About

Isabel was recently the Set & Costume Designer for  Winyanboga Yurringa (dir. Anthea Williams) & Every Brilliant Thing (dir. Kate Champion) both for Belvoir St Theatre, The Rise & Fall of Little Voice (dir. Shaun Rennie) at Darlinghurst Theatre, Jess & Joe Forever (dir. Shaun Rennie) & Tuesday ( dir. Nell Ranney) both for the 25A program at Belvoir.

In 2018 Isabel was the Winner of Best Independent Scenic Design at the Sydney Theatre Awards for her set designed for Cry Baby (dir. Alex Berlage) at Hayes Theatre Co, where she also designed The View Upstairs (dir. Shaun Rennie and nominated for best Scenic Design at the 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards) and She Loves Me (dir. Erin James). Her past credits include designing set and costumes for: The Shifting Heart (White Box Productions), The Walworth Farce (dir Kim Hardwick), A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing (dir. Erin Taylor), You Got Older (Kings Cross Theatre dir. by Claudia Barrie) and King of Pigs (Red Line productions dir. By Blazey Best).

In 2017, Isabel designed Set and Costumes for: Dry Land (KXT) which was nominated for Best Scenic Design in Sydney Theatre Awards, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange (Directed by Nell Ranney), Grace Under Pressure (Seymour Centre) One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest (Sport for Jove), I love you now (Darlinghurst Theatre Co.), The Plant (Ensemble Theatre Co.)Intersections (ATYP), Hurt , Blackrock (White Box Productions), The Block Universe and Journeys End (Cross Pollinate), The Chamber Pot Opera (Bontom; Sydney, Adelaide and Edinburgh seasons 2016-19), Blackrock (White Box at the Seymour Centre and worked as an associate on Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady and as a Design Associate on The Merry Widow (Opera Australia –Set Designer Michael Scott Mitchell).

In 2015 Isabel designed Strindberg’s A Dream Play directed by Kim Carpenter, Top Girls directed by Susanna Dowling, Love and Honour and Pride and Pity and Compassion and Sacrifice, directed by Priscilla Jackman. Isabel is graduate of the NIDA design course (2015) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Screen and Sound) from the University of New South Wales (2012) and was awarded the William Fletcher Foundation Tertiary Grant for emerging artists in 2015. Isabel is also a lecturer  for the Design for Performance program at NIDA.

CREDITS

2019

The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Shaun Rennie, Darlinghurst Theatre.

Tuesday, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Nell Ranney, 25A at Downstairs Belvoir.

Jess and Joe Forever, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Shaun Rennie, 25A at Downstairs Belvoir.

Every Brilliant Thing, Set & Costume Designer, dir Kate Champion, Upstairs Belvoir.

Winyanboga Yurringa, Set & Costume Designer, dir Anthea Williams, Upstairs Belvoir.

American Psycho The Musical, Set Designer, dir. Alex Berlage, Hayes Theatre.

2018

The View Upstairs, Set  Designer, dir. Shaun Rennie, Hayes Theatre.

The Shifting Heart, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Hardwick, Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre.

A Girl Is A Half  Formed Thing, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Erin Taylor, Kings Cross Theatre.

The Walworth Farce,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Hardwick, Kings Cross Theatre.

The Rolling Stone, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Adam Cook, Reginald Theatre.

You Got Older, Set Designer, dir. Claudia Barrie, The Kings Cross Theatre.

Cry Baby, Set Designer, dir. Alex Berlage, Hayes Theatre.

The King of Pigs, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Blazey Best, The Old Fitz Theatre.

She Loves Me, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Erin James, The Hayes Theatre Company. 

Eurydices, Set, Costume & Puppet Designer, dir. Claudia Barrie, The Old Fitz Theatre.

Charlie Pilgrim, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Jena Prince, ATYP at Griffin Theatre.

 

2017

Blackrock, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Hardwick, Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre.

Intersection, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Katrina Douglas, Wharf 1, ATYP.

The Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Set designer, dir. Claudia Barrie, The Old Fitz.

The Plant,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Elsie Edgerton-Til, The Ensemble Theatre.

I Love You Now,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Hardwick, Darlinghurst Theatre.

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Hardwick, Sport For Jove, Seymour Centre.

The Chamber Pot Opera, Designer, dir. Clem Williams, Site Specific work in the QVB Bathroom, Adelaide Fringe Festival & Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Hurt,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Hardwick, HotHouse Theatre & Downstairs Belvoir.

The Incredible Here & Now, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Wayne Harrison & Jeneffa Soldatic, The National Theatre of Parramatta.

Winter's Tale, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Sean Oroidin, The Depot Theatre. 

Little Borders, Costume Designer, dir. Dom Mercer, The Old 505 Theatre.

Dry Land, Set Designer, dir. Claudia Barrie, The Kings Cross Theatre.

She Rode Horses Like Stock Exchange, dir. Nell Ranney, The Kings Cross Theatre.

Grace Under Pressure, dir. David Williams, The Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre.

Three Sisters, Assistant Designer to Alice Babige, Drama Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company.

 

2016

The Shadow Box,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Hardwick, The Old Fitz Theatre.                                      

The Chamber Pot Opera, Designer, dir. Clem Williams, Site Specific work in the QVB Bathroom.

Slut, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Erin Tylor, Eternity Playhouse Theatre. 

Journey's End,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Samantha Young, ATYP.                            

My Fair Lady, Assistant Scenic Associate, dir. Julie Andrews, Designed by Oliver Smith, Scenic Supervisor Rosaria Sinisi, Scenic Associate Naomi Berger & Pip Runicman, Opera Australia.  

Hurt,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Hardwick, The Old 505 Theatre.

Leaves,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Rachel Chant, The Kings Cross Theatre.

The Block Universe,  Set & Costume Designer,  dir. Dominic Mercer, The Old 505 Theatre.

The Best Brothers, Set & Costume Designer, dir. Gareth Boylen, The Old 505 Theatre.

Great Expectations,  Costume Designer,  dir. Tyran Parke, NIDA Open Program.

Merry Widow, Assistant Designer to Michael Scott-Mitchell, dir. Graeme Murphy, Opera Australia. 

 

2015

Love and Honour and Pride and Pity, Costume Designer, dir.  by Priscilla Jackman, The Space at NIDA.

Top Girls,  Set & Costume Designer, dir. Susanna Dowling, The Atrium at NIDA.

A Dream Play , Set & Costume Designer, dir. Kim Carpenter, The Parade Space at NIDA.