Composers | Set & Scenic Production | Costumes | Lighting | Guest Artists  

: Twyla Tharp, Michael Moschen, Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Dawn Saito, Hilary Easton, Jenifer Muller, Wendy Perron.
Broadway: Frozen, The Good Body, Reckless, The Crucible, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Best Man, Uncle Vanya, Night Must Fall.
Off-Broadway: Doubt, The Beard of Avon, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Baltimore Waltz, Wit, How I Learned to Drive, The Grey Zone, A Question of Mercy, Stop Kiss, Cellini, The Dying Gaul, The Glory of Living, A Few Stout Individuals, The Late Henry Moss, Flesh and Blood, The Stendhal Syndrome, As Bees in Honey Drown.
Film: Eye of God, Working Girls, Penn & Teller, The Wooster Group.
Percussionist: Laurie Anderson, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Awards/Nominations: Obie, Bessie, Lortel, Drama Desk. CDs: Strange Cargo, Safety in Numbers, These Things Happen.


JULIA WOLFE was born in Philadelphia and holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Residential Colege at the University of Michigan. She has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, the American Composers Orchestra, the Koussevitzky Foundation for the Cassatt Quartet, Meet the Composer/Reader's Digest Commissioning Program, Orkestde Volharding, the Huddersfield Festival, the Pan American Chambers Payers (Mexico City), and the Rotterdam Arts Council. Her works have been played by the San Francisco Symphony, Bang on a Can All-Starts, California EAR Unit, Margaret Lent Tan, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and New Music New York. In the worlds of theater and dance, her works have been choreographed by Eliot Feld, Doug Varone and the Dusseldorf Ballet; she also composed music for Anna Deavere Smith's recent play "House Arrest". Among her awards are a Charles Ives Scholarship and an Academy Award from the American Institute of Arts and Letters, two ASCAP Foundation grants, a fellowship at Princeton University, residency at the MacDowell Colony and Djerassi Institute, election to Phi Beta Kappa, and Fulbright fellowship to the Netherlands. In 1996 Point Music released Arsenal of Democracy, a CD devoted to her work. Her music is also recorded on Sony Classical, Argo/Decca and CRI. Her works are published by Red Poppy and administered worldwide by G. Schirmer, Inc.


GAÉTAN LEBOEUF hails from Montral, Canada and has been composing music since 1986. He has collaborated with numberous dance artists, including; Daniéle Desnoyers, Paul-André Fortier, Margie Gillis, Ginette Laurin, Irene Stamou and Tom Stroud. For the theater, he has collaborated with Martin Faucher, Gervais Gaudreault, Denis Marleau and Claude Poissant. He has also created scores for video-productions, working with Bernar Hébert, Pat-smith Strong and Bruneau Baillargeon. Gaétan Leboeuf is also a singer and writer. He has published two novels at Québec-Amérique. Concurrent with his other artistic activities, he is also pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter.

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WENDALL K. HARRINGTON (Production Designer) received the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and American Theatre Wing awards for her design of The Who's Tommy. Her Broadway credits include The Good Body, Drowning Crow, Amy's View, Putting It Together, The Capeman, Ragtime, Freak, Company, They're Playing Our Song. Opera credits include: Nixon In China at St Louis Opera; A View from the Bridge at Metropolitan Opera House; The Juniper Tree at ART; The Photographer at BAM; The Magic Flute in Florence; Orpheo in Vienna. Ballet and contemporary dance credits include: Othello for ABT; Ballet Mécanique for Doug Varone and Dancers; Anna Karenina for the Royal Danish Ballet. Off-Broadway and regional credits include: Tommy Tune: White Tie and Tails; Hapgood; As Thousands Cheer; Night and Her Stars; Merrily We Roll Along (three times); and the ill-fated Whistle Down the Wind. Concerts: Stop Making Sense (Talking Heads); Old Friends (Simon and Garfunkel); Blind Ambition (Chris Rock). Ms. Harrington is the former design director of Esquire Magazine and has created the player introductions for the New York Knicks, Liberty and Rangers in addition to two fine daughters. She recently designed and directed the premiere of Snapshots with the Elements Quartet, and Arjuna's Dilemma a new opera based on the Bhagavad Gita.


