Scenic & Costume Designs

House of Gold

by Gregory S. Moss

Costume Design by
Stevie Nemazee

Gregory S. Moss' House of Gold is a funny and haunting look at childhood, trauma, unchecked white American privilege and the cannibalistic nature of celebrity. We find JonBenet Ramsey in a nightmarish purgatory where all the expectations of girlhood and celebrity collide. JonBenet is part of a never-ending pageant she was not elected to be in; desperately trying to get it right this time.

Directed by Blake Harris
Scenic Design by Elizabeth Smith
Lighting Design by Luke Garrity
Video Design by Ting Zhang
Sound Design by Malik Allen

Photo credits: Brian Hashimoto

In the Ravine

by Anton Chekhov

Scenic Design by
Stevie Nemazee

Director Brian Hashimoto's adaptation of In the Ravine by Anton Chekhov examines a town caught in a vicious cycle of self-consumption, endless greed, corruption, power, and vanity. The only way out is up, and the only way up is by ruthlessly climbing over and stepping on everyone else. What would you do to get on top, to breathe fresh air? And how long can you stay there until someone drags you back down? The only way to avoid being crushed and rise above the machine, is to accept that there is no escape.

Adapted & Directed by Brian Hashimoto
Costume Design by Stephanie Petagno
Lighting Design by Chu-Hsuan Chang
Video Design by Ting Zhang
Sound Design by Jesse Mandapat

Photo credits: Spencer Sturr & Brian Hashimoto

Lock & Key

Choreographed by Sophia Stoller

Scenic Design by
Stevie Nemazee

Lock & Key is a multimedia dance performance exploring the multi-layered theme of "the cage". Trapped in a space together by an unseen external force, six individuals are forced to interact with one another, causing power struggles to break out and alliances to form.  As tensions build and power dynamics intensify, a question begins to unfold: “Who holds the keys?”

Directed & Choreographed
by Sophia Stoller
Costumes by Christine Bald
Lighting Design by Aaron Altmark
Video Design by Jesse Garrison
Original Music by Justin Scheid 

Photo credits: Steven A. Gunther

Another Troy

by John Johnson

Costume Design by
Stevie Nemazee

Another Troy is a modern day adaptation of Aeschylus' The Oresteia focusing on family, sacrifice, and the occasional food fight. Over a span of five years, we follow a contemporary middle-class American family's destructive struggle for balance against the backdrop of an unpopular foreign war. 

Directed by Dan Bonnell
Scenic Design by Yao Zhang
Lighting Design by Matt Baye
Video Design by Daniel Jackson
Sound Design by Harlow Price

Photo credits: Jonathan Potter and Brian Hashimoto

The Color of Then

A durational performance installation

Conceived & Designed by
Stevie Nemazee

The Color of Then is a durational performance installation examining the lasting effects of trauma on the body over time. In this deeply personal work, a single performer (Brenna Fredrickson) is alone in a space with a slowly melting ice sculpture, forced to confront the inevitable exposure of memory through the body.

During the performance, audience were welcome to come and go as they pleased and encouraged to see the installation at different phases during the day. As the ice sculpture melted, polaroid images were revealed and pockets of dye were released throughout the ice. As these elements dropped to the                                                                                                                  floor, the actor responded accordingly through movement. 

Directed by Brian Hashimoto
Performed by Brenna Fredrickson

Photo Credit: Brian Hashimoto