The Scenic Design Process
With Christopher & Justin Swader
Dynamic twin duo and scenic designers for Miami New Drama’s One Night in Miami, Fake, Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy, and The Cubans, Christopher & Justin Swader, join us to discuss the scenic design process focusing on new works and transforming spaces.
Christopher & Justin Swader are NYC-based scenic designers for theatre and live events. At Miami New Drama, they have designed scenery for The Cubans, Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy, Fake and One Night in Miami. New York credits include collaborations with The New Victory Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Lincoln Center Education, La MaMa, Park Avenue Armory, The Flea Theatre, National Black Theatre, Working Theater, INTAR Theatre, York Theatre Company, Ars Nova, 3LD, HERE Arts Center, Abingdon Theatre Company, Trusty Sidekick, Luna Stage, Manhattan School of Music, Mason Holdings. Other regional and touring designs with Two River Theater, Everyman Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, ArtsEmerson, Kitchen Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Emerson String Quartet, IBEX Puppetry. Past designs for live events include collaborations with A$AP Rocky, National Geographic, Big Apple Circus and Sotheby’s. Henry Hewes nominations, 2019 Prague Quadrennial Exhibition, AUDELCO Award, IRNE Award, Carbonell Award. Originally from Indiana, they are graduates of Ball State University. www.cjswaderdesign.com