Selected Design Work in Theater & Opera 

Death of a Salesman

by Arthur Miller

Directed by Rubén Polendo

Presented at The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) July 2017

The Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Robert Cuccioli

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Happy Birthday Wanda June (World Premiere)

by Kurt Vonnegut & Richard Auldon Clark 

Directed by Eric Einhorn

Indianapolis Opera

The Diary of Anne Frank

Adaptation by Wendy Kesselman

Directed by Joseph Discher

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Hamlet/Ur Hamlet

A Theater Mitu Collaboration

Directed by Rubén Polendo

Presented by NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Lakmé

by Léo Delibes

Directed by E. Loren Meeker

Opera at Rutgers Universtiy

 

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Directed by  Scott Wentworth

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

 

Bayonets of Angst

by Rick Kunzi & Justin Zeppa

Directed by Michael Lluberes

NYMF

 

The Devil's Disciple

by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Paul Mullins

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

 

Pygmalion

by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Directed by Eric Einhorn

On Site Opera at Madame Tussauds, NYC

 

Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

Directed by Joseph Discher

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

 

Tamar of the River (World Premiere)

by Marisa Michelson and Joshua H. Cohen 

Directed by Daniel Goldstein | Choreography by Chase Brock

Prospect Theater Company
 

The Playboy of the Western World 

 by JM Singe

Directed by Paul Mullins

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey



Blue Monday 

by Gershwin

Directed by Eric Einhorn | Choreography by George Faison

On Site Opera at the historic Cotton Club, NYC



The Liar 

by David Ives

Directed by Paul Mullins

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey



Hamlet 

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Corey Atkins

Lincoln Center Theater & Lincoln Center Institute



Chaos (World Premiere)

Conceived & Directed by Rubén Polendo

A Theater Mitu Collaboration

Inspired by the Short Stories of Luigi Pirandello 

Presented by the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute 

in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage



Medea 

by Euripides

Directed by Rubén Polendo

A Theater Mitu Collaboration

A Play on War (World Premiere)

by Jenny Connell

Directed by Rubén Polendo

The National Asian American Theatre Company



Outcry 

by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Thom Sesma

The National Asian American Theatre Company

Scenes for Gypsy Life

Based on the works of Leoš Janáček

Directed by Eric Einhorn

Gotham Chamber Opera

 

Blind Mouth Singing (New York Premiere)

by Jorge Cortinas | Directed by Rubén Polendo

The National Asian American Theatre Company 



Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band

Choreography by  Sandra Burton

Williams  College Department of Dance



Raven Odyssey (World Premiere)

by PJ Paparelli and Ishmael Hope

Directed by Rubén Polendo

The Perseverance Theatre



Marat Sade

by Peter Weiss

Directed by Kent DeSpain

The University of Texas at Austin



Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Ken Albers

The University of Texas at Austin



The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip (Regional Premiere)

by Doug Cooney and David O.

Directed by J. Richard Smith

The University of Texas at Austin



Utah!

by Robert Paxton & Doug Stewart

Music by Kurt Bestor & Sam Cardon

Directed by Tim Threlfall

Tuacahn Center for the Arts

The King & I 

by Rodgers and Hammerstein 

Directed by Marion J. Bentley

Tuacahn Center for the Arts

Selected Film & Television Work

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Tailor & Frequent Additional Assistant Costume Designer

Seasons 1, 2 & 3

Clouded (short)

Costume Designer

Written & Directed by Ajae Clearway

Polyvinyl Pictures

Jean = Truth (short)

Costume Designer

Written & Directed by Sunny Cho

Checkout (short)

Costume Designer

by Alison Eakle & Jett Garrison 

Directed by Jett Garrison

GinJar Productions

Affiliations

IATSE - USA 829

IATSE - Local  764

 

Theater Mitu

Resident Artist

Theater Mitu is a permanent group of collaborators focused on world performance traditions & methodologies.  Candida has designed for them in the United Arab Emirates and United States, supporting their mission

of artist training and research. www.theatermitu.org

Associate Design Work

Light of the World

Associate Designer - International Costumes

Head Designer - Janet L. Swenson

by David T. Warner | Directed by Randy Boothe

Cultural event presented during the 2002 Winter Olympics 

21,000 seat hall venue with 14 performances

Filmed for worldwide distribution

JFK

World Premiere - Fort Worth Opera

Canadian Premiere - Opera Montreal

Associate Designer to Mattie Ullrich

By David T. Little & Royce Vavrek

Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger

The Demon 

Associate Designer to Kaye Voyce

by Anton Rubinstein 

Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger

Bard Summerscape​ with the American Symphony Orchestra

Flight

Associate Designer to Mattie Ullrich

 by Johnathan Dove

Directed by James Darrah

Opera Omaha

Guest Artist - Residencies, Lectures & Panel Discussions

NYU Playwrights Horizons

NYU Abu Dhabi

Fordham University

The National Portfolio Review

Brigham Young University

Selected Awards & Exhibits

The Roy Crane Award 

Outstanding Creative Achievement in The Performing Arts

The University of Texas at Austin

Richard L. Hay Design Fellowship 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition

Ming Cho Lee's Clambake

Design Showcase NYC

Grant to produce By the Hand of Mother 

Cohen New Works Festival

Teaching Experience

Design for Performance

Department of Theatre & Dance | College of Fine Arts

The University of Texas at Austin
• Teach undergraduate students the elements and principles of design as related to costumes.
• Help students develop research, analysis and presentation skills.


Textiles Lab 

Textiles & Apparel Department | School of Human Ecology

The University of Texas at Austin
• Teach and test students on how to identify fabric structures and fiber content.
• Develop students understanding of industry practices of dying and weaving and manufacturing.

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Fashion Design Lab

Textiles & Apparel Department | School of Human Ecology

The University of Texas at Austin
Help students develop rendering skills and apply the elements and principles of design.
• Help students understand how to apply this knowledge to their fashion design class projects.

 

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