About

Michael is an artist working across industries as a painter, set designer, art director, and fabricator. He is committed to pushing the boundaries of ethical & sustainable practices in object–making. His work seeks to engage the relationships between design, performance, material and permanence/ impermanence.

 

Past & present collaborations:

 

The Performing Garage/ Wooster Group

The Araca Project

HERE

3 Legged Dog

Arena Stage

Neil Patel

Brooklyn Gypsies

3 Legged Dog

Current Harbor

Hanna Liden

The Bushwick Starr

The New School for Drama

SFDS

The Ice Factory Festival & New Ohio Theater

Super Hero Clubhouse

Anne Patterson

Stolen Chair Theater Company

Jess Chayes

Donyale Werle

Wilson Chin

Westport Country Playhouse

The University of Scranton

Tavares Strachan

 


email: minahandesign@gmail.com

cell : 937-902-7885

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vitae:

Scenic Design, 59RPM . Directed by Annalisa Ledson . HERE Arts 2016

Scenic Design, LAST NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM . Directed by Modesto (Flako) Jimenez & Artem Yutsonov . 3LD Art & Technology Center 2016

Assistant to Neil Patel, BORN FOR THIS . Directed By Charles Randolph-Wright . Arena Stage  2016

Scenic Design, BATTLE OF CENTRAL PARK . Directed by Jamie Watkins & Annalisa Ledson, Written by Andrew Massie . The Tank 2016

Production Design, BIG GREEN THEATER FESTIVAL (6th year) . Conceived and Directed by Jeremy Pickard & Super Hero Clubhouse . The Bushwick Starr  2016

Owner and Principal Designer at AARON & ADELINE, Brooklyn NY

Lead Finisher . SFDS, Brooklyn NY

Scenic Design, Pig Iron Theater annual gala 2016

Scenic Design, WALLOP . Directed by Robin Paterson, Written by Charles Cissel . Robert Moss Theater  2015

Scenic Design, KARAOKE BACCHAE . Directed by Jesse Freedman, Meta Phys-Ed . Ice Factory Festival, New Ohio Theater  2015

Production Design, BIG GREEN THEATER FESTIVAL . Conceived and Directed by Jeremy Pickard, Super Hero Clubhouse . The Bushwick Starr  2015

Scenic Design, SHE KILLS MONSTERS . Directed by Glynis Rigsby, The New School for Drama  2015

Assistant to Anne Patterson . THE LIGHT BETWEEN, a public artwork commission, 125 High St, Boston MA  2015

Scenic Design, KILL ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT . Directed by Jon Stancato, Stolen Chair Theater2015

Scenic Design, Pig Iron Theater annual gala 2015

Scenic Design, THE LAST NIGHT AT THE PILLADIUM . Directed by Flako Jimenez, Bushwick Starr  2014

Scenic Design, THE PILLOWMAN . Directed by Jess Chayes  University of Scranton  2014

Production Design, FERRIS Look Book, Fall  2014

Assistant to Wilson Chin

Finisher/ sculptor/ fabrication, Homer Simpson Dome for Comic-con International . SFDS 2014

Assistant to Donyale Werle, ENCORES! OFF CENTER @ City Center Theater. TICK, TICK, BOOM; FAUST; PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES 2014 

Scenic Design, TROUBLEfuturesongs . Directed by Gina Crusco,  Underworld Production Opera @ Symphony Space 2014

Assistant to Donyale Werle, TOO MUCH SUN.  Vineyard Theater, Directed by Mark Brokaw

Scenic Design, 3 consecutive years, BIG GREEN THEATER FESTIVAL. Conceived and Directed by Jeremy Pickard, Super Hero Clubhouse in partnership with the Bushwick Starr and PS 123

Assistant to Donyale Werle, Snowglobe 2014 for Broadway Cares-Equity Fights Aids

Scenic Design, THE JESUS FUND.  Directed by Beth Gardiner, Burning Coal Theater 2014

Scenic Design, Pig Iron Theater annual gala 2014

Scenic Design, THE WINTER'S TALE. Directed by Ryan Lee, Workshop Theater 2014

Scenic Artist  .  SFDS (Greenpoint Brooklyn)

