Brett J. Banakis - Design for Stage and Film

Scenic Design for Stage


Miller, Mississippi (Set & Video) Dallas Theater Center Lee Sunday Evans 2017
Ghost Light LCT3, Claire Tow Theater Third Rail Projects 2017
Cowboy Bob Ars Nova Annie Tippe 2016
Coriolanus Red Bull Theater Michael Sexton 2016
Appropriate The Juilliard School Drama Theatre Lila Neugabauer 2016
She Stoops To Conquer TACT, The Actor's Company Theater Scott Alan Evans 2016
Close To You (Co-Design/Christine Jones) Criterion Theatre, London (West End) Steven Hoggett 2015
Arcadia The Juilliard School Drama Theatre Lila Neugabauer 2015
Whorl Inside a Loop (Co-Design/Christine Jones) Second Stage Michael Mayer and Dick Scanlan 2015
D Deb Debbie Deborah Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival Lee Sunday Evans 2015
What's It All About? (Co-Design/Christine Jones) Menier Chocolate Factory Steven Hoggett 2015
Big Love Signature Theater Company Tina Landau 2015
The Winter's Tale Pearl Theater Company Michael Sexton 2015
O.P.C. (World Premier, by Eve Ensler) American Repertory Theater Pesha Rudnick 2014
As You Like It Two River Theater Company Michael Sexton 2014
What's It All About? (Co-Design/Christine Jones) New York Theatre Workshop Steven Hoggett 2013
Tamar of the River Prospect Theatre Company Daniel Goldstein 2013
A Disappearance (in Two Parts) HERE Arts Center Pirronne Yousefzadeh 2013
Oklahoma! Colonial Theatre, BTF Eric Hill 2013
The Lion in Winter Berkshire Theatre Festival Robert Moss 2013
Bashir Lazhar (Set & Costume) Barrington Stage Company Shakina Nayfack 2013
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Waterwell/PPAS Lee Sunday Evans 2013
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (Projections) Carnegie Hall Billy DiMichele 2013
María de Buenos Aires (Projections) Opera Hispánica / le Poisson Rouge Beth Greenberg 2013
Happy Birthday TACT, The Actor's Company Theater Scott Alan Evans 2013
Lovers TACT, The Actor's Company Theater Drew Barr 2012
Edith (World Premiere) Berkshire Theatre Festival Michael Sexton 2012
A Class Act Berkshire Theatre Festival Robert Moss 2012
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Projections) Classic Stage Company Tony Speciale 2012
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (Projections) Carnegie Hall Billy DiMichele 2012
Semi-Monde (Projections) TACT, The Actor's Company Theater Scott Alan Evans 2012
Titus Andronicus Public Theater Michael Sexton 2011
Children TACT, The Actor's Company Theater Scott Alan Evans 2011
Personal History Volumes I-V: Abridged Ensemble Studio Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh, et al. 2011
Dead Fish (World Premiere) HERE Arts Center Tarik Davis 2011
Three Men on a Horse TACT, The Actor's Company Theater Scott Alan Evans 2011
What Happened to Bill Viola? Ars Nova ANT Festival, Berkshire Fringe Festival Pirronne Yousefzadeh 2011
The Little Death, Vol. 1 (World Premiere) Ontological-Hysteric Theatre Rafael Gallegos 2010
The Storm NYU Graduate Acting Michael Sexton 2009
Dizzy! NYU Grad. Musical Theatre Writing Rob Heller 2009
A Map of the World NYU Dept. of Drama Robert Moss 2009
Smoking Gun (Scenery & Projections) Studio Tisch Drew Barr 2009
On Your Toes REPRISE! Broadway’s Best Dan Mojica 2007
JUNK: A Rock Opera (World Premiere) Steve Allen Theater; Lyric Theatre LA Shakina Nayfack 2007
A Funny Thing... Forum Lyric Theatre LA Amy Rush 2007
Side by Side by Sondheim Lyric Theatre LA Dorrie Braun 2007
They’re Playing Our Song Valley Musical Theatre Dan Mojica 2007
Nuncrackers Valley Musical Theatre Kay Cole 2006
Urinetown UCLA Theater Dept. Gary Gardner 2006

