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Stephen Curtis

Stephen Curtis

Theatre Designer

Stephen has worked extensively as a designer for drama, film, opera, dance and exhibition.

Major credits include THE DEMON for Sydney Opera House (set and costume); I AM EORA for Sydney Festival 2012; CUT THE SKY, GUDIRR GUDIRR (costume), SHANGHAI LADY KILLER for Stalker Theatre Company, Brisbane Festival 2010; LA BOHEME for West Australian Opera/Opera Queensland/Oz Opera; LULU, THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, THE TURN OF THE SCREW for Opera Australia; THE TURN OF THE SCREW for Houston Grand Opera; DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN (THE RING CYCLE) (costume) for State Opera of South Australia; THE WINTER’S TALE, HENRY IV, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, ROMEO AND JULIET, MOBY DICK, THE WAR OF THE ROSES, THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS for Bell Shakespeare Company; RUPERT, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, THE HYPOCRITE, LIFE X 3 and sets for TRIBES, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, REALISM, THE BLUE ROOM, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE GHOST WRITER and ROCK ‘N’ROLL for Melbourne Theatre Company; THE VERTICAL HOUR, DOUBT and TWO BROTHERS for the Melbourne Theatre Company/Sydney Theatre Company; THE HOUSE ON THE LAKE, FLOATING WORLD; KAFKA DANCES for Griffin Theatre Company; SAVAGE RIVER for Griffin Theatre/Melbourne Theatre Company/Backspace Theatre; THE SECRET RIVER (with a return season at the Adelaide Festival 2017 and a UK tour 2019), THE PIG IRON PEOPLE, NAVIGATING, HANGING MAN, and sets for HARBOUR, A MAN WITH FIVE CHILDREN SUMMER OF THE ALIENS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR for Sydney Theatre Company; THE ADVENTURES OF SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE and LITTLE RAGGED BLOSSOM (set) for Company B/Sydney Festival/Windmill Performing Arts/Perth Festival; THE CAKE MAN (with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company); TELL ME I’M HERE, (set); CURSED! (set); THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE (set); BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS (set), THE DROVER’S WIFE (set), TWELTH NIGHT (costume), THE BUSINESS, GWEN IN PURGATORY, SCORCHED, IT JUST STOPPED, IN OUR NAME, THE UNDERPANTS, SVETLANA IN SLINGBACKS, SMALL POPPIES, COSI, PICASSO AT THE LAPINE AGILE, THE ALCHEMIST (set) for Company B Belvoir; ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY (with Black Swan Theatre Company), BOSTON MARRIAGE, BLACK DIGGERS (with Sydney Festival), BRISBANE, PYGMALION, THE VENETIAN TWINS, DINKUM ASSORTED and CORPORATE VIBES for Queensland Theatre Company. As a production designer Stephen’s film credits include LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, TWELFTH NIGHT, BREATHING UNDERWATER, BEDEVIL and NIGHT CRIES. Stephen’s awards include the APDG’s 2018 Cameron Creswell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Design, the Helpmann Award for Best Costume Design for DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN and the Green Room Award for Best Design for LULU.

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