ALLEN MOYER (Set Designer) has created sets for numerous opera and theater productions. His Broadway credits include: The Man Who Had All The Luck and A Thousand Clowns. Other New York stage credits include: A Few Stout Individuals (Signature); The Dazzle (Roundabout); Lobby Hero (Playwrights Horizons); This Is Our Youth (Second Stage). He has also created sets for outstanding regional and international companies including: MotherCourage (steppenwolf) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Gate Theatre, Dublin). Counted among his numerous opera credits are Don Pasquale, Il viaggio a Riems, and La bohème, for Glimmerglass Opera/New York City Opera); The Abduction From The Seraglio (Houston Grand Opera); Miss Havisham's Fire (Opera Theatre of St. Louis); Le Nozze de Figaro (Dallas Opera); La Boheme, (New York City Opera/Glimmerglass Opera); Luisa Miller (Spoleto Festival); Friend of the People (Scottish Opra); Orfee et Eurydice (Opera Colorado); and Der fliegende Holländer (Canadian Opera Company).


BLUE LAND MEDIA (Video Production) is based in Arligton, VA. Created by Joe Bruncsak and Wlter Rissmeyer, Blue Land provides full production services ranging from field acquisition through final postproduction. The team joined forces specifically to pursue compelling original projects, such as the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts' signature project Face of America. For Face of America, BLM coordinates and produces high definition video capturing the work of internationally known performers on location in America's National Parks. In addition to Doug Varone, they have worked with Donald Byrd, Elizabeth Streb and Project Bandaloop.


POWER BOOTHE (Set Designer) is a painter who has designed sets for many choreographers including Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Charles Moulton, and Doug Varone, as well as theater productions by Richard Foreman, Lee Bruer and Joanne Akaliatis. He has received numerous grants and awards including NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships, and a Bessie Award. His paintings are in many public collections including the Guggenheim and Hirshhorn Museums.

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LIZ PRINCE has designed a number of productions for Doug Varone and his company, as well as his Plain Sense of Things for the Limón Company. She has worked extensively with Bill T. Jones designing a number of productions for his company and with The Boston Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet and Alvin Ailey. Other design credits include Mark Dendy for works with his company and with The Pacific Northwest Ballet and Dortmund Theater Ballet; Trey McIntyre; Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project; Ralph Lemon; Patricia Hoffbauer; Jane Comfort; Keely Garfield; Heidi Latsky; and Larry Goldhuber. Prince's costumes have been exhibited at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Snug Harbor Cultural Center; and The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris. She received a 1990 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Costume Design.


JAMES SCHUETTE has previously worked with Doug Varone on Barber of Seville (Opera Colorado) and Transatlantic (Minnesota Opera). Recent projects include set or costume designs for Anne Bogart's bobrauschenbergamerica (BAM's Next Wave Festival), Tony Kushner's Hombody/Kabul (Steppenwolf, Mark Taper Forum and BAM), Frank Galati's Oedipus Complex (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Of Thee I Sing (directed by Tina Landau at Paper Mill Playhouse) and Nixon in China (directed by James Robinson at Opera Theatre of St. Louis). His work has been seen at The Goodman Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Repertory Theater, Prince Music Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, American Repertory Theatre, Glimmerglass Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Colorado, Santa Fe Opera and Seattle Opera. Upcoming projects include Lost Land at Steppenwolf, Intimations for Saxophone at Arena Stage and Marriage of Figaro and Rigoletto at Opera Colorado.


LYNNE STEINCAMP has worked with numerous choreographers over the course of her long association with dance including Gina Gibney, Shapiro & Smith, Susan Marshall and Alyson Pou. She was Costume Consultant for the Trish Brown Company for over a decade. Her association with Doug Varone began in 1990 designing many of the company works including Force Majeure, Rise, Possession and Bel Canto. She now lives on a horse farm in Connecticut with her husband, artist Power Boothe.


