Carolyn Mraz is a New York-based set designer of theater and live performance. Interested in the dramaturgical-aesthetic development of new works, she often collaborates on world premieres of devised pieces, new plays, and re-imaginings of classics.
Upcoming projects include:
The world premiere of Sarah Gancher's I'll Get You Back Again, directed by Rachel Chavkin, at Round House Theatre MD (fall 2017), and the world premiere of Paul Pinto's electronic opera Thomas Paine in Violence, directed by Rick Burkhardt, at Here NYC (fall 2017).
Recent favorites include:
Porgy and Bess (Spoleto Festival USA), Afram ou la Belle Swita (Spoleto Festival USA), Far Away and The Music Man (Sharon Playhouse, CT), I'll Never Love Again (Hewes Award Nomination, Bushwick Starr, NYC), On Government and The Tomb of King Tot (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks NYC), Sweeney Todd (University of Kentucky Opera Theater), Unfaithfully Yours (The Mint Theater, NYC), The Twelfth Labor (Innovative Theater Award, Loading Dock, NYC) The Hatmaker's Wife (Playwright's Realm NYC), We Are Proud to Present... and The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane (Interact Theatre, Philadelphia), Charlatan (Ars Nova NYC), The (*) Inn (Target Margin Theater at Abrons Arts Center NYC), and SPACEMAN (Incubator Arts at St. Mark's Church NYC).
Carolyn is an Oberlin College alum with an MFA in design from NYU Tisch. She is also an educator, teaching at the University of New Haven, and designing shows at colleges and universities across the eastern seaboard such as Princeton, Brown, Smith, NYU, Manhattan School of Music, Hunter College, and Ramapo College. She is a company member of A Host of People, Detroit-based makers of theater &c., and an Associate Artist of Sinking Ship Productions. Involved in many capacities over the last 8 years, Carolyn is a proud and continued Associated Artist of Target Margin Theater.
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