Hi, I'm Anthony, I'm a scenic designer from New Bedford, Massachusetts but have found permanent residence in New York City.
I have always had a love of theater and of crafting new worlds from a play's pages. When this love could be honed and empowered, I decided to spend my formative years gaining my degree in Theater Design, Technology and Management at Wagner College. Since then, I have been privileged to spend the last decade designing many productions being produced across the country as well as having worked in studios for New York and Regional set designers and their teams including Derek McLane, Lee Savage, Paul Tate DePoo III, Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams and Reid Thompson among others.
Throughout my time in theater, I have had an opportunity to work in many educational theater settings and that work holds a very special place in my heart. In Spring 2019, myself and the students of Madison High School in Madison, NJ were awarded a multitude of accolades at the Papermill Rising Star Awards for our production of Bright Star including: Outstanding Scenic Achievement and Best Overall Production. I try to continue my work with them as much as I can as an outlet to nurture another generation of theater makers and artists.
While theater took its long intermission during the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to start crafting some miniatures for me to share with a wider audience. Building these "minis" brought me immense joy during some crazy difficult times and to see them go to new homes has been very fulfilling see some of them on my Etsy at:
More recently I designed and built some models for my alma mater that was featured in their Winter 2022 Wagner magazine. The feature was paired with the article "A Light That Never Goes Out" about the impact theater's long absence during the covid '19 pandemic had on Wagner alumni and how they helped build Broadway back.
An American in Paris - Argyle Theater/ Babylon, NY
Weightless (Associate Design) - WP Theater/ New York, NY - Scenic Design: Peiyi Wong
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - Wagner College / Staten Island, NY
One of my favorite tools in theater is model making. If you're interested in a special commissioned "mini" feel free to send me a message through my contact page or my Etsy shop and we can start to plan the mini of your dreams!
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