Assistant / Associate Scenic Design


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Design Sup.) Lyric Theater Christine Jones 2018
La Traviata (Associate) Metropolitan Opera NYC Christine Jones 2018
The Glass Menagerie (Associate) Belasco Theater Andrew Lieberman 2017
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Associate) Palace Theatre, London Christine Jones 2016
Old Times (Associate) American Airlines Theater Christine Jones 2015
Doctor Zhivago (Associate) Broadway Theater Michael Scott-Mitchell 2015
The Last Ship (Associate) Neil Simon Theater David Zinn 2014
If/Then (Associate) Richard Rodgers Theater Mark Wendland 2014
Rigoletto (Associate) Metropolitan Opera NYC Christine Jones 2013
Hands on a Hard Body (Associate) Brooks Atkinson Theater Christine Jones 2013
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Associate) Richard Rodgers Theater Derek McLane 2011
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever St. James Theater Christine Jones 2011
How to Succeed in Business... Al Hirschfeld Theater Derek McLane 2011
American Idiot St. James Theater; Berkeley Rep; National Tour Christine Jones 2010
Ragtime Neil Simon Theater Derek McLane 2009
Let The Right One In St. Ann's Warehouse Christine Jones 2015
The Ambassador (Associate) BAM Next Wave Festival, Harvey Theater Christine Jones 2014
Nobody Loves You Second Stage Mark Wendland 2013
The Great God Pan Playwrights Horizons Mark Wendland 2012
Fun Home Public Theater David Zinn 2012
Dogfight Second Stage David Zinn 2012
Lonely, I'm Not Second Stage Mark Wendland 2012
Red Dog Howls New York Theater Workshop Marsha Ginsberg 2012
Rent New World Stages Mark Wendland 2011
The Shaggs: A Philosophy of the World NYTW / Playwrights' Horizons Mimi Lien 2011
Hands on a Hard Body La Jolla Playhouse Christine Jones 2012
Waiting for Godot Mark Taper Forum John Iacovelli 2012
Follies The Kennedy Center Derek McLane 2011
Merchant of Venice Shakespeare Theater DC Andrew Lieberman 2011
Bluebird Atlantic Theater Company, Stage 2 Rachel Hauck 2011
Hansel Und Gretel Virginia Opera Mimi Lien 2011
Yellowman Milwaukee Repertory Theater Mimi Lien 2011
Phaedra McCarter Theater Rachel Hauck 2011
La Chute de la Maison Usher Opéra National de Paris Rick Martin 2010
Un Ballo in Maschera Metropolitan Opera NYC Paul Steinberg 2010
Fidelio Staatstheater Saarbrücken Andrew Lieberman 2010
A Quiet Place New York City Opera Andrew Lieberman 2010
Die Meistersinger Welsh National Opera Paul Steinberg 2010
La Cenerantola Minnesota Opera Erhard Rom 2010
Blue Flower American Repertory Theater Marsha Ginsberg 2010
Futura Portland Center Stage Mimi Lien 2010
Macbeth Wilma Theater Mimi Lien 2010
Edgewise Soho Repertory Andromache Chalfant 2010
Crimes of the Heart McCarter Theater Andromache Chalfant 2010
Ruined Manhattan Theatre Club Derek McLane 2008
Barber of Seville Skylight Opera Theatre Van Santvoord 2009
Burn This Shakespeare Santa Cruz John Iacovelli 2008
Bach at Leipzig Shakespeare Santa Cruz John Iacovelli 2008
Toy Story Musical Disney Creative Entertainment Sibyl Wickersheimer 2007
Gem of the Ocean Seattle Repertory John Iacovelli 2007
Camelot National Tour – McCoy Rigby Ent. John Iacovelli 2007
Keepers of the Night LA Children’s Chorus Sibyl Wickersheimer 2007
A Picasso Geffen Playhouse Francois-Pierre Couture 2007
Defiance Pasadena Playhouse John Iacovelli 2007
Wishful Drinking (Associate) Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2006
No Mercy 24th Street Theatre, LA Sibyl Wickersheimer 2006
James and the Giant Peach South Coast Repertory Sibyl Wickersheimer 2006
Sunset Boulevard Hollywood Bowl John Iacovelli 2006
Noises Off CLO South Bay Cities John Iacovelli 2006
Over the River and Through... La Mirada Theatre Neil Peter Jampolis 2006
Plaid Tidings Drury Lane WTP; Spreckles Theater Neil Peter Jampolis 2006
You Can’t Take It With You Geffen Playhouse Gary Randall 2005
Paint Your Wagon Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2004


