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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.




What your faculty did this summer:

Izumi Ashizawa remounted "Mysterious Lake" at Long Island Children's Museum, was in on-going rehearsals for "Le Chemine des Reves" in Montreal, and served a guest tutor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Elizabeth Bojsza taught a workshop in Community Performance for the Pre-College Institute, and look forward to leading a similar workshop at the Stage The Change conference in November 

Mallory Catlett is working on: Circling the Center by Nene Humpphey to be performed on October 12, 13, and 14 in NYC and DECODER 2017 with text by William Burroughs to be performed December 3rd at La Mama in NYC.

Amy Cook finished her manuscript on casting and an essay on Shakespeare, language and cognition.

Steve Marsh worked with scientists across the country leading Improvisation workshops and Media training for the Alda Center in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Denver, at UC Santa Barbara, Cornell University and Cold Spring Harbor Labs. 

Deb Mayo acted in "After," a yet- to- be released web series written by and starring one of our graduates, Joshua Schubart. 

Ken Weitzman was  a writer-in-residence at the New Harmony Project where he developed two new plays and then co-lead a two-week workshop with playwright Naomi Iizuka at the Sewanee Writers Conference at the University of the South.


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