Scenic Design, DONT BE SAD, FLYING ACE. Directed by Simon Hanukai, created by Simon Hanukai, Jeremy Pickard, Jonathan Camuzo, Megan McClain, Michael Minahan, and Preesa Adeline Bullington. Super Hero Clubhouse 2013

Scenic Design, FIELD TRIP: A CLIMATE CABARET. Conceived and Directed by Jeremy Pickard, Super Hero Clubhouse 2013

Scenic Design, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Directed by Stephen Stout, Greensfarms Academy 2013

Scenic Design, THE GREAT SOCIETY. Directed by Seth Duerr, York Shakespeare Co. Clurmman Theater 2013

Scenic Design, WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW. Directed by Jaki Bradley, NYC Fringe. Robert Mosss Theater 2013

Scenic Design, KILLER THERAPY. Directed by Katie Lindsay, NYC Fringe. Player's Theater 2013

Scenic Design, ILTRIONFO DEL ONORE. Directed by Gina Crusco, Underworld Productions. La Casa Italiana (NYU); Thalia @ Symphony Space 2013

Assistant to Neil Patel, OBLIVION. Westport Country Playhouse 2013

Scenic Design, Worldwide Plays Festival. Clurman Theater (Theater Row) 2013

Assistant to Anne Patterson, Star Spangled Banner (bicentenial celebration). Reno Philharmonic 2013

Assistant to Anne Patterson, Resident Artist at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco 2013

Scenic Design, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS. Directed by Jon Stancato, Stolen Chair Theater. Urban Stages 2013. *3 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Scenic Artist, ZINNIAS. Conceived and Directed by Robert Wilson, Peak Performances 2013

Scenic Design, SARA CREWE, A LITTLE PRINCESS. Directed by Stephen Hays, The Drama Studio. City Stage 2012

Scenic Design, COMEDY OF ERRORS. Directed by Stephen Stout, Greensfarms Academy. Westport Country Playhouse 2012

Assistant to Zane Pihlstrom, LE FETE  (cancelled). Directed by Austin McCormick, CO XIV 2012

Charge Scenic Artist,  A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Directed by Phylicia Rashad, Westport Country Playhouse 2012

Assistant to Anne Patterson, WHIRLWIND. Baryshnikov Arts Center 2012

Assistant to Jim Findlay, DOG DAYS. Directed by Robert Woodruff, Beth Morris Projects in partnership with Peak Performances 2012

Charge Scenic Artist,  HARBOUR. Directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse 2012

Scenic Design, YELLOW DRESS. Directed by Desdemona Chiang, NYC International Fringe Festival 2012

Scenic Design, THE GROOVE FACTORY. Directed by Tom Wojtunik, New York Musical Theater Festival. Theater @ St. Clements 2012

Scenic Design, TRUE WEST. Directed by Seth Duerr, York Shakespeare Company 2012

Charge Scenic Artist, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. Directed by Nicholas Martin, Westport Country Playhouse 2012

Scenic Design, TARTUFFE. Directed by Matthew Arbour, Theater at Monmouth 2012

Scenic Design, HENRY IV. Directed by Dawn McAndrews, Theater at Monmouth 2012

Scenic Design, GUYS AND DOLLS. Directed by Jean McDonald, Greensfarms Academy @ Westport Playhouse 2012

Charge Scenic Artist, INTO THE WOODS. Directed by Mark Lamos, Baltimore Center Stage & Westport Country Playhouse 2012
 
Scenic Design, THREE SISTERS. Directed by Brandon Walker, Seeing Place Theater Co 2012

Scenic Design, THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON. Directed by Shaun Peknic, The Tank (NYC) 2012

Assistant to Zane Pihlstrom, SNOW WHITE, Company XIV 2011

Scenic Design, THE SNOW QUEEN. Directed by Stephen Hays, The Drama Studio. City Stage 2011

Scenic Design, THE PAJAMA GAME. Directed by Stephen Stout, Greensfarms Academy. Westport Country Playhouse 2011

Scenic Design, 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Directed by Cindy Thole, Fairleigh Dickinson University 2011

Scenic Design, VILDANDEN or THE WILD DUCK. Directed by Shaun Peknic, Compassion Theater Company 2011

