Brett J. Banakis

Design for Stage and Film


Copyright 2020 Brett J. Banakis

Brett J. Banakis - Design for Stage and Film

Selected Scenic Design for Stage

The Devil Wears Prada (Co-Design/Christine Jones) In Development Anna Shapiro 2022
The Cher Show (Co-Design/Christine Jones) National Tour, Worklight Productions Jason Moore 2022
The Notebook (Co-Design/David Zinn) In Development Michael Greif & Schele Williams 2022
Three Sisters (Co-Design/Andrew Lieberman) Venue TBD Sam Gold 2020
An Officer and a Gentleman National Tour, Worklight Productions Dick Scanlan 2021
The Unsinkable Molly Brown Transport Group, Abrons Arts Center Kathleen Marshall 2020
Sunday Atlantic Theater Company Lee Sunday Evans 2019
Mysterious Circumstances Geffen Playhouse Matt Shakman 2019
The Enigmatist High Line Hotel David Kwong 2019
The Cher Show (Co-Design/Christine Jones) Neil Simon Theater Jason Moore 2018
Renascence Transport Group, Abrons Arts Center Jack Cummings III & Dick Scanlan 2018
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
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
Big Love Signature Theatre Tina Landau 2015
O.P.C. (World Premier, by Eve Ensler) American Repertory Theater Pesha Rudnick 2014
What's It All About? (Co-Design/Christine Jones) New York Theatre Workshop Steven Hoggett 2013
Titus Andronicus Public Theater Michael Sexton 2011


Architectural & Interior Design of Theatrical Venues

Ed Mirvish Theatre Toronto, Canada Mirvish Productions 2021
Mehr! Großmarkt Theatre Hamburg, Germany Mehr-BB Entertainment 2020
Curran Theatre San Francisco, CA, USA Ambassador Theatre Group 2019
Princess Theatre Melbourne, Australia Marriner Group 2019
Lyric Theatre, Broadway New York, NY, USA Ambassador Theatre Group 2018
Palace Theatre, West End London, England, UK Nimax Theatres 2016


Selected Associate Scenic Design

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Design Sup.) Broadway, Melbourne, San Francisco, Hamburg Christine Jones 2018-Present
La Traviata Metropolitan Opera NYC Christine Jones 2018
The Glass Menagerie Belasco Theater Andrew Lieberman 2017
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Palace Theatre, West End Christine Jones 2016
Old Times American Airlines Theater Christine Jones 2015
Doctor Zhivago Broadway Theater Michael Scott-Mitchell 2015
The Last Ship Neil Simon Theatre David Zinn 2014
If/Then Richard Rodgers Theatre Mark Wendland 2014
Rigoletto Metropolitan Opera NYC Christine Jones 2013
Hands on a Hard Body Brooks Atkinson Theater Christine Jones 2013
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Richard Rodgers Theatre Derek McLane 2011


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 2010-2016
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, Outstanding Set Design, Big Love, Lucille Lortel Awards 2015
Nominee, Scenic Design, DDebDebbieDeborah, Henry Hewes Design 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
Member, United Scenic Artists Local 829
Visit Brett's IBDB page HERE
Visit Brett's IMDB page HERE


Download a PDF version of Brett's Resume HERE