ANNA OLIVER designed Twelfth Night, (Dallas Theater); Il viaggio a Reim, Hansel and Gretel (City Opera); Orpheus and Eurydice (Opera Colorado); Macbeth (The Acting Commpany); The House of Mirth and The Guardsman (American Conservatory Theater); God of Vengeance (ACT in Seattle); As You Like It (Old Globe); Magic Fire (Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Old Globe); Journey Beyond The West (BAM); Turandot (Minnesota Opera, Canadian Opera Company); Our Town (Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival); The Taming of the Shrew (California Shakespeare Festival); Hedda Gabler, Glass Menagerie, Ghosts (Aurora Theatre), Il viaggio a Reim (Canadian Opera Company); Norma (Houston Grand Opera).


RACHAEL CARR's recent credits include Short Story choreographed by Doug Varone for the Limón Company; Lipstick Traces for the Foundry Theater; Caligula for the Willamstown Theater Festival's Act One Company; and sets and costumes for the Juilliard School Dance Division's Spring 2001 Concert.

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MICHAEL CHYBOWSKI recently designed Four Saints in Three Acts, V, and Koam for the Mark Morris Dance Group, as well as Morris's A Garden for San Francisco Ballet and Gong for ABT and the Royal Ballet. Other recent work includes Parsifal for Seattle Opera, Moby Dick and Other Stories with Laurie Anderson (BAM/Barbican), Wit (New York, West End), and Da at the Guthrie, Beckett/Albee in New York, The Beard of Avon for New York Theatre Workshop, and Antony and Cleopatra for Théâtre de Carouge in Geneva. This past summer included Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte, two pieces at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Lady With A Lapdog at the Guthrie Lab. Michael was the recipient of an Obie for Sustained Excellence in 1999.


JANE COX's dance designs include Agora for Doug Varone and Dancers; To Lie Tenderly and Subverse for David Dorfman (BAM). New York theatre includes Eli's Coming (Vineyard Theatre); In the Blood (Public Theater); Urban Zulu Mambo, Enter The Night and A Lesson Before Dying (Signature Theatre); True Love (Zipper Theatre); I Love America (American Place); Romeo and Juliet (Lucille Lortel) and production design for House and Cowboys and Indians for Richard Maxwell. Regional designs include: Long Wharf, AMTF/Prince Music Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Shakespeare and Company, Portland Stage. Jane is the recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Award 2001 and is resident designer for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference. She received her M.F.A. from NYU.


JOSH EPSTEIN has worked recently with such choreographers as Allyson Green, Homer Avila, Wil Swanson, Amanda Loulaki, Edisa Weeks and Kara Tatelbaum. In New York City he has lit pieces for Danspace at St. Marks, The 92nd St. Y's Harkness Dance Project, Cunningham Studio, Symphony Space and The Joyce Soho. Josh has designed theater productions in and around New York with such companies as Naked Angels, Rattlestick Theatre, Target Margin, La Mama ETC, The Berkshire Opera, The O'Neill Playwriting Conference, Bard College, Fordham University and Juilliard. He has lit numerous regional productions and his work has been seen as far away as Bucharest, Romania. Josh will next be working with David Dorfman on two new dances premiering at The Duke Theater in New York City. He holds a MFA degree from NYU.


DAVID FERRI was born in Pennsylvania. He received a B.F.A. in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. He was resident lighting designer/technical director at PS 122 from 1985-1991, and has designed for countless artists including Eric Bogosian, Jane Comfort, Viveca Vasquez, and Ethel Eichlberger. He was production manager for Piña Bausch's 1996 west coast tour of NUR DU, and her 1999 tour of NELKEN. David is also the Production Manager for the American Dance Festival. He has been designing lights for Doug Varone's work since 1986. He is the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies): the first, in 1988 for his design of Varone's Straits; the second, a 2001 award for Sustained Achievement in Lighting Design.


