Deanna Zibello

Overview

Professional Overview: 

Deanna Zibello
Design and Technical Theatre

Deanna L. Zibello is an Assistant Professor and head of the Design and Technical Theatre track of the Theatre Program at Saint Mary’s. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College and an MFA in Scenic Design from the University of Washington School of Drama. Previously, she taught at Gonzaga University. Deanna is also an award-winning scenic designer, having been recognized with Theatre Puget Sound’s Gregory Award for Outstanding Scenic Design in 2012 for her work on Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train with Seattle-based company Azeotrope. She was recognized in 2013 by the Seattle Theatre Writers for her work on Gruesome Playground Injuries, also with Azeotrope. Other favorite productions include the World Premiere Mechanics of Love, The Shipment, and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, all with Crowded Fire Theatre (San Fransisco); Slap That Bitch: A Hip-Hop Retelling of The Taming of the Shrew with Fuse Theater Ensemble (Portland, OR); Cancer: the Musical with Washington Ensemble Theater (Seattle); MilkMilkLemonade with Impact Theatre (Berkeley); Artifacts of Consequence with the Satori Group (Seattle); the opera Eugene Onegin with the University of Washington Schools of Music and Drama; and Middle-Aged White Guys with Open Eye Productions (Chicago), for which she was awarded Gay Chicago Magazine’s After Dark Award for Outstanding Scenic Design in 2005. Deanna lives in the East Bay with her husband and their young son. Please visit my website, DeannaZibello.com, for production photos and more information.

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts » Performing Arts: Music, Dance and Theatre
School of Liberal Arts » Performing Arts: Theatre
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Office: LeFevre 6

Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; and by appointment

Office Phone: (925) 631-8299

Education

MFA in Scenic Design, University of Washington School of Drama, 2009

BA in Theatre with a conentration in Women's Studies, Williams College, 1998

Courses Taught

Perfa 01: Perceiving the Performing Arts

Perfa 35: Theatre Masterpieces: Western Drama

Perfa 47: Technical Theatre Lab (topics vary)

Jan 058: Game On! Narrative at Play

Perfa 142: Technical Theatre Practicum

Perfa 149: Scenic Design

Service

Academic Probation Review Board, 2014-present

Artistic Understanding Working Group of the Core Curruiculum Committee, 2015-present

Presentations

Zibello, Deanna

Scenic Design for The Shipment by Young Jean Lee at Crowded Fire Theatre, Directed by Mina Morita and Lisa Marie Rollins

Live Performance, Thick House, San Fransisco, Oct. 26-Nov 15, 2016

http://www.crowdedfire.org/2016-the-shipment/

 

Zibello, Deanna

Scenic Design for Mechanics of Love, a World Premiere play at Crowded Fire Theatre

Poster presentation at United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) National Conference Design Expo, March 16-19, 2016

 

Zibello, Deanna

Scenic Design for Mechanics of Love by Dipika Guha at Crowded Fire Theatre (World Premiere), Directed by Jessa Brie Moreno

Live Performance, Thick House, San Fransisco, Feb. 22-Mar 12, 2016

http://www.crowdedfire.org/2016-mechanics-of-love/

 

Zibello, Deanna

Scenic Design for Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat at Crowded Fire Theatre, Directed by Desdemona Chiang

Live Performance, Thick House, San Fransisco, Mar. 2-Mar 21, 2015

http://www.crowdedfire.org/2015-edith-can-shoot-things-and-hit-them/

 

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 

Scenic design; Diverse and inclusive theatre; Contemporary plays and playwrights

Pedagogical Interests: 

Pedegogy of design; Diveristy and inclusion in the classroom

 

Personal Interests: 

Board games and role-playing games; Knitting and fiber crafts