Design Teams

The Thin Place Design

Mimi Lien (Scenic Designer). Playwrights: The Whale, Milk Like Sugar, The Shaggs. Mimi Lien is a designer of sets/environments for theater, dance, and opera. She is a co-founder of JACK, a performance/art space in Brooklyn. Recent work includes Fairview (Soho Rep./TFANA), True West (Roundabout), Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Tony Award), and A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (St. Ann’s). Awards: Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Bessie, Obie for Sustained Excellence. Mimi was a 2015 MacArthur Fellow.

Oana Botez (Costume Designer). Off-Broadway: BAM, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Soho Rep., LCT3, The Public, 59East59, La MaMa, The Kitchen, PS122, HERE Arts Center, The Joyce Theater, and Classic Stage Company. Regional: Wilma Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Bard SummerScape/Richard B.Fisher Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Rep, ArtsEmerson, Walker Arts Center, Peak Performances. Awards: Princess Grace, The Barrymore and Drammy Award. MFA in Design from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. Adjunct Professor Yale School of Drama.

Mark Barton (Lighting Designer). Playwrights: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Detroit, The Big Meal, Circle Mirror Transformation. Other Off-Broadway: LCT, Signature, The Public, Roundabout, NYTW, Elevator Repair Service, Soho Rep., TFANA, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, BAM. Broadway: The Real ThingViolet and The Realistic Joneses. Regional: American Repertory Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington, Berkeley Rep. Awards: Lucille Lortel Award, Hewes Design Award, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.

Christian Frederickson (Sound Designer). Playwrights: This Flat Earth. Other Off-Broadway: Glory of the WorldSteel HammerThe Master BuilderTrojan Women (After Euripides) (BAM);NibblerThrough the Yellow Hour (Rattlestick); A Midsummer Night’s DreamUnnatural Acts (CSC); The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois (Atlantic); The Emperor Jones (Irish Repertory Theatre); The Awake (59E59). As a solo artist, Frederickson has released seven albums since 2011. He is the newly appointed professor of sound design at MIT.

Paul Mills Holmes (Production Stage Manager). Playwrights debut. Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (RSC), Smile, and Oh! Calcutta! Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias (WPA); Oil City Symphony (Circle in the Square). Regional: Twenty-seven seasons at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Girlfriend (Kirk Douglas Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Betsey Brown, Indians, The Three Sisters (McCarter Theatre). Additional Credits: Director of Little Shop of Horrors in Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Thirty-eight seasons at Pennsylvania’s Totem Pole Playhouse.

Kasson Marroquin (Assistant Stage Manager). Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: The Light, Alice by Heart, Charm (MCC). Regional: Quixote Nuevo (Hartford Stage); Kill Local (La Jolla Playhouse); The Tempest (The Old Globe, The LA Philharmonic), The Tale of Despereaux (The Old Globe). Dance: Pilobolus (Joyce Theater, US & international tours). Additional: Path of Miracles, Tree of Codes (Spoleto Festival USA); Yo-Yo Ma’s Culture in Action Day (Denver, CO and Warren, OH) Education: MFA, UC San Diego.