Brett J. Banakis - Design for Stage and Film

Selected Scenic Design for Stage


Miller, Mississippi (Set & Video) Dallas Theater Center Lee Sunday Evans 2017
Ghost Light LCT3, Claire Tow Theater Third Rail Projects 2017
Cowboy Bob Ars Nova Annie Tippe 2016
Coriolanus Red Bull Theater Michael Sexton 2016
Appropriate The Juilliard School Drama Theatre Lila Neugabauer 2016
Close To You (Co-Design/Christine Jones) Criterion Theatre, London (West End) Steven Hoggett 2015
Arcadia The Juilliard School Drama Theatre Lila Neugabauer 2015
Whorl Inside a Loop (Co-Design/Christine Jones) Second Stage Michael Mayer and Dick Scanlan 2015
D Deb Debbie Deborah Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival Lee Sunday Evans 2015
Big Love Signature Theater Company Tina Landau 2015
O.P.C. (World Premier, by Eve Ensler) American Repertory Theater Pesha Rudnick 2014
As You Like It Two River Theater Company Michael Sexton 2014
What's It All About? (Co-Design/Christine Jones) New York Theatre Workshop Steven Hoggett 2013
Tamar of the River Prospect Theatre Company Daniel Goldstein 2013
Lovers TACT, The Actor's Company Theater Drew Barr 2012
Titus Andronicus Public Theater Michael Sexton 2011

Selected Assistant / Associate Scenic Design


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Design Sup.) Lyric Theater Christine Jones 2018
La Traviata (Associate) Metropolitan Opera NYC Christine Jones 2018
The Glass Menagerie (Associate) Belasco Theater Andrew Lieberman 2017
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Associate) Palace Theatre, London Christine Jones 2016
Old Times (Associate) American Airlines Theater Christine Jones 2015
Doctor Zhivago (Associate) Broadway Theater Michael Scott-Mitchell 2015
The Last Ship (Associate) Neil Simon Theater David Zinn 2014
If/Then (Associate) Richard Rodgers Theater Mark Wendland 2014
Rigoletto (Associate) Metropolitan Opera NYC Christine Jones 2013
Hands on a Hard Body (Associate) Brooks Atkinson Theater Christine Jones 2013
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Associate) Richard Rodgers Theater Derek McLane 2011
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever St. James Theater Christine Jones 2011
How to Succeed in Business... Al Hirschfeld Theater Derek McLane 2011
American Idiot St. James Theater; Berkeley Rep; National Tour Christine Jones 2010
Ragtime Neil Simon Theater Derek McLane 2009
Let The Right One In St. Ann's Warehouse Christine Jones 2015
The Ambassador (Associate) BAM Next Wave Festival, Harvey Theater Christine Jones 2014


Education


Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

University of California, Los Angeles

M.F.A. Design for Stage and Film B.A. Theater Arts


Teaching


Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Adjunct Instructor, Set Studio I, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2016-Present
Adjunct Instructor, CAD Drafting and Visualization, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2016-Present
Advisor, Scenery Drafting for 3rd Year Production, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2015-Present
Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Photoshop, Undergraduate Drama 2010-Present
Instructor, Model-Building Workshop, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2009-Present
Instructor, Website Portfolio Workshop, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2009-2014


Awards and Affiliations


Nominee, Scenic Design, Big Love, Henry Hewes Design Awards 2015
Nominee, Scenic Design, DDebDebbieDeborah, Henry Hewes Design Awards 2015
Nominee, Outstanding Set Design, Big Love, Lucille Lortel Awards 2015
Nominee, Best Set Design, O.P.C., IRNE Awards 2015
Recipient, Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Fund Grant 2013
“Young Designer to Watch”--LIVE Design Magazine 2011
Winner, Robert L. B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase presented by OPERA America 2011
Recipient, J. S. Seidman Award 2010
Honorable Mention, IESNYC Lighting Design Competition 2010
New York University Graduate Fellowship 2008-2010
Member, United Scenic Artists Local 829 2010
Visit Brett's IBDB page HERE
Visit Brett's IMDB page HERE


References


Michael Sexton

Christine Jones

Paul Steinberg

Stage Director; Set Designer; Set Designer
Artistic Director, Shakespeare Society Artistic Director, Theater for One

References’ contact information available upon request.

Download a PDF version of Brett's Resume HERE

Copyright 2017 Brett J. Banakis

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