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Collette Pollard

COLLETTE POLLARD is thrilled to be back after having last designed Orlando and The Illusion (Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best Scenic Design). Recent Chicago credits include Arcadia and Isaac’s Eye (Writers Theatre); 1984, Head of Passes, and To Kill A Mockingbird (Steppenwolf Theatre); The Happiest Song Plays Last and Fish Men (Goodman Theatre); and In the Garden (Jeff Award recipient for Best Scenic Design, Lookingglass Theatre). Collette is a Company Member at The House Theatre Company of Chicago where she has designed over 20 productions, including The Hammer Trinity, Death & Harry Houdini, The Nutcracker, Rose & the Rime, The Sparrow, and The Magnificents—all of which have moved to The Adrienne Arsht Center of Performing Arts Miami. Regional credits include Great Expectations (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The Oldest Boy (Marin Theatre Company), A Minister’s Wife (San Jose Repertory Theatre), Geller Girls, Good People and The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (all receiving Suzi Bass Award and Atlanta Fan Award Nominations, Alliance Theatre), Harriet Jacobs, and The Glass Menagerie (Kansas City Repertory Theatre). International credits include Joan d’Arc (co-production Goodman Theatre and Linz09 in Austria) and Maria Stewart (Linz09). Collette received her MFA from Northwestern University. She is an Artistic Associate at TimeLine Theatre in Chicago where she recently designed Danny Casalaro, The How & The Why, Blood & Gifts, and The Front Page, which she received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Scenic Design. She looks forward to her upcoming productions Thaddeus and Slocum at Lookingglass Theatre; Death & Harry Houdini at The House Theatre of Chicago; Between Riverside and Crazy at Steppenwolf Theatre; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. She can’t thank her family enough—Mark, her husband, Ine her mother-in-law and caretaker of her adorable son Hendrik—for their constant support.

Bio as of 5/2016

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