The PLASA Foundation announces its 2014 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards, created by an impressive array of all-star designers and young talent —Chris Barreca, Marci Bilskie, Alexander Dodge, Andrew Hefter, Todd Rosenthal, and Donyale Werle.
Three card ordering options are offered: personalized cards with a company logo and custom message, card packs of 10 with a standard greeting, and electronic versions for delivery by email. Orders will be taken until September 22, 2014 to arrive by late November. All proceeds benefit the Behind the Scenes charity which provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured. View and order cards here. For more information, please contact 212-244-1421 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Barreca won the 2014 Tony Award for Scenic Design of a Musical for Rocky. His designs have been seen around the world in theatre, opera, and dance. Highlights include Broadway premieres of Marie Christine and Chronicle of a Death Foretold (American Theater Wing Award) - both for Lincoln Center Theater, The Violet Hour, Our Country's Good (Prague Quadrennial Selection), and Search and Destroy (Drama-Logue Award). In 1990, he was awarded an NEA visiting artist grant to work with artists in Calcutta, India. He has been the theatre design consultant on several projects, including the REDCAT Theater in the Disney Hall complex in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Gehry. He is currently the Head of Scenic Design at CalArts.
Marci Bilskie is a sophomore at the Mount Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy (Mount Vernon, IN). An annual competitor in 4-H regional art shows, Marci’s career plans include graphic design, photography, and music.
Alexander Dodge is an award winning set and costume designer for theatre and opera. He received Tony Award nominations for Present Laughter (Roundabout Theatre) and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. He earned a Lucille Lortel award for Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme and Boston’s Elliot Norton Award. He has also designed productions in London at the Duke of York’s Theatre, and for a wide variety of theatres including Second Stage, Lincoln Center, the Public Theater, The Old Globe, and the Stratford Festival in Canada. His opera designs have been seen in Minnesota, Munich, and Budapest.
Andrew Hefter is a Texas born, Portland raised, Brooklyn based photographer, with an art school garnish from Savannah College of Art and Design. He's been documenting his travels to far away places since 2008, and has had the pleasure of working with Behind the Scenes even longer. View more of his work here.
Todd Rosenthal is an internationally recognized set designer whose work includes circus, museum exhibitions, opera, Broadway, and regional theatres. He received the Tony and Olivier awards for scenic design for August: Osage County. He has also received the Ovation, Helen Hayes, and Michael Merrit awards. His designs have been seen at Steppenwolf and the Goodman Theatres in Chicago, Berkeley Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, National Theatre in London, Sydney Theatre, and Theatre Royal, Ireland. He also designed Mythbusters: the Explosive Exhibition for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the international exhibition Sherlock Holmes, the Science of Deduction, and has created environments for five seasons of the Big Apple Circus.
Donyale Werle is a Brooklyn, NY based set designer. She received the Henry Hewes Design Award, the Lucille Lortel award, and Outer Critics Circle and Tony award nominations for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. She has received an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set Design. She was awarded the Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher. Donyale has also designed for productions at the Denver Theater Center, Hartford Stage, Manhattan Theater Club, and The Old Globe Theatre. She is the Co-Chair of the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance.
For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit the website.