Christine Jones (scenic designer)

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Christine Jones
EducationConcordia University (B.F.A.1989)
New York University (M.F.A.)
OccupationScenic designer, professor
Spouse(s)Dallas Roberts
Children2

Christine Jones is an American scenic designer on Broadway. Her best-known designs include Spring Awakening and American Idiot. In 2010, she created an experimental, two-week project called Theatre for One[1] in which one actor performs for one audience member. It was repeated in 2010.[2] She is a professor at New York University and a Lecturer at Princeton University.[3]

Education[edit]

Jones earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design for Theatre at Concordia University in 1989.[3][4] She later earned her Master of Fine Arts at New York University.[3]

Off-Broadway work[edit]

Jones has designed for many productions Off-Broadway:[3]

In 2015, Jones was awarded the Obie Award presented by the American Theatre Wing for sustained excellence in set design.[5]

Broadway[edit]

Jones made her Broadway scenic design debut in 2000 with her design for The Green Bird, directed by Julie Taymor.[3] Jones designed the set for the 2007 Tony Award winning musical Spring Awakening. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design but lost to Bob Crowley for Mary Poppins.[6] Jones designed the set for the 2010 musical American Idiot,[7] for which she earned her first Tony Award. Jones has said "It's just great to be recognized for doing something that you love, with people you love." [8] Jones also designed the set for the 2011 musical revival of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" starring Harry Connick Jr.[9][10] and the 2016 production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London's West-End.[11][12]

Awards[edit]

Year Show Award Category Result
2015 Let the Right One In Drama Desk Award Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design Nominated
n/a Obie Award Sustained Excellance in Set Design Won
2010 American Idiot Tony Award Tony Award for Best Scenic Design in a Musical Won
2007 Spring Awakening Tony Award Tony Award for Best Scenic Design in a Musical Nominated
2000 The Green Bird Drama Desk Award Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design Nominated

Personal life[edit]

Jones is married to actor Dallas Roberts. They have two children.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Christine Jones - Tony-winning designer for American Idiot". The Charlebois Post - Canada. 26 December 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  2. ^ Cote, David (1 May 2015). "The most intimate play you'll ever see: Theatre for One returns to New York". Time Out New York. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Christine Jones" tisch.nyu.edu
  4. ^ [1] concordia.ca
  5. ^ 2015 Winners obieawards.com
  6. ^ http://broadwayworld.com/tonyawardsyear.cfm?year=2007
  7. ^ http://americanidiotonbroadway.com/team.php#
  8. ^ http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/interactive/video/index.html?initVideo=http://tonysmedia.edgesuite.net/2010/SHO_20100429_01_EN_640x360_664kbps_showclipamericanidiot.mp4 Archived 2011-06-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Jones, Kenneth (6 October 2011). "Tony Winner Christine Jones Will Design On a Clear Day; Kerry O'Malley, Drew Gehling Among Cast". Playbill. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  10. ^ Brantley, Ben (11 December 2011). "Reincarnation All Over Again". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  11. ^ Barraclough, Leo (26 June 2015). "Harry Potter Play to Open in London Next Year". Variety. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  12. ^ Finnan, Jack (6 June 2016). "Harry Potter And 'The Cursed Child' - Everything We Know About The Eighth Story And West-End Play". New Musical Express (NME). Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  13. ^ http://thefastertimes.com/theatertalk/2010/02/19/12-q-4-christine-jones-creating-theater-for-one-designing-american-idiot/

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