About

MARA BLUMENFELD is a Chicago-based freelance costume designer, whose work is focused primarily on theatre, opera, and dance. She is an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company, where she has designed over thirty-five productions. Elsewhere in Chicago, she has designed numerous productions for The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers Theatre, and Court Theatre. Regional credits include multiple productions with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Berkeley Rep; Seattle Rep; McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ; Asolo Rep in Sarasota, Florida; The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC; and the Arden Theatre in her hometown of Philadelphia. New York credits include Mary Zimmerman’s off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Metamorphoses as well as her productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula, and Rusalka for the Metropolitan Opera. A frequent collaborator with Ms. Zimmerman, she has designed over fifteen of her productions, including The Jungle Book, The Arabian Nights, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, The Odyssey, and Eleven Rooms of Proust. Her international credits include productions for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada; Tokyo DisneySea and K-Ballet in Tokyo, Japan; the Barbican Center and Donmar Warehouse in London, Melbourne Theatre Company in Australia; and Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. She has been honored with the 2012 Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, a TCG Design Fellowship and is the recipient of four of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards for Costume Design.