[Seattle Public Theater]
Catherine Cornell is a scenic designer extraordinaire. Not to mention an excellent prop designer, artisan, and scenic artist. She has worked in all aspects of the scenic design process from lengthy discussions about high-level concepts to increasingly specific sketches and highly detailed drafting and models. She has propped and painted many of her own shows and has worked closely with TDs and carpenters constructing all manner of pieces.
As a scenic designer, she has made her mark at many theatres including Seattle Repertory Theatre (Buyer and Cellar), Book-It Repertory Theatre (Slaughterhouse Five; A Tale for the Time Being), West of Lenin (Master Harold…and the boys), and ACTLab co-productions with Azeotrope and AJ Epstein Presents.
Before moving to Seattle, Catherine used her talent as a scenic artist on the major motion picture, Oz: The Great and Powerful (Walt Disney Pictures). She worked with art directors to develop paint techniques and oversaw teams of colleagues on projects. She has also traveled through many countries, feeding her desire to experience different people and their architecture.
She is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan's Design and Production program which is ranked as one of the best in the country. Notable achievements while at the university include designing Cloud Nine with guest director, Tim Ocel, and winning first place for scenic design at the Midwest region ACTF competition.
Catherine brings the same high level of passion, professionalism, and meticulous organization to every project, big or small. She possesses a profound respect for art in all of its forms and is always looking for her next space and story to sculpt.
She’s pretty cool ;)