Luciana Stecconi

Assistant Professor
Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)

Luciana Stecconi is a scenic designer and artist.

Her recent designs include John Proctor is the Villain at Studio Theatre in DC (world premiere), Private at Mosaic Theatre Company (world premiere), Witch at the Huntington Theatre, A Wind in the Door at The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences (world premiere), and Antonio's Song at Milwaukee Rep (world premiere).

Her upcoming projects include:

AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, adapted by Ken Ludwig, directed by Annika Boras, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee WI, June 2022

ANNA IN THE TROPICS, by Nilo Cruz, directed by Marcos Santana, Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, NY, July 2022

WAITING FOR GODOT, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Joe Calarco, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA, August 2022

MACBETH, by William Shakespeare, edited script by Lee Sunday Evans, directed by Rosa Joshi, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, MA, October 2022

THE ART OF BURNING, by Kate Snodgrass, directed by Melia Bensussen, a co-production between Huntington Theatre Company and Hartford Stage, January and March 2023. World Premiere.

She has also designed KingsThe EffectCloud 9Hedda Gabler and Bad Jews at Studio Theatre (among many others), Spunk and Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre, A Winter's Tale at Folger Theatre, OILProof and The Invisible Hand at Olney Theater, OR, What She Will at Hangar Theatre, Straight White Men at Marin Theatre Company, The Who and the What at Roundhouse Theatre, Lights Rise on Grace at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, From The Mouths of MonstersOLIVÈRio, a Brazilian Twist and The Gift of Nothing at the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences, When She Had Wings at Imagination Stage, Grounded at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore and Olney Theater, the world premiere of Unexplored Interior and The Vagrant Trilogy at Mosaic Theater Company, Ohio Impromptu, at the Library of Congress, the world premiere of Berta, Berta and A Late Night in America at the American Contemporary Theater Festival in WV, the world premiere of Andy and the Shadows at Theater J, and many others.
She has also designed for Northern Stage, Barrington Stage Company, Adventure Theatre MTC, Gala Hispanic, Synetic Theatre.

She has previously served as Adjunct Professor in Scenic Design and Resident Artist at the George Mason University School of Theatre, Adjunct Professor and Guest Artist at American University, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Guest Artist at Georgetown University, and Guest Artist at Catholic University.

As a Scenic Artist, Luciana worked for Studio Theatre in Washington DC as the Resident Scenic Charge from August 2006 to April 2013.
She has also painted for Barrington Stage Company, the University of Delaware PTTP, Folger Theatre, Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Mosaic Theater, Theater J, and other theatres in the DC area and the East Coast.

Luciana holds an MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, and was the winner of the 2010 OUTSTANDING EMERGING ARTIST AWARD during the 25th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

This April 2022, Luciana's design for WITCH at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston was nominated for an Elliot Norton Award in the category of Outstanding Design for a Large Theater.
She was nominated along her colleagues:  Chelsea Kerl (costume design);  Mary Louise Geiger (lighting design);  and Melanie Chen Cole (sound design).The award Ceremony will take place May 23, 2022  www.elliotnortonawards.com/


Luciana was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She's a member of USA 829.

About

Education

Professional Training, East Carolina University
M.A., Universidad del Salvador
M.F.A., Brandeis University

Awards & Honors

Ira Gershwin Prize in Theatre Arts (Award), Brandeis University

2006

Outstanding Emerging Artist (Award), Mayor’s Art Awards, DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities

2010

Nomination for Outstanding Design for a Large Theater

2022

39th Elliot Norton Awards Nomination: Outstanding Design for a Large Theater

Witch, Huntington Theatre Company (Scenic design by Luciana Stecconi; costume design by Chelsea Kerl; lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger; sound design by Melanie Chen Cole)

Award Ceremony: May 23, 2022

www.elliotnortonawards.com/