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If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka Design Team

Louisa Thompson (Scenic Design) is a designer and a creator of theatrical work for young audiences. Playwrights: This, The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence, Detroit, Manic Flight Reaction. Other recent Off-Broadway: Second Stage, Signature, Soho Rep., Elevator Repair Service. Regional: Berkeley Rep, Kirk Douglas Theater, Arden Theatre, McCarter, La Jolla. 2018 Lucille Lortel Award (In the Blood, Signature). Associate Professor at Hunter College.

Dede Ayite (Costume Design). Playwrights: Bella, Mankind. Broadway: American Son, Children of A Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway: Slave Play (NYTW); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark and Jesus Hopped the A Train (Signature); Fireflies, Marie and Rosetta (Atlantic); School Girls… (MCC); 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 Area, Jeff, and two Drama Desk nominations.

Matt Frey (Lighting Design). Playwrights: For 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 and 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 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. ianscot.com

Cookie Jordan (Hair and Wig Design). Playwrights: Familiar. Broadway: Choir Boy, Once on This Island, Sunday in the Park with George, Eclipsed, Side Show. Off-Broadway: Mlima’s Tale (The Public); Jesus Hopped the A Train, In the Blood, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature); Is God Is (Soho Rep); Kid Victory (Vineyard Theatre). TV: Emmy-nominated for makeup design for NBC, “The Wiz Live.”

Alyssa K. Howard (Production Stage Manager). Playwrights debut. Recent: Good Grief (Vineyard), Henry VI (NAATCO), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi/The Public), Word Sound Power (BAM), The Echo Drift (Prototype), Glass Guignol (Mabou Mines). Other NYC: Playwrights Realm, Atlantic, Noor Theatre, Bushwick Starr, 3LD. Regional: Yale Rep, 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: The Treasurer, The Profane, Rancho Viejo, Aubergine. Off-Broadway: What the Constitution Means to Me (NYTW); Othello (NYSF); Hangmen (Atlantic); Relevance (MCC). BFA in Stage Management: Hofstra University.