BRIAN MACDEVITT has designed dances for Tere O'Connor, Lar Lubovitch, Danny Pelzig, Irene Hultman, and others at DTW, The Kitchen, P.S. 122, American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet and and internationally. Theatre credits include original productions for Side Show, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, and the revival of The Diary of Anne Frank. He is on the faculty of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Purchase College.


MARK STANLEY is the Lighting Director for the New York City Ballet where he has designed more than 100 world premieres. Additional design credits include The Kennedy Center, Long Wharf, Paper Mill Playhouse, Maurice Sendak’s NIGHT KITCHEN, off-Broadway, “Live from Lincoln Center,” and numerous international dance and regional opera companies. He is on the board of the Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. Internship in Lighting and is author of the “Color of Light Workbook.”


TED SULLIVAN studied design for theater and dance at the University of Michigan before moving to New York, where he graduated from NYU's Tisch Design Department in 1993. His designs can be seen in the repertories of the Limon Dance Company, Ballet Tech, School of American Ballet, The Juilliard School, among others. He has also designed lighting for works choreographed by Agnes de Mille, Jiri Kylian, Anthony Tudor, Martha Graham, and George Balanchine.

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PEGGY BAKER (Guest Teacher), a student and protege if Irene Dowd since 1985, is also acclaimed as one of the most outstanding contemporary dancers of her generation. She has performed with the Lar Lubovitch Company and Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project, among many others. Since 1990 she has performed primarily as a solo artist, collaborating with numerous artists from a range of disciplines.


NANCY BANNON (Guest Teacher and Performer) performed with Doug Varone and Dancers from 1993-2000, and with Tere O'Connor Dance and, recently, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She has been creating original dance and theater for the past five years, last year working as a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and, this year showing work at Joyce Soho, June 12 through 15th. Nancy has taught on the faculties of Rutgers University and Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, as well as through out NYC. She is a certified yoga teacher with a playful yet reverent approach. Nancy received a 2001 Bessie award for her dancing with Doug Varone and, in August, gave birth to Jacob Bannon MacDevitt.


JACKIE VILLAMIL (Guest Teacher) is ballet teacher, choreographer and Certified Movement Analyst. She currently teaches at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Studio 5-2, DTW (click here for class info), and has been on the faculty of the American Dance Festival (12 years), Bates Dance Festival, and Jacob's Pillow. A recipient of Choreography Fellowships from the NEA and CAPS in NYS, she has made work for the concert stage and film. Jaclynn served as a Mentor/Editor for the Joyce Soho Residency Program, is a member of the Board of Directors for Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, and is a Dance Program panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts. Jaclynn taught ballet for the Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop 2001 and 2002.


NINA WATT (Guest Performer) was raised and began her dance training in Palm Springs, California. In 1969, she received a scholarship to University of California at Los Angeles, and during her year there worked with guest choreographer José Limón. Invited to join his company in 1972, she has since received critical acclaim for her leading roles in the Humphrey and Limón repertory, and in that of more than twenty-five other choreographers, including specially commissioned works by Alwin Nikolais and Doug Varone. She performs solo and duet concerts, teaches technique and repertory worldwide, and is a major reconstructor of Limón's choreography. In 1992, the Limón Company made her an Artistic Associate. Currently on leave-of-absence, Ms. Watt's appearance in The Bottomland represents her third opportunity to work with Doug Varone. She is also the recipient of a 2002 Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement in Dancing.


TODD WILLIAMS (Guest Performer) trained at the San Francisco Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, and the Merce Cunningham Studio. As a student he received several awards including a medal from the Prix de Lausanne Ballet competition in 1990. He danced for the New York City Ballet from 1990 - 1994. In 1995 Todd joined the Stephen Petronio Company, where he was the Assistant Artistic Director from 1999 -2002. He has shown his own choreography at various NYC venues including: Danspace/St Marks Church, Williamsburg Arts Nexus, and The Joyce Soho. Additionally, he has studied various forms of energy and release techniques including, Klein Technique, Alexander Technique, and Zero-Balancing. He is thrilled to working with Doug Varone and dancers.


FRANCES CRAIG (Guest Performer) to come.

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