Interim Head of Design & Production
Full Time Faculty
Mark Wendland has been living in New York City and designing scenery and costumes for Theater and Opera for over 35 years.
Broadway credits include The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei, Six Degrees of Separation with Allison Janney, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next to Normal, If/Then starring Idena Menzel, Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Heisenberg with Mary Louise Parker, Talk Radio with Liev Schreiber, and the Tony Award winning production of Death of a Salesman starring Brian Dennehy which was also presented in London’s West End.
Set Designs for world premiers include Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to
Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, and Kushner’s adaptation of S. Ansky’s
A Dybbuk both at The Public Theater in New York, as well as Millennium Approaches at the
Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Other premiers include The Mother by Florian Zeller,
Heisenberg and Punk Rock by Simon Stephens, the musical Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and
Juliana Nash, I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard, The Pain of my Belligerence, and Moscow,
Moscow, Moscow... by Halley Feiffer, Eric Overmeyer’s Amphitrion, the musicals Rain and The
Gardens of Anuncia by Michael John LaChiusa, Fruit Trilogy by Eve Ensler, Satellites by Diana Son, and Fucking A by Susan Lori Parks
In New York his work has been seen at The Public Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, Second
Stage, Manhattan Class Company, LAByrinth, Signature Theater, the Woman’s Project,
Abingdon Theater Company, New York Theater Workshop, The Vineyard, Theater for a New City, Classic Stage Company, Playwright’s Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout Theater, and many others.
Regional credits include designs for The Goodman Theater, Chicago Opera Theater, Guthrie
Theater, Steppinwolf Theater Company, The Geffen Playhouse, The Mark Taper Forum, The
Actor’s Gang, South Coast Rep., Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Beach Opera, The Old Globe, Berkely Rep., San Francisco Opera, Saint Louis Rep, Alley Theater, Huntington Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, Trinity Rep., and many others.
Notable interpretations of Shakespeare’s work include: The Merchant of Venice on Broadway. For Shakespeare in the Park and The Public Theater: A Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens, and Pericles. At Berkely Rep: Much Ado About Nothing.
Guthrie Theater productions: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice. Classic Stage Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Richard III and an adaptation of Troilus and Cressida titled Age of Iron. Most recently: The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production ofThe Tempest directed by Barry Edelstein with the Sibelius score Conducted by Susanna Malkki
Awards include two Tony nominations, three Henry Hewes Awards and six nominations, two Lucille Lortel Award nominations, and one Drama Desk Award nomination.