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Art Educator – Set Designer -Scenic Artist

Resume posted by Mariana C. Fernandez Artist in Theatre.
Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'.
Location: Washington District of Columbia, United States

mcfsetdesigner@gmail.com
www.marianafernandez.com

Summary

At the present, I am working at Baltimore School for the Arts as a Set Design Part Time Teacher and counselor -four level classes- and as a Scenic Artist advisor for the school shows. In 2009, I was honored to received the Mark K. Joseph Professional Development Award in recognition of the energy, expertise and high standard brought to the stage production program from the BSA.

I received my MFA (Set Design) at the University of Massachusetts where I worked as a teaching assistant and as a teacher for introductory art level classes. Also, I had the opportunity to work in different shows as a Set Designer, Prop Master and Scenic Artist.

In addition to the University of Massachusetts, I have worked at Imagination Stage in Maryland as a scenic artist and set designer for The Robber Bridegroom, as well as at The Hispanic Theater GALA, and at Teatro de la Luna. I also worked as a scenic artist for Folger Theater, Studio Theater, Miniature Theatre of Chester, The Shakespeare Theater, Signature Theater, and Atlas Performing Art Center.

Also, I had a great experience working at the University of Maryland as a Scenic Artist for shows at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center where I had the chance to show my abilities as an assistant as an artist. One of my goals as an art teacher is to develop artists who value respectful collaboration, approach their work with generosity, and transform their own skills into dynamic and creative art.

Specialties

  • Art Supervisor,
  • AutoCAD,
  • Digital Art,
  • Faux Finish,
  • Interior Design,
  • International Art Exhibition Design,
  • Mask Making,
  • Photoshop,
  • Rendering,
  • Set Designer Educator,
  • Texture Painting

Skills

  • Set and Costume Design for Theater
  • Scenic Painting
  • Art Educator

Spoken Languages

  • English and Spanish

Education

EDUCATION
– Event Design and Decoration Certificate, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013)
– University of Massachusetts. MFA: Scenic Design (2006). Amherst, MA. USA.
– Universidad Del Salvador. Escenografía: Scenic Design (1996). Bs. As. Argentina.
– Colón Theater Institute (Associate of Arts: Casting). (1998). Bs. As. Argentina.
– Web Design HTML, Corcoran College (8/9-12/00). Washington, DC. USA
– Scenic Artist, Colon Theater (5/98-12/98). Bs. As. Argentina.
– Set Design and Illumination with Gaston Breyer (4/95-12/95). Bs. As. Argentina.

Awards:
-Mark K. Joseph Professional Development Award in recognition of the energy, expertise
and high standard brought to the stage production program at the Baltimore School for the Arts.
– Nomination for Helen Hayes Awards 2003, Washington, DC. Costume Design for “La Verdad Sospechosa” by Alarcón. GALA HISPANIC THEATER.

Special Invitacion:
-Centro Nacional De Las Artes, San Salvador, El Salvador. 2006
Teaching and translation assistant for a voice and movement workshop.
The teachers from that College prepared a special ceremony in honor of our help.
– Inter American Development Bank Barbara Simon Theater. Washington, DC 2009
Playwriting Competition. Jury for Children Category.
– Inter American Development Bank Barbara Simon Theater Playwriting Competition.
Cancun, Mexico. 2010
– Invitation for the Barbara Simon Theater Playwriting Competition Ceremony Award.

Languages:
– English & Spanish

Experience

A w a r ds

Drammy Award for Best Set Design of the 2010-11 season
Paint Elevations for Set Designer Tony Cesik for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

Mark K. Joseph Professional Development Award in recognition of the energy, expertise
and high standard brought to the stage production program at the Baltimore School for the Arts. (2009)

N o m i n a t i o n -The Helen Hayes, Outstanding Costume Design,
Resident Production GALA Teatro Hispano Nomination for “La Verdad Sospechosa”.
Honoring Excellence in the Washington , D.C. professional Theatre in the category of Costume Design. (2003)

S p e c i a l I n v i t a c i o n

Centro Nacional De Las Artes, San Salvador, El Salvador
Teaching and translation assistant for a voice and movement workshop.
The teachers from that College prepared a special ceremony in honor of our help.

Inter American Development Bank Barbara Simon Theater Playwriting Competition.
Jury for Children Category.

Inter American Development Bank Barbara Simon Theater Playwriting Competition.
Cancun, Mexico.
Invitation for the Barbara Simon Theater Playwriting Competition Ceremony Award.

Theatre Communication Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre
and home to the United States Center of the International Theatre Institute (TCG/ITI-US)
to participate as part of the delegation representing the diversity of the American
not-for-profit theatre community, festivals, training programs and cultural organizations
at the Festival Iberoameicano de Teatro de Bogota (FITB).

Festival de Teatro Clasico Greco-Romano de Merida, Merida, Espana
Invitation to Celebrate the #56 & #57 Edition of the Festival Of Merida. The Feast of Culture of
Extremadura.

V o l u n t a r y W o r k

Empowered Women International, Alexandria, VA
Coordination and Execution of the Graduation Ceremony at the EWI.

Barbara Simon Theater, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
Set, Prop and Costume Designer: Made in Argentina by Nelly Fernández Tizcornia, and
Esperando la Carroza by Jacobo Langsner.

