Merry Christmas! Who needs another pair of socks?! Your favorite gift this year is going to be our brand new episode with Scenic Designer Anna Louizos! Anna has designed some of the most exciting sets on Broadway in recent years and she’s here to talk about all of them. Cory and Anna cover her wild ride from landing the “School of Rock” gig (and how she ended up designing the costumes too!), to her iconic set for “In The Heights”, to the beautifully hand painted drops of “Edwin Drood”, to her head-first dive into Projection Design in “Honeymoon in Vegas”, to her gone-too-soo design for “High Fidelity.” She talks about what she learned as an Associate, how she runs her studio, why we need better ways to share and capture our work, and how running a restaurant prepared her for her current profession. And if that’s not enough, Anna tells us about the Broadway Design Exchange and how YOU too can own a little piece of the Broadway design experience. Pour some eggnog, gather the family and enjoy this episode by the fire!
Anna Louizos has received Tony nominations for Best Scenic Design for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, In the Heights and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include Dames at Sea, School of Rock, Honeymoon in Vegas, It Shoulda Been You, R&H Cinderella, The Performers, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (also UK, Toronto, and multiple US cities); Avenue Q (also London, Toronto, Europe, Las Vegas, and National Tour); Curtains (Drama Desk, nomination); Baby It’s You; All About Me; To Be Or Not To Be; Steel Magnolias; Golda’s Balcony (also National Tour). Off-Broadway crdits include: Sons of the Prophet (Roundabout); Olive and the Bitter Herbs, In Transit (both Primary Stages); Vanities, the Musical, Birdie Blue (Second Stage); Crimes of the Heart, The Foreigner, Speech and Debate (Roundabout); Based on a Totally True Story (MTC); Altar Boyz (NWS); tick, tick…BOOM! (Jane Street). Anna is also the resident Scenic Designer for Encores! at City Center.
Regional design credits include: Pirates of Penzance (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Disney’s Aladdin (5th Avenue Theatre); Fly, Arsenic and Old Lace, Sarah Plain and Tall (Dallas Theater Center); Minsky’s (Ahmanson); Disney Live Winnie the Pooh (World Tour). Art Direction film/TV: Sex and the City (HBO). Feature Film: The Secret Lives of Dentists.