Design Teams

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka Design Team

Louisa Thompson (Scenic Designer). Playwrights: This, Manic Flight Reaction. Other Off-Broadway: Second Stage, Signature, Soho Rep., The Play Company, Target Margin, Clubbed Thumb, Rattlestick, Theatreworks, Foundry. Regional: Berkeley Rep, The Kirk Douglas Theater, Arden Theatre, Bard Summerscape, McCarter, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla. 2018 Lucille Lortel Award (In the Blood, Signature.) BFA: Rhode Island School of Design; MFA: Yale School of Drama. Thompson has taught at Hunter College for 16 years.

Dede M. Ayite (Costume Designer). Playwrights: Bella, Mankind. Broadway: American Son, Children of a Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway: Slave Play (NYTW); Fireflies, Marie and Rosetta (Atlantic); School Girls… (MCC); By the Way Meet Vera Stark, JHAT (Signature); The Royale (Lincoln Center); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, and more. TV: Comedy Central, FOX Shortcoms. Awards: Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Theatre Bay, Jeff, and two Drama Desk nominations.

Matt Frey (Lighting Designer). Playwrights: Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, The Profane, Rancho Viejo, A Life, Placebo, Grand Concourse, This, She Stoops to Comedy. Other Off-Broadway: By The Way Meet Vera Stark, Everybody (Signature); Queens, War (LCT3); All The Ways To Say I Love You (MCC); Sundown, Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP); Samara, Generations (Soho Rep.); Gloria (Vineyard and Goodman); The Way We Get By (Second Stage); Buzzer (The Public).

Ian Scot (Original Music and Sound Design). Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Roundabout Underground, Ars Nova ANT Fest, The Wild Project, Heartbeat Opera, NYU Tisch. Regional: Dorset Theatre Festival, PROP THTR, Yale Rep, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Cabaret, The Carlotta Play Festival, Muhlenberg College, Boston Conservatory, The Green Mill. Ian Scot is a Brooklyn-based composer and sound designer specializing in the development of new works. MFA: Sound Design, Yale School of Drama.

Alyssa K. Howard (Production Stage Manager). Playwrights debut. Recent: Good Grief (Vineyard), Henry VI (NAATCO), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi + Public Theater), Word Sound Power (BAM), The Echo Drift (Prototype), Glass Guignol (Mabou Mines). Other NYC: Playwrights Realm, Atlantic Theater, Noor Theatre, Bushwick Starr, 3LD. Regional: Yale Repertory, Berkshire Theatre Group, McCarter Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theater, and more. Tour: Japan Society/Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Beth Morrison Projects. MFA: Yale School of Drama. BA: Williams College.   

Noah Silva (Assistant Stage Manager). Playwrights Horizons: The Treasurer, The Profane, Rancho Viejo, Aubergine. OtherOff-Broadway: What the Constitution Means to Me (NYTW); Othello (NYSF); Hangmen (Atlantic); Relevance (MCC). He is a graduate of Hofstra University with a BFA in Stage Management.