Paul Carey (Costume Design) has designed costumes for opera, theater, dance and film both regionally and in New York City. His credits include collaborations with such directors as Irene Lewis, Lear deBessonet, Jessi D. Hill, Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Alicia Dhyana House, Scott C. Embler and Shana Cooper, as well as choreographer Kelly Devine and opera directors Kevin Newbury, Ted Huffman and David Gately.
Projects with Newbury include the World Premiere of Doubt at the Minnesota Opera (by Douglas J. Cuomo/John Patrick Shanley, with Christine Brewer, Denyce Graves); El Niño for San Francisco Symphony (John Adams conducting, with Dawn Upshaw); Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus and Euridice (with Elizabeth Futral) and Green Sneakers for the inaugural season of UrbanArias in Arlington, VA; Hansel and Gretel at Virginia Opera; Roméo et Juliette at Palm Beach Opera; and Mothra is Waiting [working title], a short film currently in post-production.
World Premiere projects with Lear deBessonet include Takarazuka!!! with Clubbed Thumb and Odyssey, a musical theater event with a cast of over 200, commissioned by The Old Globe for it’s 75th anniversary.
Carey designed costumes for Der Kaiser von Atlantis, directed by Ted Huffman, which premiered at the Greenwich Music Festival and traveled to Denver in collaboration with Central City Opera and the Colorado Symphony. He designed costumes for Trouble in Mind at Yale Rep, Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied at UrbanArias, and The Happy Embalmer at New York Musical Theatre Festival with director/choreographer Kelly Devine. At Caramoor International Music Festival he created scenery and costumes for H.M.S. Pinafore, which opened the 2011 summer season. Upcoming projects include Il viaggio a Reims at Wolf Trap, directed by David Gately.
Additionally, he has created costumes in New York for such companies as Columbia Stages, One Year Lease, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts at the Atlantic Acting School and at the Experimental Theatre Wing, and regionally at Amphibian (Ft. Worth) and Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop.
Carey was born in Oregon and raised in South Dakota and Ohio. He received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College, MFA from Yale School of Drama, and trained as an apprentice in the Paris atelier of Master Tailor Michaela Maria Fischer. He is now based in New York City, and is a member of USA Local 829.
Set Designer – bio to come
Howie Seago (ASL Consultant ) professional credits include acting, directing, writing, producing, and teaching theatre arts for over 40 years. He was featured in Beyond Silence, a German film and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film (1998). He has worked with notable directors such as Peter Sellars (Ajax, The Persians, Biblical Pieces), Barlett Sher (Skin Of Our Teeth), Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Little Flower of East Orange), Bill Rauch (Hamlet, Music Man, Merchant of Venice), Robert Wilson/David Byrnes (The Forest), Robert Woodruff (The Tempest), and on international tours with the National Theatre of the Deaf. He has appeared at the Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, The Public Theatre (NY), Intiman (Seattle), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Seattle Children’s Theatre, among others. He also appeared in The Legend of the Mountain Man (ASL Films), and The Deaf Man (David Kurs). His television credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Hunter, The Equalizer, and several award-winning PBS series. His acting has been recognized as a recipient of the Helen Hayes Award, Dramalogue Award, and the Joe Velez Memorial Award. He is currently an Artist In Residency for the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, and beginning his fifth year with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.