Teatro de la Luna, Arlington, VA
Set Design: Cuento de Hadas (Fairy Tales) by Raquel Diana

W o r k E x p e r i e n ce
Baltimore School For The Arts, Baltimore, MD
Set Design Classes: four level courses. Set Design Advisor

Barbara Simon Theater, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
Set, Prop and Costume Designer:A Oscuras te Veo Mejor by Luis Simon, G
racias Por venir by Adrian Sorrentino,

Inter-American Development Bank Award Ceremony, Washington, DC
Set & Costume Design: Annual Awards Ceremony 2011 IDB
Inter-American Development Bank , Washington, DC
Set Design: 2011 Children’s Holiday Party IDB

Tony Cisek Set Design, Washington, DC
Assistant Set Designer: AFTER THE FALL at Theatre J, OTHELLO at Folger Theatre,
1776 at Ford’s Theater, and THE NORTH PLAN
and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST at Portland Center Stage,
(Drammy Award as this season’s most Outstanding Scenic Design).

ICDF, American Foundation for Culture and Development Bank at the Inter-American
Development Bank, Washington, DC & Cancun, Mexico
Set Design; The Maya’s Route business stand .

GALA Hispanic Theater, Washington, DC
Set Designer for Foundrasing GALA Event March 2013, 35th Aniversary Gala Event, Tango show by Hugo Medrano, El Bosque de Mis Libros by Ignacio Martinez (GALITA), Momia in the Closet by Mariano Vales/Gustavo Ott (Five Helen Hayes Award Nominations), Agustin Lara, Boleros and Blues by Gabriel Garcia. Prop Master for El Bola by Hector Quintero, El Mejor Alcande, El Rey (The Best Judge, the King) by Lope de Vega, and Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) by Garcia Lorca.
Set Designer Assistant: Guillermo de La Torre, Las LasParedes.
Paint Assistant Coordinator: Castrucho The Hustler by Lope de Vega.
Costume Designer: La Verdad Sospechosa by Alarcón.
Costume: Brasil as coisas do Samba. Props: Si las hay las hay…(GALITA), Asi que pasen Cinco anos by Federico Garcia Lorca.

Folger Theater, Washington, DC
Scenic Artist: Othello, and The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, Henry VIII
by William Shakespeare( Ten Helen Hayes Nomination Awards & The James McArthur Award)
Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard (Eight Helen Hayes Nominations and two Awards).

Studio Theater, Washington, DC
Scenic Artist: THE ALIENS
by Annie Baker
Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies Son of The Dragon Flying to Heaven
by Young Jean Lee, The Solid Gold Cadillac by George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann.

Into the Woods, Washington, DC
Set Design: Into The Woods by James Lapine

Forum Theater, Washington, DC
Scenic Artist: Angels in America, Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner.
(Eight Helen Hayes Nominations and two Awards)

Zarzuela Disi, Washington, DC
Set and Costume Design: Zarzuela Los Gavilanes by Jacinto Guerrero

Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
Set Designer: The Sound of Music by Howard Lindsay and Russel Coruse and Five short plays by Becket

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
Scenic Artist Assistant and Supervisor Coordinator: To Be Young, Gifted and Black by Robert Nemiroff, Between Trains by Juanita Rockwell, The Green Bird by Carlo Gozzi, The Distance From Here, by Neil LaBute, Machinal by Sophie Treadwel, The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, The Amen Corner by James Baldwin, The Secret Marriage by Giovanni Bertati

Round House Theater, Bethesda, MD
Scenic Painting for Props: Alice (The Helen Hayes Award for Costume Design )

Grand Opening Celebration for the Atlas Performing Art Center, Washington, DC
Set Design Assistant: Tony Cisek for Coming Home

Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD
Set Design and Scenic Artist Coordinator: The Robber Bridegroom by Alfred Uhry.
Scenic Artist Coordinator: The Voyage

Rand and Curtain Theaters, Amherst, MA
Set Design for the play: House of Desire by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 2005, Big Love by Charles Mee 2004. The Trojan Women Adapted from Euripides by Jean-Paul Sartre, 2004. Scenic Artist Coordinator: Gum by Karen Hartman, Life is a Dream by Calderón de la Barca, The Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard, All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare, Boy in a Barrel directed by Miguel Romero (set designer), Proof by David Auburn, Othello by William Shakespeare, A Lesson Before Dying Adapted by Romulus Linney from the book by Ernest J. Gaines, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, Some Asians by Alice Tuan.
Prop Master Coordinator: Angels in America by Tony Kushner.
Teaching: 160-Drafting class and assisting a 360 Set Design class
Main Library: DuBois: Special Student Assistant. Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library:
Library Services

Signature Theater, Arlington, VA
Scenic Artist: Into The Woods by James Lapine

Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC
Scenic Artist Coordinator: Christmas Reveal
Atlas Performing Art Center, Washington, DC
Scenic Artist Coordinator: Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Shakespeare Theater, Washington, DC
Scenic artist: Love’s Labor’s Lost by William Shakespeare

Seismic Scenic Shop, Greenfield, MA
Scenic Artist Charge: Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The Miniature Theatre, Chester, MA
Scenic Artist Coordinator: Boston Marriage by David Mamet, The Nina Variations by Steven Dietz,
See Rock City by Arlen Hutton

Embassy of Argentina, Washington, DC
Cultural Attaché: Cultural Events Assistant

Multimedia America 2, Public Broadcasting, Buenos Aires Argentina
Assistant Coordinator: Wardrobe for multiple events and musicals

Imagen Satelital, International Cable Broadcasting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Coordinator of the wardrobe: International program

Argentine School of Cinematography, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Set decoration consulting. Budget preparation for a film

C o m p u t e r S k i l l s
Word Processors: Microsoft Word Graphics: AutoCAD, Photoshop

Groups & Associations

  • Empowered Women International,
  • Set And Costume Resident Designer for the Barbara Simon Theater company at the IDB

 

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