Design Teams

The Thanksgiving Play Design Team

Wilson Chin (Scenic Designer). Playwrights debut. Broadway: Next Fall. Off-Broadway: Cost of Living (MTC); Pass Over (LCT3/Steppenwolf); Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi/The Public); Sakina’s Restaurant (Audible/Minetta Lane); Wild Goose Dreams (The Public); The Jammer (Atlantic); My Mañana Comes (Playwrights Realm); By The Water (MTC); Too Much, Too Many (Roundabout). Regional: Aubergine (Berkeley Rep), Tiger Style! (Alliance Theatre), The Great Leap (Denver Center Theatre). Film: Pass Over (dir. Spike Lee).

Tilly Grimes (Costume & Puppet Designer). Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Underground Railroad Game (Lortel nomination, NYC, Tour), Small Mouth Sounds (NYC, Tour), What We’re Up Against (WP), The Government Inspector (Lortel nomination, Red Bull), The Great Leap (Atlantic), and work with Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, WP, Red Bull, Roundabout, Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center, and more. Regional: Williamstown, OSF, ART, The Alley, The Wilma, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Goodspeed Opera, Two River, and more.

Isabella Byrd (Lighting Designer). Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Plano (Clubbed Thumb); The Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (New York Theatre Workshop); Such Things as Vampires (People’s Light); Everybody (Juilliard); Sundown, Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP). Regional: Member of the Wedding, Artney Jackson (Williamstown); Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Portland Center Stage); Do You Feel Anger? God Said This, Angels in America co-design (Actors Theatre of Louisville).

Mikaal Sulaiman (Sound Designer). Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Fairview (Soho Rep.), The Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (New York Theatre Workshop), Time’s Journey Through a Room (PlayCo), Rape of the Sabine Women (Playwrights Realm), Master (Foundry Theatre Co.), The Oldsmobiles (The Flea); 2017 Obie Award Winner for Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova).

Katie Ailinger (Production Stage Manager). Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: In The Body Of The World (MTC); Nice Fish (St. Ann’s Warehouse); Nixon’s Nixon (MCC); I-Land, Trial By Water (Ma-Yi). Regional: Arrabal, Trans Scripts Part One: The Women, In the Body of the World, and We Live In Cairo, premiering May 2019 (ART); Center Theatre Group, Huntington, Trinity Repertory Company. All my heart to Efram and Ben.

Jenny Kennedy (Assistant Stage Manager). Playwrights debut. Broadway: The King and I, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Red. Off-Broadway: In The Body of the World (MTC); Office Hour (The Public); The Wedge Horse (Fault Line Theatre); A Minister’s Wife, When I Come To Die (Lincoln Center Theater); Mr. & Mrs. Fitch (Second Stage). Regional: Trans Scripts (A.R.T.), The Lion In Winter (Two River Theater), and 12 years with Chautuqua Theater Company.