Brenda DavisTemporary Lecturer
Area of Focus: Design, Theatre
Brenda Davis is a regional freelance set designer with a BA in Theater from Loyola University Chicago, and MFA from the Yale School of Drama ('08).
Set Design Work: One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers, Baltimore Center Stage – Director Kwame-Kwei Armah; The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Richard II, Yale Repertory Theater; My Fair Lady, Media Theater (Media, PA); Take Me Out, and Theater District, About Face at Steppenwolf Theatre; On the Record and The Gift and Other Stories, About Face at Goodman Theater; The Little Shop of Horrors, Dwight-Edgewood Project, Max Out Loud and The Last Five Years, Yale Cabaret; Boeing-Boeing, August Osage County, and The Drowsy Chaperone, Doane College; The House of Blue Leaves, Loyola University Chicago (Kennedy Center ACTF 2001 national award for set design); Zero Hour by Tea Alagic, Yale University Theater; Climbing the Volcano, Piccolo Theater (Chicago); The Substance of Fire, Painting Churches, The Lady From Dubuque and Five Rooms of Furniture, Organic Theatre (Chicago); In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel and Lemon Sky, Loyola Studio Theater; Solo Latinas and S-E-X-Oh!, Teatro Luna (Chicago), and others.
Associate/Assistant Design: A Christmas Carol, McCarter Theater; Lucia Di Lammermoor, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy; Clybourne Park, Mark Taper Forum and Walter Kerr Theater (Tony award: Best Play, Tony nomination: Best set design); Troilous and Cressida, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Lucia Di Lammermoor and La Sonnambula, Metropolitan Opera; Metamorphoses, Second Stage, Circle in the Square (Tony award: Best Play, Tony nomination: Best set design), Hartford Stage, Kansas City Rep, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Melbourne Theatre; Galileo Galilei, Goodman Theater, BAM and Barbican; The Odyssey, Goodman Theater, Seattle Rep, McCarter; Measure for Measure, Delacorte; Pacific Overtures, and A Little Night Music, Chicago Shakespeare; Purple Heart, Steppenwolf; Pericles, Shakespeare Theater, Washington D.C., Durango, Long Wharf, and others.
Mrs. Davis is proudly residing again in her home state of Nebraska where she keeps busy raising three daughters with her husband, Jeff.