Designer Spotlight: Isabella Byrd

Isabella Spot

Isabella Byrd is a dreamy collaborator, who finds beauty in broken umbrellas and the perfect shadows everywhere she goes. She previously collaborated with the Satori Group on the most recent version of Returning to Albert Joseph. Isabella comes to the team from Brooklyn, NY, bringing with her a wealth of experience in a variety of collaborative processes. She has designed everything from theater to experimental installations, works as as a Core Editor at Chance Magazine and served as the Creative Producer of 13P’s Implosion Project. She is a new work development wizard and we’re thrilled to get her voice into the room. She is already filling our heads with visions of the ephemeral- shapes made of steam and blink-and-you’ll-miss-them silhouettes and shadows.

Some of our favorite shots from Isabella’s previous work:

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Three Questions with Isabella:

ONE thing that excites you about this project…
       This unique group of artists coming together.

TWO essential ingredients you would use to build a world from scratch…
        Light and humans.

 THREE words to describe WE REMAIN PREPARED
Rumination, routine, steamdreams


Isabella Byrd is a Brooklyn based Lighting Designer working in theatre, opera, and installation. Recent: For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (Berkeley Rep), The Flick (The National Theatre/ NYC original production), OKAY by Taylor Mac (UglyRhino), Pirates of Penzance (Amarillo Opera), Returning to Albert Joseph (Satori Group), Gilded Girls (Williams College Theatre Lab), Queen for a Day (St. Clements), Bareknuckle (Vertigo), Remix 38 (Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Humana Festival). Upcoming: Associate design for Othello at New York Theatre Workshop. Associations: Playwrights Horizons, Monica Bill Barnes & Co, Prague Quadrennial 2015PigIron Theatre Company, Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, and PigPen Theater Company. Creative Producer of 13Playwright’s implosion archive,,  and an Design Editor at Chance Magazine.