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Mara Blumenfeld

Designer Biography

MARA BLUMENFELD is a Chicago-based costume designer. A graduate of Northwestern University, she is an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company (recipient of the 2011 Regional Tony Award) where she has designed costumes for over thirty productions, including Lookingglass Alice, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Brothers Karamazov. Elsewhere in Chicago, she has designed numerous productions for The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Court Theatre. Her work has been seen at regional theaters across the United States, including multiple productions for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Weston Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), and the Arden Theatre in her hometown of Philadelphia. Her work has also been seen internationally in Canada (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), the UK (Donmar Warehouse, Barbican Centre), France (Opera National du Rhin), and Australia (Melbourne Theatre Company). A frequent collaborator with acclaimed adapter/director Mary Zimmerman, she has designed over fifteen of her productions, including The Jungle Book, Candide, The Arabian Nights, The Odyssey, Pericles, and Eleven Rooms of Proust. Their New York credits include the Broadway and off-Broadway productions of Metamorphoses, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci at Second Stage and Lucia di Lammermoor and La Sonnambula for the Metropolitan Opera. Other New York credits include the world premiere of the Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens musical The Glorious Ones for Lincoln Center Theatre and Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul for Brooklyn Academy of Music. She is the recipient of three of Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Awards, a TCG Design Fellowship, and has been honored with nominations for New York's Drama Desk and London's Olivier awards. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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