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Marsha Ginsberg

(Scenery) Marsha Ginsberg works in the interdisciplinary overlap between scenic design for theater and opera, installation art and photography. She studied Theater Design at NYU Tisch School of Arts, and Visual Arts at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and Cooper Union, School of Art. Her work for the stage has consistently forged new directions in considering stage space, as well as innovating approaches to re/viewing canonical works or visualizing new texts. Notable work in opera includes collaborations with directors Roy Rallo: Don Pasquale (Nationaltheater Weimar, Germany); La Finta Giardiniera (San Francisco Opera Center); Bluebeard’s Castle and Elektra (Long Beach Opera); and with Christopher Alden: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (Theater Basel, Switzerland);  Imeneo (Glimmerglass Opera/NYC Opera); Carmen (Nationaltheater Manheim, Germany); In Mahler’s Shadow, EOS Orchestra, La Serva Padrone, Pauvre Matelot, Rita (San Francisco Opera Center). Recent world premieres: the theatrical installation, Bleakhouse in collaboration with Heiko Kalmbach, for Crash! Boom! BAU! Festival commemorating 90th year of the Bauhaus, Theaterhaus, Jena, Germany;  The Obie award winning Telephone by Ariane Reines, dir. Ken Rus Schmoll, Foundry Theater at Cherry Lane, NYC; Kafeneion dir.  Dimitri Kourtakis, Athens/Epidaurus Festival, Greece;  Knock-Out by Katharina Schmitt (based on Gerhard Richter painting cycle, “October 18, 1977”) dir. Heiko Kalmbach at Theaterhaus Jena, Thalia Theater, Hamburg.  Recent solo and group exhibitions:  Pavlov’s Lab and Other Rooms, solo exhibit at Magnus Muller Gallery, Berlin, displaying photos, a stage construction and performance series; Design Life Now, National Design Triennial, Cooper Hewitt Museum, ICA Boston and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.  She teaches scenic design to architects at The School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design, and is currently teaching in Masterstudiengang Buehnenbild, TU, Berlin, Germany. She has held assistant professorships at Swarthmore College, Wesleyan College and UCLA, Department of Theater, Film and TV.

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