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Claire DeLiso

Visiting Lecturer in Scenic Design

B.A. Smith College
M.F.A. Yale School of Drama

Claire DeLiso is a professional theatre and film designer based in Brooklyn, NY who was born and raised in the South of France. Since completing her MFA, she has designed for the Public, The Csokonai Theatre in Hungary and several downtown theatres. She has also assisted on Broadway, at A.R.T., Lincoln Center Theatre and more. While studying scenic design at the Yale School of Drama, Claire was honored as the first recipient of the Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship.

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Design Fellowship from the Burry Fredrik Foundation, May 2017
  • Donald and Zorka Oenslager Scholarship in Stage Design, May 2017
  • Yvonne Sarah Bernhardt Buerger Prize for most notable contribution to the Smith College dramatic activities, May 2012
  • Yvonne Sarah Bernhardt Buerger Prize for most notable contribution to the Smith College dramatic activities, May 2011
  • The Peggy Clark Kelly Design Prize for student demonstrating exceptional achievement in costume and set design, May 2012

Selected upcoming projects:

  • Twelfth Night dir. by Sara Holdren at Two River Theatre
  • Where We Stand dir. by Tamilla Woodard at Women’s Project co-pro Baltimore Center Stage
  • Freaky Friday dir. by Mia Walker at ACT of Connecticut
  • The Bacchae dir. by Matt Moore at Mulhenberg College