Charge Scenic Artist, Westport Country Playhouse 2011 season

Assistant to Tavares Strachan, sculptor 2011

MFA completed, University of Washington, School of Drama 2011

Scenic Design, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE. Directed by Alyson Roux, University of Washington. Jones Playhouse 2011

Scenic and Lighting Design, STATUS (an ensemble devised piece from PHAEDRA). Directed by Alyson Roux, University of Washington. Studio 218 2010

Assistant to Neil Patel (summer 2011):

WONDERLAND. Marquis Theater, Broadway 2011

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE. Directed by Mark Brokaw, Roundabout Theater Company. Laura Pels Theater 2010

SOUL DOCTOR. Dir. David Schechter, New Orleans and New York Theater Workshop 2011

WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Directed by Eric Simonson, Minnesota Opera 2011  

Assistant to Walt Spangler (2011):

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL. Directed by Eric Rosen, 5TH Avenue Theater (Seattle 2010); (Broadway 2012-2013) 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Directed by Joe Dowling, The Guthrie 2010

BOTTOM OF THE WORLD. Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, Atlantic Theater Co 2010

Scenic Artist, Ralph Lauren windows. Flagship locations in NYC 2011

Scenic Design, TRANSLATIONS. Directed by Paula Bennett, University of Washington 2010

Assistant to Thomas Lynch:

THE BARTERED BRIDE. Directed by Stephen Wadsworth, The Julliard School 2011

Scenic Design, THE TEMPEST. Directed by M. Burke Walker, University of Washington 2009

Assistant to Robert Dahlstrom:

LUCIA DI LAMMERMORE, Seattle Opera 2010

42ND ST. Directed by Steve Tomkins, Village Theater (Seattle) 2010

Scenic Design, THE LOVE TALKER. Directed by Paula Bennett, University of Washington. Studio 218 2009

MFA begun, University of Washington, School of Drama 2008

Assistant to Thomas Lynch:

HAPPINESS. Directed by Susan Stroman, Lincoln Center Theater 2008

AMELIA. Directed by Stephen Wadsworth, Seattle Opera 2010

MONSTER SHOW, Universal Studios Singapore (uncompleted)

Co-charge Scenic Artist, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2008 season

Scenic Design, ANNA THE SLUT (AND THE ALMOST CHOSEN ONE). Directed by Andrew Hungerford, Hunger Warrior Theater. Edinburg Festival Fringe 2008

Interior design consultant  .  Standard Process of Northern CA. David Morgan Design 2008

Art Direction, JUST SAY LOVE. Directed by Bill Humphreys, StageWright Films 2008

Scenic Design, AS YOU LIKE IT. Directed by John McCluggage, Seacoast Repertory Theater 2007

Scenic Artist, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 2006 & 2007 seasons

Scenic Design, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Directed by John McCluggage, Seacoast Repertory Theater 2006

Scenic Design, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. Directed by David Kay, Seacoast Repertory Theater 2006

Visiting staff scenic artist, Bowdoin College 2006

Assistant to Judy Gailen, SKIN OF OUR TEETH. Bowdoin College 2006

Scenic Design, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Directed by Bill Humphreys, Seacoast Repertory Theater 2006

Scenic Design, PETER PAN. Directed by Brian Swasey, Seacoast Repertory Theater 2005

BFA completed, University of Cincinnati CCM 2005

Scenic Design, BETWEEN THE WATER AND THE AIR. Directed by Andrew Hungerford, Hunger Warrior Theater. Edinburg Festival Fringe 2005

Scenic Design, LA FINTA GIARDINIERA. Directed by Andrea Dorf, University of Cincinnati CCM 2005

Scenic Design, THE LIGHTS. Directed by David Groom, University of Cincinnati CCM 2004

Scenic Design, MEMORY GAME. Directed by Sandra Bernhard, University of Cincinnati CCM 2004

Charge Scenic Artist, Ogunquit Playhouse. 2004 & 2005 seasons

BFA begun, University of Cincinnati CCM 2002

Scenic Artist, Ogunquit Playhouse. 2001 through 2004 seasons 

BA begun, Cedarville College. 1999 - 2002