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BA Theatre, University of Washington                                                                                                                          MFA Design, California institute of the Arts

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is a New York based lighting designer and puppetry artist. She received a BA with Special Honors Curriculum (Phi Beta Kappa) from University of Washington, and an MFA in Design from California Institute of the Arts, where she studied under Christopher Akerlind, Christopher Barreca, Janie Geiser and Erik Ehn. In 2006 she was awarded the Gilbert Hemsley Lighting Internship. As part of the internship, she worked with the Lincoln Center Festival, New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet. Jeanette continues to work with these organizations after the completion of her internship. Her designs and puppetry works had been seen in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), Minneapolis, Madison (Wisconsin) and New York. 

Some of her recent works include: Kaspar Hauser with Elizabeth Swados at The Flea, L'incoronazione di Poppea with Isabel Milenski at Hofstra University, Jepthe & Provenzale (video design) with Jennifer Griesbach,Oph3lia with Aya Ogawa at HERE Arts Center, Endoftheworld Love Song with Jeremy Bloom, Frankenstein (Mortal Toys) with Los Angeles based Automata at HERE Arts Center, Invisible Glass with Janie Geiser at REDCAT (LA), The Saint Plays with Alison Heimstead at Open Eye Figure Theatre, and Experimental Text Festival at Ontological-Hysteric Theater. 

As a puppetry artist, her toy theater production of The Butcher Men was invited to the 2006 Prague Quadrennial and MILK was part of the Labapalooza 2007 (Puppet Lab) at St. Ann’s Warehouse (NYC).

Jeanette is also a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program.





Ken Weitzman

selected for
The Lark Play Development Center's
"Meeting of the Minds"
annually serves six New York writers
over a ten-month residency

Ken Weitzman's

Play Halftime with Don
selected for
PlayLabs at the Playwrights' Center
one of the nation's most in-depth
play development programs
 National Playwrights Festival
 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

210 Amlent Avenue
Karl Hinze
& Becky Goldberg

New Musical co-created by
SBU Musical Comp. alumnus
& SBU Theatre MFA alumna
 received its first production:
New York
Musical Theatre Festival
July 9th, 2015

Margarita Espada

honored to receive the 
Human Rights
Community Award

for the work of her company,
Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja,
as a tool for social change

Steve Marsh

chosen to serve on the
Drama Desk Awards
nominating committee
2015 Drama Desk Awards

Nominations: April 23
Ceremony: May 31

Izumi Ashizawa

Best of 2014
"Best Directors of a Play
in Professional Theatres"
See images of
Izumi's show Kwaiden

Mallory Catlett

named as recipient of the
Foundation for
Contemporary Arts

2015 Grants to Artists
"Performance Art/Theatre"


Sophie Vanier '05

Best Actress
for her performance in
 UnChained Theatre Festival



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