Artist Bio

Birgit Rattenborg Wise

Birgit Rattenborg Wise

(Bio as of March 2017)

Birgit Rattenborg Wise has designed the Goodman productions of Two Trains Running; Buzzer; Pullman Porter Blues; By the Way, Meet Vera StarkRed; Race; God of Carnage; The Good Negro; High Holidays; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Talking Pictures; Rabbit Hole; Crumbs From the Table of Joy; A Life in the Theatre; The Story; Moonlight and Magnolias; Proof; The Rose Tattoo; Drowning Crow; Blue Surge; A Raisin in the Sun; Spinning Into Butter; Death of a Salesman; Blues for an Alabama Sky; A Touch of the Poet; Gertrude Stein: Each One as She May; Brutality of Fact; Wings and Spunk. As a member of Robert Falls’ design team for Death of a Salesman she helped bring the Goodman production to Broadway in 1999 and London’s West End in 2005. Other Chicago credits include work at Victory Gardens Theater and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Regional credits include productions at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Huntington Theatre Company and the Ahmanson Theatre. Her dance designs include projects with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet and the Trinity Irish Dancers. She teaches design at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

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