's Labour's Lost, Middletown, and Blood Wedding (NYU Tisch Meisner Studio). Associate scenic design credits include the 2019 Carlotta Festival of New Plays (David Geffen School of Drama) and SONOS-Gorillaz Spirit House (Pro-Ject). She received a B.F.A. in scenic design and a minor in visual arts from SUNY Purchase.


Alexander McCargar (Scenic Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where his work includes Trouble in Mind. With strong interests in opera and experimental performance, he enjoys reinterpreting and challenging classic works. Before applying to Yale, he was the assistant to the Curator of Models and Drawings at the Austrian National Theater Museum. He worked on performance installations including Essence 16 in Vienna, Zeroone in Stuttgart and VISIONS: Beyond Media in Florence, Italy. He holds a B.Arch. and B.F.A. in Architecture with a minor in Art History from Rhode Island School of Design, and in 2015 was awarded a Fulbright Grant to research cross-collaboration in opera. In July 2019 he was selected as a participant for the workshop Opera and New Technologies held at the Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence and in January 2020 was awarded a Beinecke Library Graduate Research Fellowship for studies on depictions of the Other in Baroque stage and costume design. He is a current member of ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies).


Dakota Stipp (Sound Designer) is a designer, software developer, and composer whose recent work is informed by media theory, algorithmic processes, hyperreality, and the shared liminal spaces of performance and ritual. He is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where his designs include Alice, Othello, and The Seagull. He co-created I=N=T=E=R=F=A=C=E and The Rules (Yale Cabaret); and was the associate sound designer for The Siblings Play (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); and Girls (Yale Repertory Theatre). Dakota holds a B.A. in computer science.


Erin Sullivan (Projection Designer) is a projection designer and film editor based in New York City. She has a passion for experimental storytelling through film and performance. Her sculptural projection installation Spine Lines was exhibited at The Prague Quadrennial Performance of Design and Space. Recent credits for theater include Auntie Vanya (Ars Nova Festival), This American Wife (New York Theater Workshop), and Jeremy O. Harris’ YELL: A Documentary of my Time Here (David Geffen School of Drama). She was the visual effects editor for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Studios) and The Goldfinch (Warner Brothers); and produced and edited the stop-motion feature film In Reality, which won the Special Jury Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.


Emily Duncan Wilson (Sound Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where she designed Hamlet, YELL: a “documentary” of my time here, Trouble in Mind, and blues for miss lucille. Her other credits include The Plot (sound design and original music) and El Huracán (assistant sound designer) at Yale Repertory Theatre; design work on Red Speedo, benjisun presents: bodyssey, Truck II, Agreste (drylands) (Yale Cabaret); All’s Well That Ends Well; Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth (Past is Prologue Productions); and assistant work on American Girl Live! (Mills Entertainment); and Twin Size Beds (The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival). Emily is also a professional orchestra pit woodwind doubler and has played in multiple New London Barn Playhouse productions, and for Fun Home and Alice at David Geffen School of Drama. She holds a B.A. in music with a concentration in multiple woodwind performance from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.


Yunzhu Zeng (Costume Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where she designed the costumes for LOCUSTS. Credits include makeup for The Light Fantastic and costumes for Untitled Ke$ha Project, The Rules, Red Speedo, and Rubberneck (Yale Cabaret). She holds a B.F.A. in costume and makeup design from Beijing Dance Academy, where her designs appeared in musical Grease, Rent, and A Kite on the Horizon, among others. Other credits include Where Is My Maple Town (Theater Row Studio). She assisted Sophia Choi on An Enemy of the People, and Cole McCarty on Kiss (Yale Repertory Theatre). She was the costume designer for Yale Rep’s production of A Raisin in the Sun, which was scheduled for spring 2020.