Production Design for Film


The Today Show (Modelbuilder) NBC / Universal Des. Jeremy Conway 2013
Sin Matador Columbia Thesis Film Dir. Zach Carver 2012
Stoker (Set Designer) Saddleshoe Production Des. Thérèse DePrez 2011
Morning Show (Draftsman) Toronto News Network Des. James Yates 2011
Lectern Columbia Thesis Film Dir. Jeffrey K. Miller 2011
The Miraculous Year (Asst. Art Dir.) HBO Television Pilot Dir. Kathryn Bigelow 2010
Forever Plaid (Art Dir.) Stray Angel Films Dir. Stuart Ross 2009
Desert Wedding Swiss Miss Films Dir. Alexandra Fisher 2008
Desire: “Inside the Mind” MyNetworkTV.com / 20th TV Dir. Patrick Perez 2006
Desire: “Food for Love” MyNetworkTV.com / 20th TV Dir. Patrick Perez 2006
Fashion House: “Fashion Tips” MyNetworkTV.com / 20th TV Dir. Patrick Perez 2006
Richarde & Gribeen Standard Quality Productions Dir. Ben Peyser 2006
Ol' Grace UCLA Film Project Dir. Nathan Chitayat 2006
Beast Shetani Films Dir. Geeta Malik 2006
Chinese Dumplings Chuka Productions Dir. Michelle Hung 2005
Parthenabe (Pick-ups) Swiss Miss Films Dir. Alexandra Fisher 2005
Hurricane Party UCLA Film Project Dir. A. P. Gonzalez 2005


Lighting Design for Stage


Coriolanus Red Bull Theater Michael Sexton 2016
Romantic Roulette NYU Graduate Acting Cigdem Onat 2010
Wolves NYU Free Play Festival Kerry Whigham 2010
Sex of the Baby NYU Free Play Festival David Chapman 2010
On Your Toes REPRISE! Broadway’s Best Dan Mojica 2007
JUNK A Rock Opera Epic Megalopolis / Lyric Theatre LA Shakina Nayfack 2007
A Funny Thing... Forum Lyric Theatre LA Amy Rush 2007
Side by Side by Sondheim Lyric Theatre LA Dorrie Braun 2007
Friends Like These Mammoth Lakes, CA Christopher Hart 2006

Assistant / Associate Lighting Design


Forever Plaid Movie Stray Angel Films Jane Reisman 2009
Atlanta: The Musical Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2007
A Picasso Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2007
Speed-the-Plow Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2007
Wishful Drinking Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2006
Plaid Tidings McCoy Rigby Entertainment Jane Reisman 2006
Così fan Tutte Seattle Opera Neil Peter Jampolis 2006
Over the River and Through… McCoy Rigby Entertainment Neil Peter Jampolis 2006
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2005
Plaid Tidings Drury Lane, Water Tower Place Jane Reisman 2005
Paint Your Wagon Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2004
Take Me Out Geffen Playhouse Daniel Ionazzi 2004


Education


Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

University of California, Los Angeles

M.F.A. Design for Stage and Film B.A. Theater Arts


Teaching


Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Adjunct Instructor, Set Studio I, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2016-Present
Adjunct Instructor, CAD Drafting and Visualization, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2016-Present
Advisor, Scenery Drafting for 3rd Year Production, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2015-Present
Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Photoshop, Undergraduate Drama 2010-Present
Instructor, Model-Building Workshop, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2009-Present
Instructor, Website Portfolio Workshop, Graduate Design for Stage and Film 2009-2014


Awards and Affiliations


Nominee, Scenic Design, Big Love, Henry Hewes Design Awards 2015
Nominee, Scenic Design, DDebDebbieDeborah, Henry Hewes Design Awards 2015
Nominee, Outstanding Set Design, Big Love, Lucille Lortel Awards 2015
Nominee, Best Set Design, O.P.C., IRNE Awards 2015
Recipient, Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Fund Grant 2013
“Young Designer to Watch”--LIVE Design Magazine 2011
Winner, Robert L. B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase presented by OPERA America 2011
Recipient, J. S. Seidman Award 2010
Honorable Mention, IESNYC Lighting Design Competition 2010
New York University Graduate Fellowship 2008-2010
Member, United Scenic Artists Local 829 2010
Visit Brett's IBDB page HERE
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References


Michael Sexton

Christine Jones

Paul Steinberg

Stage Director; Set Designer; Set Designer
Artistic Director, Shakespeare Society Artistic Director, Theater for One

References’ contact information available upon request.

Download a PDF version of Brett's Resume HERE

Copyright 2017 Brett J. Banakis

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