Brenda Davis

Temporary 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 FestivalRichard IIYale Repertory TheaterMy Fair LadyMedia Theater (Media, PA); Take Me Out, and Theater DistrictAbout Face at Steppenwolf TheatreOn the Record and The Gift and Other StoriesAbout Face at Goodman TheaterThe Little Shop of HorrorsDwight-Edgewood ProjectMax Out Loud and The Last Five YearsYale CabaretBoeing-Boeing, August Osage County, and The Drowsy ChaperoneDoane College; The House of Blue LeavesLoyola University Chicago (Kennedy Center ACTF 2001 national award for set design);  Zero Hour by Tea Alagic, Yale University TheaterClimbing the VolcanoPiccolo Theater (Chicago); The Substance of FirePainting ChurchesThe Lady From Dubuque and Five Rooms of FurnitureOrganic Theatre (Chicago); In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel and Lemon Sky, Loyola Studio TheaterSolo Latinas and S-E-X-Oh!Teatro Luna (Chicago), and others.

Associate/Assistant  Design: A Christmas CarolMcCarter TheaterLucia Di Lammermoor, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy; Clybourne ParkMark Taper Forum and Walter Kerr Theater (Tony award: Best Play, Tony nomination: Best set design); Troilous and Cressida, Oregon Shakespeare FestivalLucia Di Lammermoor and La SonnambulaMetropolitan OperaMetamorphosesSecond StageCircle in the Square (Tony award: Best Play, Tony nomination: Best set design), Hartford StageKansas City RepSt. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Melbourne TheatreGalileo GalileiGoodman Theater, BAM and BarbicanThe OdysseyGoodman TheaterSeattle RepMcCarterMeasure for MeasureDelacortePacific Overtures, and A Little Night Music, Chicago ShakespearePurple HeartSteppenwolf; PericlesShakespeare Theater, Washington D.C.DurangoLong 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.