Design Teams

Bella: An American Tall Tale Design Team

CLINT RAMOS (Scenic Designer) Playwrights: After the Revolution, Bootycandy, Familiar. With Robert O’Hara: Barbecue, Raisin in the Sun, Wild with Happy. Broadway: Six Degrees…, Sunday in the Park…, In Transit, Eclipsed, The Elephant Man (also West End), Violet. Other Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love (also London), Sweet Charity, Kid Victory, Appropriate, many others. Over 100 regional/international credits. Encores! Off Center series. Awards: Tony, Obie (Sustained Excellence), two ATWs, three Lortels, TDF Irene Sharraf Young Master, Helen Hayes.

DEDE M. AYITE (Costume Designer) Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Marie and Rosetta (Atlantic), The Royale (LCT), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout), brownsville song(b-side for tray) (LCT3), ToasT (The Public). Regional: The Wiz (OSF), multiple productions at Arena Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Rep, Signature, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, California Shakespeare Theater, Studio Theatre. TV: Comedy Central, “Fox Shortcoms” (FOX Network), “COPPER” Project (Improv Everywhere/BBC America). MFA: Yale School of Drama.

JAPHY WEIDEMAN (Lighting Designer) Playwrights: Bootycandy, The Great God Pan. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Significant Other, Bright Star, Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Snow Geese, Macbeth (Drama Desk nomination), and Tony nominations for The Visit, The Nance, Of Mice and Men, and Airline Highway. Other Off-Broadway: LCT, Roundabout, The Public, NYTW, Second Stage, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, The Vineyard.

LINDSAY JONES (Sound Designer) Playwrights: Bootycandy, The Burnt Part Boys. Broadway: Bronx Bombers, A Time to Kill. Other Off-Broadway: Privacy, Dry Powder (The Public); Mr. Joy (LCT3); Top Secret (NYTW); Rx (Primary Stages); many others. Regional: Guthrie, Alliance, Goodman, ACT, many others. International: Stratford Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England). Awards: seven Joseph Jefferson Awards (24 nominations), two Ovation Awards (three nominations), LA Drama Critics Circle Award, three Drama Desk Award nominations, two Helen Hayes nominations.

JEFF SUGG (Projection Designer) Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweat, Bring It On, 33 Variations. Off-Broadway: The Layover, Fortress of Solitude, An Octoroon, Tribes, many others. Regional credits include work at Steppenwolf, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, OSF, and Arena Stage. Music: Anthracite Fields (Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning composition); Prince on “SNL.” Awards: Lucille Lortel, Obie, Bessie, two Henry Hewes Design Awards.

DAVE BOVA (Hair, Wig and Makeup Design) Playwrights: Bootycandy. Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Bandstand, Indecent, Violet, The Real Thing. Other Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc, Little Miss Sunshine, Here Lies Love, Buried Child, Pericles, What I Did Last Summer, The Killer, My Name is Asher Lev, Good Person of Szechwan, Romeo and Juliet. Regional: Steppenwolf, Wilma, Weston Playhouse. Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joseph..., 42nd Street, Ragtime, Adam’s Family, Camelot, Rock of Ages, Spamalot. Thank you to Zevie.

J. JARED JANAS (Hair, Wig and Makeup Design) Playwrights debut. Broadway: Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Peter and the Starcatcher, All About Me, Next to Normal. Recent Off-Broadway: Venus, Pacific Overtures, The Liar, Dead Poets Society, Yours Unfaithfully, This Day Forward. TV: “30 Rock,” “Gotham,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Master of None.” Film: Six by Sondheim.

DARYL WATERS (Orchestrations) Playwrights: Blue Door (original music). Broadway: Shuffle Along, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Memphis, Street Corner Symphony, Bring In ‘Da Noise. Other Off-Broadway: A Civil War Christmas, Harlem Song, Miracle Brothers. Regional: Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), Imagine Tap (Chicago), Tell Me on a Sunday (The Kennedy Center).

KIRSTEN CHILDS (Vocal Arrangements)

RONA SIDDIQUI (Music Direction and Additional Arrangements) Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Baghdaddy (St. Luke's), Inner Voices (TBG), Piggy Nation the Musical (The Theater Center), Hard Times (Cell Theater). Regional: Bella (Dallas Theater Center), Funked Up Fairy Tales (Depot Theatre), Baby (Ray of Light), A New Brain (Custom Made Theatre Company). 2014 ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award. Masters from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator) Playwrights: Far From Heaven, The Shaggs, The Burnt Part Boys, Grey Gardens, Saved, The Spitfire Grill. Broadway (over 100 shows, including): Hello, Dolly; Indecent; Miss Saigon; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; ...Great Comet of 1812; Bronx Tale; Waitress; Beautiful. Studio Musician (bass): Michael Jackson, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon. His album Stage Door Johnny – John Miller Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics Records.

ERIN GIOIA ALBRECHT (Production Stage Manager) Playwrights: A Life, Men On Boats, Marjorie Prime, The Christians. Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway, Matilda, Bronx Bombers, Hands on a Hardbody. Other Off-Broadway: Sundown, Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP Theater); Red Speedo (NYTW); Abundance (TACT); Punk Rock, The Village Bike, The Third Story (MCC); Venice (The Public). Regional: multiple productions at The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse, most recently John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons. MFA: UC San Diego.